It is with deep sadness that the SAIMC heard of the death of dear friend and esteemed colleague Eugene Sithole, who passed away suddenly on 7 September.
Thanduxolo Eugene Sithole was born on 13 September 1970 to parents Raphael and Nomathemba Sithole. He proceeded through his school years finishing at St. Francis College, where he completed matric after which, due to his technical abilities, he enrolled at Mangosuthu Technikon to earn a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
Eugene started his professional career in 1993 as an instrument technician at Nestlé (Pietermaritzburg) after an intense training programme with Sapref (Shell and BP petroleum refineries) and Huletts Aluminium (Pietermaritzburg). Over the years he built his credentials and skills working at Umgeni Water, and then with Fluor/Igoda as a design/instrumentation engineer until 2012.
In 2012, he joined Sowa Projects (a consulting company specialising in electrical and instrumentation related projects) as the managing director, where he remained until his recent death.
Eugene was a firm supporter and active member of the SAIMC and a regular visitor to the technology evenings and social functions. He served on the Durban branch committee in 2010 and will be sorely missed by all.
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