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The ASAQS Gauteng Chapter awards two bursaries for 2016

Tuesday, 02 August 2016  
Posted by: Bert vd Heever
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The ASAQS Gauteng Chapter was proud to award 2016 bursaries to the following two outstanding students, based on their previous excellent academic achievements:

Perseverance Mlimi

Noelle Ramsamy


Perseverance is currently doing his 4th year Bsc Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS University). 

“Growing up I have always been fascinated by the construction industry, the idea of creating something significant from just an idea was initially what had me intrigued by the industry. I have always loved numbers and have great organisational skills; and the ability to pay attention to detail.” 

“Therefore when I did my research on the careers within the construction industry, I was introduced to Quantity Surveying and I fell in love with it as I believed it matched my characteristics and it was at that point that I became passionate about it and I have never looked back.”

“Over the years I have spent in University studying, my love for it grew more solid as I got to know even more about the profession.” 

“Besides studying, I love watching sports, documentaries and playing soccer, and also reading in my spare time.”

 “I am a very ambitious and driven individual. One of my greatest dreams with regards to my career is to become one of the best Pr Quantity Surveyors of my time, and expand further in my career to starting my own firm and have other businesses going on for myself.

Overall I always strive to be great in everything I do.” 


Noelle is currently doing her 4th year Bsc Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS University). 

 “I decided to study Quantity Surveying because I have a love for numbers. When I was in Grade 10 I was the highest Geography achiever in my class and my teacher advised me about the profession. I did some research on it and when I had matriculated I got provisional acceptance into the University Of Witwatersrand for this course. I have a love for numbers and quantity surveying definitely requires you to crunch those numbers. “

“I started working at AECOM South Africa in my student years and gained a lot of knowledge into the industry and that made me love this profession even more. I was lucky enough to gain experience with Cost Management Procedures and even was awarded my own Project. In my honours year of study I was fortunately awarded a bursary from the ASAQS in the basis of my University Results. In my honours year I had also been selected to do research for a company called McKinsey and company on " The Use of Drone Technology To Improve Construction Progress". I am currently a part of the Student Subcommittee Chapter for the ASAQS and also a member of the Women Property Network.” 

“I have recently acquired a post at Group Five Subsidiary  ( Barnes Reinforcing Industries) and I have been appointed as their Commercial Quantity Surveyor, It is a big step moving over from the Consulting side over to the Contracting side but I am loving it.” 

“Currently I am working towards my professional registration with the SACQSP becoming a PRQS. My advice to younger women is that " You do not have what it takes to sit back and be average. You were all destined for greatness" Many females are taking over the construction industry and the opportunities for growth are endless. I plan to make my mark in this industry, a Quantity Surveyor is not limited to or restricted, the roles are so diverse creating a larger scope for job opportunities. You never stop learning every day and the possibilities are endless. Building either need constructing or renewing!”

“I encourage all of the younger women out there to step up to the challenge!!! The construction industry awaits you!” 

Well done Perseverance and Noelle!  We are very proud of you and wish you only the very best for your 2016 study year.