From the CEO’s desk – The prodigal son

A long time ago, in a faraway country, there lived a great man. His affluence extended over lush land, bountiful sheep and cattle, all under a prolific climate. His influence was sought after by kings, queens and noblemen from around the world, because he possessed a good name, and he was famous for his breadth…

Minister sticks to her guns with Cubans

Author : Marie Ashpole Replying to a question from the National Council of Provinces, Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, defended her department’s decision to continue employing Cuban technicians and engineers to exchange skills within the department’s Water Programme. The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) is perturbed that South African civil engineering…

Announcing the finalists of the Vision 2030 Awards: South Africa’s future makers

The Vision 2030 Awards, hosted for the first time this year, has announced its 2017 finalists. The awards are a groundbreaking first for South Africa, recognising as it does the achievements and success stories of organisations, enterprises and individuals that are actively demonstrating alignment to the government’s Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and achieve…

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…