• The IEEE is encouraging you to join to make our country better. Whether you are a student, academic or professional there is something for you. We have many different sub-sections and affinity groups.

    The IEEE has student members, members from university, government and business. The IEEE provides continual professional development. From our monthly journal, IEEE Spectrum, to conference proceedings and other techical journals, the IEEE provides a wealth of current professional information.

    Please consider joining the IEEE. More here ...

    Membership will cost less than R1000.00 depending on the number of options you pick. But the value you will derive will far exceed this.

  • The IEEE is a "scientific and educational" not for profit organisation, "directed toward the advancement of the theory and practice of Electrical,Electronics, Communications and Computer Engineering, as well as Computer Science, the allied branches of engineering and the related arts and sciences"

    The IEEE has about 425,000 members in about 160 countries, slightly less than half of whom reside in the United States. The South African Section has around 1200 members and many subsections.

    It was formed in 1963 by the merger of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE, founded 1912) and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE, founded 1884).

    Notable presidents of IEEE and its founding organizations include Elihu Thomson (AIEE, 1889–1890), Alexander Graham Bell (AIEE, 1891–1892), Charles Proteus Steinmetz (AIEE, 1901–1902), Lee De Forest (IRE, 1930), Frederick E. Terman (IRE, 1941), William R. Hewlett (IRE, 1954), Ernst Weber (IRE, 1959; IEEE, 1963), and Ivan Getting (IEEE, 1978).

  • The IEEE SA section was recently recognised by the IEEE for our efforts in maintaining and increasing our membership for the 2017 year. This was due to a combined effort from the entire executive committee and was only amplified by the nomination for Africon 2017 to be held in  Cape Town, South Africa. Thank you to all our members, both veteran and new. We hope to move forward, improve and grow even further in the following years and it is only through our membership and volunteers.

IEEE South Africa annd University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) held a talk "IEEE - Opportunities and Benefits" at the Electronic Engineering Department at the Howard College Campus of the university on Feb 8, 2018 from 10AM.
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Join IEEE at our Open Data Summit! 5 February 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (SAST)Cape Town, South Africa*Networking Reception immediately following the Summit
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4th International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry Innovation to shape the future Palermo, Italy, 10 - 13 Sep 2018 Website
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Welcome to the IEEE South Africa Section

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You can now renew your membership here.

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Societies Jobs [Updated: 4 Nov 2017]  

Executive Committee (ExCom)

Albert Lysko, SMIEEE
Section Chair

David Oyedokun, MIEEE

Jacques van Wyk, SMIEEE

Shaun Kaplan, MIEEE
Past Chair

Darryn Cornish, MIEEE
Vice Chair

Dauda Ayanda, MIEEE
Vice Chair

IEEE Chair 2017

Jan 2017: Albert Lysko is the Section Chair from January 2017 till December 2018.