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WomEng Wednesday 005 | Annica Marais

iTuesday, Dec 6th, 2016 comments by Minaz

 Welcome to #WomEngWednesday. Each week we will be showcasing our volunteers that are making a impact at WomEng.  Meet Annica Marais, a master's industrial engineering student from Stellenbosch, South Africa. She is a WomEng fellow, campus ambassador and GirlEng volunteer. Find out more about Annica below...   Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ...

WomEng Wednesday 004 | Akosua Boadu

iTuesday, Nov 29th, 2016 comments by Minaz

Welcome to #WomEngWednesday. Each week we will be showcasing our volunteers that are making a impact at WomEng.  Meet Akosua Boadu, a Civil Engineer in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is our Gauteng Provincial Coordinator and has been with WomEng since 2013. Find out more about Akosua below... Johannesburg, Gauteng, South ...

WomEng Wednesday 003 | Aumika Ramnarain

iTuesday, Nov 22nd, 2016 comments by Minaz

Welcome to #WomEngWednesday. Each week we will be showcasing our volunteers that are making a impact at WomEng.  Meet Aumika Ramnarain, a Civil Engineer based in Durban, South Africa. She is our GirlEng Director and has been with WomEng since 2011. Find out more about Aumika below... Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Civil ...

WomEng Wednesday 002 | Minaz Munshi

iWednesday, Nov 16th, 2016 comments by Minaz

Welcome to #WomEngWednesday. Each week we will be showcasing our volunteers that are making a impact at WomEng.  Meet Minaz Munshi, an industrial and systems engineer in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is our #1milliongirlsinSTEM campaign manager and has been with WomEng since 2014. Find out more about Minaz below...   ...

Elon Musk unveils solar roof tiles: What are the critics saying?

iFriday, Nov 11th, 2016 comments by aditilachman

By Minaz Munshi. Minaz, our #1MillionGirlsinSTEM Campaign Manager takes a look at new technology unveiled by Elon Musk recently... South African born entrepreneur Elon Musk is renowned for his innovative concepts from electric cars to reusable rockets. Taking it a step further in his vision for a clean-energy society Musk ...

WomEng Wednesday 001 | Brunna Flavyelle da Silva Cândido

iWednesday, Nov 9th, 2016 comments by aditilachman

 Welcome to #WomEngWednesday. Each week we will be showcasing our volunteers that are making a impact at WomEng.  Meet Brunna Flavyelle da Silva Cândido, an electrical and electronics engineer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is our WomEng Brazil Social Media Coordinator and has been with WomEng since October 2016. Find ...

One Million Girls In STEM Campaign

iWednesday, May 4th, 2016 comments by Busisiwe Keke

2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of the WomEng organisation which has played a vital role in the transformation of the perceptions that surround women who study and work in STEM fields. WomEng has motivated, supported, guided and mentored thousands of girls through the GirlEng initiative which has inspired the ...

Is Africa Leading the Innovation Revolution

iThursday, Apr 21st, 2016 comments by Busisiwe Keke

WomEng co-founder explores why economies in Africa is surpassing the average growth in other continents and what technology has to do with it. Read the article in the Huffington Post here (Dimitri Otis via Getty Images) ...

Engineering Technology for Supply Chain

iTuesday, Apr 5th, 2016 comments by Busisiwe Keke

What is a Supply Chain? This year the theme for the technical challenge for WomEng Fellowship Week is Engineering Technology for Supply Chain. Before we can tackle any technologies, we need to ask…What is a supply chain? By definition, a supply chain is simply a sequence (‘chain’) of process steps ...

Fellowship Week 2016: Technical Challenge Champion

iMonday, Apr 4th, 2016 comments by Busisiwe Keke

I am Takalani Ramakonye, a Fellow of the 2015 Fellowship Week and also part of GirlEng since grade 10 at UJ Academy. I studied Mechanical Engineering at the Vaal University of Technology and completed my studies last year. Being chosen as one of the Fellows was really the best news ...

Blog from World Economic Forum in Davos

iWednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016 comments by naadiya

Necessity is the mother of invention, and in Africa it has been the mother of innovation. While the continent is vastly different, the level of innovation has been interesting to watch, largely fueled by the equalizing nature of technology and mobile telephony. Over the last 15 years, African economies have ...

Can gender parity be reached in the 4th industrial revolution?

iWednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016 comments by naadiya

Im attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where world leaders have gathered to discuss how we improve the state of the world amongst many other things.The theme is around mastering the fourth industrial revolution. Its all around new technology, enegery and the way of the future. Yet while ...

WomEng Kenya: My WomEng Experince

iFriday, Jan 22nd, 2016 comments by AnnetteKamau

My cousin forwarded me a link to the WomEng website two years ago. I was doing my internship then and happened to be so busy that day so I quickly clicked on the linked, glanced at the homepage and closed it. I remember spotting a navigation list with the different ...

