CCPOA speaker takes part in Sinenjongo High School’s Careers Day.
Sibongiseni Buyangane, one of the rising stars at the Century City Property Owners’ Association Intaka Island Eco-Center, was among 26 speakers who participated in this year’s Career Day at Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park held last Saturday.
The speakers were divided into three groups according to the subjects needed to qualify for a career in that field.
Sibongiseni, who spoke on Environmental Conservation, was one of eight speakers falling in the General Cluster which also included a personal trainer, a property broker, a sales manager, a plumber, a personal stylist and make up artist, a hospitality expert and a chef.
The maths and science learners listened to civil, mechanical and electrical engineers, an industrial psychologist, a microbiologist, a quantity surveyor and project manager, an IT expert and a teacher while the commerce cluster of speakers included a financial manager, marketing, property studies, banking, property administrators, information technology, accountancy, retailing and law.
The day was organised by sponsors, the developer of Century City - the Rabie Property Group, which adopted the school as the major beneficiary of its Corporate Social Investment programme six years ago. For the past six years, the CCPOA has also contributed in numerous ways to the school – planting trees on arbour day, hosting groups of learners through the Intaka Eco-Centre, raising stationery donations at our annual Carols by Candlelight for the school and participating in other various outreach programmes around Mandela Day.
There was a record turnout of Grade 10,11 and 12 learners on the day with more than 200 participating and describing it “as the best yet”.
A highlight of the day was the spontaneous bursting into song of microbiologist Mjiko Vulindlu at the end of his talk. A trained opera singer to boot, Mijiko regaled learners with an eye-watering rendition of Verde’s La donna en Moville from his Rigoletto opera which received thunderous applause from the gob-smacked learners. So moving was it that the obliging Mijko was persuaded to tour the other classes for repeat performances. He has promised to return with his whole singing class next year to do a mini performance on the programme