Presentations and Interviews


The PowerPoints presented at the launch of each of the major publications are included here in PDF format for reference. Should you use any of the material in your own works please include a reference to the relevant publication and send a copy of your work to Dr Lawless. For more details on each publication, see the Publications page. An additional PowerPoint presented at the Engineering a Better World Conference in London is included, titled Tomorrow’s leaders, today’s graduates-in-training. This presentation called on those with experience to recognise their role and responsibility to coach and mentor recent graduates to allow them to take the first meaningful steps in their careers so vital to develop as tomorrow’s engineering leaders.

Numbers and Needs, SAICE, Midrand, October 2005
Numbers and Needs in Local Government, SAICE, Midrand, November 2007
Skills through and for SIPs, DHET, Kempton Park, September 2014
Tomorrow’s leaders, today’s graduates-in-training, RAEng, London, September 2016


Allyson has participated in many radio interviews and panel discussions and has been interviewed by many journalists and researchers. One of the most interesting interviews on the state of local government skills and the skills development climate in South Africa is captured in the interview held at the IMESA Conference in East London in October 2016.