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SAIMC Tshwane Technical Evening Invite 5 September ISA100.11A Wireless Technology by Yokogawa

Dear SAIMC member / interested party.                                                                                         26 August 2018

Please find enclosed some of the latest news and invite from the Tshwane branch.

Month Presentation:

TIME: 18:00 for 18:30

As always at SAIMC Branch meetings, bring your technical concerns, bring colleagues and friends, and come for a cocktail of friendships, business alliances and like-minded people, united by the desire to be the best in the world of Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control. Visitors are welcome.

Previous Month Presentation:

Ms. Marita van den Bergh from Proconics spoke about “Introduction to SIL and Common Misconceptions”. Our friends at EE Publishers kindly wrote about it: Thank you to Jurie for standing in. Ps. a copy of the presentation is available

Photo courtesy of EE Publishers, Mr. Hans van de Groenendaal

Some brief feedback re past period:

SAIMC NAT COM: For latest news re National developments be sure to monitor Technews Publication as always. Some noteworthy items to mention in the interim include: 1. An Automation Breakfast is planned for mid-September to provide feedback on latest developments in relation to our profession and way forward as per interaction with government bodies based on best practices from another program, should you be interested re more info / invite kindly contact Ina, 2. NAT COM requires branches to implement succession planning at various levels and we appreciate volunteers who wish to serve on the respective committees. This is an awesome initiative to develop leadership skills and to add to one’s experience in terms of contribution to our profession… If able to assist, please let us know so we can look at mentorship.

Kindly note our annual gala dinner is set for Friday 26th of October, contact Ina for invite info.

Training Days: Thank you to those who attended our two days of training and to following companies who provided training: E&H (Jurie), Rascals (Clifford), Dessoft (Mark), Aerosud, Ai2SA and KPMG (Muhammad). It’s a pity that while 18 people said they would attend only around 6 to 8 showed up so we will have to look at how / if to do same next year. One idea may be to ask for a nominal fee to at least cover our costs associated to the event… On that note also a special thank you to NLA for hosting us.

Golf Day: “SAIMC Tshwane branch once again welcomed some of our national patrons and other esteemed guests at our annual golf day, hosted the 15th of August at the very prestigious Centurion Country Golf club. Some of the teams represented included: Afrilek, ATTS, Barnard Inc, IFM, Irritron, Kagano, Levivi, Loadtech, Pepperl Fuchs, Phoenix, Proconics, Rodecon, Shorrock Automation, Siemens, Thenga Holding and Vega. Our Gold sponsor for the event was Proconics who’s one team also came second in terms of scoring. Loadtech was 3rd overall while the honours of being 1st went to ATTS. We are very appreciative of the companies who supported the event and from feedback received sounds like participants had lots of fun”. For photos see:

Student Branch: NAT COM requires for us to setup branch(es) at our local


All the technical evenings for the year have been booked and we look forward to hosting you:

If our calculations are correct we will be awarded gold status… TBC at Gala Dinner. Other high lighted days to note:

FRSA/FTC (8 September)

Monitor the national news for more.

Octoberfest (14th of September)

Please make bookings online under VIP section (if space is still available) and once paid let Petrus know so he can inform people to place you on one of two (2) tables booked and partially filled by Nico. At the time of writing there was 14 places booked out of 20.

National function NTIP (20 or 21st of September)

Monitor the national news for more.

National Gala Dinner (26th of October)

Monitor the national news for more.

SAEEC (13/14 November)

Monitor the national news for more.

MESA (14/15 November)

Monitor the national news for more.

Year End Function (TBC)

We are looking for ideas on what you would like to do for this year, please contact us with ideas.


AEROSUD has invited us to visit their factory, Petrus will arrange. Petrus also spoke to NewElec and will setup visit.


Thank you kindly to our patrons for ongoing support:




For more information please contact any one of the committee members. We appreciate any new members so also please feel free to share.


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