SAICE UCT Aqualibrium Competition and Outreach

The University of Cape Town Civil Engineering Department along with the SAICE UCT Student Chapter are proud to have hosted the local and regional stages of the 11th annual SAICE Aqualibrium competition. Both rounds were held in the teaching laboratory of the recently developed UCT New Engineering Building.  On Saturday 3 May, the 100 Grade…

DOES SAICE EXIST FOR ITS OWN SAKE?

Leon, 33, is a PrEng, working for XYZ Consultancy which is based in Bloemfontein. Leon is a member of SAICE and various other voluntary organisations in the industry. Whilst he recognises the role each of these membership organisations have to play in industry, he cannot sometimes help to think how his memberships to these organisations…

SAICE Presidential Visit – North West

“Clients are using engineers who are not professionally registered.” “Why doesn’t anyone do anything about corruption?” “There’s no strategic planning for infrastructure.” “Online courses for CPD accreditation would help greatly.” “There’s no volunteer spirit in the branch.” SAICE members in the North West Province   Can you identify? Are you waiting for someone else to…

In honour of our legend

Every year, on Mandela Day, people around the world celebrate the legacy of a phenomenal man by devoting 67 minutes of their time – one minute for every year of Mr Mandela’s public service.  Madiba frequently stated that he does not want a legacy cast in copper, concrete or marble, no monuments or highways, but…

YMP PAVES THEIR WAY FORWARD

The SAICE Young Members Panel (YMP) is a voluntary committee which comprises of young engineers from within the industry. They function to create an environment which encourages up and coming civil engineers to develop a relationship with SAICE. The latter is achieved through involvement, training opportunities and networking activities for young aspiring professionals. The YMP…

SAICE A FINALIST AT THE NSTF-BHP BILLITON AWARDS 2014

The 16th National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-BHP Billiton Awards took place earlier this month, at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, Gauteng.  Outstanding contributions within the fraternity of science were acknowledged and celebrated amidst 600 attendees, including special guest of honour, Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor. Amongst many of the country’s leading science and…

SAICE courses and training

Throughout the year, SAICE hosts a number of CPD accredited courses at SAICE House in Midrand. With facilities to accommodate 100 people, SAICE sees great attendance at its many courses it hosts. Last week, over the course of three days (2–4 July 2014), Prof Zvi Borowitsh, an expert with over 30 years of experience in…