oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Remembering the disadvantaged : profile of SAICE 2014 President
"I never regretted not growing up rich. I don't wish I were born into a rich family, because then maybe I would not have made myself into something," Stanford Mkhacane, SAICE's President for 2014, says somewhat bashfully. "It would have been nice to have grown up in a world with more opportunities, but perhaps it would not have been fun then. Growing up in a typical platteland environment, if you wanted to swim, you could swim, even if it was with crocodiles." He cannot help but wonder what it would have been like to be born into 'better' circumstances, but this laid-back man accepted his happy lot, which eventually turned into so much more.
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