Urgent request for comments on the MOU between PICC and ECSA

Dear Member Background On the 19 October 2012, ECSA President, Mr Cyril Gamede Pr Eng, signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) with the PICC at a Presidential Infrastructure Investment Conference which was held in Sandton, to create an essential partnership between the government and the broader Engineering Profession. The parties committed to formalising the Memorandum

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ENGINEERING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA

Proposed 2014 draft Guideline for Services and Processes for Estimating Fees for Persons Registered in terms of the Engineering Profession Act,(Act No.46 of 2000) You are invited to comment on the said draft Guideline for 2014. Proposed ECSA Guideline fees Dec 2013 V1 2 for 1Jan 2014 1. Background The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)

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MPumi Cartoon launched

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The Civil Engineering magazine (July edition) published the first controversial MPumi cartoon which is aimed at commenting on pertinent issues in the civil engineering industry. This first illustration had a look at the construction cartel that is currently making waves for all the wrong reasons…

Municipal wastewater treatment technology choices compromise service delivery

water and environment affairs

A new report by the Water Research Commission (WRC) has found that almost half of South Africa’s wastewater treatment plants had “inappropriate” or “less than suitable” technology with respect to their resource base and their capacity to manage and provide effluent quality requirements. The study, undertaken in conjunction with the South African Local Government Association,

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GRAVE THREAT TO VAAL RIVER SYSTEM SUPPLY

Vaal-River

Few seem to realise that the Vaal River system that supplies half of the GNP of the country is effectively in assured yield deficit (and has been so for the last few years). This dire situation has been masked by a long run of good rains, but this will not last. Ironically, the longer the

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