Cement & Concrete SA is proud to announce that in terms of Section 25 of the Engineering Profession Act (Act No 46 of 2000), we have been Recognized as a Voluntary Association (Category B) of the Engineering Council of South Africa.

This VA status confirms CCSA’s rightful place as a professional member-based body in the South African built environment landscape.

Our VA recognition has a huge boon for those CCSA members registered with ECSA in that they can claim one CPD point for their membership and get a discount on their ECSA fees.

We urge all CCSA members, who are suitably qualified or in-training, to register with the Engineering Council to be eligible to use the abbreviations Pr Eng, Pr Tech Eng, Pr Cert Eng, Pr Techni Eng, or ‘Candidate’ after their names.

Individuals can register as Professionals (professional engineers, technologists, technicians, and certificated engineers) or Candidates (engineers, technologists, technicians, or certificated engineers). A person may not practice in any of the categories contemplated in Professional section unless he or she is registered in that category.

The Candidate Category only provides for the registration of persons who meet the academic requirements for registration in the Professional Categories referred to above and who are undergoing professional development (preferably) under a Commitment and Undertaking. It should be noted that all persons who are registered for example as “Engineers in Training” can automatically refer to themselves as “Candidate Engineers”.