I sit here and ask myself if he has any daughters, is this how he is raising them? - to believe that they will remain minors and nannies.
According to him, women are there to serve men - nothing more, nothing less. I find this not only archaic and retrogressive but sadly demeaning to women who are in the engineering sector in South Africa.
I find this extremely toxic for someone who purports to lead an organisation that is supposed to produce women who will ensure that our economy matches that of the developed world and we become a prosperous country.
He went on to write that where women and men do the same amount of work but are not paid equally, it was because women are agreeable.
His advice to women? Stop being agreeable when negotiating pay.
Blaming the victim is the easiest route for him, rather than interrogating the power inequalities prevalent in the world of work, which is largely dominated by men.
I am convinced that he lives in his own world.
He is institutionalising sexism in the workplace under the guise that women are better suited to do the caring work and not engineering.
I am shocked that the SAICE decided to keep Pillay in his position.
Its president, Errol Kerst, said: "While the publication of Pillay's article was unfortunate, we cannot ignore his invaluable contribution to SAICE and the broader engineering sector over the past eight years.
"The board has accepted his apology."