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Message from
ECSA President
Greetings!
All ECSA Registered Persons

Dear valued ECSA stakeholders, Yet again, here we are at the helm of another eventful year for the engineering fraternity! Since the last issue of this bulletin, the ECSA team has been working on a number of exciting projects, whose successful outcomes are reflected on the pages that follow.

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Cyril Gamede, Pr. Eng
ECSA President
ECSA Stakeholder Relations
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Effective transportation services are a necessity for every country’s economy and infrastructure, hence ECSA participated on the Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) which took place at the CSIR convention Centre, Pretoria from 06 – 09 July 2015.

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The Department of Basic Education has a programme called “Jamboree on Careers and Future Choices”, which aims to focus on the development of young students that are located in different schools to ensure that they have the correct information in terms of career mapping and planning.

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The Minquiz 2015 48 finalists were excited as they attended the annual National Minquiz Science competition at Mintek, Randburg on the 14 July 2015 which is targeted at grade 12 learners.

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On 20 – 24 July 2015, Engenius supported the Department of Basic Education Careers Jamboree in the Bohlabela District, Mpumalanga. The outreaches were hosted at different schools in Bushbuckridge, Accornhoek, Tulamahashe, and Hazy-view villages.

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ECSA was invited to the Northern Cape Department of Education Career Expo which took place at the SANDF 3 SAI Battalion Military Base in Kimberley on 23 July 2015. This was a massive learning curve for ECSA about the level of career awareness in Kimberley and within the Northern Cape province as it was the first time ECSA was involved in a career guidance exhibition in the province apart from the two previous road shows on Registration and Candidacy Matters.

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ECSA once again sponsored the Consulting Engineers of South Africa (CESA) young professionals Imbizo.

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On 7 August 2015, Careers For A Powerful You together with Steve Tshwete Municipality gathered schools in Middelburg for the You Only Matriculate Once (YOMO) Career Expo with the aim of facilitating a smooth transition of 109 Grade 12 learners into tertiary.

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Rising Stars “Leaders of Tomorrow” is a non-profit organization that was founded by inspired young professionals from Eastern Cape Mount Frere in 2014, in the community of Mdakeni village. The organization aims to empower the youth by providing them with the skills to uplift themselves and their communities.

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Lady Frere is a town situated within Emalahleni Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape. Surrounding the semi-rural town is a vast number of rural villages that produce the lowest number of pass rates in Maths and Physical Science. On 06-07 August 2015, with the assistance of the Randwater Young Engineering Professionals Forum and the support of Engenius, a team was delegated to the area for a few days to motivate the leaners to consider subjects within Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) so that they are able to develop their communities in the near future.

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ECSA capitalised on an opportunity to exhibit at the Infrastructure Africa Conference held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 1st to 2nd September 2015.

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ECSA News
Announcements
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How ECSA plans to support the NDP

It was on Thursday 17 September 2015 when ECSA convened over a hundred engineering practitioners at the Sandton Convention Centre. This was to participate in the Leaderex Conference which was...
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ECSA’s visit to Istanbul

Throughout the years ECSA has, and continue to be, a signatory to two competency agreements: (1) the international Professional Engineers Agreement (IEPA) and the International Engineering Technologists Agreement (IETA)....
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ECSA Welcomes the Tanzanian Delegation

ECSA hosted a delegation from the Engineering Regulatory Board(ERB) of Tanzania on the 10 July 2015 for a benchmarking visit....

 

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UNESCO Africa Engineering Week 2015

Shortage of engineers is a major concern in Africa and across the world where there has been declining interest and enrolment of young people, especially women.Engineering is vital to addressing basic human needs, improving the ...

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ECSA News
Feature Articles

Opinion Piece: by TC Madikane

Efficient Building Lighting
Load shedding has brought awareness to most of the consumers that energy is one of resources that must utilised wisely. There are so many....
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ECSA Events

ECSA will participate in the 2015 IMESA conference in Cape Town from 27 – 30 October 2015 @ the Good Hope Centre. This is an opportunity for ECSA to encourage over a 1000 technical delegates from across all municipalities in South Africa to register with the Engineering Council. ECSA will also market their profile and the benefits of registration.  

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