SAICE President Brian Downie was in  East London on 10 October 2019, on the Amathole leg of the presidential visits. During his time there, he made a stop at Walter Sisulu University of Technology (WSU), Buffalo City Campus, where he met with the HoD of the Civil Engineering Department Dr Akinola Ikudayisi and members of staff to share the new strategy SAICE has in place to better support students and graduates – as well as explore the ways the university could come onboard to support this vision. He also took the opportunity to address civil engineering students who gathered to listen to him as he shared his thoughts on what the future holds for civil engineers and how students can prepare themselves for the new and fast changing world that awaits them, post their studies.He spent the evening interacting with local branch members after sharing his presidential address and the vison behind SAICE’s new Growing Forward Strategy at a special member’s function.

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