The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE)

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institution-of-civil-engineeringThe finals of AQUALIBRIUM, the exciting SAICE-WRC Schools Water Schools Competition 2012 were held at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Friday 27 July 2012. This worthwhile competition never fails to excite the teams, spectators and everyone involved! The Water Research Commission (WRC) is the major sponsor for 2012.

Winners of the regional competitions come to Johannesburg from as far as Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Buffalo City (East London), Pietermaritzburg, Richards Bay, Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth) and Middelburg in Mpumulanga, to battle the local winners for top honours.

The generous sponsorship of the Water Research Commission (WRC), as well as VelaVKE, FIBERPIPE, Marley PipeSystems, WISA (Water Institute of Southern Africa), SSI Engineers & Environmental Consultants, ILISO Consulting and Rand Water made the event possible.

It is only with the assistance of private sector companies that SAICE can continue this valuable project through which three students were inspired to study civil engineering: at WITS University there are two students, one in his third year, and one in his second year, and at UCT there is one student doing his second year. And they all come from the very disadvantaged Phomolong Secondary School in Tembisa.