Civil Engineering needs a Father

In my work at SAICE my energies are generally given to position civil engineering as the ‘go to’ profession for any work that requires accuracy, diligence, trust, ethical values, professionalism, reliability and integrity – so that where the task summons for the services of men and women of honour, the plea would be, “…find me a Civil…

Bloemfontein Branch Visit 2018

The presidential delegation led by SAICE 2018 President Errol Kerst and CEO Manglin Pillay recently made a stop in the Bloemfontein region from 15-16 May as part of their nationwide tour. Day one of the visit saw them spend some time at the Central University of Technology, where they took the time to meet with…

No civil engineer, no water

Dear Trevor Balzer PrEng, Gisela Kaiser PrEng, and Peter Flower PrEng, Having engaged with you, Neil Macleod PrEng, Mike Muller PrEng, Mike Shand PrEng, Mike Killick PrEng, Kevin Wall PrEng and Musa Furumele PrEng over the past several weeks, I am proud tobe a civil engineer. I am also aware you are averse to the…

Is Day Zero a Myth?

The first Civil Talk segment of the year took place on 4 April 2018 at SAICE House in Midrand. The event was well attended and centred on disaster management in South Africa and  possible ideas for avoiding day zero. The panel of experts featured Professor Mike Muller PrEng (South Africa), CEng (UK), FSAICE, SFWISA. Prof.…

The Infrastructure Report Card Guide

Dr Martin van Veelen, Sam Amod and Malcolm Pautz, three past presidents of SAICE combined their knowledge and experience to produce a guide on how to prepare an Infrastructure Report Card (IRC) which will be used internationally to aid engineering organisations to produce score cards. The guide has been submitted to the Independent Group of…

Cape Town Water: Statement of SA Institution of Civil Engineers and the SA Academy of Engineers

MEDIA STATEMENT – THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING         5 February 2018 Civil engineers from the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) and the South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) met with the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, and her advisory team, to offer support and advice to address the challenges…