Press Releases

Corruption has gone too far

SA's consulting engineers are setting up a war chest to fight graft. The body that represents 90% of consulting engineers in South Africa says that tender corruption at local government level has brought the country to the brink in terms of broken or non-existent infrastructure and service delivery.

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Without consultants there would be no service delivery

The findings by the Auditor General pertaining to the use of consultants by the government is both a worry and a concern says Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) CEO Graham Pirie

Empowering Municipal Engineers

Corruption and tenderpreneurship, fraud, financial mismanagement, lack of understanding of technical issues/ priorities, difficulties with job creation and skills shortages are just some of the challenges that face municipal engineers in South Africa.

Tender irregularities hamper infrastructure development

The Built Environment Professions Grouping (BEPs) collectively voiced their concerns pertaining to infrastructure bottlenecks or lack of infrastructure delivery as well as inadequacies in mechanisms to procure their professional services.

President calls for the ‘re-incarnation of the municipal engineer’

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) President Naren Bhojaram has made a clarion call for the: ‘re-incarnation of the municipal engineer’ at the 76th annual conference of the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) held last week.

CESA stands by Neil Macleod

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has noted with concern the serious allegations against engineer Neil Macleod as reported in the Sunday Tribune of 11 November 2012.

CESA’S position statement on Gauteng freeway improvement projects

Amid the furor and the fact that this matter is sub judice, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is in support of tolling South Africa’s national freeways and in particular we support the principle of user-pays for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.

Unlocking infrastructure delivery and restoring the ethical balance in construction

CESA 2012 Conference and Exhibition – ICC Durban – 4 to 6 Nov

CESA recently hosted a successful conference at the ICC in Durban attended by close to 200 delegates and 17 industry speakers.

Fixed infrastructure investment vital in dealing with issues of globilisation and urbanisation avers BUSA

Business Unity South Africa Vice President Dean Mogale says that the country cannot afford the mistakes that it is making in terms of the infrastructure challenges.“The construction industry is a substantial driver of economic development and has an effect in a country or region. Fixed infrastructure investment is vital for the country in dealing with issues of globilisation and urbanisation,” Mogale told the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) annual conference held in Durban this week.

Urbanisation expected to bring more infrastructure requirements

The disclosure by Census 2011 that more people are moving to the Western Cape and Gauteng as a result of urbanisation is cause for concern, avers Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) CEO Graham Pirie.“It brings new dynamics into play in terms of new infrastructure spend and will come with added costs, which calls for more infrastructure investment and innovative funding models,” says Pirie.