Llewelyn Pillay is the founder and chief executive of Ubunye Africa Construction. His company focuses on delivering quality engineering and construction to its clients and partners, while providing employment, growth opportunities and mentorship to the youth. Through empowering youngsters, Pillay believes we can reduce South Africa’s high unemployment levels. In his professional capacity, Pillay has been lauded for his entrepreneurial acumen and is not a stranger to being recognised as an influential young South African. This recognition has given him the ability and scope to galvanise change in his industry — namely, to encourage gender equity in the field of engineering. His hope is that we can move engineering and construction away from being a male-dominated environment and instead create a space for women that pays them as much as their male counterparts.
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