WomEng Kenya: Paying it Forward:

iWednesday, Nov 4th, 2015 comments by AnnetteKamau

Paying it forward, three simple yet powerful words that Naadiya, co-founder of WomEng, closed the 2015 WomEng Kenya Fellowship with. It may seem a bit odd to begin with the end but, kindly indulge me… Paying it forward to me basically means sharing; and in this sense sharing the knowledge ...

WomEng Kenya: My time at WomEng Kenya Fellowship.

iTuesday, Oct 27th, 2015 comments by AnnetteKamau

"Have you ever had that feeling that something should be in existence? And you wonder why no one else has ever thought of making it happen? And because of that you dismiss your brilliant idea because you assume that if no one else has done it then there must be ...

WomEng at the UN Women Regional Sharefair 2015

iMonday, Oct 19th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

The WomEng Kenya Experience at the 2nd Sharefair 2015 WomEng Kenya had the great privilege of attending the  UN Women Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractive Industries at the UN in Nairobi, Kenya, from the 13th to the 15th of October 2015. The team comprised of the WomEng ...

Africa Engineering Week

iMonday, Oct 12th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

The UNESCO Africa Engineering Week was held in the KZN city that is always full of energy, Umlazi, at Mangusuthu University of Technology from 28 September – 01 October 2015. The conference brought together industry players (from the public and private sectors), government representatives and academics to expose and share ...

A Week In The Life of a WomEng Intern

iWednesday, Oct 7th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

While our weeks are usually filled with making calls, sending emails, organising events and strategizing, there was one week that was particularly exciting. FELLOWSHIP WEEK! This year our theme was Engineering and Technology for a Greener Economy*. The aim of Fellowship Week is to equip young women doing an engineering ...

WomEng Kenya: The Road Printer

iTuesday, Oct 6th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Engineers and technologists are always busy finding simpler solutions to problems while also striving to decrease the time that a particular activity requires. One such endeavor has resulted in this particular machinery which is much more than just a symbol of great engineering. Brick roads are beautiful and durable, but ...

The UN Sustainability Goals

iMonday, Oct 5th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

The UN recently announced a set of goals aiming to irradiate poverty, inequality and ensure a sustainable future for the planet. The Sustainability Development Goals were put forth on September 25th, for various countries, organisations and people to adopt. The UN is adamant in being as inclusive as possible. Over ...

WomEng Kenya: Kenya CCTV Installation Project

iFriday, Oct 2nd, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Kenya CCTV Installation Project by Safaricom The National Surveillance, Communication and Control System links all major security agencies, making it easy to share information and direct operations. The project involved connecting 195 police stations in Nairobi and Mombasa to 4G Internet.The system aims at assisting police and other law enforcement ...

WomEng Kenya: The Nutsheller

iThursday, Oct 1st, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

UNIVERSAL NUT SHELLER AS AN EXAMPLE OF APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY The universal nut Sheller formerly called Malian peanut Sheller is a simple hand operated machine capable of shelling raw sun dried peanuts.it is made of concrete poured into two simple fiber glass molds, some metal parts, one wrench and any piece ...

WomEng Kenya: Emerging Technologies part 1.

iThursday, Sep 10th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Emerging Technologies Part 1 St. Pauli's Pee Back Walls Living in a big city,oftenly one has  encountered the unexpected foul whiff of sun-baked urine emanating from a concrete corner. This is the same thing that happens in St Pauli. In this party quarter of Hamburg, Germany, the residents have a ...

WomEng Kenya: Uber App

iWednesday, Sep 9th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Uber app:Your ride on demand Whether you’re headed to Westlands, Kasarani, Gigiri, or to JKIA, the Uber app connects you with a reliable ride — from low-cost to premium — in minutes. Payment is automatic through the app and fares are usually cheaper than a taxi. Riders will be required ...

Appropriate and Emerging technologies by youth

iFriday, Aug 28th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Appropriate and Emerging technologies by youth Appropriate technologies has been used to cover a wide range of both technologies and lifestyles including sustainable living, alternative fuels, and ethical technology transfers. A technology is considered appropriate if it solves a social problem without many adverse negative effects. Every new technology has ...

WomEng Kenya: Appropriate Technology

iTuesday, Aug 18th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Appropriate Technology   Appropriate technology refers to technology that is suitable to the social and economic conditions of the geographic area in which it is to be applied, is environmentally sound, and promotes self-sufficiency on the part of those using it. It also refers to being mindful of what we ...

Naadiya for Jitz Magazine

iMonday, Aug 17th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Sharing the WomEng story in Rwanda with UNESCO

iWednesday, Aug 12th, 2015 comments by naadiya

For three weeks 120 high school girls from across Africa and the USA were gathered in Gashora, Rwanda to attend a WiSci Camp to teach them skills of the future - STEAM. The new acronym includes science, technology, engineering, art and Maths. I have always maintained that engineering was definitely ...

GirlEng Information Session - GP

iWednesday, Jul 15th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Urban Brew joins the GirlEng team at the WITS Science Stadium for their annual Information Session

GirlEng Eastern Cape: NMMU Open Day

iMonday, Jul 13th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Socio- Economic Benefits

iTuesday, Jun 30th, 2015 comments by Barbara

This week is the last Green Thursday Event before our @Network event. We have been through many topics and have shown you different projects from around the world. This week we focus on socio-economic benefits. Please join us at 2pm on 2 July 2015.

Green Thursday- An innovative way to build houses

iThursday, Jun 25th, 2015 comments by Barbara

Building affordable homes in Johannesburg In 2011, a new problem was became apparent in the housing market: House ownership among the emerging South African middle class was not growing as housing was unaffordable. This growth stunt was attributed to building costs and alarmingly high property prices amongst other reasons. Sasol, ...

Green Thursday - A Liter of Light

iThursday, Jun 25th, 2015 comments by Barbara

A Liter of Light A Liter of Light is an initiative that addresses the essential need for light in underprivileged communities. You can watch their official video here. The initiative has helped many communities across the world. The video below shows how it has helped Ugandan people in an area ...

Green Thursday - Introduction

iThursday, Jun 25th, 2015 comments by Barbara

The inefficient use of materials, both natural and man- made, have resulted in a scarcity of  these resources. This unsustainable practice puts pressure on the environment and creates unnecessary waste. This week we showcase how different materials can be used in an efficient and sustainable manner, with both socio- economic and environmental benefits.

Green Thursday - Satellites

iThursday, Jun 25th, 2015 comments by Barbara

Satellites Food security; urban planning and development; safety and security and support for disaster management are all areas that EO-Sat1 will influence in South Africa. EO-Sat1, a satellite currently being built by Denel, is said to be in operation by 2017/2018. [1] How will a satellite like the EO-Sat1 influence ...

Green Thursday- 25 June 2015 Forum Discussion Questions

iThursday, Jun 25th, 2015 comments by Barbara

Forum Discussion Questions What do you think of the role Sasol, FNB and Tower Technologies played in the by-product built houses? Would you be interested supporting causes that aim to use material in an efficient manner and for social good? For example, would you support projects to launch more satellites into ...

Efficient use of materials for a sustainable future

iTuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015 comments by Barbara

This week we focus our attention on the efficient use of materials. We'll look at projects and initiatives surrounding this topic. Catch this week's Green Thursday from 6pm-8pm. Join the discussion, learn more and educate each other.  

GirlEng Blog, 18 June 2015: A Day In The Life Of A Civil Engineer

iThursday, Jun 18th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Impact Story: Shiveshni Pillay takes Thailand

iThursday, Jun 11th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

  Shiveshni Pillay is one of WomEng’s success stories. Having attended a GirlEng workshop while in high school, Shiveshni continued her journey into engineering while also becoming an active WomEng volunteer as a mentor and then serving as a GirlEng Provincial Executive team member, last year. This year, she is ...

Green Thursday - Management

iWednesday, Jun 10th, 2015 comments by Barbara

Management The construction industry is steadily growing in South Africa. However, not all construction practices are designed to cultivate an environment that is sustainable and healthy for both present and future generations. If these construction practices are continued, the growth in this sector could be seen as detrimental to the health of ...

Green Thursday - The Green Building Council of South Africa

iWednesday, Jun 10th, 2015 comments by Barbara

The Green Building Council of South Africa    Buildings consume 40% of the world’s end-use energy, generate 40% of its solid waste and consume 12% of fresh water, through their construction and on-going operation. Buildings going green provides an opportunity to significantly reduce these amounts at a relatively low marginal ...

Green Thursday - An introduction to the GBCSA

iWednesday, Jun 10th, 2015 comments by Barbara

 

GirlEng Blog, 10 June 2015: Meet A Mechanical Engineer

iWednesday, Jun 10th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Green Thursday - Cecilia Square

iWednesday, Jun 10th, 2015 comments by Barbara

Cecilia Square   Client: Lazercor Developments Year completed: 2012 Cecilia Square is a new multi- tenanted office development in Paarl with an overall green strategy which includes waste, energy, water and transport to create a healthy, productive working environment. Designed by KMH architects in consultation with green consultants PJCarew Consulting, ...

Green Thursday- Forum Discussion Questions

iWednesday, Jun 10th, 2015 comments by Barbara

Properties are designed, built and maintained on a daily basis. Some developers/ owners etc are informed about their property’s environmental impact but others are not or aren’t interested. Do you think the GBCSA and like organizations all over the world are making a noticeable difference to climate change in the ...

GirlEng article in the KZN SAICE June 2015 Newsletter

iTuesday, Jun 9th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

WomEng @Network: Green Thursday, 11 June - Management

iTuesday, Jun 9th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

WomEng 2015 Fellows

iThursday, Jun 4th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Hi all! The Fellowship Week Team has chosen this year's 60 delegates. It wasn't an easy process as almost 250 applications came in this year! There are some seriously inspiring young women out there!      If you have not received an email inviting you to Fellowship, your application has ...

