Thulani Mahlangu

After graduating, I participated in two phases of the Water Graduate Employment Program. The WGEPI focused mainly on work exposure, while WGEPII is focusing on workplace readiness and how professional growth can be achieved. Given the state of employment challenges for graduates, I am grateful I was given the opportunity to improve my research skills […]

Lubias Phaahla

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Water Research Commission for the opportunity to be part of the Water Graduate Employment Program, where I gained valuable skills to prepare me for the workplace. This program had a major impact on both my personal and professional development. I feel more confident about my […]

Gontse Makoe

My name is Gontse Makoe, I hold an advanced diploma in civil engineering from the Vaal University of Technology. I was part of the 1st phase of the WGEP and was placed under Bosch Projects as my host company. After the first, the 1st phase ended Bosch Projects offered me a contract to continue assisting […]

Kedibone Thwala

My name is Kedibone Regina Thwala. I hold an MSc Degree in Geohydrology. After graduating, I was fortunate to participate in the Water Graduate Employment Program (WGEP). I was placed at the University of the Western Cape in the program where I conducted research in a project led by Professor Jacqui Goldin. I am grateful […]

Mlungisi Mcineka

My name is Mlungisi Rowen Mcineka. Let me take this opportunity to show my gratitude to the Water Research Commission (WRC) for allowing me to participate in the Water Graduate Employment Programme (Water GEP). When I joined the program, I worked at Working Solutions International in the Legal Department, where I gained valuable skills and […]

Felly Ciyaka

Felly Cikaya is a Chemical Engineering graduate as well as an upcoming bass guitarist. He is passionate about his industry with a particular focus on Chemical Engineering processes. ‘I would like to impact the youth and society by bringing water facilities to rural areas using my Chemical Engineering skills,” says Cikayi. What he has enjoyed most about […]

Lesego Mateme

Lesego Mateme holds a BA in Psychology and Media Studies as well as a BA (Hons) in Psychology. “I am interested in Social Research and Communications and would like to merge these in the future and end up in either or both fields. What I enjoyed most about this programme is that my placement is […]

Theodrine Ngaka

Theodrine studied a BSc Geology at the University of Pretoria and completed her BSc Honours and MSc in Geohydrology at the University of the Free State “I grew up in rural villages in the Eastern Cape and Lesotho. I love being in remote places, surrounded by nature and having conversations with the local people. I […]

McQuwaen Moonoosamy

McQuwaen Moonoosamy recently graduated with in honours in Marine Biology. “Not many people go into marine biology these days which is concerning given the urgent need for conservation of our marine ecosystems. For me, I’ve always been intrigued with every aspect of water, from how it reaches our taps to all that the ocean encompasses. […]