MESA in the News: MESA Africa Year End Newsletter
Greetings MESA Africa Community
As 2020 – the year of Covid 19 - ends, let us all hope for a resolve to the pandemic, and a return to a new form of normalcy. With hopes on the horizon of a successful vaccine, we trust that 2021 will be far more productive, especially in the Manufacturing sector.
What an excellent way to end the year, with one of the most exciting events held during an incredibly difficult year. MESA Africa secured some of the most incredibly Speakers from Industry, Leadership and Human Element sectors.
MESA Africa thanks each and every one of you for your contribution to the success of our Virtual Summit. And, I feel sure, that new partnerships and alliances have been formed, to take South Africa to a higher level in local manufacturing.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPEAKERS FOR THEIR VALUABLE INPUT
BEST SPEAKER PRIZE
Presentation entry to the EMEA ARC Conference, Europe (to be held virtually)
The top two voted Best Guest Speakers from Southern African industry were:
1) Dilley Naidoo, CEO of Mandala & Associates/ Business Development Director,
Rifle Shot Performance Holdings
2) Dr Pieter Theron, Partner/Director Digital Operations Lead PwC South Africa
For those of you wishing to receive copies of the presentation, these are available, and I can send via WeTransfer.
Please email me for those you are requiring firstname.lastname@example.org
If you did attend, and have unanswered questions, please do post them on our twitter account https://twitter.com/mesa_africa or alternative send them to my mail address email@example.com. We will get responses for you.
SURVEY PRIZE DRAW WINNERS
Congratulations to: Simon Moqabolane, Aspen Tech and Anthony Barkhuizen, Altron Group
You are the lucky winners of a personally signed book by Vusi Thembekwayo
“The Magna Carta of Exponentiality” | “Business & Life Lessons from a Black Dragon”
A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS & BUSINESS PARTNERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT - 2020 /2021
Thanks to Creamer Media, MESA Africa received some great exposure – two articles published on 20 and 23 November, the first one focusing on Vusi Thembekwayo and Johan Pretorius of Aerosud.
See link: https://lnkd.in/dBnYJ2j
The second article featuring Dr Martin Sanne, CSIR and Dilley Naidoo from Madala & Associates/ Rifle Shot Performance Holdings.This resulted in Dilley Naidoo being interevwed by Jeremy Maggs on ENCA
See link: https://lnkd.in/d4pvJps
Some feedback from attendees at the event:
Steven Meyer from Tech News “ I attended a number of the presentations and was really impressed. - every presentation I attended was good enough to be a key note address”.
Bets van der Westhuizen from Multotech “ I owe you big time for being so persistent in getting me to this conference.
I have heard so much and my fingers are itching to start reading up further and start applying some of the lessons learnt today. I am like a child with a new toy.”
Jamal Sahib, Africa 32 “It was a privilege and an honour to be a Speaker at this event. Thank you for the opportunity”
Vusi Thembekwayo “ Thank you Such an incredible conversation . Lots more to unpack”.
BREAKING NEWS FROM MESA INTERNATIONAL
MESA International is providing the MESA South Africa community with 30% off our online smart manufacturing courses.
About the courses:
Journey to Smart Manufacturing - Normally $160/$330
Get a baseline level of knowledge around what is Smart Manufacturing, as well as the challenges and goals of Smart Manufacturing facing today’s manufacturers/producers.
Smart Manufacturing Justification and ROI - Normally $300/$450
Learn how to build a defensible justification and ROI for your project, using terms decision makers will understand and expect.
Use code AFRICA30 to receive your discount here: https://www.pathlms.com/mesa/courses?category_ids=3557
The code is valid through December 31, 2020. Purchase now and you will have up to six (6) months to complete the course. MESA members receive the lower rate.
WHY IT MAKES SENSE TO JOIN MESA AFRICA AS A MEMBER
MESA Africa is a non-profit organisation that aims to bring together the community of professionals that are involved with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM). The Association brings together professionals from both the customer / consumer side and from the supplier side. The purpose is to exchange ideas and share knowledge and lessons learned, with the aim of improving local manufacturing operations and in so doing developing the overall manufacturing industry in Southern Africa which plays an enormous role in our economy
MESA Africa will be categorising membership in the New Year to Fellow, Member, Associate, Student Member.
More information will be announced in 2021.
By attending MESA Africa events you can
- Qualify for CPD Points
- Enjoy opportunities to network with likeminded people in the industry
- Promote new business relationships
- Gain access to Papers and webinars featuring industry leaders and specialists
Click on the following link to register: www.mesa-africa.org/member
As the Webinars proved to be very popular MESA Africa will be running these again in the New Year.
The first one is scheduled for Thursday 11 February 2021.
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
As this year comes to a close - and it was an Annus Horribilis – we look forward to time with immediate family Remember, we are still in a Pandemic, so be safe,wear your mask, keep your distance and avoid large crowded areas.
On behalf of the MESA Africa Exco
I would like to leave you with this thought for the end of 2020
Wishing you and your families a relaxing and safe time over the Christmas/Holiday period. Please stay safe!
Marketing & Communications Manager - MESA Africa
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