IEEE South Africa Section History

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Petition letter, with list of petitioners, dated 1977, asking to create a South Africa Section of IEEE. Congratulatory letter from IEEE acknowledging the creation of South Africa Section.

Since, 5 Aug. 1977, the Chairs of the IEEE South Africa Section have been based primarily in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch, and Cape Town:

  • Peter Calvert, G.E.C. Machines, Benoni, 1977/08/05 - 1978/09/30 -- Founding Chairperson
  • Peter J. Goddard, National Electrical Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, 1978/09/30 - 1984/08/31
  • Louis van Biljon, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 1984/09/01 - 1985/08/31
  • Johannes A. Malherbe, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 1985/08/01 - 1987/06/30
  • Christoff K. Pauw, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 1987/07/01 - 1989/03/31
  • Pieter W. Van Der Walt, Univ. of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 1989/04/01 - 1991/02/28
  • Jan A. Ferreira, Rand Afrikaans University (now: University of Johannesburg), Johannesburg, 1991/03/01 - 1993/02/28
  • Duncan C. Baker, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 1993/03/01 - 1994/02/28
  • Willem J. Perold, Univ. of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 1994/03/01 - 1997/02/28
  • Petrie Meyer, Univ. of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 1997/03/01 - 1998/02/28
  • Gerhard P. Hancke, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 1998/03/01 - 2001/12/31
  • Willem A. Cronje, Univ. of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2002/01/01 - 2002/12/31
  • Nico Beute, Cape Peninsula Univ. of Technology, Cape Town, 2003/01/01 - 2004/12/31
  • Marthinus W. Pretorius, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 2005/01/01 - 2006/12/31
  • Nico Beute, Cape Peninsula Univ. of Technology, Cape Town, 2007/01/01 - 2008/12/31
  • Saurabh Sinha, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 2009/01/01 - 2010/12/31
  • Jacques van Wyk, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 2011/01/01 - 2012/12/31

History of Chapters (first formed):

  • South Africa Section Jt. Chapter, AP03/MTT17/EMC27, Joint Chapter, 18-Apr-86
  • South Africa Section Jt. Chapter, SP01/COM19, Joint Chapter, 13-Jun-86
  • South Africa Section Chapter, C16 Chapter, 13-Apr-87
  • South Africa Jt. Chapter, IE13/PE31/IA34/PEL35, Joint Chapter, 16-Apr-90
  • South Africa Section Chapter, AES10/GRS29, Joint Chapter, 8-Jul-91
  • South Africa Section Chapter, CS23/RA24, Joint Chapter, 5-Feb-92
  • South Africa Section Jt. Chap, ED15/PHO36/CAS04, Joint Chapter, 10-Mar-95
  • South Africa Section Chapter, TM14, Chapter, 23-Jul-99
  • South Africa Section (Pretoria) Aff. Grp, GOLD Affinity, 15-Nov-02
  • South Africa Section Chapter,E25, Chapter, 18-Jun-05
  • South Africa Affinity Group, WIE Affinity, 8-Aug-05
  • South Africa Section (Cape Town) Aff. Grp, GOLD Affinity, 18-Oct-08
  • South Africa Section Chapter, SMC28, Chapter, 29-May-09
  • South Africa Section Chapter, CIS11, Chapter, 4-Jun-09
  • South Africa Section Chapter, NANO42, Chapter, 16-Jul-09
  • South Africa Section Chapter, PE31, Chapter, 27-Jan-10
  • South Africa Section Chapter, IT12, Chapter, 11-Mar-10

We would like to thank, Donna McClelland, IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Department, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA for providing the list of chairs. For more information, please contact: Donna McClelland, Tel: +1 732 562 5518

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