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The South African National Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) announced that engineering skills dominate the top 20 most sought after scarce skills – civil engineering features second on the demand list behind electrical engineering. This view is endorsed by the Department of Labour (DoL). In South Africa, a scarce skill is a qualification…

Breaking the mould

He is not the traditional professional civil engineer who is reserved and introvert and just wants to get on with the technical project! Manglin Pillay breaks the mould with his outgoing personality, creative energy, and his passion to encourage through verbal and written communication. In his spare time, he writes short stories, composes and plays…

Loss of lives tragic and unnecessary

The death of more than eighty South Africans and the many injured during the collapse of the guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in the Ikotun District of Lagos in Nigeria, has shocked fellow South Africans. The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) expresses its sincere sympathy with the families of…

Ebola

Gaia is groaning and the world is going mal. Planes are falling out the sky, the usually quiet earth has begun to grumble, the sea is swallowing people up in their thousands, men are slaughtering children, brotherly friction continues to feudal proportions, and amidst the savannahs of this lunacy, a deadly viral infection inconspicuously postures…

WHO IS SAICE REPRESENTING?

Stacey, 25, is a Technician-in-training from Pietermaritzburg currently on a mentorship programme at the municipality. Stacey is frustrated by quite a number of things regarding industry. On top of her list is industry’s lack of focus on some seemingly evident issues which affect an engineer on a day to day basis. For instance, industry is…