Engineering a future

The Engineering Council of South Africa will convene its inaugural summit on the state of the profession next month.

South Africa has one engineering professional for every 3 166 citizens, the council said this week, announcing the summit. “This level of provision of engineering skills pales in comparison with countries like Brazil and India, which have one engineer for 227 and 157 of their respective populations.”

The summit will be held in Johannesburg on September 22 “to shape the future of the engineering profession in South Africa … and provide a platform for all stakeholders to discuss and address activities and programmes geared towards a globally competitive and sustainable engineering industry”, the council said.

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