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Eco-brick Sisters: Engineering, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

November 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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This technical webinar will focus on the story of two sisters based in South Africa, Kedibone and Kekeletso Tsiloane, that have built a sustainable brick manufacturing business called Ramtsilo Manufacturing and Construction, and the engineering behind it all.

The entrepreneurship journey
Kedibone: "The webinar will be about reflecting on the journey two young sisters embarked on with fully understanding the broad impact that the brave action would result in after 8 years. It is to remind fellow entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs that the journey has been and still is full of challenges."

Using innovative construction methods to break barriers
Keke: "When I was experimenting with the use of plastic waste in a brick I had no idea that I was creating a solution that would break down barriers, and would address one of the most critical issues we face globally; plastic pollution. Our innovation has shown that the world is ready for positive change towards the environment.
The added-value created such as a stronger brick, an energy-efficient building system, higher structural integrity, and a less porous building system are not aspects I even considered during the hard days of bringing this dream to reality."


About the Presenters

Ms. Kedibone Tsiloane has a finance and auditor background. She holds a Bachelor Hons degree in Internal auditing from Tuks and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Wits business school.

  • Won the Eskom Business Investment Competition in manufacturing in 2019.
  • Invited by the Department of Small Businesses to meet the President and Minister of human settlements to present their cross-industrial solution to a global issue.

Ms. Kekeletso Tsiloane (Keke) is a young woman who is dedicated to changing the status quo. She has an engineering background and went on to invent a product that is disrupting one of the oldest and most traditional industries.

  • Won the first Developmental Bank of Southern Africa Youth-Challenge in 2019.
  • Named one of South Africa's Mail & Guardian top 200 in 2020 to name a few accolades.

 

Join us to learn more at this must-attend event for engineering professionals and aspiring engineers alike.

Reserve your spot at this free webinar today!

  • The webinar will be recorded and will be sent out to registered attendees afterwards.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees who request one near the end of the live webinar session.

Please note: the time stated on this event is in Australian Western Standard Time (AWST). You will need to convert this to your own time zone.

Details

Date:
November 25
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
208369618137

Venue

Online
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