Life in the Lowveld

SAICE thrives on a core of committed members – some close to National Office and some far away. It is an absolute pleasure to see the more remote branches still thriving – and some of them producing Presidents of the Institution. The Lowveld Branch in Mbombela suffers from the same challenges which seemingly all regions…

SAICE President Visits Amathole Branch

SAICE President Brian Downie was in  East London on 10 October 2019, on the Amathole leg of the presidential visits. During his time there, he made a stop at Walter Sisulu University of Technology (WSU), Buffalo City Campus, where he met with the HoD of the Civil Engineering Department Dr Akinola Ikudayisi and members of…

Small claims court – Self-help guide

The Small Claims Court (SCC) allows you to institute civil claims through a quick, affordable and simple process without the need to use an attorney. WHO CAN CLAIM: The Claimant/Plaintiff must be a natural person. No juristic persons such as Companies and Associations. A person under 18 must be assisted by a parent or legal…

The President’s lists: Announcement 2020

For a number of years the South African Institution of Civil Engineering has been maintaining lists containing the names of individuals who were qualified and experienced to act as Mediators (Amicable Settlement Facilitators), Adjudicators and/or Arbitrators. These lists are widely used in the construction industry in South Africa and the individuals on the lists have…

Channeling lines of learning

  Channeling lines of learning   GAP is a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded research project that aims to empower adolescent girls by improving their overall health, safety, and well-being whilst shifting gender attitudes and encouraging positive behaviour among adolescent boys. Having identified a synergy, SAICE attended the WITS RHI GAP Graduation event in Tembisa…

You can have your cake and eat it

In celebration of the inspiring role of women around the country, SAICE and its Johannesburg branch hosted its Women in Hard Hats event – an exclusive high tea and panel discussion that featured the likes of key leaders; Lerato Mahasha (PPS Business Development Specialist), Thirusha Bhana (CEO Imatla Enterprises PTY Ltd), Natalie Reyneke (Senior Associate) and…

Breaking Bridges towards a brighter future

  From: THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (SAICE) Media release: 3 September 2019   In this year’s thrilling instalment of the International Bridge Building Competition, Brackenfell High School carried the first place trophy proudly back to the Mother City. This event, organised by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, was held at…

Channelling lines of learning

GAP is a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded research project that aims to empower adolescent girls by improving their overall health, safety, and well-being whilst shifting gender attitudes and encouraging positive behaviour among adolescent boys. Having identified a synergy, SAICE attended the WITS RHI GAP Graduation event in Tembisa at the Sam Hlalele Community…

Extending boundaries to Grow Forward

The SAICE Presidential delegation led by 2019 President Brian Downie visited the Algoa Region from 21 – 22 August 2019. During the visit the delegation visited the Nelson Mandela University (NMU), met with the University’s Head of Department and lecturers, student chapter members and other constituencies in the region. Downie introduced the NMU Civil Engineering…