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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.

SASRI welcomes a new Director, Infrastructure development must remain unaffected by political transition, SANBI-Ecological infrastructure’s role in water security and ICT Leadership in SA

April 2024

ECSA E-Bulletin – Volume 1, CESA applauds government’s infrastructure investment amidst calls for enhanced fiscal efficiency and Of brainstorming & thinking out loud

March 2024

Falsehood flies and truth comes limping after it, The Control Conference Africa 2024, Empower learners through maths: SA mathematics challenge and olympiad registration open and CESA’s new President David Leukes calls for translating policy into action ahead of SONA

February 2024

IITPSA names SA’s IT Personality of the year, ECSA pays tribute to Johan de Koker Pr Tech Eng, Design Flood Estimation in municipal areas in South Africa – IMESA workshops coming soon and Physics in our Everyday Life series:  Energy, Load-Shedding, Climate Change & Rural Development

December 2023

Latest GSSA newsletter available, CESA acknowledges SANRAL’s shift in Preferential Procurement Policy for infrastructure growth, ECSA annual stakeholder briefing, ECSA introduces registration application calendar, Kirstenbosch named best botanical garden in Africa and First assessment of impact of GMOs on biodiversity published


November 2023

IITPSA Ethics chair wins David O’Leary Award, 2nd International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Systems
Engineering and Engineering Management, CESA calls on National Treasury to adopt a balanced approach to fiscal responsibility and economic growth and SAIMM Mining Exhibition at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre to be upgraded

October 2023

SAIEE 72nd Memorial Lecture, South African mathematicians shine at the International Mathematics Competition 2023, Join SANBI and NASA for the Space Apps Challenge, Nolitha Fakude Chairman of Anglo American Honoured with the Brigadier Stokes award by SAIMM, SAIMM, WISA welcomes promulgation of Regulation that regulates the professionalisation of Process Controllers, CESA Responds to the Announcement of a Construction Mafia Hotline and CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards 2023 winners announced

September 2023

Rising young computing stars named in IITPSA Computer Applications
Olympiad, Wits lecturer wins the Silver Jubilee Medal from the South African
Institute of Physics, July 2023 issue of Grassroots available, Industrial engineering, systems engineering and engineering
management to be addressed at ISEM23 conference, GSSA welcomes new President, National Zoological Garden receives conservation award 

August 2023

SAIMC proposes new name, SAIIE to award engineers, Showcasing Innovation at the CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, Nominations open for 2023 IITPSA President’s Awards, SAIMM to induct new President, Entries for the 2023 SAICE Institutional Awards now open

July 2023

Our future depends on SET education, Nominations awaited for SAIIE Awards, IT leaders prepare for ‘business unusual’ in the event of grid failure, Ethics discussed at CESA Presidential Function, SAIMM Past President appointed as the Minerals Council South Africa’s
new CEO, SANBI celebrates World Ocean Day, Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa hosts educational awareness day

June 2023

Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineering Welcomes new President, Water reclamation and reuse guide developed, Call for abstract submissions for the 13th SACAM now open, Entries invited for the 2023 SAICE National Awards, Teacher training to improve SA learners’ mathematics outcomes, Herbicide selection at the touch of a button

May 2023

NEW MEMBER: Physiology Society of Southern Africa(PASA), South African Society for Agricultural Extension (SASAE), Geological Society of South Africa warns of training scams, Reviving digital white elephant to benefit the public good, IITPSA President urges fast-tracking of ICT in education, Wasteful release of water from Katse and Mohale dams, The first Grassroots issue of the year is now live,

April 2023

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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