Avant-garde Forum Objectives

Background The SAICE Johannesburg branch Committee (SAICE JHB branch committee), as part of its annual strategy session, identified the need for a platform to celebrate the engineering excellence that exists amongst our Young Professionals (Professionals who are younger than 35 years of age). It was noted that the Civil Engineering fraternity is very good at…

Avant-garde Submission Process

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: 2 June 2017 CRITERIA: GENERAL NB: The presentation: Must be made by a Young Professional (younger than 35 years of age), with a brief overview of the project The majority of the presentation must focus on their contribution to such project Must portray the art and science of civil engineering to the general public…

National Treasury – (SIPDM) Training

The background to the Seminars is that one of National Treasury’s strategic objectives is to enhance and improve procurement outcomes by designing a procurement system that is better able to deliver value for money, while minimising the scope for corruption. This has resulted in the watershed publication of the National Treasury Standard for Infrastructure Procurement…

Know your SAICE Staff

Author : Debbie Besseling SAICE’s Membership Department is managed by Vicky Johnstone, Merriam Molefe and Merriam Sethole. Vicky Johnstone – Membership Officer Vicky started working for SAICE on a temporary basis in August 2013 and joined the permanent staff in December 2013 as a Membership Officer. Her duties include: management of the membership department and…

The Don

Author : Manglin Pillay PrEng A good name is more desirable than great riches … (Proverbs 22:1) On the morning of Ahmed Kathrada’s death, the renowned and respected cartoonist Nanda Sooben took to social media asking, “Are there any good men left?” After the recent cabinet reshuffle, I asked our members if SAICE should take…

Crushing Cabinet Reshuffle – SAICE speaks out against consequences

Author : Marie Ashpole The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) expresses deep concern on President Zuma’s unwarranted Cabinet reshuffle and the resulting dire consequences on the economy and negative impact on infrastructure development in South Africa. Seen as an ‘honest broker, non-partisan, impartial and unprejudiced voice for the civil engineering profession’, SAICE cannot…

In Black & White

Author : Manglin Pillay It is a misnomer that racial and related economic transformation in the civil engineering and construction sector is not happening. The numbers tell a different story. Government has consistently invested more than 7% of GDP annually on infrastructure development over the past eight years, and is promising injections of trillions of…

SAICE AGM 2017

In order to better prepare SAICE members wishing to attend the AGM on 11 April 2017, we have linked the following draft Audited Annual Financial Statements (AFS) for the year ending 31 December 2016 to this newsletter: SAICE Group Consolidated  SAICE Institution  SAICE (Pty) Ltd  We will also communicate the Auditors Management Report and the…