Sci-Bono Discovery Centre opens new wing

Over a period of about ten years the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre made this venue available for the finals of AQUALIBRIUM, the SAICE-WRC Schools Water Competition. The centre’s equipment that brings home the principles of Maths and Science while playing the ‘games’, never failed to amaze the finalists that came to Johannesburg. With the opening of…

SAICE Vaal Branch revived

Good news! The long-dormant Vaal Branch of SAICE is formally active again! During the presidential visit of Peter Kleynhans, 2013 SAICE president, and Manglin Pillay, SAICE CEO, to the Vaal Branch a number of members put their names forward to participate in the branch activities. A democratically elected committee consisting of a chairperson, chairperson-elect, secretary,…

Building bridges … for the breaking!

The finals of the very successful annual BKS-SAICE International Bridge Building Competition organised by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) were held at St Albans College in Pretoria. AECOM, formerly BKS, has once again provided the major sponsorship for the event – for the fifth year running! RiChem provided the glue for the…

Obituary: Arthur Clayton

Highly respected former Cape Town City Engineer Arthur Clayton passed away at the age of 77 on 29 September 2012, while on Municipal Pension Fund business in London. Arthur was born in 1935 in Windhoek and grew up there. He loved the bush, and it taught him the importance of trustworthy relationships – such as…