9 June 2014

SAICE Membership stats - Race Distribution


SOLAR FREAKIN' ROADWAYS!

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Numbers and Decrees
 

Clever black people, like the obtuse politician, shall always be among us. 


Over the past few weeks I contemplated the intrinsic disposition of engineers. The premise upon which Civilution is founded, assumes that all engineers are ethical, professional, innovators, are servants of the disenfranchised and are custodians of the natural environment – that we are in the redemption strategy to restore fairness, order and balance. But I’ll philosophise about this next month if I am not distracted by an obtuse politician.  

Civil Engineering is the SECOND MOST SCARCE SKILL IN SA!



Government recently released a list of the top 100 skills that are in short supply in the country. Engineers of various types dominate the list – Fifteen of the top twenty scarce skills are engineering related professions.  The list, which is currently in draft form, was released by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Ndzimande. Please note that this document is open for public comment until 20 June 2014.

SAAE Open Lecture 2014 Invitation

 

Join Professor Mike Muller for an open lecture on "The wicked challenge of sustaining South Africa’s water security".
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
University of the Witwatersrand.

Transportation Division hosts Annual Chairman’s Award Luncheon


The SAICE Transportation Engineering Division held their Annual Chairman’s Award Luncheon on Thursday the 29th of May 2014, at the Accolades Boutique Hotel, Midrand. The event was well attended by more than 120 engineers from the leading transportation engineering companies in the country.

R1000 FOR THE BEST NAME!

In commemoration with Youth Day this June 16, SAICE is getting ready to launch a fresh and exciting new digital magazine for our young members!

To submit your suggested name click here
Closing date: 10 June 2014

UNESCO POLAND CO-SPONSORED FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME IN ENGINEERING

Apply today for a 6 month fellowship in Poland. Successful candidates will be given an opportunity to undertake individual research in the fields of Science, Technology and Engineering.
Closing date for applications is 20 June 2014. 

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GET YOUR FREE PASS TO AFRICA'S LARGEST TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SHOW. 

The 17th annual Transport & Infrastructure conference and exhibition will be taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre between 1-2 July 2014.  Registration is completely free, simply email your name, job title, company and email address to Bianca.wiener@terrapinn.com and you instantly receive a FREE ticket to attend.

L’ORÉAL – 2015 UNESCO Awards For Women in Science

It’s time for you to nominate outstanding women scientists for the global L’Oreal UNESCO Awards for Women in Science. Five €100,000 prizes will be awarded in March 2015 in Paris to five women scientists for the contributions of their research, the strength of their commitments and their impact on society. Please note that the closing date is 15 June 2014.

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