Our Role

The Municipal Academy delivers courses for municipal engineering and planning practitioners to enhance their ability to deliver, operate and maintain municipal services. Several courses have been developed for municipalities on request over the years along with developing SOPs and delivering training on the implementation of SOPs. For more information contact zan@saicepdp.org.

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Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA)


SAICE-PDP currently has a contract with the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) to deliver a range of courses for municipal officials. There is no charge for municipal officials to attend the scheduled courses. The courses on offer are listed below. More detail and booking forms can be found under the Course Calendar pop-down menu, as and when they are scheduled.

Civil engineering

Electrical Engineering

Waste Management

Contract Management and Project Delivery





A municipality can schedule an in-house course covering any of these topics at the municipality’s cost. Please contact Zan Mlambo on zan@saicepdp.org for a quote.

Other Courses and Services

Several courses over and above those available through the MISA programme are also available. Contact zan@saicepdp.org for more details

Water Services
  • Getting Acquainted with Urban Water Management
  • Getting Acquainted with Water Conservation and Demand Management
  • The Importance of Data Logging and Interpretation of Logging Results for WDM course
  • Getting Acquainted with Water Resource Management
  • Drinking Water Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Operation of Water Treatment Works
  • Operation of Wastewater Treatment Works
  • Biological Wastewater Treatment, principles, modelling and design
  • Water Safety Planning for Engineers
  • Wastewater Abatement Planning for Engineers
  • Decentralise Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Sludge Treatment and Disposal
Road to Registration
  • Road to Registration for Candidate Engineers, Technicians and Technologists
  • Road to Registration for Mature Candidates
  • Road to Registration for GIS Candidates
  • Road to Registration for Candidate Planners
  • The Direct Route to Registration as a Construction Project Manager or Construction Manager

Job Descriptions

SAICE-PDP in conjunction with Buffalo City and Gauteng COGTA developed a suite of job descriptions relating to engineering departments in municipalities in ~2010 in response to the local government Competence Framework which was being developed. Organograms for each of the key civil engineering departments are displayed, posts can be selected, and associated job descriptions downloaded and edited to suite.