CIOB NOVUS CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT

WITS University hosted the CIOB NOVUS CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT between 8-9 September 2014 at the Science Stadium.  The theme focused on the built environment chain. The following schools were invited to attend this event: Construction Economic and Management, Civil engineers and Architecture, urban and regional planners. The Council for the Built Environment (CBE) talked about how…

Richards Bay still alive and thriving

The Richards Bay branch has been the latest region to have been visited by SAICE’s top structure. The presidential delegation led by President Stanford Mkhacane and CEO Manglin Pillay visited Zululand between 19 and 20 August 2014.  During the visit the delegation met with stakeholders’ representative of the region’s industry. The delegation was warmly received…

Polokwane Reignites Branch

The influential SAICE presidential delegation led by SAICE President Stanford Mkhacane and Manglin Pillay visited the Polokwane region between the 14 and 15 August 2014. During this visit the delegation had an opportunity to engage with branch members and structures in an attempt to reignite a once thriving SAICE structure. Day one of the visit…

What happened in Bloem?

The SAICE presidential delegation led by President Stanford Mkhacane and CEO Manglin Pillay made their way to the Bloemfontein region between 30 and 31 July 2014.  During their visit they met with various stakeholders representing the engineering industry. At a breakfast meeting, the presidential delegation and committee members engaged in discussions around some of the…

IStructE President meets with SAICE

On 7 August the visiting president of The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in the United Kingdom, Nick Russell, accompanied by Tony Smith, chair of the SAICE Joint Structural Division (JSD), and Spencer Erling, education director at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), met with Stanford Mkhacane, 2014 SAICE president, Malcolm Pautz, SAICE…

Beat the drum

Who planned, designed and constructed Hitler’s gas chambers? Being an avid amateur musician, I have been fortunate, on occasion, to engage with world-renowned musicians at an intimate level. A few years ago I befriended one – Ricky Lawson. Grammy award winning Lawson collaborated with artists like Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Whitney Houston.…