Since Sanral CEO Nazir Alli announced his retirement in August last year, the Sanral Board has finally settled on Skhumbuzo Macozoma to take over. He first appeared in the pages of Sanral’s Annual Reports as a board member in 2006. Let’s not speculate why it took so long to name a successor when the person was there all the time. I give him the benefit of the doubt and offer him another story to ponder as he acclimatises.
Australians vest pride in the Sydney Harbour Bridge for its design and vital statistics. If they knew what lay beneath the surface and back in history they would be prouder still.
Bill Bryson in his book Down Under describes the bridge;
“From a distance it has a kind of gallant restraint, majestic but not assertive, but up close it is all might. It soars above you, so high that you could pass a ten-storey building beneath it, and looks like the heaviest thing on earth. Everything that is in it – the stone blocks in its four towers, the latticework of girders, the metal plates, the six-million rivets (with heads like halved apples) – is the biggest of its type you have ever seen... This is a great bridge.”
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