Joberg Chairs London calling
14th Jul 2009
South Africa – Johannesburg
Now in his second term as Chairman, Dai is keen to move his Centre forward and increase membership. His visit brought up some very interesting points as he gave an insight into his plans and strategies for uniting the Centres throughout South Africa.
Dai believes that the country's three Centres, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg, can be much stronger if intertwined, and hopes that Head Office will also intensify its own links with its members based in South Africa. He also spoke about the SOE/IRTE becoming recognised by the South African Government as a professional body, and conveyed ideas on how to promote this aim, which would be extremely beneficial to the membership.
Clearly impassioned by his responsibilities as Chair, Dai believes IRTE membership could act as a bridge to recognising those skilled engineers who are without other relevant qualifications, creating a stepping stone for an array of committed and able road transport engineering professionals in South Africa.
Although now retired from full-time work, Dai remains extremely busy with numerous projects and has recently published a book entitled 'ERF -The Inside Story'.