Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is the ‘Voice of Consulting Engineering in South Africa’. CESA represents for its members, a body that promotes their joint interests and, because of its standing, provides quality assurance for clients. Over 500 firms employing just over 23 300 staff, who collectively earn a total fee income of almost R19 billion per annum, are members of CESA. CESA is committed to the principles of sustainability and the promotion of engineering excellence.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) welcomes the bold move to lead municipalities back to basics and to put in place institutional mechanisms to enable them to deliver core municipal services as announced by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister (CoGTA), Pravin Gordhan.
It's time to get ready for the annual CESA Relay taking place on the 23rd August 2014 at Eagle Waters, Hartbeespoort Dam.
CESA Consultants Relay is a fun sports day where staff from member firms compete against other member teams in fun events – cycling, running, walking, tug-of-war and volleyball. The excitement and enthusiasm generated by this popular event has seen a steady increase in attendance with last year’s event attracting more than 400 teams. Close on 4,000 competitors, family and friends attended last year’s event, held in the pristine surroundings of the Eagle Waters Resort, on the shores of Hartbeespoort Dam.
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The problem of uneven capacity and varied performance is common at local government level. This year marks the 20th anniversary of democratic government in South Africa, and time has shown through numerous service delivery protests that more still needs to be done to achieve universal access towards provision of basic services to communities.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) envisage that President Jacob Zuma will use the State of the Nation Address (SONA) to emphasize that a rigorous and accelerated implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) is key to growing the economy of the country and addressing the three triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality.
Consulting Engineering South Africa (CESA) is appalled by the pressure put on its members to certify payment for work not done and will not bow to pressure from greedy, unscrupulous and unqualified contractors and corrupt officials.
“We are concerned and as an organisation that represents this invaluable profession which is the backbone of quality infrastructure, we cannot accept this despicable behavior and conduct to continue unchallenged,” states CESA CEO Lefadi Makibinyane.
Consulting Engineers South Africa’s latest Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey (BECS) –July to December 2013 just released, indicates conditions during 2013 continued to surprise firms. Following on a “better than expected” first six months of 2013 the second half of 2013 also surprised on the upside. The confidence index for the last six months was revised from an expected level of 85.0 to 98.1, as conditions were better than expected. The more upbeat sentiment is maintained for the next 12 months, averaging 98.3 for the first six months of 2014 and 98.5 for the last six months of 2014. The current level is at its best since 2008/09.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) President Abe Thela says that consulting engineering services are neither a commodity nor contracting. Thela states that consulting engineers provide independent advice to clients, offer technical advice in the procurement of contractors as well as design and supervision of construction work. “This role can only be played by a ‘trusted advisor’”.
Lefadi Makibinyane, CEO at Consulting Engineers South Africa, elaborates on the critical importance of the consulting engineering profession in the realisation of the NDP.
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