December 9, 2021  

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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of the Engineering Council

of South Africa`s Sixth Term President Mashao Lawrence Lebea Pr Eng.

The Council learnt of the passing of the ECSA President on Tuesday, 07 December 2021, following a short illness and hospitalisation.

Engineer Lebea was inaugurated in December 2020 and over the years has served in various ECSA structures including the Fifth Term Council as Chairperson of the Central Registration Committee and Chairperson of the Research, Policy and Standards Committee.

His vast experience in the engineering sector spanned over 36 years with 26 years in key management positions in both the private and public sector including his role as Chief Executive Officer of Mtema Mashao Consulting Engineers Ltd, which he founded in 2002.

Engineer Lebea held a Master of Engineering from the University of Pretoria, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a National Diploma for Technicians in Civil Engineering.

He was affiliated with various engineering bodies and served as a member of the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) the South African Black Technical & Allied Careers Organisation (SABTACO) and a fellow at the South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE).

Engineer Lebea was a dedicated and humble servant of the engineering fraternity, a fountain of wisdom, a pillar of strength and a beacon of hope to everyone who had the privilege to work with him.

The Engineering Council of South Africa is honoured to have been led by this gentle giant, who over the years has displayed exceptional leadership, due diligence and represented the industry with pride as well as worked to steer the organisation towards a sustainable future by adopting sound and ethical policies to propel the organisation further.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, colleagues and engineering fraternity at large as we mourn the loss of one of our own.