oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Trailblazer in geotechnics
He has been labelled idiosyncratic, demanding, impatient, at times downright bloody-minded - exacting qualities that spring from an imaginative and inquisitive mind tirelessly searching for practical solutions to engineering problems. But he is also known as a thorough gentleman, courteous and fair, a friend and confidante who takes time to listen and who cares deeply about humankind. Throughout Dr Ross Parry-Davies' life, his muse has been his wife, Renée, who has shared his every success and setback. Lorraine Fourie met the couple at their home in Hout Bay in the Cape, where, on observing their energetic lifestyle, one hesitates to say that they live in retirement.
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