South African Forum for Engineering (SAFE) is an overarching voluntary grouping comprising approximately 45 engineering entities such as Voluntary Associations, Engineering Faculties (universities), and ECSA that represent engineering in the construction and related Industries.
The purpose of this information sheet is to introduce the SAFE platform/forum to the reader.
SAFE was born out of the need to engage, collaborate and develop common purpose amongst the broad engineering fraternity. The engineers have lacked a collective voice and are seen by both the general public and the state as being disorganised and with insular interests which work against each other. Acting in silo’s when approaching various institutions, the engineers in the construction and related industries had little knowledge of the aims and objectives of each other and the direction and purpose of their individual existence.
SAFE was established as a platform/forum to coordinate the actions of all built environment professions to the benefit to all their members as a collective that would support each other, identify issues of commonality, propose joint strategies in engagement with our statutory bodies and challenge centres of power if needs be. Never afraid to speak truth to power, SAFE will represent the interest of engineers and the communities they serve and SAFE therefore calls for your support both passive and active..
It has been agreed that SAFE meetings would take the form of an open forum/ discussion-based platform where members could ‘agree to disagree’. It has been further agreed that the Forum agenda/purpose should be structured to include a strong project focus related to specific topical/core issues, and to separate Issues and Action Plans
As mentioned above, SAFE is an overarching voluntary association comprising the following engineering entities that represent engineers in the construction and related Industries:
SAFE meetings are currently held online, on a bi-monthly basis, by the representatives of the abovementioned entities to further the aims of the Forum as outlined above.
Any enquiries or correspondence may be directed to CESA, which in the interim fulfils the role of SAFE Secretariat, as indicated below.
- Secretariat: CESA (Wally Mayne PrEng)
- Email: email@example.com
- Tel: 011 463 2022
- Cell: 082 929 2790
Mr Chris Campbell PrEng
South African Forum for Engineering (SAFE)