Beat the drum

Who planned, designed and constructed Hitler’s gas chambers? Being an avid amateur musician, I have been fortunate, on occasion, to engage with world-renowned musicians at an intimate level. A few years ago I befriended one – Ricky Lawson. Grammy award winning Lawson collaborated with artists like Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Whitney Houston.…

What happened in Bloem?

The SAICE presidential delegation led by President Stanford Mkhacane and CEO Manglin Pillay made their way to the Bloemfontein region between 30 and 31 July 2014.  During their visit they met with various stakeholders representing the engineering industry. At a breakfast meeting, the presidential delegation and committee members engaged in discussions around some of the…

IStructE President meets with SAICE

On 7 August the visiting president of The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in the United Kingdom, Nick Russell, accompanied by Tony Smith, chair of the SAICE Joint Structural Division (JSD), and Spencer Erling, education director at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), met with Stanford Mkhacane, 2014 SAICE president, Malcolm Pautz, SAICE…