10 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2017
Date Written: November 2, 2017
This South African Academy of Engineers lecture addresses the importance of technical experts who are embedded in a society. Engineers and engineering, as well as the wider community of technical professionals have a vital role to play in South Africa’s future. But what must engineers do to turn this vision into a reality? What (and how) can professional engineers do to keep policy debates technically informed while contributing to the South Africa’s ongoing transformation? And what can we learn from Cape Town’s immediate water problems?
Keywords: decolonisation, developmental state, engineering, professionals, south africa, cape town, water
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