GirlEng Newsletter: May 2015

iMonday, Jun 1st, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Green Thursday - Energy

iThursday, May 28th, 2015 comments by jamielee

Green Thursday-The Telsa Powerwall

iThursday, May 28th, 2015 comments by jamielee

Green Thursday - Case Study 1

iThursday, May 28th, 2015 comments by jamielee

Green Thursday- Forum Discussion

iThursday, May 28th, 2015 comments by jamielee

Are alternative sources of energy a viable and feasible option for the average South African? If not, what is required for it to be made so? Is there enough support for innovators of alternate energy generation products in South Africa? What more could be done to facilitate these new technologies?

Green Thursday- Case study 2

iThursday, May 28th, 2015 comments by jamielee

Green Thursday-The Telsa Powerwall 2

iThursday, May 28th, 2015 comments by jamielee

WomEng @Network: Green Thursday, 28 May - Engineering

iWednesday, May 27th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

     

GirlEng Blog, 25 May 2015: Meet an Chemical Engineer

iMonday, May 25th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

GirlEng Blog, 22 May 2015: Meet an Electrical Engineer

iFriday, May 22nd, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

GirlEng Blog, 20 May 2015: Meet a Aeronautical Engineer

iWednesday, May 20th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

GirlEng Blog, 18 May 2015: Meet a Civil Engineer

iMonday, May 18th, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

GirlEng Newsletter: April 2015

iThursday, Apr 30th, 2015 comments by jamielee

A day in the life of a Chemical Engineer

iMonday, Apr 13th, 2015 comments by jamielee

Impact Story: Karabo Utlao

iWednesday, Mar 25th, 2015 comments by jamielee

"I joined GirlEng, a WomEng initiative, in my matric year 2011 after the Gauteng Executive team came to my school, General Smuts High. My peers and I signed up for the SciBono weekend workshop where then we won the workshops Best Girl Technical Team. From that day, I am pleased ...

GirlEng Western Cape 2015

iMonday, Mar 23rd, 2015 comments by jamielee

The 2015 GirlEng Western Cape (WC) team was inducted into office on the 1st of March at the WomEng offices in Woodstock by the National co-director of GirlEng, Aysha Fakier. Enthusiasm was rife and the eclectic team of eight female Engineering and Built Environment professionals is already revved and geared ...

Sign the petition to end the gender gap in Science, Technology and Engineering

iFriday, Feb 27th, 2015 comments by naadiya

Technology and innovation has become a game changer for the global society, but too often, women are exluded or margelised in the technology revolution. As such, the Global Fund For Women joined forces with UN Women to launch the IGNITE campaign which will lobby governments to end the gender gap ...

WomEng Co-Founder makes Forbes Top 20 Power Women in Africa List

iThursday, Jan 22nd, 2015 comments by naadiya

Forbes Magazine has released its 2014 edition of the annual ’20 Young Power Women in Africa’ list and WomEng co-founder Naadiya Moosajee made the list for the extraordinary work WomEng does is developing young female engineers in Africa. According to Forbes, these women are “20 young, extraordinary and inspiring African ...

Innov8tiv’s 50 Young Visionary Women Leaders to Watch in 2015

iWednesday, Jan 21st, 2015 comments by naadiya

On the eve of 2015, Innov8tiv Magazine released its list of visionary women leaders to watch in 2015. The list represented the most prolific women who stood out in the year 2014. These women demonstrated leadership, innovation, ingenuity and above all, the potential to impact their communities positively. Our co-founder, ...

WomEng founders attend the African Leadership Network

iTuesday, Jan 20th, 2015 comments by naadiya

The African Leadership Network represents leaders from across the continent representing various industries. In 2014, over 200 leaders gathered for 3 days in Kigali to discuss creating prosperity in Africa. The event included roundtable discussion with African thought leaders such as Dr Nkosana Moyo, Former COO of the African Development ...

WomEng going Global

iTuesday, Jan 20th, 2015 comments by naadiya

It started out as SAWomEng, an ideal and dream that we could revolutionise the face of engineering by "motivating, empowering and celebrating women in engineering". Little did we know, that 10 years later, we would! WomEng today is on the brink of creating major change in the world. We started ...

What I Learnt in My Engineering Degree - Naadiya Moosajee

iSaturday, Sep 6th, 2014 comments by MariamO

Many university students enter into the field of engineering without an understanding of what it means to be an engineer or what engineers do. I admit that I fall into that category. I like many came into engineering by accident, but what I learnt, made me stay. As a civil ...

3D Chocolate - by Pamela Mukwenha

iFriday, Sep 5th, 2014 comments by MariamO

A few months ago, America’s largest confectionery treats producer company, Hershey, announced its partnership with 3D printing solutions company, 3D Systems, to produce delectable three dimensional chocolate treats and sweets. The multi-year agreement will have 3D Systems working with Hershey to come up with new ways of delivering 3D-printed food ...

