Nigerian delegation visit the Zulu Kingdom

Earlier last month, delegates from the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) received a warm welcome from the SAICE Durban branch committee members. Mr I.O Ijirotimi, chairman of NICE, was part of the group of engineers and was the main liaison during the visit to Durban. The delegates were transported to the Electron Road Waste…

SAFCEC Notice

SAFCEC has noticed that project notice board templates specified by the consultants generally includes the provision of the SAFCEC logo next to the contractors names, regardless of whether that contractor is in fact a member of SAFCEC. SAFCEC has now had occasion to write up two contractors who used the SAFCEC logo even though they…

Civil Talk Panellists slam IDoW

  SAICE held its last Civil Talk of the year on 23 November 2014 at SAICE House, Midrand. The discussion, which was titled: Who wears the Hat? Can a technician/technologist do the work of an engineer?, was led and facilitated by SAICE CEO, Manglin Pillay. The panel of experts who shared their views on the…

Code SA

The South African National Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) announced that engineering skills dominate the top 20 most sought after scarce skills – civil engineering features second on the demand list behind electrical engineering. This view is endorsed by the Department of Labour (DoL). In South Africa, a scarce skill is a qualification…

Breaking the mould

He is not the traditional professional civil engineer who is reserved and introvert and just wants to get on with the technical project! Manglin Pillay breaks the mould with his outgoing personality, creative energy, and his passion to encourage through verbal and written communication. In his spare time, he writes short stories, composes and plays…

Loss of lives tragic and unnecessary

The death of more than eighty South Africans and the many injured during the collapse of the guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in the Ikotun District of Lagos in Nigeria, has shocked fellow South Africans. The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) expresses its sincere sympathy with the families of…