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ENGINEERING STATISTICS • Africa, not South Africa, has a critical shortage of trained technological people. • Black engineers only make up 14% of South Africa’s registered and professional engineers. • 47% of candidates of the professional engineering status are black. • 2005 figures show that for every one engineer, there are 3100 people. • 3% of registered professional engineers in South Africa are women. Source: Deloitte, IOL and Mail & Guardian

PREVANI KISTANNAIDOO Chief Engineer, Denel Dynamics Prevani Kistan-Naidoo started working at Denel Dynamics at a Junior Missile Aerodynamicist. Within eight years she rocketed to a Principal Aerodynamicist position. Her father sparked her interest to ‘design things that can fly’. To Prevani her industry is one the most exciting to work in – a true creative hub. Source: Denel Dynamics

DENISE WILSON Executive Manager, Air-to-Air Programmes for Denel Dynamics Rocket science has reached new heights, especially with the guidance of leading lady, Denise Wilson. Her world-class skills has put South Africa’s Engineering Sector in the frontline, and challenges have transformed into endless opportunities. Denise couldn’t be more proud of the products that she has worked with. Source: Denel Dynamics

CHANTEL BOTHA Chief Engineer (Group Manager Mechanical Engineering), Denel Dynamics As a young girl, Chantel Botha’s love for mathematics and science was excessive. Add in being an analytical and practical person, results in a strong woman of the engineering world. Chantel firmly supports diversity in the industry of engineering, claiming that different perspectives and attributes increases development of team dynamics.

DANAI MAGUGUMELA Chief Executive Officer, BKS Consulting Engineers Danai Magugumela is a significant part of why BKS Consulting Engineers is globalised in its consulting engineering areas, such as buildings, stadiums, transportation and more. Her leadership of 15 Top Managers, while reporting to a Board of Directors, is encouraged by sharing the vision of BKS Consulting Engineers and feeling motivated by its successful outcome.

Source: Denel Dynamics

Source: Khutaza

HANNELIE NEL Vice Dean, University of Johannesburg Apart from her academic accolades, Hannelie Nel has also received several awards for contributing to the restraint of Industrial Engineering and Education in South Africa. Hannelie spent a total of 5 years in the chemical and industrial industry before being appointed the Vice Dean of the University of Johannesburg. Source: University of Johannesburg

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