oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - In the right place at the right time : profile

Volume 16, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



When a boisterous Bernie Krone manoeuvred a dump truck around Frankipile in the early seventies, the thought that some 30 years later the high-spirited youngster would acquire that concern and merge it with construction company Esor might have seemed like a fantasy. Today that youthful zest and confidence are still there in abundance, with foresight, business acumen and gritty resolve mixed into the equation. While talking to Bernie after he had received the Gold Medal of SAICE's Geotechnical Division, Lorraine Fourie heard the phrase, 'ninety per cent of success in life is being in the right spot at the right time', cropping up several times

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