The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) first signed an agreement of co-operation in October 1992.  Over time the agreement has been reaffirmed and expanded to include the establishment of a SAICE-ICE Liaison Committee to co-ordinate services to members between the two institutions. Discussions on how best the two institutions could work together, given that the majority of ICE members who reside in South Africa are members of both institutions, commenced with the ICE Presidential visit to South Africa in November 2004. The end result of the dialogue between the two institutions was the establishment of the Joint Civils Division of SAICE and ICE (now ICE-SA), following the ICE Presidential visit in January 2007. ICE-SA has been established along the lines of the very successful Joint Structural Division established between SAICE and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in 1993.

This page identifies the grades of membership offered by the two institutions.

The other Membership Pages of this website provide links to the ICE and SAICE webpages for more detailed information on grades of membership,  admission requirements,  membership fees and subscriptions associated with each grade of membership and indicates what mutual exemption arrangements are currently in place regarding professional registration.