The South African engineering
landscape has of late been dominated by news of a litigation process that a
select few of ECSA’s recognised Voluntary Associations have spearheaded for the
ruling of the High Court. These developments have risen following the recent
appointment of ECSA’s 5th term council. ECSA received court papers from
SAICE on Friday, 03rd March 2017.
As a statutory council that regulates
and registers engineering practitioners, ECSA’s mandate is subdued to the
Department of Public Works which upholds the legislative authority for the
built environment in its entirety. ECSA is the second respondent in this
The applicant is alleging that due
processes were not observed and complied with by the Department of Public Works
and ECSA in the appointment of the 5th term Council, which was
inaugurated in September 2016.
ECSA reserves the right not to make
any further comments until the court rules on this matter. We remain focussed and committed to the achievement of
our legislative mandate.
ECSA is undeterred by these developments and
remains focussed on the delivery of its transformation trajectory for the
benefit of the engineering sector and South Africa in general.
Engineering Council of South Africa
Executive: Strategic Services
Telephone: +2711 607 9557