The Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) announces with great sadness the passing of its CEO, Mr Cyril Vuyani Gamede, who died at the age of 58 on 1 August 2021.

“Mr Gamede made a great difference the cidb in the short time he was with the organisation. He was passionate about engineering and strongly believed that construction projects would turnaround the country’s economy,” says Dr Natalie Skeepers, Chairperson of the cidb Board.
Mr Gamede was appointed in January 2020. During that time he brought stability to the cidb which had been without key executives for a long time.

Mr Gamede had extensive executive and board experience in both the public and private sector. He was President of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for two terms. He also served as Founding President of the National Society of Black Engineers and President of the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering. He also was an officer (Captain) at 19 Field Engineer Regiment as part of the South African Army Reserve Force.

Amongst his qualifications were an Executive MBA from the University of Cape Town, a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, MSc in Industrial Engineering, Certificate in Corporate Governance and an Advanced Diploma in Labour Law. He was a registered Professional Engineer and held a Government Certificate of Competency (GCC).

“On behalf of the cidb we want to thank his wife and children for his service. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, his family, friends and the engineering community who are mourning a loss of one of their own,” says Dr Skeepers.

The Board further announces that the tasks of the cidb will continue under the leadership of Mr Bongani Dladla, the current Chief Operations Officer, who will be acting as CEO.

Kotli Molise
Tel: +27 (0)12 482 7244

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