Background to the ICE-SA Division
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) first signed an agreement of co-operation in October 1992. Over time the agreement has been reaffirmed and expanded to include the establishment of a Joint Committee to co-ordinate services to members between the two institutions. Discussions between the 2004 presidents of ICE and SAICE took place during an ICE presidential visit to South Africa on how best the two institutions could work together, given that the majority of ICE members who reside in South Africa are members of both institutions.
The end result of these discussions was the signing of an Agreement of Co-operation and the establishment of a ICE-SAICE Joint Division in 2007.
The Division is governed by a committee in terms of a set of rules agreed between the two institutions.
The name of the Division was originally agreed as the Joint Civils Division, however during 2010, the name was changed to the ICE-SA Division during 2011, and agreed by the Councils of the ICE and SAICE.