SA has ‘much to learn about respect’

I AM not one of those people who bad-mouth South Africa. In fact, as an African I have spoken up for this continent at many academic and civil society events in Europe and the US. After travelling for two weeks in France, Switzerland and Germany, there is, however, one aspect of this country that really…

Water Affairs faces dire civil engineer shortage, says SAICE

Ideally, engineering teams should reflect the accepted international municipal and utility ratio of six engineering professionals per 100 000 inhabitants. However, in South Africa’s best case scenario  – larger cities and towns – municipalities had access to three engineering professionals for each 100 000 inhabitants.  “This is not nearly enough to address our country’s service…