The SAIEE annually awards the most outstanding young achiever of the year in the field of Electrical/Electronic engineering. What counts in this person’s favour is their spirit of achievement, creativity and leadership in the workplace. Innovative, entrepreneurial actions and an infectious enthusiasm for success are the qualities exhibited by Young Achievers.

The 2018 winner is Tshego Cornelius. Cornelius joined the SAIEE in 2004 and started her career in 2009 at the Eskom Transmission Western Grid. She presently serves as a Design Engineering Manager in the Electrical & Control and Instrumentation Department of Eskom.

Her passion for the development of other young people has seen her take up various leadership roles in ploughing back, paying it forward and championing women’s voices, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics arena.

She is very conscientious of the engineer’s role in the community and is an avid role model to young SAIEE members, and it is no doubt that this remarkable Professional Engineer should receive this award.