A Joint Division of the Institution of Civil Engineers and
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Cape Town: Lecture by Anne Wilson: Transnet Capital Projects: One Programme, Two Huge Challenges

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19 August 2008

THE JOINT CIVILS DIVISION LECTURE SERIES 2008

 LECTURE BY ANNE WILSON, CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER, TRANSNET CAPITAL PROJECTS - CAPE TOWN

The Joint Civils Division of SAICE and ICE hosted its latest event in the 2008 Lecture Series in Cape Town at the Chemical Engineering Seminar Room at the University of Cape Town.

Transnet Capital Projects: One Programme, Two Huge Challenges 

The lecture was presented by Anne Wilson,  Chief Procurement Officer, Transnet Capital Projects.  The lecture addressed the following pertinent procurement issues:

 

How do we change the way employers and contractors engage so that we can address two of the biggest challenges we face on this programme:

1.       How to harness all the skills and expertise needed to deliver this complex and varied infrastructure programme; and
2.       How to ensure that through this programme South Africa’s construction industry evolves and transforms to better represent the demographics of the country and develop the skills and flexibility required to be competitive and sustainable in the international market.

Anne Wilson will give an overview of the Transnet Capital Programme, and then discuss some of the alternative contracting strategies they are starting to employ to deal with the questions raised above.

The talk was followed by a short update on the division by the Chairman, Mr Mike Lomas, refreshments and networking time with peers.
We offer CPD points for this lecture to those people whose e-mail addresses were entered into the attendance register.

We would like to thank all those people who took the time to come and listen to the lecture, meet the Joint Civils Division, and support us!

Ann Wilson's presentation is available for download from this link - click here (1214 kb)