A first time for everything…

Manglin Pillay, CEO of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) visited the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on 28 January 2014, to address our future young engineers. The talk gave students a glimpse into the world of engineering, its benefits, challenges  and delivered  some creative tips on how to have fun whilst remaining focused…

This 2014 Educate…Don’t Hesitate!

At the beginning of each year most of us eagerly compile a list of New Year’s resolutions. Achieving these goals require a clear and realistic plan, accompanied by the appropriate skills and knowledge.  Online registrations are now available at SAICE starting this year! Register today for one of SAICE’s beneficial courses, presented by industry experts…

Tata Phambili

“… It matters not how strait the gate How charged with punishments the scroll I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul.” Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley Several months ago, I asked my staff at SAICE National Office why they work at SAICE. At the end of…

Cries from the beloved country

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela This great man brought a nation together, and today that nation mourns the death of its greatest…

Bridge Building Competition in Swaziland

For the first time a bridge building competition for high schools was organised in Swaziland. The Swaziland Bridge Building Competition was held at the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) in the Science Laboratories on Saturday 26 October. This was a joint effort between the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Swaziland Association of Architects, Engineers…

Youth in construction takes Kimberley by storm

From 8 to 10 October the Youth in Construction initiative had considerable success in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. Twenty one schools from Kimberley, Delportshoop, Groblershoop, Barkley-West and Warrenton attended the exhibition which was well-supported by the Northern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works, the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DED&T) and the…