The Southern African Branch of the IOM3 hosted 2 technical lecture evenings, one on the 26 June in the Eastern Cape and the other on the 30th in KwaZulu Natal, sponsored by MonTech Rubber Testing Solutions Africa. Ralf Baeuerlein of MonTech GmbH delivered an extremely informative presentation describing the wide range of materials testing instruments available from MonTech, their diverse applications and capabilities, and their focus on cutting-edge technology and technical support.