Engineering Council of South Africa
The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) is the Statutory body
Statutory Corporation
A statutory corporation or public body is a corporation created by statute. While artificial legal personality is almost always the result of statutory intervention, a statutory corporation does not include corporations owned by shareholders whose legal personality derives from being registered...

 for the engineering profession
Engineering is the discipline, art, skill and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge, in order to design and build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes that safely realize improvements to the lives of...

 in South Africa
South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country in southern Africa. Located at the southern tip of Africa, it is divided into nine provinces, with of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans...


Its aims are to promote a high level of education and training of practitioners, professionalism in the engineering profession, and the interests of the profession in the country.

In South Africa Professional Engineer
Professional Engineer
Regulation of the engineering profession is established by various jurisdictions of the world to protect the safety, well-being and other interests of the general public, and to define the licensure process through which an engineer becomes authorized to provide professional services to the...

s are recognised by the post-nominal  Pr.Eng. or PrEng for engineers holding a B.Eng., B.Sc. or B.Sc.Eng. with relevant experience, and by Pr.Tech.Eng. (Professional Engineering Technologist
Engineering technician
An engineering technician is a specialist who is trained in the skills and techniques related to a specific branch of engineering, with relatively practical understanding of the general engineering concepts...

) for engineers holding a B.Tech with relevant experience and three years of practice; see Professional Engineer: Africa.

ECSA was established in terms of the Engineering Profession Act, 2000 (Act No. 46 of 2000), although its history dates to the South African Council for Professional Engineers (SACPE) in 1969.
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