Fellows001: Jaco Pieterse, SAIRAC Johannesburg chairman (middle back) with the fellows in attendance. Back, from left are: Grant Laidlaw, Roy Hannah, Jaco, Patrick Burke and Dr Alec Johannsen. Front are: Barney Richardson, Anne-Marie Wake, Clancy Mariette, Kathy Sharp and Herman van Niekerk.
The South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC) held its 2017 fellow lunch at the Woodmead Country Club, drawing a full room of familiar faces. This has always been an industry highlight; often also a rare chance to see some industry legends who aren’t as involved anymore.
After a few formalities and an official welcome, Johannesburg centre chairman, Jaco Pieterse, called up the various fellows to receive a small token of gratitude from SAIRAC, honouring them for their long-standing commitment to the association and the industry.
Currently, there are 17 fellows in Johannesburg, 9 who were in attendance on the day. Overall, SAIRAC has 56 fellows in total nationwide.
After a few photos, everyone enjoyed the live entertainer Iggie Orfer who told a few jokes while playing various musical instruments. A delicious buffet lunch followed with some more classics coming from Orfer’s music corner where he later took requests.