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The Engenius programme was established by the Engineering Council of South Africa to establish and promote engineering as a career of choice for qualifying school learners. Through the theme of “Engineering Makes It Happen”, Engenius encourages ECSA’s relevance within the South African society through the promotion of its role, mobilisation and have influence on matters pertaining to the marketability of engineering skills in learners.

The programme focuses on promoting national collaboration, coordination and support among partner organisations involved in advancing the engineering profession. Engenius strives to promote the engineering profession nationally to 20 000 primary and high school learners annually through its driving message.

So far, Engenius has reached over 12 million learners at roughly 6 000 high schools across South Africa.

Engenius has a specific focus on the following provinces:

  • Mpumalanga
  • KwaZulu Natal
  • Limpopo
  • Easter Cape
  • Northern Cape


  • Geographical location situated in the rural outskirts of South Africa
  • Engenius mandate – to target previously disadvantaged learners of South Africa
  • Lack of career guidance facilities in these areas
  • Matric pass rate for 2014 was low

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.

National Reach

Female Students

Male Students

Brand Awareness




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