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proSET News

proSET (Professionals in science, engineering and technology) is a sector of the NSTF representing about 40 professional and learned societies. This section shares news about members and introduces new members of the proSET sector.

New co-chair for proSET, proSET member booklet, CESA responds to Cabinet reshuffle, How to get into IT – IITPSA experts point the way, Enter your school for the IITPSA Applications and/or Programming Olympiad, Latest issue of IMIESA now available, Single Market of Engineers to be created, Dedicated cruise deepens offshore research capacity in South Africa

March 2023

NEW MEMBER: The South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS), What a truly ethical South African digital society could look like if viewed through the lens of Africanfuturism, Call for abstracts for the annual IMESA Conference, Physics in my Village competition

February 2023

SAICE, IITPSA names 2022 IT Personality, SAIMM members honoured as top scholars in South Africa, New project to map and assess biodiversity launched in Mozambique, Abstracts submissions for 25th Biennial SAAFoST Congress now open

December 2022

NEW MEMBER: ORSSA, SAICE questions the awarding of SANRAL tenders to foreign companies, Top future programmers shine at 2022 Programming Olympiad awards, Proceedings and best papers of SAIIE 2022 Conference available, SANBI convenes Catchment Indaba 2022 

November 2022

2022 proSET General Meeting, 50th CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards winners announced, ECSA appoints Chief Executive Officer, ESSA’s Rostrum Photographic Competition, IMESA, SAIMM, SASPP honorary membership awarded to John Mildenhall, SA employers recruiting ICT skills overseas

October 2022

SAICE, IITPSA, Engineers invited by Minister to assist re-engineer the country, Municipal infrastructure, Participate in IEEE’s response to climate change, SAIAE, Inspirational stories to share, The “boring” grassland biome?

September 2022

Sanitation, Nominations open for IT personality, IITPSA, SAIMM honours former Anglo American chief executive,  SAIP Gold Medal, The role of physics in society, SANBI awarded a TripAdvisor Global Top Destination


August 2022

R300-million set aside to ensure unemployed graduates are trained in the environmental and biodiversity sector, ECSA joins UJ, Book now for the SAIEE Training

July 2022

IAIAsa Climate Change Symposium, IITPSA ICT Skills Survey, GSSA online courses, and more…

June 2022

GreenMatter is hiring an Executive Director, Consulting Engineers South Africa, (IMESA), (AMESA), Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa (CISA) Executive Director speaks on fight against corrosion


May 2022

WISA, SASRI, Winners of SANBI 4th Annual Student Research Day announced, South African Institute of Physics, IITPSA, SAICE, Grassroots, SAAFOST

April 2022

Maths talent search for grades 7-12, CESA, ECSA, ESSA, GSSA

March 2022

New member: South African Science Olympiad (SASO), Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), Entomological Society of SA (ESSA)      

February 2022

WISA Impact Seminar, SAIEE Africa Research Journal, Corrosion Exclusively, GSSA podcast: Geology legends

December 2021

proSET General Meeting, Call for proposals for funding, Winners of 2021 national Programming Olympiad announced, WISA Impact Seminar, Professor Brenda Wingfield, SAIMM president

November 2021

proSET General Meeting, CESA’s Infrastructure Indaba, CESA’s Protecting Lives and Livelihoods Campaign wins international award, SANBI collaborates in project, ECSA consults voluntary associations, IAIAsa Young Professional Membership, 2021 JCSE-IITPSA ICT Skills Survey, 2021 IITPSA President’s Awards

October 2021

CESA, RAPDASA Conference, IMIESA, 2021 Edition of Essential Skills for Grade 12 Physical Science, WISA Senior, IT Prof elected

September 2021

SACNASP announces whistleblowing process, GSSA July newsletter available, AMESA Congress 21, CESA CEO, Entomological Society of Southern Africa, GISSA, Pandemic impact on ICT

August 2021

GSSA, South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, SASRI welcomes new Director

July 2021

Competition on ideas, designs and applications for 5G and beyond for Africa, Water Institute of Southern African

June 2021

Engineering Council of South Africa, South African National Biodiversity Institute,  Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa 

May 2021

Grassland Society of Southern Africa, South African Academy of Engineering, Institute of Information Technology Professionals

April 2021

Zoological Society of Southern Africa, Consulting Engineers South Africa Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA), Institute of Information Technology Professionals

March 2021

New member: South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST), South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South African Society of Plant Pathologists (SASPP)

February 2021

New member: Geostatistical Association of South Africa, New member: Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) 

December 2020

Consulting Engineers SA (CESA), New member: The South African Geophysical Association, New member: South African Council for Automation and Control  

November 2020

Grassland Society of Southern Africa (GSSA), The South African Council for Automation and Control (SACAC), Institute of Municipal Engineering of South Africa (IMESA)

October 2020

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), The South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI), Grassland Society of Southern Africa (GSSA)

September 2020

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), Geoinformation Society of South Africa (GISSA), SA Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)

August 2020

Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA), South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF), South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP), Grassland Society of Southern Africa (GSSA)

July 2020

Grassland Society of Southern Africa, Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa, SA Academy of Science and Art 

June 2020

Institute of Municipal Engineering (IMESA), South African Institution of
Civil Engineering (SAICE), Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA)

May 2020

Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
(SAARMSTE), Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) 

April 2020

New proSET co-chair appointed: Entomological Society of Southern Africa, IEEE South Africa 

March 2020

Computer Olympiads, Entomological Society of Southern Africa (ENTSOCSA), Southern African Society for Plant Pathology (SASPP), Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMIESA)

February 2020

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