Concluding processes lead by past president (2004) Dr Ron Watermeyer, National Treasury (NT) published the Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management in terms of the PFMA and MFMA (Treasury Instruction 4 of 2015/6).
A lawyer mate of mine, in a debate about the brain drain, once said that progressive South Africa will need to embrace the necessity to slow down so that others may catch up.
An Agreement was reached by the Civilution forum on these three principal focus areas:
The Civilution Congress 2016 programme planning is well underway with the Advisory Board meeting held on 27 October to thrash out the key themes of the congress.
In collaboration with Local Government Sector Education Training Authority (LGSETA) the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) has embarked on special program to assist employees within municipalities who are either registered as Candidates or are eligible to register to upgrade to Professional Status after three years.
Chris, who emigrated from England to South Africa in 1954 as a three-year-old, graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1972. His first job was with the SA Railways and Harbours where he worked for four years, attaining the position of District Engineer in Windhoek.
The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) inaugurated its 113th president, Dr Chris Herold, at the SAICE Presidential Inauguration and Gala Dinner at The Private Room, Kyalami in Johannesburg on 18 November 2015.
It is encouraging how the Gauteng public, and particularly the civil engineering community, have come together to lament the collapse of the temporary structure at the Grayston interchange that killed two people. It was also pleasing to note the cooperation between the City of Johannesburg, Gautrain, Metrobus, Putco and Uber to help relieve the traffic congestion around the interchange.
Pretoria’s presidential branch visit took place on 23 October 2015 at the Ritrovo Ristorante in WaterKloof, Pretoria. The luncheon was well attended by an extremely vibrant and energetic branch.
South Africa seems to be on a knife-edge, a time of challenge and turmoil — balancing between economic success and disaster. Faced with several challenges, the engineering profession is also at a tipping point.