SAICE Newsletter (14 April)

14 April 2014 NDP infrastructure plans bring opportunity but also risk – Madonsela    While the National Development Plan and its emphasis on infrastructure development provides significant opportunities for engineers that opportunity comes with great risk, Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela said on Monday.   Read More PPC boss wants fast track for state building projects CEO…

Civilution Congress 2014 – towards the promised land

The first ever Civilution Congress concluded last night (8 April 2014) in high spirits and with a common verdict: a great success. With opening day speakers such as Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and Minister in the Presidency, National Planning Commission, Trevor Manuel, the atmosphere was charged with expectation. Despite being the first iteration of the Civilution movement’s congress, the conference…

NDP infrastructure plans bring opportunity but also risk – Madonsela

While the National Development Plan and its emphasis on infrastructure development provides significant opportunities for engineers that opportunity comes with great risk, Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela said on Monday. She noted that, in his 2014 Budget Speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that government would be investing R847-billion in infrastructure projects over the next three years. “[However], with that opportunity…