The EWB-UKZN chapter recently participated in the annual CESA-Relay 2017 for their annual chapter team building activity. Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), South Africa’s largest engineering consulting body, hosted the event where the chapter participated alongside 18 engineering consulting firms that are based in KwaZulu-Natal province. EWB-UKZN’s participation was sponsored through the EWB-SA team building grant that EWB-UKZN was awarded after obtaining the EWB-SA Chapter of the Year 2016 award together with sponsorship from Royal HaskoningDHV.
The EWB-UKZN Team participated in the running, walking and obstacle course relay events, and in the tug-of-war, obstacle course and 3-legged race team events. After a day that turned out to be significantly competitive, the EWB-UKZN Team returned with silver medals for the obstacle course and volleyball events and a gold for the 3-legged race.
Beyond the sports activities, the event provided the EWB-UKZN members with a unique career building opportunity in which they networked and developed contacts with professionals from various engineering firms in KwaZulu-Natal. Participation in the CESA Relay 2017 event provided a positive contribution EWB-UKZN’s long-term strategic plan of developing solid relationships with the various engineering industry role players in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province for potential collaborations in future projects.