The functions of ICE-SA are to:
- Perform learned society activities that are of mutual interest to both ICE and SAICE with particular emphasis on matters that are of international concern.
- Perform the normal ICE country representative services.
- Arrange ICE-SAICE Presidential Visits.
- Arrange Brunel International Lectures.
- Promote and communicate ICE and SAICE publications, programmes, best practices and initiatives.
- Provide developing country inputs into ICE initiatives and projects.