Sigol Da Silva Goliate

Sponsored By: SASOL

Studying at:Industrial and Commerical Institute, Matola, Mozambique

Quick Fire Questions

Favourite film/TV Programme
Into the badlands
Favourite colour
Green
Favourite school subject
Math
Favourite childhood toy
Dog Dolls
You’ve just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you will buy?
A money farm! (In this life you can let almost everything live, by seeding it, so that you can harvest it later, but the traditional farm for crops is not the same as the farm for love, or money. The truth is this: you better eat the grapes than the vine itself.)
Where in Mozambique did you grow up?
My hometown is Quelimame. I was luckily raised by my parent who are both agro-livestock professionals. My father is a technician and my mother got her degree a few years ago. My father is now running his own business in the transports field. My mother is also a very busy woman as she is head of the communication sector in the provincial directorate for agriculture and food security.
What’s your most memorable childhood memory?
I remember eating hidden cakes and biscuits when I was younger which my mother and younger sister used to make. They knew I was capable of eating them all in the same day!, so they would hide them in a safe place. I would find their hiding place, and when I did I would eat them all gradually so as not to be a suspect! I remember the day my mother decided to punish me for this – it wasn’t as sweet as the biscuits I had eaten!
Who is your favourite music artist?
Not so much pop, but I like Michael Jackson songs, and R&B. I also enjoy jazz and all songs from Lucciano Pavarotti and Marrabenta which I like to dance to, although I don’t know how!

“The Field Ready program generates highly skilled professionals, not only with technical knowledge which includes mechanics and electricity, but also with a strong personality and a proactive approach, ready to manage the volatility and ambiguity of the engineering industry, and life at large, in a SMART way. The trainees are subjected to incorporate the HSE culture mindset as part of their own beliefs and values, as well as the English language in their daily and professional life.”

What would you like to be doing in 5 years time?
Fieldwork is what really thrills me. It is there where everything come true.
I have always challenged my mind to think from other cultural perspectives. I know culture is most about beliefs; what you believe to be wrong can actually be right elsewhere. The same is true for industry. The procedure you think won’t work out can be the better fit for another reality.
I expect my career to take me to many different countries and industries, so that I can get a thorough insight of the industrial and cultural possibilities. Though I surely want to end up in Mozambique, not only for being my homeland but also because the youth generation is the one in charge to create change.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
As an individual, I have a profound admiration for the founder of the actual company YHAMAH. He was a professional at marrying the opportunity to preparation. He inspired me so much by the way he established his corporation.
I am also very inspired by China. The way they have rapidly raised their industry and grown up in the global market; they combine politics, workmanship, and making business.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
My major achievement is my recent registration at OrdEM, which means I am now legally authorized to exert engineering activities in Mozambique. However I am proud of my degree, my professional experience, and most of all my sights toward the market, the industry, and the life. I hope the Getenergy Field Ready LTD program will become my major achievement this year.
Finally, what is your most hated food?
I don’t like meats at large, but especially pork.