On 17 September 2013, SAICE’s Algoa branch members together with Esorfranki visited the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). Esorfranki proudly sponsored this roadshow to create awareness about the civil engineering industry, SAICE and its benefits. This roadshow, much like all the others aim to guide students through the SAICE network and assist them in becoming competent learners within their tertiary level and therefore eligible for direct entry into the industry.
The roadshows act as a gateway for these ardent learners to join student chapters and become actively associated with the local SAICE branch, which in turn helps them to develop.
The student chapter at the NMMU welcomed the Algoa branch members with their Ethicana play. This light hearted comedy show highlights the effects of fraud, bribery and corruption within the engineering and construction spheres. The play served as a fantastic tool for anti-corruption education and training and was well received.
The young members of the Algoa Student Chapter addressed the importance of being a part of the student chapter and highlighted the many areas that assist the members to hold a stronger position when they complete their studies and enter the industry.
Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) representative, Chris Jones shared the importance of belonging to a professional organisation. In 2010, Chris was voted best mentor by the Algoa Young Members Panel.
The roadshow was a true success and inspiration to the many students and members who attended, each of whom left with greater knowledge and resources.