Mr. L Tshele
He matriculated in 2002 at Queens College Boys High school in Queenstown where his love for the construction started, at that time the town was booming with construction activity and he would visit all interesting construction sites ranging from hospitals; several road contracts and a few office blocks. He was always fascinated about the different resources that would be utilized on a construction site to bring it to completion. It was no surprise that he enrolled at the University of Johannesburg (formerly known as Wits Technikon) in 2003 immediately after completing his matric to study towards a National Diploma in Building Science which he obtained in record time at the end of 2005. He then decided to major in Quantity Surveying and finally obtaining his B-Tech degree at the end of 2006. He had been a bursary student with one of the major earthmoving contractors in the country and was immediately put on a contract to perform his duties as a Junior Quantity Surveyor. Within a year he was promoted
to a full Quantity Surveyor within Grinaker-Lta Roads and Earthworks. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business administration with the Henley Business School. He has since been registered with the Association of Quantity Surveyors and is currently busy with registration with the Council of South African Quantity Surveyors. He has attended several construction law and claims courses, together with a Project management one year certificate course which he undertook with Unisa needless to say that he passed it with distinctions. He has undertaken several Road contracts with the highlight of his career thus far being the Package F contract of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project which is the N3 section that starts from Geldenhuys interchange through the Gillooly’s interchange ending at the Buccleuch Interchange that links the N3 to the N1.This contract is to the value of R1.4 Billion rands and is funded by SANRAL. One more highlight is the Construction of Access Roads to the Ingula Pumped storage scheme, which lies just out of Ladysmith on the Free State and KZN border. The scheme is a hydro electrical power supply facility and was funded by Eskom. This was whilst still at Aveng Grinaker-LTA Roads and Earthworks.
Mr. Bongani Msimango
He developed a great passion for the Civil engineering industry over the years during his childhood in the townships. It was encouraging to see a team of skilled people constructing a water reservoir walking distance from my home place. This magnificent concrete structure symbolized the passion and technical ability that our own South African people uphold. He matriculated at Micha Kgasi High School in 2002 where he decided to follow his dream of becoming a qualified Civil Engineer. He then perused his dream by enrolling with the University of Johannesburg in 2003 where he completed a National Diploma in Civil Engineering in 2005. He was offered a bursary in 2004, and had an opportunity to do the experiential training
for one year in the Eastern Cape region. He was then appointed permanently as a site engineer in one of the major roads construction projects. He was later promoted to a sub agent position where he reported directly to the project manager. He was then registered as Professional Civil Technician in 2011 with the Engineering Council of South Africa. He is currently completing his B Tech degree in Construction management. He managed multi-disciplinary projects incorporating the earthworks and concrete structures. He many courses relevant to project management that includes MS projects, CCS Planning and Estimating. His ability to lead and communicate well with the team has seen all the projects that he took part on them being a great success. He managed multimillion projects successfully, which resulted in client satisfaction. The highlight in his career was the Mokolo pipeline project where a 45km long steel water pipe had to be laid from Mokolo dam all the way Matimba power at Ellisras. During his career, he achieved over 1 million LTI free hours. One of the highlight projects is the Gauteng Improvement Project for the total value of R1.8 billion.