Mr Semeshan Naidoo has always been fond of engineering graphics and design – a passion he and his father proudly share.
This dedication to the discipline played a role in Naidoo - doing the first year of a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering - being awarded a TB Davis Scholarship.
The scholarship was created after the family of TB Davis entrusted the University with a donation to provide awards for top postgraduate students in the School of Engineering.
‘I am very happy that my hard work is starting to pay off,’ said Naidoo, who hopes to one day be as inspirational as his father and inherit his values, traits and the ability to overcome difficulty. ‘What makes my father an exceptional human being is his humility.’
Naidoo is excited about gaining experience and applying his knowledge and expertise in the workplace once he has finished his masters.
‘It is important to work in the field in order to learn continuously, absorb and give back to the community,’ he said.
In his spare time Naidoo enjoys martial arts, which he has been doing since the age of five.
He also enjoys watching cartoons and movies, describing himself as a Japanese cartoon fanatic.
‘Above all, I am a hardworking individual who enjoys challenges and making people laugh,’ said Naidoo.