ZIE Matabeleland Area Year End Meeting

Friday 6th December

Harry Allen Golf Club – 18:00

Presentation from Eng Mercy Ncube representing BCC Engineering Services – Water.

This will be followed by an opportunity to network over drinks and snacks. We are appealing for members to regularise their subs payments via Ecocash 0775209124 and to consider bringing a plate of snacks. Please note that all drinks will be purchased from HAGC through subs and donations.

This is an opportunity for firms and companies to sponsor drinks or snacks and promote their products or services. If members think they may be able to secure sponsorship, please email ziematabelelandareasecretary@gmail.com and we can generate an official letter of request.

Please make every effort to attend and join us celebrating surviving 2019. Please note that we will not be meeting in January and the next scheduled meeting will be on the 7th February 2020 which will probably be the last meeting chaired by the current committee.

Chris Rees

Area Chairman

ZIE Matabeleland Area November Meeting Cancelled – December Meeting is going to be a good one though.

We regret that the meeting scheduled for Friday the 1st November 2019 has been cancelled.

We would like to advise that for the December meeting we have arranged for a talk by our Deputy Chairperson Eng Mercy Ncube to give a presentation and stimulate discussion on Bulawayo’s Water Supply.

We would also like to end the year off with snacks and drinks after the meeting. Please consider paying outstanding subs or donating funds to our Eco cash account 07 75209124 prior to the meeting.

Thanks You

Chris Rees


ZIE Matabeleland Area Meeting for October – Cancelled.

We regret that we will be unable to meet this month. We plan to meet again on Friday the 1st November. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Members are reminded that the Areas meetings are an excellent fora to announce projects, programmes, new products or interesting and relevant research and development. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity and the associated CPD points please contact our Area secretary.

ZIE Matabeleland Area September Meeting

Friday 6th September at 6pm.

Harry Allen Golf Club

In order to ensure Bulawayo based engineering practitioners are aware of the existing local structures, resources and companies we are planning a social meeting to re-introduce the local Construction Industry Federation of Zimbabwe (CIFOZ) to ZIE Matabeleland and vice versa. Short presentations on each organisation will be followed by a time for networking.

Please plan to attend and make use of this opportunity to explore synergies with Bulawayo based Engineering people and companies.

Bulawayo Orthopaedic Hospital Site Visit & Technical Presentation 5/7/19

Date: Friday 5th July

Site visit: 4:00pm at Bulawayo Orthopaedic Hospital (old Robbie Gibson Hospital) Corner of Esigodini Road and Kenwood Road (near St Luke’s way)

Presentation: 5:30pm at Harry Allen Golf Club

ZIE Matabeleland Area members are invited to a site visit and talk on the new Bulawayo Orthopaedic Hospital (BOH) on Friday the 5th July. The BOH is a Build Operate and Transfer venture between UBH Hospital and the Zimbabwe Orthopaedic Trust that will see the construction of a multi-million-dollar facility to be used for orthopaedic surgery. The visit will focus on the engineering aspects of the project and the site tour will be followed by the monthly meeting at Harry Allen Golf Club. At the meeting Chris Rees will give a presentation on the BOH project. All members are invited to attend. Please ensure you have closed shoes and bring a hard hat if you have one.


June 19 Area Meeting & Additive Manufacturing Presentation

The ZIE Matabeleland Area meeting will be held at 17:30 this Friday the 7th June at the Harry Allen Golf Club.

Meeting will commence at 17:30 with feedback on Area activities.

AT 18:00 we will have a presentation from Eng Dr Lameck Mugwagwa Additive manufacturing (3D printing) – State of the Art and opportunities for Zimbabwe

Dr. Eng. Lameck Mugwagwa is a Lecturer in the Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, NUST.

The success of manufacturing processes in today’s highly competitive global environment requires that manufacturers be able to develop high quality products rapidly, efficiently, cost effectively and with minimum waste.

Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as layer-wise manufacturing or solid freeform fabrication, offers the capability of significantly reducing product development cycle times while at the same time minimising waste.

This talk presents AM as an enabler for global competitiveness. The current benefits & opportunities, applications of AM, as well as a peep into the future of the technology are discussed.
Presentation outline
 Evolution of additive manufacturing
 Classification of AM technologies
 AM basic principle
 Current applications
 Benefits to industry and academia
 Support technologies for AM
 AM as a disruptive technology
 Looking into the future
 Discussion