SANRAL made it possible for Fulufhelo Luruli to fulfil her dream of becoming a civil engineer when she became the recipient of a bursary sponsored by the agency.
“University fees are very expensive, even more so with the associated costs of food and text books. I don’t think I could have afforded to finish my studies without a bursary,” she said.
The challenges of the engineering industry peaked her interest and “solving problems and coming up with better solutions for improving people’s lives through the projects that engineers do” were inspiring.
The rising engineer who hails from Ha-Magau in the Limpopo Province said people could benefit from better working opportunities by pursuing a career in engineering.
After she obtained her BSc civil engineering degree in 2013, she took up a job offer with SANRAL.
“I am hoping to improve my capabilities as a project manager and I thrive on being a good team player as it will ensure work efficiency.”
Her career aspirations are to obtain professional engineering status and ultimately develop into a seasoned engineer.
“SANRAL offers the best working opportunities. I am getting valuable and high-quality design experience.”
She believes she will be contributing to infrastructure development in the country through her skills and knowledge.
“People who are educated get to understand the world we live in and the technology that changes all the time.”
For her personally, “education improves the way you think and see things, and it also opens doors for better opportunities in life”.