SAAE Academy Lecture 2017
SAAE Fellow Professor Mike Muller presented the 2017 Academy Lecture “Decolonising Engineering” on 2 November 2017 in the Snape Lecture Theatre at the University of Cape Town. Prof Muller is a former Director General of the Department of Water and Sanitation and he used the current water crisis in Cape Town to focus on how engineers can realise the vision of keeping policy debates technically informed while contributing to South Africa’s ongoing transformation. The lecture provided some perspectives, through the lens of water, on the challenges that engineers and engineering face in a 21st century non-racist, non-sexist, democratic South Africa. Prof Muller will present the lecture in other centres early in 2018.