Press Releases

Saving Your Pajero 3 - Wed 18 March

It's time for saving your Pajero 3 in 2015! Join CESA for a briefing session aimed at raising awareness of potential and insurance requirements in the context of a consulting engineering practice. The Conference has been accredited for 1 CPD point (ECSA)

Engineering Consultants key to unlocking project pipeline

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) reiterates that there is a distinction between engineering consultants and consultants.

Engineering consultants are registered professionals with the Engineering Council of South Africa. They are key to infrastructure delivery as they are front end leaders responsible for investigation, planning, design and construction monitoring monitoring of infrastructure projects.

CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards 2015 - Call for Entries

The CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards is a celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism. Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is proud to host this annual event as a platform to showcase the outstanding achievements of its member organisations. The Awards focus on consulting engineers and their clients who participate in or initiate projects that promote the advancement of our nation and the people of the continent. 

Click here for more information on awards entries

Importing Cuban engineers is short-sighted - CESA

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is appalled and shocked by the actions of the Water and Sanitation Department who are importing 35 Cuban engineers, seconded to South Africa for a two-year term to share  their expertise with their counterparts in the South African water sector.

Meeting Socio-Economic Challenges through Sustained Infrastructure Investment

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) President, Abe Thela, recently presented his presidential message and theme for the year at a function held in Johannesburg.   With the theme of  ‘Meeting Socio-Economic Challenges through Sustained Infrastructure Investment’ Thela stated thatthis year CESA will be focusing on the role infrastructure plays in the socio-economic development of our country and how this role can be enhanced through an increase in infrastructure investment and skills development.

CESA Directory of Firms 2015 Advertising Opportunity

The CESA Directory of Firms is published annually and contains the most comprehensive information on South African Consulting Engineers available. The Directory provides an unmatched opportunity for your firm to promote its services in a focused manner to professionals in the A+ income bracket. Unlike many other publications, the Directory is used as a reference guide by recipients giving advertisers a continued presence with their target market. The annual publication provides a longer shelf life for your advert.

CESA CEO resigns

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) President Abe Thela announces that CEO Lefadi Makibinyane has unexpectedly resigned and is currently serving his notice until the end of January.

Mr Makibinyane stated that it was not an easy decision for him to make, but unfortunately after all considerations put before him, he found it to be the most optimal decision to make at this current moment in his professional career.

He thanked CESA for the opportunity and support it gave him over the past 18 months of his tenure, wishing CESA and the sector it represents all the luck going forward.

"CESA wants to acknowledge Mr Makibinyane's contribution to the organisation. We wish him well in his future endeavors, especially as the new CEO of Amatola Water," says Thela.

Together Sustaining Engineering – Delivering NDP Priorities

Keynote speaker at the recent Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) conference, Minister Thulas Nxesi of the Department of Public Works, believes that, "Government cannot deliver the National Development Plan (NDP) alone. It is incumbent on the engineering fraternity to assist Government in delivering the priorities of the NDP and it is clear that engineering underpins these priorities." He stated that the CESA conference came at a time when the sector is grappling with the challenges of infrastructure delivery. He went on to say, "The chaos in all the processes and projects is a result of an ‘imbalance’ created by lack of engineering capability within Government and also that combating fraud and corruption is a pillar of the NDP". Minister Nxesi told delegates that efficient and effective procurement is central to government priorities and that sustainable engineering should lead to sustainable development resulting in a green economy.

CESA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2014

The annual CESA Conference and Exhibition held in Limpopo on the 9-11 November, provided a meaningful networking and information sharing platform for Consulting Engineering firms and some of the Clients they serve. The keynote address was delivered by the honourable Mr Thembelani Thulas Nxesi, Minister of Public Works of the Republic of South Africa.
CESA strongly believes that it is critical that infrastructure delivery processes are addressed through partnerships between Government and the private sector and the CESA conference provides an ideal platform in which to address such issues.

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Regulation and Procurement Biggest Issues facing Consulting Engineers

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) latest Bi-Annual Economic and Capacity Survey (BECS), January to June 2014, just released, indicates that regulation issues, including the procurement of consulting engineering services, remain one of the biggest challenges faced by the industry.

Click here for the Bi-Annual Economic and Capacity Report Jan - June 2014