- Meet the 34-year-old man who has been named the Chairman of the South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE) Mpumalanga Highveld Branch
- Mishael Mashele came from humble beginnings and he worked hard to get where he is
- His appointment as the SAIMechE chairman is historic for a couple of reasons
Mishael Mashele was recently announced as the new Chairman of Mpumalanga Highveld's South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE) branch.
The appointment is impressive for a couple of reasons: firstly - Mashele is the first black person to hold the post, secondly - he is also the youngest chairperson ever elected.
According to The Bulletin, Mashele will head a total of 280 mechanical engineers.
Briefly.co.za learned Mashele grew up in eMbalenhle - a township in Mpumalaga's Govan Mbeki Local Municipality.
Mashele attended Thistle Grove Combined School before he pursued a degree at the University of Pretoria (UP).
After completing his studies, the inspiring engineer landed a job in Secunda and he has been working hard ever since.
Mashele was honoured by his appointment as the SAIMechE Chairman. He went on to thank several people who helped him grow in his career as well as the committee for having faith in him.
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