Press Releases

CESA Supports Medium Term Budget focus on NDP

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is encouraged that the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement demonstrates government’s resolve to implement the National Development Plan (NDP).

“We have been vocal about our support for the NDP as a roadmap and urged the government to provide the much required political leadership in ensuring the plan is implemented for the benefit of society and growth of our economy. We are pleased that the plan is taking its rightful centre stage and Government is assured of our backing in ensuring that the ideals and fundamentals of the plan are realised,” avers CESA CEO Lefadi Makibinyane.

Economic Growth on par with Expectations

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s latest Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey (BECS) - January to June 2013 just released, indicates conditions in the first six months of 2013 were not as bad as expected, considering the better than expected increase in earnings, alongside a healthy increase in employment.

2013 CESA AON ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARDS – Sustainability is Everyone's Business

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) prestigious CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards held at Vodacom World in Midrand on the 14th August this year is a celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the industry. CESA is proud to host this annual event, sponsored by Aon South Africa, as a platform to showcase the important role that infrastructure plays in the sustainable development of our country. 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.

Makibinyane to steer CESA to new heights

“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another,” Nelson Mandela. This quote by the world’s revered icon resonates well, with Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA)’s newly appointed CEO Lefadi Makibinyane. Born and bred in Kroonstad, in Free State Province, he regards himself as a ‘farm boy.’

CESA and Moore Stephens launch anti-corruption hotline

It is evident that corruption is bedevilling our nation and is the number one impediment to the roll out of infrastructure, which is essential for service delivery and improving the quality of life for all South Africans.

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has entered into an agreement with Moore Stephens SA Forensic Services to launch an anti-corruption Hotline.

CESA CEO changes gears

After an illustrious career spanning some 17 years at the helm of Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), Graham Pirie is retiring at the end of June 2013.

NDP provides solutions to service delivery challenges

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is encouraged by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s opinion piece which appeared in the Sunday Times entitled: “How SA can beat global financial turmoil.”Gordhan outlined that there needs to be an improvement in the quality of spending including a new infrastructure planning process in provinces and action needs to be taken against provinces and municipalities with poor

Time to accelerate implementation of the NDP

Recent talks that the National Development Plan (NDP) is fatally flawed and impossible to implement, are worrying and cause for concern when in the State of the Nation Address, Government adopted the NDP as a route map with the aim of eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in our country. 

CESA in partnership to tackle corruption head on

 In its quest of ensuring that a just war is waged against the scourge of corruption, which hinders improving the quality of life, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has partnered with acclaimed academic and advocate, Dr Janette Minnaar-van Veijeren to present an ANTI-CORRUPTION, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS course to their members and any ot


“The slowdown in developed economies has resulted in many of them looking for opportunities in Africa as the ‘last frontier’ utilising South Africa, in some cases, as the springboard into the rest of Africa”, says Graham Pirie, CEO of Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA).