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A graduate of the Department of Building and Human Settlement Development (BHSD), Asithandile Rangile was recently appointed with Investec Bank Limited, based at the Head Office in Sandton as a Property Graduate in Industrial Development. His appointment involves undertaking feasibility studies, and the development of multi million rand forthcoming projects in South Africa.

Asithandile completed a B Tech Quantity Surveying (QS) in 2011 and a B Tech Construction Management (CM) in 2012 respectively. Asi as he is known, had to undergo strenuous panel interviews with the Managing Director of the group, and the final interview with the global CEO of Investec Property.

According to Asi, both the qualifications obtained at the NMMU have given him the edge over graduates traditionally employed in the past from renowned universities such as Wits and UCT.

Asi is full of praise of the NMMU, the BHSD department and the lecturers involved in the programme presented, further stating that the knowledge he obtained was essential to understand what really happens in the corporate world.

He encourages current B Tech students to make the most of their studies and emphasises that the B Tech CM / QS offers them more than they realise. Students need to develop, promote themselves and apply for top positions without fear. 

Congratulations Asithandile – we are proud of you!