I wish to convey my sincere appreciation to the Institution for electing me as President for this year. My election is a departure from precedent, as I have followed a somewhat unusual route in the value chain of engineering. I hope this may have the effect of stimulating enthusiasm in the Institution beyond the norm, and mostly amongst our young members.
Through my address I am hoping to instil not only a sense of change and engagement in young engineers, but also to ignite a spark towards them shaping their own destiny and discovery, thereby determining South Africa’s future and direction.
Young engineers, the future is indeed yours to shape, and what the outcome for South Africa and its citizens will be, is in your hands.