ECSA invites you to its Gauteng Roadshow to be held on 28 May at Southern Sun OR Tambo Hotel from 5-8pm. Please find the attached invitation.
Our speaker panel includes: • ECSA President, Cyril Gamede, Pr Eng, • ECSA Vice President, Adrian Peters, Pr Eng • ECSA CEO , Dr Oswald Franks, Pr Eng • ECSA Committee Member, Dr Titus Mathe, Pr Eng
To RSVP please contact Vatiswa Dondashe on email@example.com or 011 607 9507by Wednesday, 22 May 2013 as there is limited space.
TOTALLY CONCRETE EXPO 2013
ECSA is participating in the 2013 TotallyConcrete Expo. The TotallyConcrete Expo 2013, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 3 to 5 June 2013, is a Pan-African initiative supported by over 50 participating associations and media partners from across the continent...
UPDATE- ENGINEERING THOUGHT LEADERSHIP FORUM The Engineering Council of SA(ECSA) hosted a momentous and groundbreaking Engineering Thought Leadership Forum on 12 April 2013. The conference was attended by academic representative, engineering professionals across the various disciplines. To view the presentation delivered in the plenary session please click here. 8 breakaway sessions were convened for delegates to make a contribution to co-construct the agenda of the profession. ECSA is in the process of consolidating inputs from the various breakaway sessions. Once finalized all summaries will be posted on the conference website. http://ecsa.thoughtleadershipforum.co.za/
SAIRAC- DREOSTI MEMORIAL LECTURES - JUNE 2013 The South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning(SAIRAC) will be hosting the 2013 DREOSTI memorial lectures throughout the month of June in 4 provinces; namely Gauteng, KZN, Eastern Cape and Western Cape. For further information please click here. Any enquires may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN ENGINEERING THOUGHT LEADERSHIP FORUM - 12 APRIL 2013
The Engineering Council of South Africa(ECSA) is hosting an Engineering Thought Leadership Forum on 12 April 2013 at Premier Hotel in Kempton Park. The purpose of the Forum is multiple and includes:
• Co-construction of a prioritised Thought Leadership Agenda for the Engineering Profession, • Propose an implementation plan for the Thought Leadership Agenda. ECSA aims to work closely with its Voluntary
Associations (VA’s) and independent experts to establish a Thought Leadership Forum to which all professionals and engineering graduates could contribute. Registration for this conference is free. Participants are required to register online by 8 April 2013 To register for this event please access the conference website where an on-line registration process and further information is available is: http://ecsa.thoughtleadershipforum.co.za/
DRAFT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT BILL - INVITATION TO COMMENT In the State of the Nation Address made by President Zuma on 14 February 2013, the President announced that government has published an Infrastructure Development Bill for public comment. The Engineering Council will be compiling a consolidated submission on behalf of all its stakeholders. We therefore invite all stakeholders to submit representation or comments in connection with the Draft Bill by no later than 17h00 on 15 March 2013. To access the Draft Infrastructure Development Bill please click here. All representations and comments must be submitted in writing to email@example.com
REVISION OF TRANSITION PLAN FOR THE NEW REGISTRATION SYSTEM
The date of introduction of the New Registration System for Candidate and Professional Engineers had originally been announced as 1 November 2012. Due to a number of operational reasons, the transition arrangements have been revised to 1 April 2013. In addition, Council has given applicants the option of continuing to apply using the existing documentation and being assessed against the existing requirements in policy document R2/1A section 5 until 31 March 2015 (the Legacy System). More
ECSA 2011/12 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE The Annual Report of the Engineering Council of South Africa is now available for download. The report covers the 2011/2 year of operation of the Council, ending 31st March 2012. A distribution of the Annual Report to all ECSA stakeholders will occur during the next few weeks.
ECSA AND DHE&T ANNOUNCES AN ENGINEERING EDUCATION CONFERENCE The Engineering Council of South Africa and the Department of Higher Education and Training have joined forces to convene a national conference to discuss engineering education with the aim of “developing a national strategy to increase engineering graduate output”. The Conference will be held on 16 October 2012 at the Premier Hotel OR Tambo in Kempton Park, Gauteng. Registration for this conference is free but prospective participants are required to register online by 28 September 2012. For Registration and Conference details, please click on FULL ARTICLE
YOUNG ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL NEWSLETTERS For the current and archived Young Engineering Newsletters click here
ECSA ANNOUNCES 5 NEW ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY QUALIFICATION STANDARDS ECSA has developed a new suite of engineering technology qualification standards to fulfill the educational qualification requirements for registration as a Candidate or Professional Engineering Technician or Technologist. All institutions offering engineering technology qualifications in South Africa will gradually phase in these new standards.
ECSA KZN ROADSHOW
The Engineering Council hosted a roadshow in KZN on 27 November 2012 to communicate its strategic positioning to its stakeholders in KZN. Mr Edgar Sabela, Executive: Strategic Services was the programme director and the roadshow attracted over 120 delegates from industry, government and the academic fraternity. Key issues discussed were ECSA repositioning strategy and the presidential infrastructure initiative. Other topics included the Engineering skills summit as well as registration and candidacy matters.
