Leon, 33, is a PrEng, working for XYZ Consultancy which is based in Bloemfontein. Leon is a member of SAICE and various other voluntary organisations in the industry. Whilst he recognises the role each of these membership organisations have to play in industry, he cannot sometimes help to think how his memberships to these organisations are almost of no use. With the challenges in the industry seemingly not getting any better, he feels that these organisations exist purely for their own sake. He sometimes wonders what it would be like if all these organisations realised that they were on the same side. Things would be so different if they were all working together and leveraging on each other’s influence and resources to alleviate the challenges of the industry. In Leon’s opinion, so much more could be achieved with collaborative efforts, particularly since all of these organisations were all seeking the same goal – a functioning and effective industry.
SAICE President Stanford Mkhacane states that it’s important for members to understand the role played by the organisation in the industry as a whole, as well its commitment to collaborative efforts to addressing industry challenges.
Do you wonder where the value lies in your membership with SAICE? Are you like Leon wondering if SAICE exists for its own sake? SAICE’s presidential visit is your opportunity to get the answers to all your concerns.
We invite all civil engineering practitioners – contractors, consultants, the public sector, manufacturing and parastatals to join us.
Use this opportunity and let voice to be heard!
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