n IMIESA - Building integration : editor's comment

Volume 40, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



public infrastructure and service delivery is highly politicised in South Africa, and, despite the historic and social reasons behind this, it is often to the neglect of the engineers and skilled technicians who plan, build, and operate such infrastructure. The fact is that, if politicians looked to engineers for more guidance on how best to deliver on their election promises, they would make their own lives much easier. This is not to say that this engagement doesn't happen; subjectively, it seems to have increased quite a bit over the last 24 months. But, it still occurs in political silos at national level, with local developmental needs not fully understood.

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