3 November 2014

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Who wears the hat?

The question of the distinction between technologists, technicians and engineers is an age old and highly controversial one. However, it is also one which remains largely unresolved.  SAICE will host a Civil Talk on the 21 November 2014, with the intention to take this discussion further with a selected expert panel which will include Johan de Koker, Terry Stidworthy as well as Rod Harker.
Manglin Pillay, will be facilitating the discussion. Don’t miss the opportunity to have all your questions answered.
Secure your seat today.



For the first time, SAICE has partnered with South Africa’s leading academic universities and will be hosting a National IP Showdown – where the cream of the crop will be competing against each other at a national level.

AQUALIBRIUM prize-giving Winnie Mandela Secondary School, Tembisa

Guguletho Mokhwebane, Steven Ngwane, principal of Winnie Mandela Secondary School and stalwart supporter of AQUALIBRIUM since 2003, with Lerato Dhlamini and Collen Rapelego
The Winnie Mandela Secondary School team who came second in the finals of the SAICE-Rand Water Schools Competition 2014, came to SAICE House to receive their certificates and prize-money. During the very enjoyable discussion on the progress of their school, the learners expressed their thanks for SAICE’s involvement in their lives for the past three years – the two young ladies and one gentleman, who will be the school’s first matriculants next year, have all decided that civil engineering is their career of choice.   
In a very poignant speech Guguletho Mokhwebane expressed the team’s gratitude to and wish that the SAICE team would continue to change young people’s as they did the team’s.


Cuban engineers – make South African engineers first choice!

Manglin Pillay, CEO of SAICE, states, “Our engineers need to get first choice. We have excellent, experienced engineers both locally, as well as those who are currently working outside of South Africa.  Government needs to make strides to attract South African engineers back to South Africa and back into our government sector where they are most needed. If there is a shortage thereafter, then the whole world can join us.”

SAICE magazine and journal 

Due to the prolonged postal strike, the delivery of the August and September editions of “Civil Engineering”, and the August edition of “Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering” has been delayed. However, these publications can in the meantime be viewed or downloaded at the following links: 

August “Civil Engineering”
August “Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering”
September “Civil Engineering”
SAICE Bookshop
10% discount on these two exclusive books for this week only!
Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety – Second edition

Normal Price: R1200
Discounted Price: R1080 SAICE Members / R1140 – Non-members 
The first book to span the spectrum of state-of-the-art knowledge in tunnel fire safety science and engineering. 
The construction of longer and increasingly complex tunnels and rapid changes in processes, 
materials and technology mean it is more important than ever to stay up-to-date. 
Handbook of Geosynthetic Engineering – Second edition

Normal Price: R1200
Discounted Price: R1080 SAICE Members / R1140 – Non-members 
Details the different types of geosynthetics and their practical application for students and for practicing engineers seeking efficient, cost-effective solutions to civil engineering problems. 
Terms and conditions apply.
Contact Angelene Aylward, angelene@saice.org.za
SAICE Courses
SAICE Education & Training courses in 2014

For online registration visit www.saice.org.za

Technical Report Writing, 3-4 November by Les Wiggill in Port Elizabeth.
Structural Steel Design, 25 November by Greg Parrott in Port Elizabeth.
Practical Geometric, 8 -12 December by Tom Mckune in Midrand.
Join Prof. Karen Scrivener for a seminar on "Future of Cement" - 7 November 2014

Professor Karen Scrivener from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland is world-renowned in the cement and concrete world. She heads up the Nanocem Consortium in Europe (www.nanocem.org) which is doing ground-breaking research on sustainable cement and concrete. She is also Editor of the Elsevier Journal ‘Cement & Concrete Research’. She will be in Johannesburg 5-7 November as part of her visit to South Africa. Join her for a seminar on the “Future of Cement”.  The seminar is CDP accredited.

RSVP: Mike.Otieno@wits.ac.za

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