Numbers and Decrees

Clever black people, like the obtuse politician, shall always be among us. Over the past few weeks I contemplated the intrinsic disposition of engineers. The premise upon which Civilution is founded, assumes that all engineers are ethical, professional, innovators, are servants of the disenfranchised and are custodians of the natural environment – that we are…

The New Engineering Qualifications: Industry Implications 27 June, 2014, at UJ

Announcing a one-day industry workshop on the revised suite of engineering qualifications in South Africa. ECSA and the HEQC have approved comprehensive changes to the structure of engineering diplomas, and introduced an entirely new three-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree. These changes will directly affect engineering industries, particularly in terms of post-qualification training and implications…

I’m a believer

Being an engineer is like being South African – we don’t stop being South African if the crime rate is high or if our rugby team loses. Likewise, by virtue of being engineers, we should not stop innovating because of being paid less. In fact, if you are not innovating, you shouldn’t be calling yourself…