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 537 firms employing just over 24 366 staff, who collectively earn a total fee income of R23.4 billion per annum, are members of CESA. CESA is committed to the principles of sustainability and the promotion of engineering excellence.

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Lynne Pretorius appointed as CESA President

At its Annual General Meeting held during the Infrastructure Indaba on Monday November 9, 2015 at Emperors Palace, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) appointed Lynne Pretorius from ITS Engineers as President of the organisation for the next two years. She holds a BSc Engineering (Civil) and M. Engineering (Transportation) from the University of Cape Town and has worked in the Engineering industry for 22 years after graduating in 1993.

In her inaugural speech, Pretorius indicated that South Africa is on a dynamic trajectory that requires visionary leadership and flexibility from all stakeholders and role players to adapt to the changing and challenging environment currently prevailing. She stated that her key objectives are to get the CESA house in order, encourage members to submit quality bids and to be open and honest about corruption.

Christopher (Chris) Campbell appointed as CESA CEO

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher (Chris) Campbell as its new Chief Executive Officer. Chris, assumes office effectively from 1 December 2015.

The position was left vacant earlier this year when the incumbent Lefadi Makibinyane resigned to pursue other career opportunities.

Cry our beloved CETA

At a recent meeting to receive feedback from their representative at the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA), members of the Built Environment Professions (BEPs) voiced their concerns about the alleged misappropriation of funds and issuing of fake certificates by the CETA. It is alleged that this has resulted in no training being provided by the CETA for our people and effectively subverting the transformation objectives of our country.

Fees have fallen but more needs to be done - avers CESA YPF

Concerned Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA)’s Young Professionals Forum (YPF) are in solidarity with the students at tertiary institutions across the country in their fight against exorbitant fees and fee increases.

CESA YPF is worried about the inequality that is eating away at the fabric of our society. The success of the national #FeesMustFall movement has demonstrated the power of focused engagement in bringing about positive change.

CESA alarmed by the continuing water and sanitation challenges

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is alarmed by the continuing water and sanitation challenges at Madibeng Local Municipality, in North West. The challenges were witnessed during a recent site visit by the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, who considered them to be symptomatic of the challenges across the country.

CESA Infrastructure Indaba

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has rebranded its annual conference to the CESA Infrastructure Indaba. CESA recognises that the conference is a tripartite alliance between the 3C (Consulting Engineers, Contractors and Clients), all working together to improve the quality of life of our people.

BECS reveals glimmer of hope in the Consulting Engineering Industry

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA)'s Bi-Annual Economic Capacity Survey (BECS) from January to June 2015 just released indicates that fee earnings increased by around 1.2%, against an expected decrease of between 3% and 5%.

Some of the larger firms did better than expected, although several firms still reported negative growth in the first six months of the year. This follows a marginal contraction of 0.7% and an increase of 6% in the previous two surveys. Respondents expect earnings to fall by between 2% and 3% in nominal terms during the last six months of 2015. CESA has about 537 members firms employing 24 366 personnel.

Presidential Golf Challenge

Please register now for the CESA Presidential Golf Challenge to be held on Monday 5 October at The Country Club, Woodmead, Johannesburg.

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CESA Relay Results

CESA would like to thank all participants who took part in the 30th CESA Relay 2015; please click the following link to access the results: CESA Relay 20150829 Results

CESA Practice Notes Seminar - 17 September 2015

You're invited to join the CESA Quality & Risk Management Committee on 17 September at a Seminar on more than 84 Practice Notes, which have been issued for guidance to Consulting Engineers over the past 20+ years. 

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