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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 open the invites and attendance is rather low, so we are looking at changing the behaviour and are open for ideas. For now we will offer a small incentive, probably in the form of a gift voucher from a shop/centre in Tshwane. Those who win this lucky draw at the technology evening will be entered into a competition to join the branch committee at the prestigious national gala dinner.

If one considers www.cbe.org.za it seems that ‘Identification of Work’ will be implemented/enforced soon, which means that CPD points and professional status will have an impact on us. Attending technology meetings will help! Please see below the schedule for the next few months. We still have a few open spaces, so, as always, feel free to propose a topic:

• April 3: sponsored by WIKA. Topic to be advised.

• May 8: sponsored by Swagelok. Topic to be advised.

• June 5: sponsored by IoT.nxt. topic to be advised.

• July 3: sponsored by Endress+Hauser (international speaker).

The branch invites companies (OEMs, agencies, system integrators, consultants etc.) in and around Tshwane who have an interest in industrial automation to join as a branch patron – an entity that supports our organisation. The SAIMC, an ECSA recognised Voluntary Association, strives to promote our profession through focus in three strategic areas: Education and Training; Growth; and Thought Leadership, all of which have project initiatives associated with them. These are implemented at both national and regional level. At national level, emphasis is placed on strategic initiatives and engagement takes place with different government and other bodies, while at branch level, emphasis is placed on ‘grassroots’ development.


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