Demystifying Diversity and Inclusion

As we enter women’s month, discussions around gender inclusivity in the workplace will undoubtedly become more prevalent. Given the extent to which women are still marginalised in society, and are in short supply in civil engineering (particularly at more senior levels), this is certainly an important discussion. However, creating inclusive work environments goes well beyond…

Know your CPD and avoid scammers

Know you CPD and avoid scammers Compulsory CPD for renewal of registration was instituted by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) in 2006  in terms of the Engineering Profession Act, 2000 (Act 46 of 2000). Continuing Professional Development (CPD) was introduced for all registered persons in order to: Ensure, through the creation of a…

Railway and Harbour Breakfast

The SAICE Railway and Harbour Engineering Division hosted its Presidential Visit and Breakfast Lecture earlier this month. Attendees were treated to an informative lecture presented by Mr Brian Monakali Deputy Chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) and Chairman of the South African Heavy Haul Association. His presentation titled Highlights on Global Heavy Haul…

SAICE Spreads Warmth on Mandela Day

“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice” – Nelson Mandela. On November 10, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring July 18 as “Nelson Mandela International Day”. Globally on this day we acknowledge and celebrate Nelson Mandela’s contribution to peace through his active involvement in…