Young engineers ‘should shape South Africa’s future’

11 March 2015

Malcolm Pautz – the new President of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering identifies the challenges in the society and says he will be focusing on how to bridge the gap between the younger and older generations of engineers.

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) inaugurated its 2015 President, Malcolm Pautz, on 12 February 2015. Pautz is the youngest-ever president since SAICE’s establishment in 1903.

Pautz says that right after his inauguration, young people were thanking him and putting their hopes on him to enhance communication between the generations which he says – have different ways of thinking.

At his inauguration, Pautz concluded by adapting a phrase from Reverend Martin Luther King’s historical speech:
“I have a dream that one day
– all civil engineers will be judged not by their inheritance, but
– by their skill and competence, and by
– the value they create for society

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