Friday 12 July started off a little cold and blustery (and got colder and more blustery!), but that didn’t deter the 17 enthusiastic four-balls who teed off at the Kloof Country Club. As always, ICA kindly sponsored the registration station and there were a variety of hot beverages to choose from: coffee for those who wanted to focus and shooters for those who thought their focus would be helped by something that warmed from the inside; biltong for sustenance, and sweets and chocolates for that sugar-boost. ICA also generously sponsored a raffle, which raised R2400 for the SAIMC coffers.
2019 winners: ICA.
The golfers varied in skill and experience – with one person owning up that this was the first time he’d ever played golf – but one thing that didn’t vary was the high level of enthusiasm and fun.
First runner up: ifm - South Africa.
The afternoon ended with some chilled music by brother and sister duo Four 5 Seconds, some cold beers and then prize giving. With much hilarity and bonhomie, committee member Howard Lister, ably assisted by Steve Sanders, handed out the prizes. Howard had gone shopping earlier and did us proud with an amazing array of prizes ranging from microwave ovens to bottles of wine, with nobody going home empty handed.
Second runner up: Pulse.
Presentation at KITE 2019
Professor Ralph Naidoo was recently invited to present at the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition in Durban. A large and attentive audience gathered to hear about adapting education and training to meet the evolving needs of Industry 4.0 – a relevant and topical subject in today’s world. For the benefit of interested readers not able to attend the presentation in person, Ralph has submitted a full write up which you can find in ‘Adapting education to the fourth industrial revolution’
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