Energy Africa @network Event 2014

iWednesday, Aug 13th, 2014 comments by jamielee

Having hosted successful events on Innovation Africa and Engineering Africa in 2013, Energy Africa marks the third instalment of our Thought Leadership series on Africa  Together with a panel of thought leaders, WomEng @Network aims to explore the topic of Energy Africa seeking to discover answers to some burning questions ...

Engineering Technology for the Future

iSunday, Jul 13th, 2014 comments by MariamO

WomEng held its first @Network event of 2014 at the Protea President Hotel in Sea Point, Cape Town, on 26 June 2014. WomEng Managing Director, Hema Vallabh, acted as Master of Ceremonies for the evening’s formalities, first welcoming all the attendees, giving a brief background on the organisation and introducing the ...

Fellowship Diary - Day 4 by Rozina Myoya

iFriday, Jul 11th, 2014 comments by MariamO

Day 4 All that we’d been learning throughout the week, all the workshops and mentoring sessions had been preparing us for today. First up was the Pitch-off. For some of us it would be the first time we would be ruthlessly cross examined and analysed by a panel of potential ...

Fellowship Diary - Day 5 by Rozina Myoya

iFriday, Jul 11th, 2014 comments by MariamO

Day 5 After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, we went to the Protea President hotel for the final sessions of Fellowship week. We were so exhausted. This week had stretched our minds to the limit and beyond. But I was grateful for that, because it had given me ...

Fellowship Diary - Day 1 by Rozina Myoya

iSaturday, Jul 5th, 2014 comments by MariamO

We are all trying to find our niche. We find that we have so much passion but no outlet to express this passion and as a result, most of us find ourselves stuck in a monotonous existence where no growth occurs and our full potential is never realised. Now, imagine ...

Fellowship Diary - Day 2 by Rozina Myoya

iSaturday, Jul 5th, 2014 comments by MariamO

Day 2 The previous night we had been given an overview of what the future holds for WomEng, but today we were given the chance to come up with our own ideas of where we want to see WomEng - what we would do differently or what we would improve ...

Fellowship Diary - Day 3 by Rozina Myoya

iSaturday, Jul 5th, 2014 comments by MariamO

Day 3 “God did not create you to be alone. He deposited skills, knowledge, and talents in someone out there who is expected to mentor you, teach you and encourage you to go high. Go, get a mentor!” ― Israelmore Ayivor Mentoring is integral in the WomEng organisation. Hema has gone as far as ...

The Entrepreneur - by Rozina Myoya

iFriday, Jun 20th, 2014 comments by MariamO

“A poor employee is one who thinks inside the box, a good employee is one who thinks outside the box, but an entrepreneur doesn’t see a box to begin with.” These are the powerful words of a powerful young woman who has broken every rule of conformity that society has ...

What to expect at the @Network event this year

iMonday, Jun 2nd, 2014 comments by jamielee

A few of the many exciting things to look forward to at the @Network event on 26 June in Cape Town is the showcasing of some amazing robotics and Mechatronic Engineering. RoboRaceSA Robo Car RoboRaceSA promotes the fields of robotics and engineering to young South Africans. Teams from various engineering ...

KZN Info Session 2014: Done and dusted!!!

iTuesday, May 27th, 2014 comments by jamielee

Hours of planning and hard work, and finally the day had arrived. The rush of anxiety, excitement and stress filled the foyer of the UNITE building at UKZN Howard college where the KZN Info Session for 2014 was being held. Many thoughts ran through our heads at that very moment, ...

Limpopo Info Session

iMonday, May 26th, 2014 comments by jamielee

A beautiful yet chilly day on the 10th May 2014marked theAnnual Info Session which was the ripened fruits of the hardwork and determination over the last few months of the Limpopo GirlEng team.  I can say we were all keen and nervous at the same time, as this was the ...

GP Info Session

iMonday, May 26th, 2014 comments by jamielee

I clearly remember attending a GirlEng Info Session,what seems like many, many years ago. As a Matriculant, I was eager to discover what this “GirlEng” was exactly, and what they had to offer.They surely delivered! Four years later and I find myself on the other side of the event – ...

GirlEng Info Session Day!! Western Cape

iMonday, May 26th, 2014 comments by jamielee

The GirlEng Info Session for Western Cape took place on the 10th of May at the University of Cape- Town. The event was set to start at 08.30 and the executive team was at the venuebright and early to set up and get everything in place for the much waited ...

The connection between Art and Engineering

iTuesday, Apr 29th, 2014 comments by Tayana

Most people would dismiss this idea and think I’m absurd for even thinking it, but the truth is there is a profound connection between art and engineering.  Creation of works of art and creation in engineering have much in common. How so? They both need a deep level of understanding ...

Limpopo GirlEng Executive Team‘s Team Building Session

iThursday, Apr 24th, 2014 comments by jamielee

  A beautiful yet chilly day at the Union Buildings in Pretoria set the scene for Limpopo GirlEng Executive Team’s official team building session. The session begun with a brief and official welcome by the Head Executive, Lebo Marape, which was an ice breaker which got us all, geared up ...