The speaker panel included, ECSA President, Mr Cyril Gamede, ECSA Vice-President, Mr Adrian Peters, Dr Oswald Franks, ECSA CEO and Mr TC Madikane, ECSA Committee Member. ECSA will be taking its strategic positioning roadshows to other parts of the country throughout the course of 2013. You can read more about the roadshow presentations by downloading copies of our roadshow slides below.
WORLD ENGINEERING FORUM 2012 Voluntary Associations (VAs), engineers and industry are notified of the upcoming World Engineering Forum 2012 from 17 to 21 September in Ljubljana, Slovenia. For more information, click here
APPOINTMENT OF NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS BY THE MINISTER On the 31st of January 2012, the Honourable Minister of Public Works, Mr T.W. Nxesi, appointed forty two (42) persons as members to the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).On the 16 May 2012 a further seven (7) members were appointed by the Minister. The remaining one (1) member is yet to be announced.
REGISTRATION PROCEDURE FOR UDW CIVIL ENGINEERING (2002 ONWARD) GRADUATES Due to the Engineering Council of South Africa&rsquos (ECSA) de-accreditation of the University of Durban-Westville (UDW) BSc (Eng) Civil Engineering qualification in February 2003, a total of 51 students from UDW are in possession of the non-accredited BSc (Eng) (Civil) degree (2001 - 2004). ECSA has made two options available to the remaining UDW graduates, who wish to obtain an ECSA recognized degree and/or seek registration with ECSA...
ECSA ALERT ON BOGUS ENGINEERING REGISTRATION ORGANISATIONS The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) wishes to alert engineering graduates and the public that ECSA is the only national statutory body which is eligible to register engineering professionals...
The SA Institute of Steel Construction is organising a conference called SteelFuture on 5 and 6 March 2013. The Conference intends to bring people in the building and construction industrytogether and is aimed at the whole value chain for steel construction: steel industry, steelwork contractors, the professions dealing with structural steel and the clients of the steel construction industry – manufacturing, process and mining industries, property and construction. SteelFuture will afford everybody in construction, and especially steel in all forms of construction, to be exposed to the newest thought and ideas across a broad range of relevant topics.
With some 25 leading international speakers supplementing the local ones and topics like cutting edge technology, what the world of the future will expect of the industry and several others; the conference is bound to be illuminating. Register for this conference and be the first to get valuable insight and opportunities into the steel industry. Click on the following link for more information and registration: http://www.steelfutureconference.co.za/index.php
ARE YOU PLANNING ON BUILDING A NEW STRUCTURE OR ALTERING AN EXISTING ONE?
Reside in the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipal Area? Then this is for you! Any new building or alteration that adds on or changes the structure of an existing building must be approved by City’s Planning Development Management Department. For information on the how, where and why of submitting plans and who to contact, follow this link.
ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS
EFFECTIVE AS OF 1 JANUARY 2011
In the past ECSA refunded the full application fee when an application was either withdrawn by the applicant or closed by the registration department due to incomplete information being submitted, and only if the application was handled administratively and not yet referred to a registration committee. Due to administrative costs, ECSA will now only refund 50% of the amount paid towards application fees in such cases. The new system comes into effect with all applications received as from 1 January 2011.
ATTENTION ALL FOREIGN APPLICANTS If you are in possession of a FOREIGN QUALIFICATION you MUST complete the Foreign Qualification Assessment form first, in order to have your qualification evaluated for registration purposes. Please DO NOT complete a Registration form directly, as this will delay your application from being considered. However, this is not applicable for educational qualifications covered by a Mutual Exemption Agreement, an approved International Register or the Washington, Sydney or Dublin Accords.
As ECSA receives numerous requests from applicants who hold foreign qualifications, we advise that requests for letters to Home Affairs for your Quota Work Permit can only be accepted on a Tuesday and Thursday between 10am – 12pm. If you submit a request on a Tuesday, then your letter will be ready for collection on a Thursday, during the stipulated time. If your request is received on a Thursday, then the letter will be ready for collection on the following Tuesday.
ATTENTION: REVIEW OF THE METHOD OF INQUIRY
ECSA has in terms of section 36(2)(a)published for comment draft Rules on its Method of Inquiry into alleged Improper Conduct. Please submit your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org .
IMPROVING THROUGHPUT IN THE ENGINEERING BACHELORS DEGREE This report is the outcome of a review initiated in April 2011 by the Engineering Council of South Africa, aimed at identifying ways of improving throughputs in the engineering bachelors degree
AN URGENT CALL FOR EXPERT INVESTIGATORS ECSA regularly has the need to call on registered professionals for assistance in investigating alleged improper conduct on the part of other registered persons, or investigating engineering related undertakings whereby public health and safety may have been prejudiced
From time to time ECSA publishes Advisory Notes and Alerts on engineering-related matters. These are informative documents and do not replace ECSA&rsquos approved policies, standards and procedures. While every effort to ensure the correctness of the information provided in these Advisory Notes, the onus rests on readers to ensure that the provisions of legislation applicable to engineering work and services are complied.