Engineering council confirms litigation proceedings

March 15th, 2017, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize, Articles: EngineerIT, Articles: Vector


The South African engineering landscape has of late been dominated by news of a litigation process spearheaded by a select few of the Engineering Council of South Africa’s (ECSA’s) voluntary associations. These developments have arisen following the recent appointment of ECSA’s council. ECSA received court papers from SAICE on Friday, 3 March 2017.

As a statutory council regulating and registering engineering practitioners, ECSA’s mandate is subdued to the Department of Public Works (DPW), which upholds the legislative authority for the built environment in its entirety. ECSA is the second respondent in this matter.

The applicants allege that due processes were not observed and complied with by the DPW and ECSA in the appointment of the council, 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 focused on the delivery of its transformation trajectory for the benefit of the engineering sector and South Africa in general.

Read the full article here.

Contact Christopher Tsatsawane, Engineering Council of South Africa, Tel 011 607-9557,














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