The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 90 (2012) > Issues > Issue 8 > Regional Group Profile (South Africa)
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Regional Group Profile (South Africa)

The oldest of the Institution’s international Regional Groups highlights its involvement with the National Building Regulations amongst its other activities The South Africa Branch (now Regional Group) of the Institution of Structural Engineers became the first to be established outside the UK, in 1937. Subsequently it was merged into a joint initiative between the Institution and the South African Institution of Civil Engineers, becoming the Joint Structural Division (JSD). This Division currently represents some 1345 members in South Africa and is becoming the natural home to members in the Southern African Region. At present there are members of all Institution grades located within the region and the JSD provides a vital linkage between international and local organisations. Having reinvigorated the committee we are gaining traction in many areas and now looking forward to supporting a significant number of candidates seeking to participate in the Institution’s examinations. The focus with the restructuring of the committees is to increase the benefit that this grouping can deliver to its members and to generally uplift the standard of engineering within the region. This approach is aimed initially at universities and student membership but, via the codes of practice and continuous professional development, also assisting the profession and Chartered members alike.

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Keywords: South, Africa, Regional, Group