• Can Civil Engineering Be Considered an Art?

    Blade Ndzimande recently called the new Mount Edgecombe interchange in KwaZulu-Natal a “work of art”, which leaves the question open as to whether civil engineering can be considered an art of its own.   Miranda Housden of the Institution for Civil Engineers in South West......

  • Why corporate social responsibility is one of Rumdel’s priorities

    In an article published by Jonathan Johannes for the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Cape, corporate social responsibility (CSR) in South Africa “broadly refers to all of an organisation’s impacts on society and the need to deal responsibly with the impacts on......

  • How the Rumdel Bursary Scheme Changes Lives

    Success lies where preparation and opportunity meet. But when opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Inspired by this sentiment so deeply embedded in their philosophy, Rumdel Cape awards bursaries on an annual basis, providing opportunities for individual excellence while creating a management profile that celebrates......

  • Working towards equality with women in civil engineering

    In the previous blog, we explored the benefits of diversity in civil engineering. We concluded that diversity is positive because it extends the talent pool and expands peoples’ horizons to embrace different and new cultures and values. Just over half of the world’s population is......

  • Why it is essential for construction companies to prioritise diversity

    ‘Diversity’ is not just a catch phrase. Given South Africa’s history, diversity is an imperative for all companies, not only those in construction. Diversity is of such importance that, in addition to being a strategic imperative, in South Africa, it is also a legal imperative.......

  • Why it is important for construction companies to be weary of the environment

    Civil Construction and the Environment Civil Construction has the potential to have a significant impact on our environment. Every stage of the construction process has measurable environmental effects, for example: clearing a site, setting up offices and site accommodation, mining processes to source material, construction......

  • How we can help with infrastructure projects in rural communities

    Rumdel is extensively active in rural areas and this is just one of the ways that Rumdel contributes to community upliftment. There are infinite opportunities for infrastructure projects in rural communities – where it is needed most. Rumdel could potentially play a huge role in......

  • What you need to study to become a civil engineer in South Africa

    If you are in your final years of school and have your eye on a career in engineering, it’s important to know what to study and the best place to go! Here’s a guide on what to do, and maybe you will end up with......

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    Growing Organically.

    Growing Organically: Building a Career in Civil Engineering    We firmly believe in our staff and the value that each person brings to the Rumdel Cape family. It has been said that without good staff, you cannot run a successful business and we believe this......

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    Studying for a career in Engineering.

    Studying for a career in Engineering. The life of an engineer is an exciting one. It can be extremely rewarding to see the finished product of your time and effort, especially when it involves creating something as complex as a bridge or building. Being an......