Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

As a former student and part-time lecturer at African Academy in subjects including CAD 2D & 3D, Drawing Office Orientation, Mechanical and Structural Draughting, Rudolf Hose is in a good position to comment as to why the Academy is so well-renowned for the high level and

Aiming for the Stars

Every once in a while you come across someone with a Big Dream. A dream so larger than life and ambitious that many are quick to dismiss it and stamp it out. What makes Renier Naude’s dream of becoming an astronaut through NASA different then, is

Making her mark in the world of draughting

Buildings, bridges, aircraft, machinery, gas pipelines, air-conditioning systems all started out as the drawings of the draughtsperson – the interpreter between the creative mind of the architect, engineer and the skilful hands of the builder.From rough sketches and notes, the skilled draughtsperson

An Accomplished Ambassador

The combination of having completed her General Draughting Certificate and trained as a junior draughtswoman at African Academy, together with the fact that she heads up the Alumni Committee, make Aretha Mali the ideal candidate to share her insights on the Academy in an attempt to uncover

Determined to succeed

Alfred Sibeko faced an uncertain future in 1994 as he could not continue his engineering studies due to insufficient financial means. Fortunately, the friends  that he had made at college told him about a Draughting Academy that had just opened which had been created with the

The First Black Woman to do Store Planning in the Edcon Group

Twelve years ago, Christinah Mdhluli had her head down hard at work on her N3 Technical Certificate in MechanicalFitting and Turning at the Joburg Technical College, when fate stepped in and steered her in the direction of African

Resounding Success in the Face of Deaf-defying Hardship

Not only is Lourens Venter’s personal success story incredibly unique, it is also remarkably inspiring. It’s not every day that you come across someone who – in the face of extreme physical adversity – refuses to accept defeat and has the self-motivation

Moving forward with Confidence

Working from paper sketches, photographs with notation or rough computer generated drawings and converting them into full computer-aided design (CAD) is all in a day’s work for Paulten Mathivha, 34, a young entrepreneur in Pretoria.

Growing up, Mathivha, who comes from Soweto, always had a passion