oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - SAICE History and Heritage Panel : SAICE and professional news
The SAICE History and Heritage Panel was formed some two years ago in response to a clear call to promote this activity in the Institution. In the past various members have collected bits of information about South African engineering history, but the efforts were uncoordinated, unrecognised and usually unpublished. Probably the greatest impetus to put things on a sounder footing came from Graham Ross's hugely successful book, The Romance of Cape Mountain Passes, which seized the imagination of the general public when it was published in 2003 and has been reprinted several times. Not only did it record the great deeds of pioneer engineers, but it increased awareness and raised the profile of the profession generally. Clearly H&H was not merely an excuse for a trip into nostalgia, but a vibrant tool for promoting SAICE and the civil engineer.
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