We are nearing the end of the year at a rapid pace. Festive decorations are up in the supermarkets and we are preparing for the last weeks left in the year. During September, the SAIMC hosted the Automation Breakfast. It was a ground-breaking event and a tremendous success. Industry responded with vigour and it was an honour for us to see such a positive response. The hard work by the SAIMC training team led by COO Johan Maartens certainly paid off. Please keep an eye on the SAIMC website for the photos and a webinar link for those who missed it (or maybe want to see it again).
Congratulations team. You are working towards changing the future of our country and providing an opportunity for individuals to educate themselves in ways that will help South Africa be competitive in the global economy. Few people get an opportunity to contribute in this way in their lifetime. I feel proud to know that the SAIMC has individuals contributing in this way.
The First Challenge also launched its program for the year. As proud sponsors of this we enjoy seeing the youth develop and hope to see more students form part of this initiative and truly get an opportunity to enjoy robotics. The FIRST team is always looking for people who want to assist. So, if you are able to teach kids how to program, or work as a volunteer at an event or even mentor one of the teams, please contact us so that we can get you in touch with Jurie Weidemann and his team.
For those who are attending a SAIMC yearend function at one of our branches, please share a photo on Facebook. And if I am at the event, please come and say hi. I truly enjoy meeting the members of the SAIMC. We can take a selfie together (#meetingtheSAIMCpresident, #SAIMCyearendfunction, #SAIMCisawesome).
SAIMC: Vaal branch May 2020, SAIMC
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, SAIMC Technology evening: Introduction to Profibus
What an interesting time and age we are in. If anyone predicted what future would be knocking on our doors in 2020, they would be a millionaire.
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Amidst the turmoil of the latest coronavirus pandemic and the recent downgrade of South African government debt to junk, I’ve begun to wonder whatever happened to traditional values like responsibility ...
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South Africa has experienced terrible crimes against humanity over the years and somehow survived them. The idea of this letter is not to discuss who murdered who first, or who took whose country – if ...
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At the recent technology evening, Lloyd Townsend, product support specialist from Wika, presented on IIoT with a focus on digitalisation within our industries.
He said that there are many buzz words ...
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The branch held its most recent technology evening at the Durban Country Club on 4 March. Neil Burger, a specialist in ifm’s industrial networking department, gave a presentation which started at process ...
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Who would have thought that tubing could be such an interesting topic? Alan Aldum of Swagelok entertained a good turnout at the Johannesburg Branch meeting in February. He fascinated them with insights ...
Read more...SAIMC: Cape Town branch April 2020, SAIMC
, SAIMC Cybersecurity for industrial control systems
At SAIMC Cape Town’s recent technology evening held at Aurecon conference centre, Adriaan van Wyk presented a short introduction to the ICS Practical Risk ...