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Petition letter, with list of petitioners, dated 1977, asking to create a South Africa Section of IEEE. Congratulatory letter from IEEE acknowledging the creation of South Africa Section.

Since, 5 Aug. 1977, the Chairs of the IEEE South Africa Section have been based primarily in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch, and Cape Town:

  • Peter Calvert, G.E.C. Machines, Benoni, 1977/08/05 - 1978/09/30 -- Founding Chairperson
  • Peter J. Goddard, National Electrical Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, 1978/09/30 - 1984/08/31
  • Louis van Biljon, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 1984/09/01 - 1985/08/31
  • Johannes A. Malherbe, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 1985/08/01 - 1987/06/30
  • Christoff K. Pauw, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 1987/07/01 - 1989/03/31
  • Pieter W. Van Der Walt, Univ. of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 1989/04/01 - 1991/02/28
  • Jan A. Ferreira, Rand Afrikaans University (now: University of Johannesburg), Johannesburg, 1991/03/01 - 1993/02/28
  • Duncan C. Baker, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 1993/03/01 - 1994/02/28
  • Willem J. Perold, Univ. of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 1994/03/01 - 1997/02/28
  • Petrie Meyer, Univ. of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 1997/03/01 - 1998/02/28
  • Gerhard P. Hancke, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 1998/03/01 - 2001/12/31
  • Willem A. Cronje, Univ. of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2002/01/01 - 2002/12/31
  • Nico Beute, Cape Peninsula Univ. of Technology, Cape Town, 2003/01/01 - 2004/12/31
  • Marthinus W. Pretorius, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 2005/01/01 - 2006/12/31
  • Nico Beute, Cape Peninsula Univ. of Technology, Cape Town, 2007/01/01 - 2008/12/31
  • Saurabh Sinha, Univ. of Pretoria, Pretoria, 2009/01/01 - 2010/12/31

We would like to thank, Donna McClelland, IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Department, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA for providing the list of chairs. For more information, please contact: Donna McClelland, d.mcclelland@ieee.org Tel: +1 732 562 5518


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