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The decision to declare her a winner was made at a recent meeting of the council of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW).
This award is made to the author of an outstanding paper presented to a SAIW conference or technical meeting. The award was first presented as long ago as 1949 and is donated by Afrox in recognition of Harvey Shacklock – the former managing director of Afrox and the first President of SAIW in 1948.
Du Toit presented a paper to the SAIW meeting held in Johannesburg. Her paper was titled: ‘Failure of type 1.4003 welds due to intergranular stress corrosion cracking and pitting corrosion in the HAZ’.
“I know the award is well earned in this our 60th anniversary year– many congratulations,” said Jim Guild, Executive Director of SAIW.
Du Toit said that she feels very honoured to be the recipient of the Harvey Shacklock Gold Medal in the 60th anniversary year of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW).
“Over the last 60 years, the Southern African Institute of Welding has grown into South Africa's leading provider of internationally accredited training and certification programmes in the field of welding. It is a privilege to be recognised by the Institute on occasion of such a milestone,” she said.
Du Toit will receive her award at the annual dinner to be held at the Balalaika Hotel on the 25th July 2008.