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Alusani® Course Leader discusses how to get a handle on the implementation of GCC updates

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th October 2018 The second edition of the General Conditions of Contract for Construction Works, which is commonly referred to as GCC 2015, is a South African construction contract predominantly used for government projects. The new edition contains amendments that are still often misunderstood or not enforced... 

SAIMechE Elects First Female President

28th September 2018 The South African Institution for Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE) recently voted in their new National Council members for the 2018-2020 session at their AGM on 8 August 2018, electing Prof Debby Blaine as their new President.  Debby is an Associate-Professor at Stellenbosch University, in the... 

Bigen wins two Standard Bank Top Women Empowerment Awards

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st August 2018 The Bigen Group, an innovative and solutions-focused infrastructure development group, earned two sought-after Standard Bank Top Women Awards. Bigen was named Top Gender Empowered Company in Infrastructure Development and CEO Anton Boshoff the Top Male Driving Gender Empowerment at the annual... 

Key industry knowledge to be delivered at co-located conferences

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd August 2018 Electra Mining Africa offers further value-add to visitors attending industry conferences, which will be taking place alongside the trade show.   With a heritage to be proud of and backed by 46 years of experience, Electra Mining Africa is ranked as one of the largest mining shows in the world... 

Female civil engineer appointed Saice Amathole region chair

By: Simone Liedtke     19th June 2018 Engineering and architecture company GIBB technologist Onke Ngacu has been appointed chairperson of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) Amathole region. She is the first black woman to hold the position. 

How the application of proper construction site management techniques can reduce your impact on the community and environment

31st May 2018 Any construction site has a million moving parts to it, so this means that there is a lot that can go wrong. Construction sites and projects are incredibly dynamic and they change constantly, sometimes on an hourly basis.  This article focuses on just a few of the basics of how you can minimise... 

Inclusive infrastructure development impact – leading the charge, changing the mindset

23rd April 2018 The Bigen Group, a recognised infrastructure development activist with a reputable 46-year footprint throughout Africa, is leading the charge in infrastructure development inclusivity by empowering the women of Africa.... 

New Technical Director Channels Water Expertise Into WEC Projects

23rd March 2018 South Africa’s water sector issues can be overcome with a renewed public private sector partnership that prioritises technical skills. That’s the word from newly-installed WEC Projects Techical Director, Gunter Rencken, who believes our current challenges are not insurmountable. “Technical... 

Construction Management Programme

14th February 2018 The CMP is a middle management programme for engineers and other practitioners who have the potential for advancement into corporate management. The CMP grooms future leaders for the construction industry. Participants to the programme include delegates from client (owner) organisations,... 

Cesa to focus on strengthening engineering industry through effective leadership  

By: Anine Kilian     30th January 2018 Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has set effective, ethical leadership and embracing the fourth industrial revolution as its priorities for this year. Delivering his presidential message, in Johannesburg, on Tuesday, Cesa president Neresh Pather said the organisation would... 

‘Uplifting’ local industry: Kelmeg’s dedication to innovation, quality and customer service

24th January 2018 Lifting and rigging is a fundamental industrial activity, using a wide range of products throughout all industry sectors. Kelmeg Lifting Services (KLS), founded in 1991, is South Africa’s leading specialist in manufacturing and supplying equipment for lifting, rigging and lashing. With a proud... 

Monash South Africa to launch Engineering offering

11th January 2018 Now you can finally study a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at a private institution!   Monash South Africa (MSA) is proud to announce that they are extending their academic offering in 2018 by offering Engineering within their expanded Faculty of Business, Engineering and... 

Move to professionalise work of railway safety inspectors

By: Irma Venter     24th November 2017 The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) and the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) have signed a memorandum of onderstanding (MoU) aimed at professionalising the work of railway safety inspectors. The MoU also aims to ensure that railway safety inspectors and engineers have the necessary... 

Ecsa launches satellite office

By: Anine Kilian     23rd November 2017 In collaboration with the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ), the Engineering Council of South Africa (Ecsa) this week launched its first satellite office in East London.  “We are very excited to be launching our satellite office. During our annual stakeholder roadshows, East London... 

Double-Header For Concor In SA Best Projects Awards

9th November 2017 Concor has made a great showing in the 17th annual Construction World Best Projects competition, showcasing excellence in the South African building and civil engineering sectors. Experienced members of the construction fraternity judge the awards, which are hosted by Crown Publications, the... 

Double-Header For Concor In Sa Best Projects Awards

9th November 2017 Concor has made a great showing in the 17th annual Construction World Best Projects competition, showcasing excellence in the South African building and civil engineering sectors. Experienced members of the construction fraternity judge the awards, which are hosted by Crown Publications, the... 

MoU seeks to improve recognition of rail inspectors

By: Dylan Slater     6th October 2017 A memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at improving professionalism within the railway engineering and railway inspector field was signed between the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) and the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) last month at ECSA’s offices in Bruma, Johannesburg.  

Railway safety body and Engineering Council sign MoU

By: Irma Venter     15th September 2017 The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) and the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) on Friday signed a memorandum of onderstanding (MoU) aimed at professionalising the work of railway safety inspectors. The MoU also aims to ensure that railway safety inspectors and engineers have the necessary... 

Durban to host dozens in Africa’s rail sector

15th September 2017 Durban, South Africa will soon be host to the largest gathering of African transport professionals – both in rail and in maritime. The second annual African Rail Evolution forum, co-located with the 6th annual African Ports Evolution forum and Kwazulu-Natal Export Week will take place 17-18... 

