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28 August 2018​

ECSA visits ABB as part of its effort to introduce its registration process to stakeholders

The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) on Tuesday, 22 August 2018, took initiative and went to present their process of registration at the AAB (ASEA Brown Boveri) offices in Modderfontein, Gauteng.

Among those who attended the presentation were the engineer trainees and qualified engineers who work for the ABB. Mr Mduduzi Msibi, who is a registered professional engineer with ECSA and works as a distribution manager at Eskom, led the first session and emphasized that the registration opportunity was open for everyone including potential candidates with foreign qualifications. Msibi further added that “getting registered with ECSA increases your responsibilities as an individual and one can be trusted to work without supervision”.

Msibi was able to share his own thoughts about the registration process stating that “It is very fulfilling since one is actively participating in ensuring the accreditation of technologists and technicians in South Africa”. Adding to this, Msibi said “It also an eye opening experience since one gets to understand other sectors in electrical engineering. My whole career has been with Eskom, so being able to understand what other companies do is very interesting”.

The second session was presented by Mr Lukhanyo Nyakaza an engineering manager at Transnet and is registered as a professional technologist with ECSA.  Mr Nyakazi`s session took the format of a discussion with the attendees engaging as the presentation proceeded. Mr Nyakazi in his presentation highlighted the benefits of being registered with ECSA stating that when you are registered, you are recognized internationally through mutual recognition agreements such as the Washington Accord, the Dublin Accord and the Sydney Accord. These international agreements govern the recognition of engineering educational qualifications & professional competence.

ECSA was also there to congratulate Cyndhu Sriran a female young professional engineer, who won first place at the Gen X Theatre Africa Programme within the Power-Gen and DistribuTECH Africa Conference. The programme affords students the opportunity to present their papers to an international audience thereby providing them with information across the power and energy value chain. The conference took place, at the Sandton Convention Center from 17 to 19 July 2018.


The registration tour was a success with a large number of the ABB employees looking determined in the hall to receive knowledge on the registration processes and values of ECSA.

Mashudu Tshifura