The Technical Evening for July was conducted by Francois Eybers from Sasol Technology and the topic for the evening was the role of control engineers in technology management. Francois briefly discussed technology strategy, forecasting, road-mapping, project portfolio and technology portfolios. The diff rent types of technology management were also discussed, which included managing your own developed technology, the application of available technology and lastly control engineering as part of process technology. The evening was well attended for a winter month and the branch thanks Francois as well as all the attendees.
The Secunda branch hosted its annual golf day at Walker Park Golf Club in Evander on 31 May. We had a typical Highveld autumn morning, which happily warmed to contribute to an excellent day of golf. The format was a 4 ball alliance with a scramble drive, three scores counted towards each team’s standing. Players were treated well at the various watering holes.