Press Releases

CESA applauds Aurecon

As an organisation that represents the interests of the consulting engineering industry, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), is always perturbed when matters that could impact on the well-being of the industry end up being decided upon in the courts of law.

Judgement puts South Africa first

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) had been concerned about the court action and the outcome between the City of Cape Town and one of its member firms (Aurecon).

The court action initiated by the City of Cape Town was intended to clarify appointment of consulting engineers involved in pre-feasibility studies (upstream work) in the downstream phase of work.

Infrastructure Indaba: Towards Improving Delivery of Infrastructure and Engineering Services

Speaking at the recent inaugural 2015 Infrastructure Indaba hosted by the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), the Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Councilor Mondli Gungubele said that Consulting Engineers are a critical partner in the developmental agenda of municipalities and that the mandate of local government can only be achieved sustainably if the technical fundamentals of the infrastructure provided are not flawed.

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.