New man at the helm of SANRAL’s Eastern Region
IT will not be business as usual at roads agency SANRAL.
This as the agency embraces infrastructure development and service delivery for generating economic growth, alleviating poverty, reducing the scourge of inequality and increasing international competitiveness.
These are the sentiments of Dumisani Nkabinde, SANRAL’s newly-appointed manager for the Eastern Region.
A Civil Engineer by profession, Nkabinde holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Diploma in Project Management.
He is currently studying towards completing a Masters Degree in Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch.
Starting his career at Eyethu Consulting Engineers in 2003, Nkabinde worked his way up from intern engineer to design engineer.
His career at SANRAL began in 2007 as Projects Engineer for the Eastern Region, covering KZN and the Free State.
While Nkabinde’s first projects for SANRAL were in Gauteng, he managed various projects in the design and construction phase in KZN, including the Nkodibe, KwaMbonambi and Ballito interchanges on the N2.
Subsequent projects included the upgrading of 40km of the N2 from Pongola to the Mpumalanga border.
Nkabinde has overseen many other projects, including community development projects, road safety projects, routine road maintenance contracts and road rehabilitation projects.
More recently he project managed the construction of the N2 interchange and roads upgrading in Mtubatuba, and construction of the Eteza Traffic Control Centre on the N2.
Formerly the Operations and Maintenance Manager for the Eastern Region, Nkabinde took over the regional reins from Logashri Sewnarain who left to join the private sector.
‘I have big boots to fill. Logashri has had two decades of experience and was so knowledgeable on almost all aspects of road design, construction, operations and maintenance,’ said Nkabinde.
‘However, I have worked with her and many other experts within SANRAL for some time and accept my new responsibilities as a challenge.
‘SANRAL has committed to going beyond the minimum requirements for transformation set by existing legislative and regulatory frameworks, and has clearly defined targets for the participation of black contractors, professionals and suppliers in all its projects.
‘SANRAL will, in future, use its procurement and supply chain processes to transform the construction industry, break down monopolies, and advance the broad participation of black-owned contractors and suppliers.
‘Investment in roads infrastructure upgrades, especially in rural and under-developed communities, bridges the inequality gap in society, creates jobs and addresses
Dumisani Nkabinde is SANRAL’s newly-appointed Regional Manager for the Eastern Region SANRAL