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Author: Cartmell

SCIP Engineering’s very own Christine Kalmer has been selected to represent South Africa in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. A qualified Civil Engineer, Christine Kalmer decided to reach new frontiers and not only go for the career but her dream too. From the age of six, Christine knew that she wanted to be an Olympic Athlete and now with time, training, support and immense dedication Christine has reached her dream. Christine first drew attention when she clocked 2:33:43 in her second marathon ever in Valencia late last year. She has continued to prove her capabilities and prove to everyone here...

At a time of great change and even greater transformation, a wonderful partnership emerged. In 1997 two men: Ephraim Phumuga Mogale and Kobus Booyens Snr, who had a vision infused by the philosophies of unity, community, implementation and partnership came together and brought about a legacy. Ephraim believed in the principles of Ubuntu. He had dedicated his life in service to people and this was evident in the many projects that he associated himself with. As one of the founders of Simunye Consulting and Implementation Partnership (SCIP), he was passionate about partnering with communities and building up communities. Ephraim, in association...

A number of employees made up the SCIP team and took part in the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) relay on Saturday the 03 September. It took great dedication from our team to get to the Kyalami Country Club as early as 07:00 on a Saturday and still serve, run, walk, play volleyball and cycle with the energy the team had. It took even more dedication for some of our team members to take part in more than one activity in the blistering heat. Congratulations to the SCIP cycling team that won gold in the recreational category. It was, indeed, a great...

We are given the opportunity to realise that we share the world, a world that has touched us differently, and once we allow ourselves to touch each other’s worlds in a meaningful way we begin to actualise the words of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela when he said: “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” Mama Miriam Sithole, an 86-year-old lady from Alra Park, provided us with an opportunity to touch her life this Mandela Day. She is currently raising her two grandchildren...

At SCIP Engineering, we say the most important bridges we build are between human beings. The “Pampoenkoets” is proof of our determination to build bridges between the people of our communities. What is the “Pampoenkoets”? It’s a story that shines with hope and it starts with the Newclare Reformed Church. The church has been without a reverend for the past 15 years, simply because and they cannot afford to appoint one. However, the congregation has survived together, despite the fact they are a very poor coloured community who come from areas as far and wide as Westbury, Newclare, Claremont, Coronation, Riverlea and...

Ocean Scrappers, powered by SCIP Engineering group, participate in the annual boat race. On the 13th of October 2018, a group of third-year students from the University of Johannesburg took part in the Annual Boat Race hosted by the Concrete Society of Southern Africa. The boat race was held at the Benoni Boat Racing Club at Homestead Lake. The team, Ocean Scrappers, along with other participants of the boat race were tasked with constructing a lightweight one-man canoe using concrete as a primary constituent. Ocean Scrappers consists of 7 members namely Peace Sifiso Masango, Mahlodi Mogale, Makgale Malatji, Sadam Lehutjo, Neo Mashiane,...

Stories of Destruction & Restoration Over 200 families in Duduza celebrated their 2011 Christmas in brand new homes. A remarkable feat considering the total tornado devastation of their community on 2 October 2011. The restoration and rebuild of some 1 309 homes were made possible by the generous donations of a few private South African companies, including the SCIP Engineering Group, together with a variety of government agencies and NGOs – a general restoration of hope and faith in humanity. [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="17886,17887,17876,17878,17879,17880,17883,17884,17885,17882,17881" img_size="full" column_number="3" grayscale="no" images_space="gallery_with_space"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...