UP's School of Engineering celebrates 60 years of excellence

Posted on March 16, 2016

A gala dinner was held on Saturday, 12 March 2016 to commence the celebration of the School of Engineering's 60th anniversary. Pioneers of the former Faculty of Engineering and current stakeholders of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology came together to celebrate a legacy of hope, innovation and change.

The keynote speaker was Mr Norman Mbazima, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore. He shared the stage with Prof GT van Rooyen, who served as the first Head of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering in 1959, and Prof Jan Malherbe, who was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 1989 to 1998. Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, addressed the audience and confirmed that the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is undoubtedly a flagship of the University.

Prof Sunil Maharaj, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, hosted the event and introduced the booklet 60 years, which was compiled by Prof Gert Pienaar. The booklet commemorates the history and achievements of the Faculty, honours the pioneers and inspires current leaders in the Faculty to continue their excellent work and contributions towards creating a better tomorrow.  

We salute all our stakeholders!

 

- Author Estie Powell

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