The branch AGM took place on 17 January. In order to keep the momentum of the last two years, the committee remained unchanged, with the exception of the loss of two reliable members, Xandri Cornelisen and Annemarie van Coller. To both these ladies, thank you for your unselfish service and commitment to the branch and the SAIMC.
Committee for 2019 (Front left to right): Gerhard Swarts, Lezahn Meiring and PJ Truter. (Back): Lizwe Sikunyana, Johan Maritz, Andrew Barnes, Iddo Japhta and Johan Grobler.
First technology evening for 2019
Following the AGM Cobus Pool from Proconics gave an informative presentation titled ‘Cybersecurity for critical infrastructure – legislation and regulation’.
In today’s connected world, everyone benefits from advanced cybersecurity programs. At an individual level, a cyber-attack can vary from identity theft, blackmail attempts to the loss of vital information. Everyone relies on critical infrastructure like power plants, hospitals and financial service companies. Securing these and other organisations is essential to keeping our society functioning and needs to comply with legislation and the relevant codes of practise. The branch thanks Cobus for this informative presentation.
Technology evening dates for 2019: 7 March, 4 April, 9 May, 6 June, 11 July, 1 August, 5 September, 3 October and 7 November.
SAIMC: From the President’s desk April 2019, SAIMC
In the pursuit of betterment, in an ideal world, we would like to think that every person, can, as a minimum, choose to leave this world in a better state than they found it. For each of us this might ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch April 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Is your data really yours?
This question was posed by Mark Dilchert of Integr8. With cloud-based storage and communication, a company’s data goes in one end, (usually) comes out the other, without ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch April 2019, SAIMC
The branch technology evenings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at our new venue – the offices of IoT.nxt, with invites sent via e-mail. Unfortunately, at present only around 30% of subscribers ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch April 2019, SAIMC
Industrial process control is normally achieved by manipulating operating temperatures, pressures, levels and flow rates, with the aim being to produce an end product of proven quality while optimising ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the President’s desk March 2019, SAIMC
Sitting here writing another article on my cellphone, realising it’s 2019 and we have technology available to us that people could not even imagine when I was born, is quite a revelation. A sobering moment ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch March 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Technology evening: What is a cobot?
First of all, what is a robot? Dictionary definitions vary, but the gist is that it is a machine which takes the place of a human being (so those things at street ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch March 2019, SAIMC
The highlight of 2018 was the end-of-year dinner enjoyed by members and the committee at Cheers in Irene. We were fortunate to have Ina and Johan Maartens join us as well. Another noteworthy item was ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch March 2019, SAIMC
The AGM was held at the Durban Country Club on 6 February. A respectable audience of 23 members, six Patrons and one student member, gathered to attend the proceedings which ran smoothly under John Owen-Ellis’ ...
Read more...SAIMC: Zambia branch March 2019, SAIMC
Three SAIMC members from Zambia took part in the Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) Stakeholders Consultative Workshop from 21-23 January at the Moba Motel in Kitwe.