The 51st Annual Awards Dinner was held at Emperors Palace on 30 May 2014. 310 guests attended the event with entertainment provided by Conrad Koch and his outrageous puppet Chester. Delegates enjoyed the entertainment and all enjoyed a good time of fellowship.


Past President’s Award

  • Enno Krueger
  • For his contribution as President of the Institute from 2012 – 2014

Non-Member Diploma

  • Dr Mark Ainsworth – SCAW Metals
  • For the best technical paper presented during 2013 by a non-member to the Institute “The Fundamentals of Lost Foam Process”

Colin Butler Award

  • Mike Wolhuter – Pressure Die Casting
  • For the best technical presentation presented during 2013 by a SAIF Member “The value of Morris Murrays contribution to an aging foundry over the past 7 years”

AH Guy Award

  • Adrie El Mohamadi – Shareek Consulting Services
  • For her exceptional service to the foundry industry

Honorary Member Award

  • John Bryson – Kimberley Engineering Works (Retired)
  • For his exceptional service to the Institute

Insimbi Refractory and Alloy Supplies / Sasol Synfuels Procurement & Marketing Award

  • Miteo Muzeu – Tshwane University of Technology
  • For the highest marks achieved by a 1st year Metallurgy Student for 2013

Foseco Award

  • Nkutwane Mokoana – University of Johannesburg
  • For the highest marks achieved by a final year Metallurgy Student for 2013

Special Award

  • Helen Dlamini – SCAW Metals
  • For completion of the required modules in the Diploma Course Programme

Important Thanks and Acknowledgements to Sponsors:

  • Corporate Communication – All printing requirements
  • Saveway Furnace Monitoring – Guest Gifts
  • Castings SA – Photography
  • Foseco – Student Award
  • Insimbi Refractory and Alloy Supply / Sasol Synfuels – Student Award
  • Morgan Thermal Ceramics – Colin Butler Award
  • LIL Sales – SAIF VIP Table
  • Lauds Foundry Equipment – SAIF VIP Tickets
  • SI Group – VIP Tickets
  • IMP Scientific – VIP Tickets
  • Thos Begbie – VIP Tickets
  • Foseco – VIP Tickets
  • Kimberley Engineering Works – VIP Tickets

Special Thanks:

  • SAIF Council
  • John Davies (CEO)
  • Marina Biljon (Executive Administrator)
  • Janley Kotze
  • Bruce Crawford – Castings SA
  • Countrywide Medals
  • Emperors Palace
  • Minute Man Press
  • Laricia Smit – Corporate Communication
  • Latifolia Flowers
  • University of Johannesburg
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • Hands-On Promotions