Annual INCOSE SA Systems Engineering Conference


Our 11th annual INCOSE SA Systems Engineering Conference will be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, from 16 to 18 September 2015. The conference will be three days, with a wine tasting the second evening. As usual, the conference will entitle you to 3 CPD credits and the conference proceedings. You can go to the dedicated conference website for more information.

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INCOSE SA Gauteng Event of 26 August 2015

Dr Attie Jonker on the JS1 Glider - "from concept to competition"

By Louis Lubbe

Dr Attie Jonker from the North-West University's Potchefstroom Campus School of Mechanical Engineering shared the history of the JS1 glider with us. It started years ago when he was a little boy and his dad who was a science teacher built a glider in their garage. It started a lifelong quest for him and his brother to design and build the world's best glider, an idea that grew into designing and building a sailplane that would be competitive at the highest level. This passion and enthuriasm created Jonker Sailplanes and the JS1 Revelation.

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INCOSE SA Western Cape Event of 20 August 2015

Joint meeting of the Western Cape branches of INCOSE and the System Dynamics Society

By Paul de Villiers

The Western Cape Branch recently hosted a joint meeting with the System Dynamics Society where Professor Alan Brent was our speaker. Although the South African chapter of the System Dynamics Society is still in its infancy, it was good to engage with a few new faces. The event was attended by 25 people.

Suja Joseph-Malherbe presented feedback on the INCOSE International Symposium, followed by an overview of INCOSE, before introducing Alan Brent...

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INCOSE SA Western Cape Event of 2 July 2015

Sally-Anne Käsner on "A Different Approach"

By Paul de Villiers

Sally-Anne Käsner treated the members of the Western Cape Branch of INCOSE SA to an enjoyable and extremely relevant presentation titled "A Different Approach". With more than 12 years' experience as an environmental consultant, Sally-Anne's presentation provided fresh ideas on how the systems designed by systems engineers can better interface to the ultimate super-system – the natural environment. Her presentation focused on two topics, namely the Circular Economy and Industrial Symbiosis.

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INCOSE SA Gauteng Event of 24 June 2015

Beeuwen Gerryts on “R&D led industry development” – increasing R&D and industrial activity

By Jonnro Erasmus Pr. Eng. ASEP

From a fairly technical engineering presentation during the previous Gauteng meeting, to something completely different. Beeuwen Gerryts shared with us some insight into the way the Department of Science and Technology drives industry development through knowledge creation and utilisation. It is always good for us engineers and systems thinkers to gain some perspective on how our government aims to increase well-being and prosperity through science, technology and innovation.

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INCOSE SA Youth Outreach

Greatest Young Systems Engineers of the Year (GYSEOY) challenge

By Jonnro Erasmus Pr. Eng. ASEP

They say it is pronounced g-eye-soy or jaai-sooi. If you are not familiar with the new INCOSE SA Youth Outreach programme, then stay tuned. The goal of this initiative is to establish a proficiency in – and a love for – Systems Engineering in our up and coming engineers, by means of a challenge to solve a defined business problem using advanced system engineering principles, including model-based techniques.

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INCOSE SA Western Cape Branch Event of 23 April 2015

Gericke Potgieter on “We Are What We Will”

By Daniël Malherbe

Gericke Potgieter of ARTIFEX Knowledge Engineering took the Stellenbosch INCOSE audience on a wonderful journey through systems theory and how it relates to human reality in a presentation titled “We are what we will – a systems perspective on decisions and relationships with practical implications for systems engineers”

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