Sassda MD Dr Oliver Damm says that the quality of the judges’ panel reflects the prestigious nature of the 2006 awards, as well as the diverse range of entries. “I consider it an honour to have been nominated as a judge. The Stainless Steel awards – a showcase of local and international talent and engineering prowess – carry much prestige in the industry,” comments Du Plessis.
“South Africa is an exciting country with rich natural and human resources, as well as huge potential for development, and its people are recognised globally for their innovation and dedication. “The Stainless Steel Awards programme offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase innovation in this important industrial sector, to compete in the international arena, and to reinforce the importance of innovative design as a critical element of value addition to our natural resources,” says Slater.
“Having been associated with the establishment of this programme, I am thrilled to have been asked to participate in this round of the Stainless Steel Awards,” he concludes.