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Manoj Gihwala

In his final year, he was a founding member of Black, Young & Gifted (BYG), a programme set up to provide assistance, drive and financial support to previously disadvantaged South African students to pursue postgraduate studies with the aim of promoting academia in the black community in the field of civil engineering. Manoj then moved to London to further his studies where he completed his MSc in General Structural Engineering at Imperial College, London. Since then he has been working at a structural engineering design and consulting firm, AKT II Ltd, gaining experience as a design engineer working on a variety commercial, office and residential projects.