An Agreement was reached by the Civilution forum on these three principal focus areas:
Chris, who emigrated from England to South Africa in 1954 as a three-year-old, graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1972. His first job was with the SA Railways and Harbours where he worked for four years, attaining the position of District Engineer in Windhoek.
The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) inaugurated its 113th president, Dr Chris Herold, at the SAICE Presidential Inauguration and Gala Dinner at The Private Room, Kyalami in Johannesburg on 18 November 2015.
The Civilution Congress 2016 programme planning is well underway with the Advisory Board meeting held on 27 October to thrash out the key themes of the congress.
In collaboration with Local Government Sector Education Training Authority (LGSETA) the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) has embarked on special program to assist employees within municipalities who are either registered as Candidates or are eligible to register to upgrade to Professional Status after three years.
It is encouraging how the Gauteng public, and particularly the civil engineering community, have come together to lament the collapse of the temporary structure at the Grayston interchange that killed two people. It was also pleasing to note the cooperation between the City of Johannesburg, Gautrain, Metrobus, Putco and Uber to help relieve the traffic congestion around the interchange.
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Civil Engineering, hosted its Annual Projects Evening on 29 October 2015. At the event an audience of just over 200 students, lecturers, special guests and parents gathered at the Rautenbach Hall, Hatfield Campus, for an evening of showcasing and celebrating the outstanding research produced by the class of 2015.
The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) held its Investigative Project (IP) presentation on 28 October 2015 at the Hillman Building.
South Africa seems to be on a knife-edge, a time of challenge and turmoil — balancing between economic success and disaster. Faced with several challenges, the engineering profession is also at a tipping point.
Pretoria’s presidential branch visit took place on 23 October 2015 at the Ritrovo Ristorante in WaterKloof, Pretoria. The luncheon was well attended by an extremely vibrant and energetic branch.