The Change from Conference to Fellowship

iTuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014 comments by Tayana

Since we were founded in 2006, our flagship university program has been the SAWomEng Conference: bringing together the top female engineering students from around South Africa to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. We were understating ourselves, as the “conference” is more than a talk-shop, where students sat and listened to lecture ...

Empowering Girls through Engineering

iTuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014 comments by Tayana

My name is Pamela Ntombiyemfundo Mukwenha. I was born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and am currently residing in South Africa, studying Chemical Engineering. I am a ‘life’ enthusiast with a keen interest in Africa, education and innovation through any possible medium, particularly through engineering. Betty Makoni, founder of Girl ...

Terrique's Story

iMonday, Apr 7th, 2014 comments by jamielee

When a dream becomes reality, it evolves into a lifestyle and develops an individual. I have had the prestige honour in living out the GirlEng dream. My journey started back in 2010, where out of curiosity I attended a GirlEng Information Session and from that moment on my path in ...

My Success Story by Precious Muthevhuli

iMonday, Apr 7th, 2014 comments by jamielee

My name is Precious Vhuthuhawe Muthevhuli. I am a Venda, originally from Limpopo province in Thohoyandou. I went to Mbilwi Secondary School, the best Maths and Science high school in Limpopo. Just like most of the people, I was confused about the career path to take. I just knew that with Maths and Science, I could ...

Introducing the GirlEng MP team

iMonday, Mar 17th, 2014 comments by jamielee

The most interesting aspect of our first meeting, held on 8 March 2014, was discovering the diverse personalities within the group. The MP GirlEng team consists of the following wonderful ladies: Name: Lelo Dlamini Qualification: Bsc. Civil Engineering GirlEng Position: Head Executive   Name: Verah Malele Qualification: B Eng. Mining ...

What is the World Design Capital?

iTuesday, Mar 11th, 2014 comments by Tayana

I remember driving down Adderley Street, about the time the festive season lights went up, and seeing a light that said ‘World Design Capital’. I thought it was a theme for New Year. And then as we progressed into 2014, that particular light never came down; I started seeing ‘World ...

Team Building Session with the Gauteng GirlEng Executive Team

iTuesday, Mar 11th, 2014 comments by Tayana

By Tshidzani Tshivhase, Marketing & Media Coordinator, GirlEng Executive Team: Gauteng The 22nd of February 2014 marked the day in which the Gauteng GirlEng Executive Team commenced their year with a team building exercise, held at the Library Lawns at the University of the Witwatersrand, East Campus. The session commenced ...

We are growing!

iTuesday, Mar 11th, 2014 comments by Tayana

We have come a long way on our journey as SAWomEng, working tirelessly over the last nine years in South Africa to create the next generation of female engineering leaders. The time has come for us to impart our knowledge, share our programs and celebrate our success with the rest of ...

Limpopo GirlEng Exec Team 2014

iMonday, Mar 3rd, 2014 comments by jamielee

Yet again a brand new year begins and 2014 will hopefully be a year of good fortune for which GirlEng Limpopo expects great new adventures into the world of Engineering. The team is ready and set to go as we embark on our new responsibilities as your Limpopo Executive Team.

New Province on the cards for GirlEng

iMonday, Mar 3rd, 2014 comments by jamielee

GirlEng is proud and excited to announce our expansion to the Eastern Cape this year. With the prospects of hosting our first ever Info session in the Eastern Cape, we are eagerly putting together a Provincial Team to assist in the start-up of GirlEng in this new area. Applications for ...

Western Cape Team Induction 2014

iMonday, Mar 3rd, 2014 comments by jamielee

First meetings aren’t always the easiest thing to do as you never know what to expect. The comforting feeling was to find that this group comprised of modest people. This year’s team includes: Rakisha (Head), Delincia (Treasurer), Claire (Marketing and Media), Sam (Events Coordinator), Dakalo (Logistics) and Siphesihle (Secretary). Before ...

Nothando our Comrades champion

iMonday, Feb 24th, 2014 comments by Tayana

On the morning of the Comrades marathon, I saw some of SAWomEng volunteers wishing Nothando Mungwe well for the Comrades marathon over Facebook. Nothando, being her usual effacing self, did not feel the need to broadcast her participation in the full marathon. But it made me question what is exactly ...

When do you stop calling yourself an engineer?

iSunday, Feb 23rd, 2014 comments by Tayana

After 4 years of hard work, sleepless nights and a missed out social life, I finally earned the right to be called an engineer. Holding this piece of paper, inscribed BSc Civil Engineering, almost made me forget what it truly took to study engineering, so much so that I added ...

Introducing the GirlEng KZN Executive team!!!

iSunday, Feb 23rd, 2014 comments by jamielee

Another year at GirlEng has begun. Excitement and enthusiasm fills the room as we all get ready to meet our executive team for 2014. The executive team for KZN is one that can be described as a fairly new team. Almost all the members are new to the team but ...