New local engineering education standards internationally recognised

By: Robyn Wilkinson     15th September 2017 The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) is preparing for a routine assessment by the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) for continued recognition as a signatory of the Dublin and Sydney accords, which will ensure that ECSA-accredited new engineering technology and technician... 

More engineers needed to support local projects

By: Robyn Wilkinson     28th July 2017 As part of its drive to promote and support the engineering profession at multiple levels, the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) is establishing an intervention programme that will focus on accrediting engineering academies for training candidates for the purposes of registration within... 

Engineering active transformation

10th July 2017 Bluhm Burton Engineering attracts Black Economic Empowerment partner, Agile Capital. Established in 1990, Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE), is internationally recognised as a world leader in mine ventilation and cooling systems. Being a ‘proudly’ South African company, and acknowledging the needs... 

IEA recognises ECSA for a further six years for Washington Accord

By: Anine Kilian     27th June 2017 The International Engineering Alliance (IEA) has recognised the Engineering Council of South Africa’s (ECSA‘s) standards and processes for the Washington Accord for an additional six years. “The recognition of ECSA by the IEA reaffirms that ECSA conforms to global engineering education and... 

Saice in High Court bid to have ECSA council suspended

By: David Oliveira     17th March 2017 Civil engineering voluntary association (VA), the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice), on March 3 submitted to the High Court an application to have the current council members of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) suspended. Saice CEO Manglin Pillay has told... 

Taking ECSA, Minister to court was a ‘last resort’, says Saice

By: Anine Kilian     14th March 2017 Taking legal action against the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi was a last resort in attempts to have the current ECSA council suspended, South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) CEO Manglin Pillay told Engineering News Online on... 

ECSA undeterred by court litigation proceedings

By: Anine Kilian     14th March 2017 The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) on Tuesday said that it was undeterred by the allegations made by civil engineering voluntary association, the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice), over the legitimacy of ECSA’s fifth term council, which was appointed by Public... 

The Importance Of Specialisation In The Civil Engineering Sector

7th March 2017 As a Civil Engineer you may be seeking a new job opportunity. You believe that you have the qualifications and experience to land your dream job. You initiate the job application process by completing your online application, attaching your CV and creating the perfect LinkedIn profile. You expect... 

Saice approaches High Court to suspend ECSA council 

By: David Oliveira     6th March 2017 Civil engineering voluntary association (VA), the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice), on March 3 submitted to the High Court an application to have the current council members of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) suspended. Saice CEO Manglin Pillay has told... 

DEHN Africa welcomes fresh new talent

27th February 2017 DEHN Africa has grown its local team once again, with the appointment of Gerrit Meyer, as its new business development manager for Africa; Steven Weber, as an engineer; and Tatenda Gora, as a sales engineer. Meyer has a well-developed sales background and extensive work experience of more than 20... 

Eskom’s Mbuli named SAIEE’s Engineer of the Year 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th November 2016 The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) has named Eskom’s Dr Nhlanhla Mbuli as its Engineer of the Year. The award is given to a member of the SAIEE who has “energetically and voluntary” worked towards promoting electrical science and its applications to the benefit of the... 

Bigen Africa appoints Henk Bester to lead Transport directorate

19th October 2016 Solutions-driven infrastructure development group, Bigen Africa, has appointed Henk Bester as Managing Director of its Transport directorate. Bester, formerly managing director of rail at Hatch Consultants, will play a key role in driving the group’s business development goals, which include... 

Public Works thanks outgoing ECSA council 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th September 2016 The Department of Public Works (DPW) will ensure that the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and its registered members continue to play an important role in the implementation of government’s National Development Plan. Speaking on behalf of Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi at ECSA’s... 

Multi-Disciplinary Design Solutions Through Parametric Modelling Paper Presented at SEMC

22nd September 2016 Arup façade engineer, Rudolf le Roux, presented a paper on ‘Multi-Disciplinary Design Solutions Through Parametric Modelling’ at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016) recently held in Cape Town. The conference, hosted by the University... 

ECSA’s framework revisions seek to improve accountability in profession

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th September 2016 The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has concluded its nationwide consultative process on the revisions to its governance frameworks by engaging engineering practitioners of the different disciplines in the country. Revisions to the governance instruments include the Recognition of... 

ECSA concludes frameworks revision

By: Anine Kilian     22nd August 2016 The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has concluded its nationwide consultative process on the revisions to its governance instruments, including the recognition of the Voluntary Association (VA) framework, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) policy, and commitment and... 

ECSA Hosts Engineering Practitioners In Johannesburg For Consultative Session

22nd August 2016 The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) on Friday concluded its nationwide consultative process on the revisions to its governance instruments by engaging the largest concentration of engineering practitioners of different disciplines in the country, who are located in the Gauteng.... 

ECSA reviews regulatory framework

By: Anine Kilian     5th July 2016 The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) on Tuesday started its nationwide consultative process on the revisions to its governance instruments, namely the recognition of Voluntary Associations (VAs) framework, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) policy, and commitment and... 

The South African Institute of Chemical Engineers’ guest speaker at Dinner and AGM

24th May 2016 On the evening of the 4th May 2016 the brightest minds in Johannesburg gathered together at the Wanderers to hold the AGM of the SA Institute of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE). Everything was beautifully set up and we welcomed over 50 members of the Institute who all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.... 

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