South African Institute of Agricutural Engineers

 

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Welcome to the South African Institute of Agricutural Engineers (SAIAE) webpage.  SAIAE represents the discipline of agricultural engineering in South Africa.

 

News & Events

KwaZulu-Natal Branch Meeting (No 3 - 2011)

The SAIAE-KZN Branch cordially invites you to attend the third branch meeting for 2011. Professor Carel Bezuidenhout of UKZN has been secured as speaker. Professor Bezuidenhout will give a presentation on "Complexities that engineers need to consider when configuring large agri-industrial supply chains - with a special focus on bio-fuels". A light finger supper will be provided after the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Venue: Zoology Lecture Theatre, John Bews Building, UKZN, Pietermaritzburg
Cost: Member R30; Non-member R40; Student R20

Please RSVP to Mr Pranesh Moodley by Monday 8 August 2011 
(E-mail: pm@mbbpmb.co.za, Tel: 033 345 3530).

KwaZulu-Natal Branch Meeting (No 2 - 2011)

The SAIAE-KZN Branch cordially invites you to attend the second branch meeting for 2011. Mr Craig Bentley of Unitrans has been secured as speaker. Mr Bentley will give a presentation on "Lessons Learnt in Infield Sugar Cane Haulage System Design". A light finger supper will be provided after the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Venue: Staff Club, UKZN, Pietermaritzburg
Cost: Member R30; Non-member R40; Student R20 (Cash bar available)

Please RSVP to Mr Pranesh Moodley by Tuesday 3 May 2011 
(E-mail: pm@mbbpmb.co.za, Tel: 033 345 3530).

KwaZulu-Natal Branch Meeting (No 1 - 2011)

The SAIAE-KZN Branch cordially invites you to attend an informal social evening and the first branch meeting for 2011. We have managed to secure Mr Travis Gale of Apple Tree Consulting as a speaker.

Inspired by the ground-breaking book "A Whole New Mind" by Dan Pink, Travis will explain to you why logic and reason are not enough for us to succeed in the conceptual age. He will present and explain the five additional "senses" that we must develop in order to be applying our "whole mind" to our problem-solving and decision-making and innovation in the work place.

Date: Thursday, 3 March 2011
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Venue: Zoology Lecture Theatre, John Bews Building, UKZN, Pietermaritzburg
Cost: R50/person (You can pay on the night)

After the meeting drinks and a light finger supper will be provided.

Please RSVP to Mr Pranesh Moodley by Tuesday 1 March 2011 
(E-mail: pm@mbbpmb.co.za, Tel: 033 345 3530).

Radio Talks

Due to efforts and negotiations of Mr. Neels Bezuidenhout an agreement has been reached with Radio RSG for the broadcasting of a series of radio talks on a monthly basis on the activities of SAIAE and on Agricultural Engineering in general. The broadcasts will take place at 12:30 on the dates listed below. Information on the speakers and subjects when available will be forwarded to members. A request is also made to Members busy with projects that can be broadcasted, to contact Mr. Bezuidenhout on 083-440-0131 (email : bezuidn@eskom.co.za). Your input in this regard will be appreciated. The radio broadcasts that were given during 2010 can be accessed at http://www.elsenburg.com/radio.html 
Broadcast dates:

  • 28 January 2011
  • 18 February 2011
  • 18 March 2011
  • 15 April 2011
  • 20 May 2011
  • 17 June 2011
  • 22 July 2011
  • 19 August 2011
  • 23 September 2011
  • 21 October 2011
  • 18 November 2011
  • 23 December 2011

 


KwaZulu-Natal Branch Meeting and AGM

The SAIAE KwaZulu-Natal branch held a sucessful branch meeting on 27 October 2010.  The branch meeting was held in conjunction with the annual design project presentation evening for final year Agricultural Engineering students at UKZN (report). The meeting was held at Ukulinga Research Farm, UKZN in Pietermaritzburg and was attended by 83 people including members, sponsors, students and their parents.  The meeting was followed by supper.


SAIAE National Multi-Day CPD - 2010 A Success

Well done and thank you to the Pretoria Branch of SAIAE for organising and hosting the successful SAIAE National multi-day CPD event held at Pumulani Lodge, Pretoria from 28 to 30 September 2010.  The theme of the CPD event was “Technology and Energy for Food Production”.  Many of the speakers have kindly made their presentations available.


