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As a SAICE member you are entitled to the following host of benefits

ECSA fee reduction

Make use of your partial fee reduction in respect of your annual ECSA membership fees. This is available to you year after year.


Increase your professional profile by engaging in our branches, divisions, committees, panels and chapters, and by participating in our events. This is your opportunity to network with clients, government officials, civil engineering executives and fellow engineers. Your membership immediately allows you entry into an extended network of like-minded professionals – where you are able to market your professional services and initiate other commercial and social initiatives.

Magazine and Journal

Our informative and award-winning monthly magazine, Civil Engineering, not only features all the technical sub-divisions within civil engineering, but also keeps you up to date with various other engineering-related matters, and is handed to decision-makers when SAICE leaders meet with them, thereby illustrating the meaningful contribution that the profession is making to our country.

The quarterly journal, Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, is internationally accredited and carries peer-reviewed technical papers on cutting-edge engineering research, thereby consistently adding to the body of South African civil engineering knowledge of which SAICE, as a learned society, is the keeper.

Mediator & Arbitrators

You have direct access to our panel of Mediators and Arbitrators for logical dispute resolutions.

Get free advice

SAICE has partnered with Solace to give you complimentary access to a personal financial coach, a confidential debit counselor, a personal attorney and a personal tax consultant.


Our industry moves at a tremendous pace. But with our informative and current newsletter, which hits your mailbox bi-weekly – you can stay abreast of all highlights, events and stories.

Continuing Professional Development

SAICE offers CPD courses for all civil engineering divisions. Our courses are reviewed, endorsed and accredited by recognised experts and civil engineering practitioners, thereby offering technically sound and approved training to you.

As a member you qualify for a discount of between 5 – 10 % on all courses offered.
CPD Online
In addition to receiving one CPD point annually by virtue of being a SAICE member you can now also earn your CPD points online without having to leave your desk:

  • SAICE Journal Webinars
  • Read Journal Papers for CPD
  • Online Learning for CPD
  • CPD accredited course webinars hosted by recognized experts in their respective field

SAICE bookshop

Our bookshop has a wide range of technical engineering literature, university textbooks, management and leadership literature as well as South African tourism material. All these materials are also available via our online store.

As a member you qualify for a discount of between 5 – 10 % on all courses offered.

AMICE subscription fee

SAICE members qualify for a 62.5% discount on an AMICE subscription

SAICE APP for Android

Have SAICE in the palm. Connecting with SAICE has never been easier with the ability to receive the latest push notifications, access your member portal easily, purchase SAICE books and browse and book our latest available courses.

Get a discount on your Professional indemnity

As a SAICE member, you qualify for a special discounted rate on your Professional Insurance. Find out who PIFRS is and how they can assist you with comprehensive cover for all your professional needs.

For more information contact Taisa Bezuidenhout on Tel: 011 510 1399 Email:

Representation for civil engineers

SAICE is involved in the development of policies, standards, structures and systems that impact infrastructure engineering at national and international levels.

One of the rife issues within industry at the moment is the importation of Cuban expertise into our country, to address skills shortage. We have been instrumental in voicing the concerns of the industry towards this matter.

Our representation extends also to Infrastructure Departments in South Africa, international bodies like UNESCO, World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO). SAICE also has strong ties with several international organisations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) and the World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE).

PrEng Registration

SAICE facilitates the professional registration of civil engineers on behalf of ECSA. This includes conducting the interviews, setting the essay questions, invigilating the exam process and reviewing the PR Eng submission documents.

Community Outreach

SAICE runs many successful local and international outreach programmes such as career guidance, awareness campaigns and capacity building for decision makers. We are continually taking  civil engineering to the people and increasing its awareness footprint. Some of our key initiatives include:

Civil Talk

We have created a platform in which professional talks are held on controversial topics which influence our country and industry. This event is held quarterly throughout the year. You will be invited to join the talk, which is run by a panel of Engineering professionals, those propitiously educated in their fields and government individuals who provide insight and in-depth knowledge on the related topics.

International Bridge Building Competition

We initiated the bridge building competition in 1991 to further high school learners’ use of mathematics and science in an engineering context – to encourage learners to consider civil engineering as a career. Because of its practical and hands-on nature, this event is SAICE’s most successful initiative in attracting learners from previously disadvantaged rural and township schools, model C schools and private schools to civil engineering, as well as promoting a general awareness of the civil engineering profession. The competition provides a career guidance opportunity and gives learners the opportunity to also build bridges between people, cultures and countries!

AQUALIBRIUM Schools Water Competition

This competition aimed at high-school learners – who are tasked to design a water model distribution network. The network familiarises them with the intricacies involved in the design. This is a wonderful opportunity which creates awareness regarding issues surrounding water in the country, spreading the message of water being a precious commodity that should be recycled, re-used, respected and conserved.

University Road shows

Our vision of the various road-shows aimed at university students around the country creates the necessary awareness about the industry. These road-shows help students in developing their networking skills and teaches them to visualize their career paths whilst studying.

Coming Soon

  • Enhanced member experiences with a new website with higher levels of engagement, interactions and sharing of knowledge through digitising our business
  • Individual specific career development focussed on getting our members to where they want to be in their defined career paths over time. Our renewed focus on career development of our members through continuing education opportunities in technical, managerial and leadership will enable you to “be what you aspire to be” through civil engineering excellence
  • Supporting our members to connect easily with professionals online through our webinar and other digital events allowing for dissemination of thought leadership concepts
  • Growing and increasing the visibility of discipline specific knowledge areas to capacitate our members in the work they perform.
  • Supporting members should they be exposed to our economic decline though SAICE Connect allowing for improved chances of career continuity.