Lafarge Photo Competition 2017 Winners

Obakeng Thomas scooped first prize winner of the Lafarge Photo Competition at the SAICE National Awards held in Durban on 20 October 2017. His photo titled Construction of shuttering for dome roof impressed adjudicators with its stunning display of the artistry of civil engineering and technical excellence. SAICE initiated the photo competition to celebrate the…

SAICE Infrastructure Report Card 2017

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) launched its long-awaited third Infrastructure Report Card (IRC) for South Africa on 26 September 2017 at SAICE House in Midrand. The current IRC, following on the initial 2006 and the follow-up 2011 IRCs, extended the sectors assessed to ten, comprising 29 sub-sectors. These include water supply and…

Durban branch visit leaving a favourable taste

The SAICE Presidential delegation, 2017 President, Sundran Naicker PrEng and SAICE CEO, Manglin Pillay PrEng, with Mishka Khan from SAICE PR visited the Durban branch between 13-15 September where they met with various industry leaders, consultants and bright young minds who will one day lead this country. The aim of the visit was to engage…

From the CEO’s Desk

The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. Horace Walpole, English politician in a letter written in 1776 Andrei Sakharov, the famous nuclear physicist who gave the world the atomic bomb, once said: “I’ve always thought the most powerful weapon in the world was the bomb and that’s…

Blooming Bloem

Last month, SAICE’s presidential delegation comprising of President Sundran Naicker PrEng and CEO Manglin Pillay PrEng touched down in Bloemfontein to meet with various stakeholders and industry representatives within the fraternity. The two day visit enabled the delegation to engage in interactive discussions with industry around some of the most pertinent challenges. The most prominent…