Breaking Bridges towards a brighter future

  From: THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (SAICE) Media release: 3 September 2019   In this year’s thrilling instalment of the International Bridge Building Competition, Brackenfell High School carried the first place trophy proudly back to the Mother City. This event, organised by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, was held at…

Channelling lines of learning

GAP is a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded research project that aims to empower adolescent girls by improving their overall health, safety, and well-being whilst shifting gender attitudes and encouraging positive behaviour among adolescent boys. Having identified a synergy, SAICE attended the WITS RHI GAP Graduation event in Tembisa at the Sam Hlalele Community…

Extending boundaries to Grow Forward

The SAICE Presidential delegation led by 2019 President Brian Downie visited the Algoa Region from 21 – 22 August 2019. During the visit the delegation visited the Nelson Mandela University (NMU), met with the University’s Head of Department and lecturers, student chapter members and other constituencies in the region. Downie introduced the NMU Civil Engineering…

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…