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Zutari, in partnership with CESA, held the 2024 Job Shadow Day over two days (3 and 4 July 2024). Our Tshwane and Cape Town offices hosted over 80 Grade 11 and 12 learners with an interest in engineering sciences. The programme fuelled their excitement and curiosity about how Zutari works. It further gave them a front-row seat into a day in the life of engineers entails.
Given the historical male dominance in the STEM industries, Zutari chose to celebrate IWD by highlighting female pioneers from various fields and profiles in Zutari. We asked them to share their experiences, talk about their careers and teams, and ultimately tell us what #InspireInclusion means to them as women leading the way for others. 
Zutari’s first digital technology expo was a huge success, seeing an unmatched turnout during the two events in our Cape Town and Tshwane offices.
Samista Jugwanth, Zutari Technical Director: Water, was recently a guest on the American-based Water Foresight Podcast, discussing the Future of WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) with host Dr. Matthew Klein.
A new synthesis report on Global Stocktake elements, published by the UN Climate Change, is expected to take centre stage at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28 from 30 November to 12 December, predicts Dr Thapelo Letete, Director: Climate Change at Zutari. Letete will represent the leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory practice at an important framework session on climate transparency in developing countries on the final day of COP28.
Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari not only had an independently adjudicated best oral and poster presentation at the 7th Young Water Professionals (YWP ) conference that took place from 8 to 10 November in Stellenbosch, it also had a significant involvement in organising the event itself.
Vishaal Lutchman, MD of Transport at Zutari, a leading consulting engineering and advisory firm, talks about sustainability as an enabler for growth and development in Africa.
Vishaal Lutchman (Pr Eng, FSAICE, FSAAE, FICE), Vice President of SAICE and Managing Director of Transport at Zutari, poses a question in these difficult times: How do we reverse the downward spiral in South Africa to create a brighter future for the country, motivated by improvements in the infrastructure system?
A lot can be learnt about an organisation where leaders grow other leaders and are willing to make the time to engage, encourage, and invest in those who want to make a positive impact and contribution. This is the view of Shamenthree Naidoo, Learning Experience Leader, Zutari, whose team has successfully pioneered the Adaptive Leader Programme (ALP) at the leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands to be a good enabler with the adoption of unmanned equipment and machinery in mining. The industry is already au fait with extracting smart data from sensors, which is the application of technology in terms of machine interconnections and boosting operational safety and efficiency.
In collaboration with EDF Renewables, Arcus Consulting Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), Zutari successfully relocated Verreaux Eagle nests during the Avondale Solar PV project in the Northern Cape.
Zutari has appointed Webb Meko as Chief Clients Officer with effect from September 2022. Meko spent five years at Black & Veatch as Business Development Director: Africa and worked for Babcock Engineering and Eskom.
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