SAICHE Hydrogen Interest Group (HIG) Launch + Webinar!

Please join us as we host Andrei Kolesnikov (TUT) and Mykhaylo Lototskyy (HySA Systems UWC) with an introduction from Louis Mielke as we kick off with the first of many webinar sessions on the Hydrogen Economy.

In this session Professor Kolesnikov will cover topics related to the storage of hydrogen fuel as well as the practical application of fuel cells.

Date: 12th August, 2021

Time: 5 – 6.30 pm SAST

Registration form:

If you are unable to complete the online registration form, please email the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The webinar link will be sent out closer to time to all registered delegates.
Please feel free to contact the SAIChE Office if you require assistance or have any questions. (Just reply to this email)

SAIChE: 20-22 September 2021 Virtual Congress!

The South African Chemical Engineering Congress organising committee are most pleased to announce that the Congress is now scheduled to take place from 20-22 September 2021.
This is a new and exciting live, interactive platform which will give delegates all the experience of a global congress, but with no risk to their health.

Register today!

The online platform provides the following arenas for delegates to engage with:

  • Main Stage with international keynote speakers
  • Breakaway rooms for presentation of papers
  • Networking and social lounges where delegates can meet and interact
  • Exhibition space where delegates can interact with sponsors and industry players

The Congress will also meet CPD requirements for attendance at the online forum.
The congress will be CPD accredited. The proceedings will be fully peer-reviewed, will have an ISSN and will conform to all DOHET requirements for accreditation.
Register and submit your 200-word abstract at 
SACEC 2021 aims to bring engineers and scientists from around the world together in the hopes of creating real-world solutions to global issues.
SAIChE is a professional society in South Africa dedicated to advancing the science and the practice of chemical engineering. Our aim is to promote high standards in the profession by enhancing the professional competence of its members.
The 21st century is likely to be the most profound for humankind. As we hurtle forward, there are clear signs that never before have we had so much impact on our planet.
As engineers and scientists our contribution to that impact is more profound than average. Our theme for this congress, Entering the Anthropocene, provides a forum to consider the possibilities of this century.
How will we utilise our skills in the Anthropocene period, to continue to improve the lives of all, whilst being cognisant of and reducing our impact?
Abstracts are invited to be submitted online under one of the below categories:
+ Environmental Process Engineering
+ Metallurgical Process Engineering & Coal Technology
+ Reaction Engineering
+ Separation Technologies
+ Chemical Engineering Education
+ Process & Material Synthesis
+ Fluorine Chemistry
SACEC organising committee.



The Office has finished adding members to the brand new SAIChE website.

As members were added, invoices were automatically emailed. Please add the SAIChE email addresses to your approved list so they are not blocked or sent to spam. (Please check your junkmail/Spam folder!)

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Payment may currently be done by EFT/Internet Transfer only. 
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Any suggestions and all feedback on the new system will be highly appreciated!

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SAIChE on its own again

SAIChE has re-established full local activity with immediate effect. Membership subscriptions will once again be handled locally and will revert to a lower, Rand-based rate, to be determined as part of the budget cycle for 2021.

This also enables SAIChE to fulfill the requirements of a recognized Voluntary Association and to continue with CPD accreditation.

SAIChE will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our members' interests are maintained, and look forward to a renewed engagement with the South African membership in the months to follow. 

SAIChE members are able to remain as members of IChemE should they so wish, but will be required to process their subscription payments (UK Pound Sterling) separately with IChemE.  For any IChemE queries you will need to contact IChemE directly.