8 October 2013 - One of the key issues South Africa faces is that of ensuring adequate tertiary education for previously disadvantaged students.
This is a cause which closely aligns with Aurecon's brand proposition, 'Fostering Human Achievement.' Aurecon has been investing in its own in-house bursary programme for over 40 years, and believes that education is crucial to the successful skills development of tomorrow's leaders.
In line with this, the group has taken a decision to further support capacity building in South Africa, beyond its own bursary programme, by investing in the education of previously disadvantaged students via sizeable donations towards the Civil Engineering departments of the University of Cape Town (UCT), Stellenbosch University (US) and the University of Pretoria (UP).
The aim of these donations is to encourage candidates to innovate and excel through encouraging continuous education. As part of this scheme, current post-graduate bursars at the US and UCT include:
"Aurecon is a learning organisation that recognises research and development as the basis for building expertise. It is a privilege to able to invest in the academic careers of students who we believe are realising this aim, and we wish each one of them every success for the academic path ahead," concludes Albert Geldenhuys, Managing Director, RSA.