OFFICIAL MEDIA STATEMENT
FROM: THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (SAICE)
Date: 8 August 2018
SAICE APOLOGISES FOR CEO ARTICLE
Following the press release that was issued on 2 August 2018 and an emergency meeting of the Executive Board of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), the Institution apologises unreservedly for the recently published article titled Out on a Rib and the distress it has caused. The Board has announced that it has accepted an apology from CEO Manglin Pillay and that processes are being implemented to deal with this matter internally. It has also confirmed that Pillay will remain as its CEO.
“While the publication of Pillay’s article was unfortunate, we cannot ignore his invaluable contribution to SAICE and to the broader engineering sector over the past eight years. The Board has accepted his apology and his acknowledgement of the public furore this has caused,” said Errol Kerst, president of SAICE.
“The Board regrets the publication of Pillay’s article. Additional steps have been put in place internally to ensure that this does not happen again.”
Kerst has said that the Board has agreed to establish an inclusive team to intensify existing initiatives to redress gender and diversity issues within the engineering sector.
Issued by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE)
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