Chairman’s Award

The prestigious award is presented at the annual Chairman’s Award function held in Gauteng.

Committee members of the Transportation Division nominate potential recipients, according to the criteria. The award selection committee, consisting of the immediate past Chairperson, the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson, establish a shortlist of maximum three candidates.

The Chairperson makes the decision of the Recipient of the Chairperson’s Award for the particular year.

Adjudication criteria include the following:

The primary criteria used in the process of selection include the following:

  1. Relevance in the context of the world today
  2. Visible impact and positive influence on transport industry and affected communities
  3. Innovation and support / development of new thinking and ability to think beyond the norm
  4. Social responsibility and willingness to serve on institutions promoting the transport profession / agenda or supporting the intentions of the transport industry
  5. Ability to be inclusive in understanding the wider value of transport and environments that influence transport
  6. Willingness to fight for the cause of transport in conditions of adversity through an understanding of the role and importance of transport in transforming communities and economies.

Additional criteria used in the process of selection include the following: 

  1.  A professional within the Civil Engineering Industry
  2. A member with SAICE Transport Division for more than 10 years
  3. Academic pursuits in the field of Transportation
  4. Leadership abilities.

KwaZulu-Natal Certificate of Recognition

This award is similar to Chairman’s Award and the recipient/s are based in KwaZulu-Natal. The certificates of recognition are presented at the annual KwaZulu-Natal Luncheon.

Best Paper Award

The best paper awards are presented at the annual Chairman’s Award function in Gauteng.

Papers prepared for local and international events during the previous year are considered.

A member of the committee facilitates the collation and the adjudication of qualifying papers.

The papers are divided into two categories:

  • Best Paper Award in the category Pavement Engineering
  • Best Paper Award in the category Traffic Engineering

Prizes of R2000-00 per category are given to the award recipients, with a certificate for each of the winners and commendation prize for a paper worthy of merit (optional).

Adjudication criteria include the following:

  • Originality
  • Soundness
  • Relevance
  • Interest and
  • Clarity

Best Paper by a Young Professional

The award for the best paper by a young professional (under 35) is presented annually at the South African Transport Convention (SATC) Cocktail function. The Paper is selected from SATC submissions. The SATC Committee compiles the papers for the division prior to SATC. Adjudication is managed by the vice-chair of the division.

The prize includes a R1 000 book prize, with a certificate for the winner and commendation for a meritorious paper (optional).

Best Dissertation – Book prize

This award is for the best dissertation at Masters Level in Transport Engineering. The division presents the award at the regional luncheons held in KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town annually.  A call for Best Dissertations is put out to three institutes:

  • Pretoria – University of Pretoria
  • Cape Town – University of Stellenbosch, and
  • Johannesburg – University of Johannesburg

These are awarded by the division at an event located in close vicinity to the students.

One award per region is given. The prize includes a R500 book prize, with a certificate for the winner and runner up (optional).