As civil engineering practitioners in South Africa we have a responsibility not only to our own country, but also to Africa. The SAICE International Panel (SIP) therefore strives to create an environment which provides international member benefits in a structured approach.
The SAICE International Panel (SIP) is looking at establishing relations with the BRICS countries, and we are happy to report that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between SAICE and the Institution of Engineers India (IEI) when delegates of both institutions attended the conference of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) in Slovenia in September of last year.
The Committees and Executive Council of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) met in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 16 to 20 September 2012. SAICE was well represented at this event, where the WFEO standing committees reviewed and discussed their 2012 activities, as well as their forthcoming programmes.
When consulting engineers HHO Africa were appointed by the Zambia Road Development Agency to carry out the detailed assessment and design of Pedicle Road, a 68 km route linking Zambia's Copperbelt Province to the northern Luapula Province, they were given two months to deliver on the first 10 km.
As part of the master trans-frontier plan with Namibia to supply safe drinking water to underprivileged communities in the Cunene Province, Marley Infrastructure was awarded a $15 million contract in Angola by Spanish company UTE Befesa-Riogersa.
In many quarters the concept of doing business in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is regarded as being fraught with serious difficulties and dangers often associated with traditional perceptions of equatorial Africa.
Lafarge launches Hydromedia concrete in South Africa - highly effective solution to pavement drainage
Chatsworth precast concrete pavers going strong 48 years on
Atlas Copco's new demo truck - conveniently taking it to the customer
ASSA ABLOY launches ecosystem for replacing keys with mobile phones
Fishing line bin project catches attention
Golder to have the first office constructed in Waterfall City, Midrand
C&CI Information Centre reference stock now exceeds 100 000
CMA appoints new executive director
C&CI chairman elected president of RILEM
Deon Kruger receives CSSA award
The current process of registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) was implemented in January 1998. The ECSA "Discipline-Specific Guidelines for Civil Engineering" of February 2003, Clause 6.5, indicates that two essays will have to be written by candidates.