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ECSA confirms court litigation proceedings

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 matter.
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                                        
Christopher Tsatsawane                                                            
Executive: Strategic Services                                                      

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