WELCOME TO 2016 - January is over and Christmas is almost here. But I have developed a phobia for not spending money on gifts, or, quite frankly, for not spending money at all in our current economic climate. It's incredible how our spending habits transform when children appear on the scene, simply because we want them to have better than we had. The cost of education is going to expose and manipulate that sentiment when my time comes. I think I am about to have my chips - my almost three-year-old daughter has already expressed aspirations to be a Silly Engineer, like her dad.
It has now become the norm to wake up to news of yet another service delivery protest in this great country of ours. This pandemic has become the scourge of our communities and there seems to be no cure. As public infrastructure gets destroyed, we all watch and join in singing the favourite chorus, "Haha,the black government is failing". Well, continue singing folks, but that chorus will never change the trajectory of failure until people pause and take responsibility and challenge the status quo head on. The only change catalyst in this scenario is the massive kilojoules of brainpower within the circles of my fellow professionals. It's time to rise up to the occasion and trigger the engineering revolution.