SAICE calls for effective infrastructure spend

SAICE welcomes President Ramaphosa’s announcement that the state has set aside R100 billion to start an infrastructure fund which will be administered by the state-owned Development Bank of Southern Africa. Speaking at the SONA, Ramaphosa said that the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure will play an oversight role of the infrastructure fund.  He also…

Construction – an ecosystem in crisis

By Werner Jerling Pr Eng, Pr CPM SAICE Fellow werner@jerling.co.za   INTRODUCTION Recent media coverage of appeals by SAFCEC, CESA and others to government to intervene and save our industry has caught the attention of many a Civil Engineer. We work and ply our trade in a sensitive ecosystem that is a jewel in the…

KZN Floods: What the Engineers have to say

Residents in KwaZulu-Natal are still feeling the aftermath of the torrential floods. This follows unseasonable rain that hit the region earlier this week and resulted in severe damage to infrastructure and roads. Many residents have lost their homes and Government has instructed a task team to assist in the rebuilding of affected areas as well…

SAICE introduces two new workshops

SAICE has added two new topics to its portfolio of training for 2019. Aimed at equipping professionals in the civil industry to communicate ideas more efficiently in reports and presentations, these workshops have been designed with the engineer in mind. Industry-based examples and practical activities based on the participants’ own work make these workshops particularly…