French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI) [fr]
Creation of the institute
The French South African Institute of Technology, F’SATI - formerly known as F’SATIE for French South African Institute in Electronics - is a graduate school jointly developed by France and South Africa. The initiative was launched in 1994 after a visit by President Nelson Mandela to France arranged by the Chamber of Commerce and industry of Paris (CCIP), with the objective of developing a training institute in electronics in South Africa. Thanks to its experience in establishing and laying the groundwork for a similar institute in Singapore, the CCIP was in the ideal position to initiate the establishment of the Institute in South Africa. The exposure to the realities and needs of South Africa, flowing from their involvement in the Joint Management Development Programme for black South Africans since 1984, also made them suitably equipped for the task.
The establishment of F’SATI at the former Technikon Pretoria, now the Tshwane University of Technology, was history in the making. F’SATI currently operates within the framework of the Graduate School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, a joint partnership with the Department of Electrical Engineering at TUT. On 29 February 2008, a second node at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) was opened. On 16 November, 2009, the collaboration took another step forward with the opening by the Deputy Minister of Sciences & Technology Dr. Hanekom of the Centre for Satellite Systems Engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
The institute (aims, stakeholders, key figures and research areas) is described in a leaflet available here.
You can also visit the dedicated website :
or the universities blog and website :