Contact Details

of WiEBE, University of Johannesburg and Group Five

CONTACT INFO

Telephone

+27 11 559 6923

Fax No:

+27 11 559 6000

ADDRESS INFO

Physical Address:

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Doorfontein Campus
University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Postal Address:

University of Johannesburg
2986
South Africa

The WiEBE Team

Isabella Makuta

Group Five Corporate and Business Services (Pty) Ltd

Email : imakuta@groupfive.co.za
Contact : 011 806 8327

Isabella is Group Corporate Affairs Director at Group Five. She holds an MBA (Bond University, Australia); a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (WBS) School); a BA degree ( NUL) ; a Diploma in Marketing Communication (Vega Brand School); Certificates in Executive Development (GIBS, University of Pretoria and Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, USA respectively ); and she is a certified Global Remuneration Professional. She heads Group Five’s Basadi program; an initiative focusing on the development and empowerment of female employees within the group and women owned businesses within the Construction and Built Environment value chain. Isabella is also responsible for Government liaison and is a member of the group’s Socio- Economic Development Committee.

Hannelie Nel

University of Johannesburg

Email : hannelie.nel@bie.co.za
Contact : +27 82 924 6059

Hannelie is working towards her Doctoral degree in Engineering Management, and holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (University of the Witwatersrand) with a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering (University of Pretoria). In her professional career she has received the following awards for her contribution to industry and academia: the 2011 IEEE WIE Award for Human Capital Development; Special Commendation Awards from the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE) in 2008 and 2006 respectively for significant contribution to the discipline of Industrial Engineering and liaison with industry; and the Nestle Award for the promotion of quality in academia in 2005. She was member of the SAIIE council for ten years and served as President of the Council from 2009 – 2010. She is now a registered Fellow of the Institute. Hannelie has spent nine years in industry working as both a chemical and industrial engineer. Her work focuses on quality and environmental management systems, engineering design, costing, and continuous process improvement. She has recently celebrated ten years at the University of Johannesburg where she has served as senior lecturer, head of department, vice dean and project manager. In 2011 she successfully managed the five year cyclic ECSA Accreditation Project for the UJ engineering bachelor of technology and technician programmes. Currently Hannelie is the Director of the UJ-Group Five Women in Engineering and the Built Environment programme; the strategy manager for the Metal Casting Technology Station, post-graduate supervisor and senior advisor for British International Engineers and Eskom. She is regularly invited as keynote speaker at national conferences and forums; and presents her research at both national and international conferences. Hannelie enjoys spending time with the special colleagues, friends and family in her life; travelling; and working with people from all over the world. Hannelie was recently acknowledged as one of South Africa’s Top Woman in Business and Engineering by Topco Media and related sponsors.

Maphefo Mogodi

University of Johannesburg

Email : maphefom@uj.ac.za
Contact : 011 559 6923

Maphefo Mogodi is a Professional Quantity Surveyor (PrQS) and a lecturer at University of Johannesburg – Faculty of Engineering and Built-Environment: Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying. She also co-ordinates the Work-Based Intergrated Learning programme of the Department. Maphefo is a council member of the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP); serves on the Registration Committee of the Council as well as the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and Accreditation panels. Other areas of involvement on behalf on the council include being on the Department of Public Works’ Professionals Bill and the Council for the Built-Environment (CBE) Registrar’s Committee Task Teams. As a past member of the Gauteng Housing Board representing the Built-Environment professions, she became actively involved in monitoring implementation of housing projects through the board’s Projects Sub-committee. Over the years she has also been intensely involved with the South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisation (SABTACO) as provincial and later national treasurer, a member and chairperson of the Education Sub-committee and as secretary of the Consultants Forum. Involvement through SABTACO also extended to participation as a member of the Monitoring and Evaluation Task Team of the Department of Public Works (Roster Policy) responsible for the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of the department’s Consultants Roster Policy.

Nickey Janse Van Rensburg

University of Johannesburg

Email : nickeyjvr@uj.ac.za
Contact : 011 559 2538

Nickey Janse van Rensburg started her career as an academic in 2008 after completing her MSc with distinction in Mechanical Engineering at North-West University (Potchefstroom). She is enrolled for a PhD on light materials in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Science at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She also has a passion for teaching and understanding how students, especially engineering students, learn and publishes in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Through WiEBE she initiated a student Society for Women in Engineering and Technology (SWIET), mentoring female undergraduates enrolled at UJ. Through several outreach programmes, the young women have the opportunity to serve their communities and to inspire other young girls to pursue careers in engineering. These projects have given her the opportunity to engage with the community and support several non-profit organisations promoting Engineering as the preferred career choice among young women.

Maggy Ngolwane

University of Johannesburg

Email : maggyn@uj.ac.za
Contact : 011 559 6384

Maggy Ngolwane joined the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in February of 2008 as Departmental Secretary to the Industrial Engineering Department and was appointed as a Personal Assistant to the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment in June 2008, and Project Administrator of Women in Engineering and the Built Environment (WiEBE).Maggy is from Rustenburg, North West. She is married, mother of two boys and a girl.