In South Africa today there are many significant projects that are being undertaken in the field of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, including the development of long-term plans and strategies, the introduction of quality bus services, high-speed rail systems, modal integration, non-motorised transport, and intelligent transport systems. This, along with the fact that these projects have a prominent place in the National Development Plan, indicates that the field has been recognised as of the outmost importance.
On the 31st of July, the SAICE UCT Student Chapter was proud to host its fourth annual Civil Engineering Cocktail Evening. In addition to professors, lecturers and students of the UCT Civil Engineering Department, the event was attended by SAICE CEO Manglin Pillay, guest speaker Dr James Cullis, and representatives from several South African civil engineering companies. This year's event, held at the Leslie Social Science Building on UCT upper campus, is considered by the UCT Student Chapter as their most successful yet.
The finals of Aqualibrium, the exciting SAICE-WRC Schools Water Competition 2013, were held at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Friday 16 August 2013. This worthwhile competition never fails to excite the teams, spectators and everybody involved!