The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) is a voluntary organisation with approximately 8 000 members. The Institution provides technical leadership in support and enhancement of poverty alleviation, sustainable development, and the development and maintenance of infrastructure. Its specialist divisions include water engineering, transportation engineering, railway and harbour engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, information technology, and project management. SAICE has a worldwide liaison network and links with many international bodies. The Africa Engineers Forum, which was established by SAICE, currently commands a high level of credibility and respect across the globe.