How Big is your Carbon Footprint? by Aneesa Cassiem

iThursday, Feb 20th, 2014 comments by jamielee

Whether you are passionate about the environment or not, climate change affects us all and has devastating consequences.        For those who do not know, a carbon footprint is the measurement of carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse gases such as methane) that is released into the atmosphere. Greenhouse ...

My beautiful, empowering struggle by Mamodishe Motubatse

iTuesday, Jan 14th, 2014 comments by jamielee

Variety is the spice of life. A cliché, but so true and so relevant. What keeps life interesting? Challenges. “What is boring in Easy Street Town? The lack of obstacles in the way” (Lyrics from the song ‘Irony’ by Beady Belle). Challenges are the universe’s way of saying “Grow, change ...

A new era of bold youth shaping our own future by Naadiya Moosajee

iSaturday, Jan 4th, 2014 comments by emily

Over the last three months, I have been privileged to travel across four continents for various projects involving youth. My adventure started in Kenya, where we were are preparing to set up a sister organisation to SAWomEng, developing female engineering talent in the country starting at a high school level, ...

First Annual JHB @Network Event was a huge success

iWednesday, Oct 16th, 2013 comments by Tayana

SAWomEng hosted the first networking cocktail function for Johannesburg in October 2013.  The @Network Division of SAWomEng aims to provide a platform for professionals working within the engineering and associated disciplines to network, collaborate and be inspired. The theme of “Engineering Africa” was explored in a panel debate led by ...

Innovative Africa by Mariam Osman

iMonday, Sep 30th, 2013 comments by jamielee

innovation [ in-uh-vey-shuhn] noun something new or different introduced the act of innovating – introduction of new things or methods.                          (Dictionary.com) The second definition is quite appropriate for engineers. It is, after all, what they do – constantly ...

My road to engineering by Shanice Narian

iSaturday, Sep 14th, 2013 comments by jamielee

Shanice Narian is a lovely young lady from Dannhauser with a persevering spirit; an important quality in the field of engineering. She is very passionate about joining the SAWomEng mentorship team and her honest story below explains it all… My road to engineering… As a child, I always told my ...

Experiencing the 2013 SAWomEng Conference

iSaturday, Aug 24th, 2013 comments by jamielee

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela “Problems become opportunities when the right people join together.” ~ Unknown It took me a while to get a handle on how I was going to tell this story. Then I came across ...

Men@work at SAWomEng

iSaturday, Aug 24th, 2013 comments by jamielee

‘Girls can do it better than boys’. Well, maybe some things, yes. However, this is not the case at SAWomEng, and it was refreshing to see some gentlemen on the team. These are the guys I had the pleasure of meeting during Conference week. ITAI CHUMHUNDU - The third-year Electro-Mechanical ...

Cape Town Networking Function a success!

iFriday, Jul 12th, 2013 comments by jamielee

The 4th annual SAWomEng @Network Cocktail Function was held in Cape Town earlier this year. The event, a highlight within the SAWomEng Conference Week, provided a platform for engineering students and graduates to network with influential members working within the engineering and associated industries. The evening began with a discussion dealing ...

ONE WEEK left for the 4th Annual @Network Event!!!.

iWednesday, Jun 26th, 2013 comments by jamielee

Ladies and Gents,  ONE WEEK left to get your ticket for the @Network Event!    If you are a student, we are offering a 15% DISCOUNT! Get your ticket for just R272. Payments can be made into the account detailed below and proof of payments sent to preola@sawomeng.org.za or visit Computicket.

Rendani's mentoring story

iMonday, Jun 24th, 2013 comments by jamielee

As I was growing up, I had so many ideas of what I wanted to be when I was older, what I wanted to study. My decisions were not based on a true understanding of what each discipline entailed, but they were based on how fancy the name sounded or ...

Mentorship in the life of Dolly

iFriday, May 31st, 2013 comments by emily

Mampsane Dolly Phalane holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering and a Masters Degree of Business Administration. Dolly worked as an Engineering graduate in the manufacturing sector before joining a multinational consumer goods company as Quality Assurance Manager. She recently joined the newly formed SAWomEng Mentorship Division as the Mentorship ...

Shiveshni - an amazing GirlEng journey

iTuesday, May 21st, 2013 comments by jamielee

There comes a time in our lives when we need to make a very important decision about the career path we wish to follow. It’s a journey one has to take and I had the privilege and honour of taking this journey through GirlEng.  As I reflect back to the ...

GirlEng WC Information Session - A Success!

iTuesday, May 14th, 2013 comments by jamielee

The GirlEng Western Cape Information Session was held on the 4th of May at the University of Cape Town. The day was set to be a day of learning, fun and encouragement. Co-founder of SAWomEng, Naadiya Moosajee, kick-started the day by welcoming everyone, sharing some background on SAWomEng and telling her ...

GirlEngMP information session countdown has begun!

iSunday, May 12th, 2013 comments by jamielee

GirlEngMP information session time again and the count down has begun. The GirlEngMP executive team is exited and abuzz with energy as preparations take place. We are excited to meet young aspiring engineers and share some of our knowledge with them. As part of a snippet to the upcoming event ...

