The first ever Civilution Congress concluded last night (8 April 2014) in high spirits and with a common verdict: a great success. With opening day speakers such as Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and Minister in the Presidency, National Planning Commission, Trevor Manuel, the atmosphere was charged with expectation.
Trevor Manuel wants change. Badly. Speaking at the opening plenary he called for a compact between business, engineers and government to commit to rethinking who we are, where we want to be and how we are going to get there. “Engineers need to take the lead – they need to engineer. The time to innovate is now; the time challenge is now”, Manuel speaks with passion, and as an engineer himself, speak from a unique point of view.