Department of Water and Sanitation’s decision to import 34 engineers has been met with a significant amount of criticism from industry. But what is the outcry really about? We spoke to SAICE CEO Manglin Pillay to help unpack some of the arguments around this controversy.
Cuban engineers – their import leads to SA export!
It is a fait accompli – the Cuban engineers have landed! It is with great concern that the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) learnt of the arrival of the 34 Cuban engineers in a statement by Minister of Water and Sanitation (DWS), Ms Nomvula Mokonyane. These Spanish speaking engineers, hailing from a communist country in our 20-year old democracy, will now solve South Africa’s looming water crisis.
SAICE President 2015 Malcolm Pautz will be visiting Western Cape branch from 16 -18 March 2015. Join the president as he interacts and addresses local industry members, office bearers and universities on his vision for his year in office.
Judy Blose, 28, a candidate Civil Engineer respects the role engineering institutions like SAICE play with the engineering sector. Judy, however, feels that the reach of efforts by engineering institutions in the country, especially those targeted at young engineers like herself, are not far reaching.
Do you have brilliant innovative ideas but just can’t put it down on paper?
Book your seat for the Technical Writing before 11 March 2015. Course name: Technical Report Writing Course date: 19-20 March 2015 Location: Midrand Fees:
R 5040 Member
R 6 090 Non Member Presenter: Wes Wiggil Enquiries:email@example.com
Swing for Charity. SAICE Charity Golf Day
We are excited to be using the proceeds of the Golf Day to aid a local disadvantaged school with the provision of better water and sanitation facilities, as well as a library. Date: 23 April 2015 Venue: Randpark Club Time: 10h00 Cost: R5750 (excl VAT) per FOUR-BALL includes arrival refreshments, cap, golf shirt, golf hamper, a bottle of water, lunch and prize giving dinner.
To book your FOUR-BALL please contact Brigitte Nell on firstname.lastname@example.org
Numerous sponsorship opportunities available – please contact Tazz Porter on (011) 465 5452 or email@example.com
This book tells the story of about 50 of the best known or most significant Cape mountain passes. Illustrated throughout with full-colour and sepia photographs and accompanied by helpful maps - The Romance of Cape Mountain Passes is a book for those with a love of the open road, an interest in history and the delight in the triumphs of engineering, human ingenuity and imagination.
Cost for member – R237.50
Cost for non-member - R 250.00 Limited stock available
A Guide to South Africa’s Mountain Passes and Poorts
Author: Patrick Coyne
South Africa's roads are rich in magnificent mountain passes and poorts, any one of which can turn a journey into a memorable experience. A total of 50 of the country’s hundreds of passes and poorts have been chosen in this book.
Cost for member – R304.00 Cost for non-member – R320.00
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