SAICE has begun regular engagements with the City of Cape Town on matters relating to civil engineering and service delivery in the City. Our objective is to listen to the City and the respective challenges they experience and identify opportunities for SAICE to support the City.

We have held two engagements with the City to date and both have been quite insightful and informative. Matters addressed to date include…

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On Wednesday 4 May, the SAICE Stellenbosch Student Chapter and Civil Engineering Laboratory Managers lead engineering students on a tour through the Civil Engineering Laboratories

This was the first time that many of the students had seen the facilities of the Civil Engineering Department…

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Stephen Luger, a technical director at PRDW, addressed the branch on his topic “The Impact of Climate Change on Coastal Erosion and Flooding”. It was an excellent presentation drawing on his significant experience in coastal engineering and the impact climate change would have on it.

If you missed the presentation and would like to listen to it, Stephen has kindly provided a video recording of the presentation which you can access here.

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Provincial Planning & Development Forum

SAICE: Notes on WCPDF activities – 4 June 2022

Provincial Planning & Development Forum
The most recent meeting was held on 3 June. Unfortunately, I joined very late, but it seemed that the 26/27 May WCPDF Conference had a heavy influence on the discussion…

Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF)
Conference: 26 and 27 May in the CTICC. From Surviving to Thriving
Really well organised and an interesting array of speakers.

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Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF)

Mancom Meeting 12 April:

• One Lisa from a township development firm quoted as having said that the real heroes in the housing crisis are the micro-developers.
WCG Economic War Room has gone quiet.

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Net Zero Carbon, a local perspective – Mary Haw, Prof Marianne Vanderschuren, Tessa Brunette

This panel discussion held on 03 March 2021 was structured around the question of how the concept of Net Zero Carbon (NZC) could be incorporated in our local infrastructure projects.

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Dr James Cullis – Investing in Ecological Infrastructure

On 27 January 2021, Dr James Cullis from Zutari presented to the WC Branch on the topic of ecological infrastructure (EI). He noted that South Africa has a strong heritage of valuing EI.

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SAICE National Awards 2020

Once again, Covid-19 interfered with this year’s WC Regional Awards Dinner. There were insufficient entrants Nationally to warrant Awards Events at regional level, and it was decided after much deliberation to cancel all Regional Awards and pool all the nominations received to hold one event Nationally. The National Awards Ceremony, in partnership with PPS, was held on Thursday, 12 November in Johannesburg, and the event was live-streamed on social media platforms.

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AGM 2020

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68th Snape Memorial Lecture by Prof Vanderschuren

Our own Prof Marianne Vanderschuren presented the Snape Memorial Lecture 2020 on the 11th of November. The Snape Memorial Lecture (SML) was instituted in 1953 by the UCT students to honour the late Prof Snape. Presenting online, to 90 delegates, Prof Vanderschuren chose to follow the common structure by first introducing Prof Snape, then herself, after which she commenced into her actual lecture content, answering the question: Is Transport Planning and Implementation Failing 75% of our Citizens?

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