n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Ons sal lewe, ons sal sterwe : from the CEO's desk

Volume 23, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Being a new parent is a rude awakening. Being a new parent for the second time around leaves one feeling like a stream in a Karoo drought. As new fathers, Jason, a mate of mine, and I hightailed it one evening to a local hang-out den for rain. After several minutes of preferred silence, and sipping gummy berry juice, we both observed that, of the 150 or so patrons, most were Mandela's children dressed to the nines - middle upper-class young professionals. Even to the untrained eye, ours was the solitary conspicuous multicultural table. Jason is of European descent. Every other table comprised single race groups - there were several Black tables, White tables, and a Coloured table, spiced with a few Indian tables.

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