In a recent Professional Provident Society (PPS) survey of 400 South African engineers, it was revealed that a mere 42% of engineers believed that government was effectively delivering on its promised infrastructure spend.
PPS head of group marketing and stakeholder relations stated that the survey results were not surprising, given the widespread concerns about infrastructure goals not being met.
However, South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) said government was delivering on its promises regarding the infrastructure spend announced over the past few years, even though progress was extremely slow.
- 18% of engineers surveyed believed that enough was being done to attract new engineers to the profession.
- Higher Education and Training Minister said that while the number of engineering graduates had increased from 8 424 in 2009 to 9 387 in 2011, this was still below the target of 10 093