This 2014 Educate…Don’t Hesitate!

At the beginning of each year most of us eagerly compile a list of New Year’s resolutions. Achieving these goals require a clear and realistic plan, accompanied by the appropriate skills and knowledge.  Online registrations are now available at SAICE starting this year! Register today for one of SAICE’s beneficial courses, presented by industry experts…

Youth in construction takes Kimberley by storm

From 8 to 10 October the Youth in Construction initiative had considerable success in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. Twenty one schools from Kimberley, Delportshoop, Groblershoop, Barkley-West and Warrenton attended the exhibition which was well-supported by the Northern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works, the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DED&T) and the…

Cries from the beloved country

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela This great man brought a nation together, and today that nation mourns the death of its greatest…

Bridge Building Competition in Swaziland

For the first time a bridge building competition for high schools was organised in Swaziland. The Swaziland Bridge Building Competition was held at the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) in the Science Laboratories on Saturday 26 October. This was a joint effort between the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Swaziland Association of Architects, Engineers…

A Heartfelt Condolence Message to the Mandela family, SA, Africa and the World from (SAFEO)

The Southern Africa Federation of Engineering Organisation (SAFEO), its Executive Committee Members and Staff are saddened by the passing of one of the 20th and 21st centuries great leaders and visionary, His Excellency President NelsonMandela. To us in the Engineering fraternity, His Excellency President Nelson Mandela will always be an inspiration and he stands tall…

The wonder years

A close friend and colleague in the industry chided me over my views of our government. And because the wounds of a sincere friend are faithful and can be trusted, I took his reproach to heart. After some days of pondering and introspection, I have come to the conclusion that I may need to refocus,…