Last month Eskom’s Dr Nhlanhla Mbuli was named engineer of the year by the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) at is annual banquet and awards ceremony at the Wanderers club in Johannesburg.
SAIEE engineering award
The parastatal explains that this annual award is presented to a member of the SAIEE who has energetically and voluntary worked towards promoting electrical science and its applications to the benefit of the SAIEE, members and the Southern African community through their involvement in the institute’s affairs.
The award recognises and honours the member for his or her contribution.
“Dr Mbuli comfortably went beyond the minimum requirements as his contribution goes beyond just volunteering,” the utility said in a statement.
“It also extends to working and mentoring young engineers as a practicing practitioner as well as an academic, supervising post graduate engineering students amongst other contributions he makes to the profession.”
Extending beyond the ‘power line’
In other Eskom news, the Eskom Development Foundation has donated materials to help improve teaching and learning at the Tonga View Primary School near Malelane in Mpumalanga.
The donation entailed the procurement and installation of a five-door partition to turn the school hall into two separate classrooms. Prior to the donation, learners and educators of two different classes used to share the space, and this made both teaching and learning difficult.