Applications Processed!

iWednesday, May 1st, 2013 comments by jamielee

Hi all! The Conference Team has chosen this year's 60 delegates. It wasn't an easy process as 150 applications came in this year! There are some seriously inspiring young women out there!   We will be contacting the successful applicants shortly and to those of you that did not get ...

GirlEng Co-Director visits Groenvlei High

iSunday, Apr 28th, 2013 comments by jamielee

On the 25th of April, Aysha Fakier, co-director of GirlEng, visited Groenvlei High. She was excited to meet the girls and teach them about the wonderful world of engineering. After introducing herself, Aysha gave the learners background of SAWomEng and its three divisions. She then broadly explained what engineering is all ...

Applications for 8th SAWomEng Conference 2013-Closing at end of 27 April 2013!

iFriday, Apr 26th, 2013 comments by jamielee

Hi guys!   Many of you have noticed the technical difficulties we have been faced with on the web over the last week or so!    Firstly, to those who had experienced these inconveniences, the SAWomEng conference team is sincerely sorry. We wouldn't want you ladies getting discouraged by these ...

GirlEng WC at UCT Open Day

iFriday, Apr 19th, 2013 comments by jamielee

The University of Cape Town held their annual Open Day on Saturday the 13th of April. Open Day serves as an opportunity for high school students to gather more information about studying at UCT. The GirlEng team was present and could not be missed as they were geared up in bright ...

GirlEng WC visit Samora Machel High School

iFriday, Apr 19th, 2013 comments by jamielee

The GirlEng Western Cape team visited Samora Machel High School on Saturday 13 April 2013. The team was excited at the opportunity to inform the hall of students about SAWomEng and about the upcoming GirlEng Information Session taking place on the 4th of May. After an introduction, each GirlEng team member ...

GirlEng Mpumalanga new executive team!

iTuesday, Apr 16th, 2013 comments by jamielee

2013 is an exciting year ahead for the Mpumalanga GirlEng team. We are in our second year as a team and although we are in the developmental stages the road ahead looks promising as we look forward to meeting and encouraging up and coming young engineers. The2013 team: Nontobeko Gule(head ...

Applications Extended to 27 April 2013!

iMonday, Apr 15th, 2013 comments by jamielee

Extension for applications!  Applications for the 8th Annual SAWomEng Conference has been extended! The new closing date is 27 April 2013. This means that you have more time to fill out your form until the team shortlists and contacts successful applicants, inviting them to attend a packed week that involves networking ...

GirlEng Gauteng and Limpopo welcome their team of mentors for 2013

iSaturday, Apr 6th, 2013 comments by jamielee

Team Limpopo featuring Chipo Chimhundu (third row from the bottom, right-hand corner). Team Gauteng also featuring Chipo Chimhundu   ...

GirlEng 2013 events begin in just 4 weeks..

iThursday, Apr 4th, 2013 comments by jamielee

04 May 2013 marks the start of our GirlEng events for 2013. The GirlEng team is determined to put together an exciting and eventful year that will give you magnificent opportunities and memories. Are you looking forward to it? Anything specific you're looking for from our events? Please share your ...

Rakisha`s GirlEng experience

iMonday, Apr 1st, 2013 comments by jamielee

My name is Rakisha Raghunathlal and I am a first year student at the University of Cape Town. Studying at this prestigious University has always been a dream of mine, so I am sure that you can probably understand the excitement that I am feeling right now. Orientation week has ...

GirlEng KZN Mentor Training Workshop

iSaturday, Mar 16th, 2013 comments by jamielee

GirlEng is excited to present to you its 2013 KZN executive and mentor teams. A group of dynamic, passionate and unique female engineering students are ready to make GirlEng's aim of 'Mentorship' and “promoting engineering” shine even brighter.   The new GirlEng executive team for KZN is as follows; Precious Vhuthuhawe (Head ...

GirlEng Limpopo team meet the teachers

iFriday, Mar 15th, 2013 comments by emily

GirlEng promotes a vibrant, inspiring and ever developing environment. We celebrate change, but at the same time, we hold on to our core principles. Most importantly we’d like to motivate and inspire young female learners. The GirlEng Limpopo team attended the teachers’ seminar that was held at Flora Park High ...

Apply now for the 8th Annual SAWomEng Conference!

iSaturday, Mar 2nd, 2013 comments by jamielee

Applications are finally open for the 8th Annual SAWomEng Conference! If you are in 3rd year (or above) studying engineering in a South African tertiary institution, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to engage with professionals from industry, network with other top female engineering students and discuss how technical knowledge ...

Congratulations to our 2012 Matriculants!

iThursday, Jan 3rd, 2013 comments by jamielee

CONGRATULATIONS to all our GirlEng delegates who have successfully completed their matric examinations as well as all other learners who have passed as a result of hard work and dedication displayed throughout the 2012 academic year.   All your hard work and dedication has finally paid off. May you continue to ...