Bridge Building Competition in Swaziland

For the first time a bridge building competition for high schools was organised in Swaziland. The Swaziland Bridge Building Competition was held at the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) in the Science Laboratories on Saturday 26 October. This was a joint effort between the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Swaziland Association of Architects, Engineers…

Youth in construction takes Kimberley by storm

From 8 to 10 October the Youth in Construction initiative had considerable success in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. Twenty one schools from Kimberley, Delportshoop, Groblershoop, Barkley-West and Warrenton attended the exhibition which was well-supported by the Northern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works, the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DED&T) and the…

A Heartfelt Condolence Message to the Mandela family, SA, Africa and the World from (SAFEO)

The Southern Africa Federation of Engineering Organisation (SAFEO), its Executive Committee Members and Staff are saddened by the passing of one of the 20th and 21st centuries great leaders and visionary, His Excellency President NelsonMandela. To us in the Engineering fraternity, His Excellency President Nelson Mandela will always be an inspiration and he stands tall…

The wonder years

A close friend and colleague in the industry chided me over my views of our government. And because the wounds of a sincere friend are faithful and can be trusted, I took his reproach to heart. After some days of pondering and introspection, I have come to the conclusion that I may need to refocus,…

NMMU on the road to success

On 17 September 2013, SAICE’s Algoa branch members together with Esorfranki visited the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).  Esorfranki proudly sponsored this roadshow to create awareness about the civil engineering industry, SAICE and its benefits. This roadshow, much like all the others aim to guide students through the SAICE network and assist them in becoming…

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre opens new wing

Over a period of about ten years the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre made this venue available for the finals of AQUALIBRIUM, the SAICE-WRC Schools Water Competition. The centre’s equipment that brings home the principles of Maths and Science while playing the ‘games’, never failed to amaze the finalists that came to Johannesburg. With the opening of…