The success of our chapter ultimately depends on many people volunteering a telling portion of their time and knowledge to advance the practice of systems engineering locally. INCOSE SA and INCOSE recognises the individuals who have made the organisation and systems engineering what it is today.



2018: Richard Lord

2017: PG Breedt, M Mashaba, D Pentz and BM Steyn

2016: Steve Dennehy and Isabel Meyer

2015: Gerhard Swart

2014: Suzi Malan

2013: Jonathan Solomon

2012: Piet Stoker

2011: Corné Smith

2010: Ad Sparius

2009: Louwrence Erasmus

2008: Ad Sparius

2006: Ben Brits

2005: Duarte Gonçalves

2004: Albertyn Barnard


2018: Buntu Ngcebetsha, Christopher Finlay, Isaac Sihlanguand Johan Havenga

2017: Karel van Rooyen, Louw Truter, Neo Motshologane and Brandon Moodley

2016: Taariq Hassan, Iedrus Jacobs, Kuresha Nankishore and Jeevan Samuel

2015: Elsabé Ebersohn, Jeff Joseph, Yoshlyn Naidoo and Purusha Naidoo


2018: Namhla Mabombo

2017: Rea Nkhumise

2016: Martinette Schnetler

2015: Purusha Naidoo


2018: Tienie Nieuwoudt

2017: Danie Brynard

2016: Chris Dreyer


2018: Andries Botha

2017: Jonathan Grobler


Awards for outstanding service are presented to recognize INCOSE members who have contributed significant volunteer effort on behalf of INCOSE. Visit this page for more information.


The past South African Outstanding Service Award Recipients are:


2018: René Oosthuizen
Chapter Governance and Finance Model Team In recognition of dedicated service as a member of the Chapter Governance and Finance Model (CGFM) Task Team chartered by the INCOSE Board of Directors 2016-2017. The resulting achievements of this team will have a significant impact on the future of the INCOSE organization.

2016: Alwyn G. Smit
For personal commitment to the INCOSE South Africa Chapter and significant, continuing contributions toward youth outreach in South Africa and the systems engineering community at large.

2014: René Oosthuizen
For his leadership and outstanding commitment to the INCOSE South Africa Chapter including bringing EMEASEC to South Africa in 2014, and his contributions to INCOSE at the International level.


Through the annual chapter awards program, INCOSE has the opportunity to recognize the valuable contributions of individual INCOSE chapters as they strive to enrich, educate, and enlighten the INCOSE membership while improving recognition of INCOSE and the systems engineering profession.


The annual awards program includes the Platinum Circle, Gold Circle, Silver Circle, and Bronze Circle awards to recognize all chapters that meet and exceed INCOSE's standards for local service and contributions. To acknowledge the special effort required to significantly improve an INCOSE chapter, the awards program establishes the Director's Award for Most Improved Chapter. Finally, to provide meaningful recognition of chapter excellence, INCOSE presents annually the President's Award for Outstanding Chapter.

2018: Gold Circle Award

2015 - 2017: Platinum Circle Award

2015: President’s Award for Outstanding Chapter

2012 - 2014: Gold Circle Award

2011: President’s Award for Outstanding Chapter

2005 - 2011: Gold Circle Award

2003 - 2004: Silver Circle Award

2002: Bronze Circle Award


The INCOSE Institute for Technical Leadership provides a development program for active INCOSE members seeking to improve their leadership skills in an open, collaborative environment. Visit this page for more information.


2019: Dasevan Padayachee

2017: Rudolph Louw

2017: Andrew Wheeler

2017: Suja Joseph-Malherbe

Professional Development


To find out more about Systems Engineering Professional Certification.


INCOSE Certification Programme




Greatest Young Systems Engineers of the Year (GYSEOY) Challenge

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The GYSEOY challenge fosters interest, insight and skill in System Engineering in young South African engineers. Teams of young engineers from different industries and organisations compete to be the Greatest Young Systems Engineers of the year.

GYSEOY is an opportunity for young engineers to develop and showcase their Systems Engineering skill and for organisations to foster and develop mentorship of the engineering knowledge pool.






Wisest Systems Engineering Mentor of the Year (WiSEMOY) Challenge

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The aim of the WISEMOY challenge is to further professionalize systems engineering by encouraging and rewarding mentoring of young systems engineers.

Please watch this space for upcoming information on WISEMOY




ECSA Continuing Professional Development


The following courses and chapter events have been accredidated by ECSA for continuting professional development (CPD) credits


CPD List

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