SAICE Civil Talk

National Development Plan (NDP): “A plan is only as good as its delivery mechanism is viable” This gathering of minds happened at SAICE House in April. Piroshaw Camay chaired the meeting and introduced the panellists. They were Trueman Goba (National Planning Commissioner, Executive Chairman of Goba Consulting and President of SAICE in 2002), Malani Padayachee-Saman…

A Succession plan for SA civil engineering

INTRODUCTION On 11 November 2011 the National Planning Commission (NPC) unveiled the National Development Plan: Vision for 2030. The core objective of the Plan is to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by creating opportunities. The Diagnostic Report that preceded the Plan, and that was published by the NPC in June 2011, identified nine challenges, namely:…

Let’s go pick a fight

I share a relationship with my mother that I think our readers may identify with. I am allowed to criticise and complain about her, but God protect you if you aim criticism in her direction, and you are not her off spring. I share the same relationship with South Africa. I am allowed to complain…

Meet our Winners!

The Awards event took place at the Premier Hotel OR Tambo on the evening of 11 October 2011. We announced our winners to a ballroom packed to capacity with civil engineering guests, clients and dignitaries. For more info contact Zina Girald at SAICE National Office on +27 (11) 805 5947 or e-mail: zina@saice.org.za The SA…