SANCID Symposium - 2010

The South African National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (SANCID) Symposium will be held at the Desert Palace Hotel and Casino Resort in Upington from 16 to 18 November 2010.  The theme of the Symposium is “Efficient Water Use for Food Production”.  Please see the brochure and registration form for further datails.


Project Management CPD Event In KwaZulu-Natal

The SAIAE-KZN Branch invites you to attend a 2-day CPD event to be held on the 4th and 5th November.  Mr Wolf Weidemann (PrEng) will be presenting a 2-day workshop titled “Handling Projects in a Consulting Engineer’s Practice“.  For further details please see the invite
 
Please RSVP to Mr Trevor Baier 
(E-mail: trevor@lima.org.za, Tel: 033 342 9043, Fax: 033 394 2691).

KwaZulu-Natal Branch Meeting and AGM

You are cordially invited to the upcoming SAIAE-KZN branch meeting and AGM. This meeting will feature student design presentations from the final year agricultural engineering students at UKZN. A brief AGM will be held, including election of new members to the SAIAE-KZN branch committee.

Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Time: 17:45 for 18:00
Venue: Agricultural Engineering Workshop Ukulinga Research Farm, Pietermaritzburg
Cost: R20/person for members, non-members and students

After the meeting drinks and a light meal will be provided.

Please RSVP to Dr Aidan Senzanje 
(E-mail: senzanjea@ukzn.ac.za, Tel: 033 260 6064).

Short Courses in Food Processing

Andrew Murray Consulting will be presenting the following short courses in food procession in October and November 2010.  Further details and registration forms can be found at www.foodengineering.co.za.

  • Introduction to layouts and hygienic design of buildings for food processing (Cape Town - Wednesday 20 October 2010)
  • Introduction to hygienic design of equipment for food processing (Cape Town - Wednesday 27 October 2010)
  • Energy audits and efficiency for food processors (Cape Town - Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 November 2010)
  • Hygienic design of food processing plants (Johannesburg - Tuesday 16  to Wednesday 17 November 2010)

SANCOLD Annual Event - 2010

The South African National Committee on Large Dams (SANCOLD) are holding a three day short course and symposium at the CSIR conference Centre in Pretoria from 11 to 13 October 2010.  Please see the programme for further datails.


SAIAE National Multi-Day CPD - 2010

You are invited to attend the upcoming SAIAE National multi-day CPD event to be held at Pumulani Lodge, Pretoria from 28 to 30 September 2010.  The theme of the CPD event is “Technology and Energy for Food Production”.  Please see the invitation andregistration form for further datails.


Agricultural Engineers Part Of Award Winning Vehicle Scheduling Project

“In 2005 a SASRI project funded by the Department of Transport and involving MScEng student Ryan Giles, showed that large savings could be made if vehicles transporting sugarcane to mills were carefully scheduled. Such an initiative would significantly reduce both the number of vehicles and the number of no-cane stops. A case study indicated that in excess of R 18 m could be saved each year. During 2006 Ryan joined Crickmay & Associates (PTY) LTD who then became the service providers for a scheduling system known as FREDD.  In 2009 the success of the FREDD project was recognised for its contributions to the efficiency of the supply chain and was awarded the prestigious gold award by the South African Logistics industry.” Professor Peter Lyne.  Read more ...


SAIAE KwaZulu-Natal Branch: Branch Meeting

You are cordially invited to the upcoming SAIAE-KZN branch meeting and AGM. This meeting will feature student design presentations from the final year agricultural engineering students at UKZN. A brief AGM will be held, including election of new members to the SAIAE-KZN branch committee.

Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Time: 17:45 for 18:00
Venue: Agricultural Engineering Workshop Ukulinga Research Farm, Pietermaritzburg
Cost: R20/person for members, non-members and students

After the meeting drinks and a light meal will be provided.

Please RSVP to David Clark (033 2605485).


Short Course: Hygienic Design of Food Processing Plants

The course aims to make established and potential food processors aware of the standards that are required for modern, safe food processing installations, how to implement such standards and what documentation with regard to such standards is available locally.

Date: 17 & 18 November 2009
Location: Durban
Presenter: Andrew Murray Consulting
Contact: Andrew Murray (082 4591984 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            082 4591984      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, amurray@pixie.co.za).

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