The Big Read: Engineers face retrenchment, struggle to find jobs

2018-10-21 08:22

Civil engineers are being retrenched, graduates are struggling to find jobs and students at universities are aware they will find it difficult to find jobs, according to chief operations officer of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Steven Kaplan.

Fall of engineering CEO a warning to patriarchal men - Gender Commission

2018-09-08 08:15

Men who speak 'loosely' will be dealt with and should learn from the termination of chief executive of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, says the Gender Commission.

Engineering body CEO commits to diversity training over 'antagonistic' column

2018-08-13 10:16

Manglin Pillay, the head of the SA Institution of Civil Engineering, has issued a brief public apology for his column questioning the place of women in engineering, and committed to undergo diversity training.

Engineering CEO apologises, keeps his job

2018-08-08 17:03

Manglin Pillay will remain the CEO of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, as the board has accepted his apology for the remarks he made about women in the engineering field.

Petition calls for removal of CEO over disparaging remarks about women engineers

2018-08-07 18:56

An organisation for women engineers is calling for the resignation of a CEO over an article he authored questioning the place of women in the industry.

Outcry after 'reckless' comments on women's place in engineering

2018-08-06 15:59

The Commission for Gender Equality wants to meet with the SA Institution of Civil Engineering after its CEO questioned SA investing in STEM careers for women, saying they are "predisposed" to caring and people oriented jobs.

 

Goals, budgets and progress reports needed to boost women in engineering

2018-09-14 07:41

The engineering industry needs to change the conversation around gender equity, says Wiebke Toussaint, a data scientist at the University of Cape Town and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders South Africa.

Engineering body removes CEO for comments about women

2018-09-07 07:13

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering has terminated Manglin Pillay’s position as CEO with immediate effect, following public outrage over his comments questioning whether women are suited to high-powered careers.

The brilliant female engineers changing SA's sanitation scenario

2018-08-09 19:45

Lack of sanitation is one of the world's leading development challenges. Meet some of the brilliant female engineers dedicated to solving it. By Sudhir Pillay.

Women engineers speak out: From no female toilets to being mistaken for a secretary

2018-08-08 06:45

Women engineers are speaking up about the negative experiences they have had working in a male-dominated industry.

Engineering body calls emergency meeting over CEO’s comments about women

2018-08-07 07:14

SAICE is under pressure to act after a lobby group called on the engineering body to “rethink their choice of CEO” after Mangin Pillay penned a widely criticised column.

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