Sihle Magaga, an avid mountain biker, is a Chemical Engineer who obtained his BTECH Chemical Engineering from the Vaal
University of Technology in 2011. He is currently employed by Rand Water and he has been with the organisation for the past six years.
Sihle’s day-to-day tasks include Process Plant Design and Infrastructure Asset Management. This involves putting together and
undertaking activities for the purpose of deriving maximum life span and value for Rand Water’s assets, such as pipelines and
water treatment unit operations. These activities include creating the business case for new asset creation/installation,
condition assessments and maintenance of existing assets to name but a few.
He describes obtaining a Professional Engineering Technologist status with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
as an amazing milestone in his career journey.
To add to what has already been a fulfilling career path, Sihle is the Director of a Non-Profit Organisation called African
Hands for Youth. The organisations main objective is to focus on the capacitation of high school learners through academic tutoring,
mentorship and career guidance.