• 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.

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    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 South African Section proudly congratulates Lebogang Madise on being appointed as the Region 8 student branch coordinator. We wish her all the best for this new role.  
24 November 2014: The IEEE South Africa section is proud to announce that Elon R Musk has been selected to become an IEEE Honorary Member in 2015.
Region 8 Young Professionals Subcommittee have decided to give David Oyedokun of the South Africa Section a special recognition to acknowledge his achievements regarding IEEE Young Professionals .

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Executive Committee (ExCom)

Prof Riana Geschke, SMIEEE
Section Chair

Shaun Kaplan, MIEEE

Jonathan Page, MIEEE


IEEE Chair 2013/2014

Jan 2014: Prof Riana Geschke from the University of Cape Town will remain the Section Chair from January 2013 till December 2014. Jonathan Page and Shaun Kaplan will remain Treasurer and Secretary respectively, untill December 2014.


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