Isuzu engine to help students at UJ

Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) has donated an engine to the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

From left Luvuyo Mbolekwa Isuzu Nceba Rusi Isuzu Mandlakazi Sigcawu Isuzu Dr Samuel Loyiso Gqibani UJ Celestin Ndhlovu Isuzu Professor Peter Madindwa Mashinini UJ

The engine will enhance teaching and learning by giving students access to the latest technology engines from the largest producer of diesel engines in the world.

This donation coincides with the celebration of Youth Month in South Africa. Isuzu says the donation is a sign of its commitment to supporting the youth. Mandlakazi Sigcawu, Executive for Corporate and Public Affairs says: “As a company, our contribution to education is a commitment that we undertake to foster the upliftment of skills development and learning experiences.”

From left - Luvuyo Mbolekwa (Isuzu), Nceba Rusi (Isuzu), Mandlakazi Sigcawu (Isuzu), Dr Samuel Loyiso Gqibani (UJ), Celestin Ndhlovu (Isuzu), Professor Peter Madindwa Mashinini (UJ),

Kosheek Maharaj of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) in Gauteng facilitated this agreement through the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering UJ advisory board. “Our tertiary institutions play a pivotal role in preparing our students to support the sector, its master plan and to grow our economy. It is important to have sector integration and to enhance relationships that can assist in bridging the gap by enhancing and empowering the youth.”

Dr Samuel Loyiso Gqibani, Head of the School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, says the engine will enhance the practical experience and research of students. “The engine will be used for undergraduate teaching and learning where students will learn about the functioning of an internal combustion engine. The Honours and Masters students will do cutting-edge research on optimising engine performance.”

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