Concrete Society shares its 50th Anniversary celebrations with tertiary institutions
The Concrete Society of Southern Africa this year celebrates its 50th anniversary having been established in 1969.
As part of its celebrations to mark this milestone, the Society’s Board of Directors approved the awarding of two special bursaries for deserving full-time postgraduate students, studying Civil Engineering, Architecture or Building Management at South African Universities accredited by Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
The overall objective of providing bursaries represents a commitment to southern Africa’s future and an investment in the people who will drive our industry in years ahead.
The successful candidates who have received these bursaries for the 2019 academic year are:
Humaira Fataar, studying at Stellenbosch University whose research project focusses on investigating the fatigue behaviour of damaged fibre reinforced concrete. The second recipient is Hendrik Louw studying at the University of Pretoria, researching to determine the response and behaviour of concrete piles under lateral loads.
In expressing their appreciation for this gesture by the Society, the universities unanimously echoed the theme of collaboration between a voluntary organization like the Concrete Society and a
research institution like theirs, saying that they expected the collaboration to continue for many years to come.
The Concrete Society would like to express its profound gratitude to Mr Johan Coetzee of the World of Decorative Concrete in Cape Town, for the design, manufacture and delivery of these special seats.