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Why is Civil Engineering no longer hold hopes for young graduates?

Civil Engineering!!!!! But why has the industry that was once a striving industry become one with no hope for young graduates. I wish we had the reset button, it really breaks my heart that youngsters that worked so hard to complete their studies end up sitting at home some even change careers after spending 3 or 4 years. What can be done? »

Is gatekeeping a solution to the crisis in the South African construction industry?

Is gatekeeping a solution to the crisis in the South African construction industry?

When discussing reasons why the so called “Construction Mafia” seems to have found traction within the South African Construction industry one of the reasons given by most Hardhat Professionals I interacted with is that it is easy in this country to start a Construction company,  there are no barriers to entry and that has led to none Construction Professionals flooding the industry.[r... »

What is the role of Construction Professionals in protecting their industry?

What is the role of Construction Professionals in protecting their industry?

The South African construction industry been making news for all the wrong reasons in the last week. [rml_read_more] First, it was the press statements condemning the “Construction Mafia” who are turning construction sites into war zones. Then the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index was released and it fell to its lowest on record, an Economist from FNB is also quoted saying “ Civil contractors should ... »

What is the role of Construction Professionals in protecting their industry?

What is the role of Construction Professionals in protecting their industry?

The South African construction industry is under siege and it is hogging the news headlines for all the wrong reasons.[rml_read_more]  First, it was the press statements condemning the “Construction Mafia” who are turning construction sites into war zones. Then the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index was released and it fell to its lowest on record, an Economist from FNB is also quoted saying “ Civil c... »

3 Ways Engineering Job Seekers Can Make Great First Impressions

3 Ways Engineering Job Seekers Can Make Great First Impressions

First impressions are critical when it comes to landing a good engineering job. [rml_read_more] Making the wrong first impression could result in you getting disqualified from a job interview and never getting the opportunity to work at your dream company. All because you made a wrong first impression; especially if you didn’t know, at the time, that you’re making wrong impressions. In this articl... »