Press Releases

CESA – Economic Growth better than Expected

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s latest Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey (BECS) –July to December 2013 just released, indicates conditions during 2013 continued to surprise firms. Following on a “better than expected” first six months of 2013 the second half of 2013 also surprised on the upside. The confidence index for the last six months was revised from an expected level of 85.0 to 98.1, as conditions were better than expected. The more upbeat sentiment is maintained for the next 12 months, averaging 98.3 for the first six months of 2014 and 98.5 for the last six months of 2014. The current level is at its best since 2008/09.

Consulting Engineers – not a Commodity but Trusted Advisor

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) President Abe Thela says that consulting engineering services are neither a commodity nor contracting. Thela states that consulting engineers provide independent advice to clients, offer technical advice in the procurement of contractors as well as design and supervision of construction work. “This role can only be played by a ‘trusted advisor’”.

Realising the vision of the National Development Plan

Lefadi Makibinyane, CEO at Consulting Engineers South Africa, elaborates on the critical importance of the consulting engineering profession in the realisation of the NDP.


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2014 FIDIC GAMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Local involvement in major projects for sustainability

CESA representatives are attending the GAMA conference in Maputo, Mozambique (23-26 March 2014). The GAMA Conference is the biggest annual networking for consulting engineers in Africa. It is a forum where various entities share and exchange ideologies and methodologies for the provision of consulting engineering services. The conference theme: "Local Involvement in Major Projects for Sustainability" provides an opportunity for the delegates to discuss the role of the African Engineers and the contribution of Consulting Engineers in the development of their countries.

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Ms Lynne Pretorius appointed Deputy President of CESA

Consulting Engineers South Africa is pleased to announce that Ms Lynne Pretorius has been appointed as its Deputy-President. She is a professionally registered engineer that holds a B.Sc Eng (Civil), M.Eng (Transportation). Her professional experience includes a working knowledge of the public sector environment (local Government) as well as private sector involvement as a transportation engineering consultant. Approximately 17 years of project planning experience and problem solving skills in the transportation planning/engineering arena. This includes work on various local and national projects within South Africa.

CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards 2014 - Call for Entries

It’s once again time for us to “Call for Entries” to our prestigious Awards function. It is a time when we celebrate and give recognition to our member firms for their innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism that they have contributed to enhancing and uplifting the industry, not only in South Africa but around the around the world.

Our Awards offer member firms of all sizes to gain recognition for their fine work in engineering excellence. It would be greatly appreciated if you would kindly forward this email to your Project Managers and Marketing Departments.

For more information on the Categories, Criteria and submission dates of entries, please click on the link below:

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SUSTAINING CONSULTING ENGINEERING IS KEY TO GROWING THE ECONOMY

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) newly appointed President, Abe Thela, recently presented his presidential message and theme for the year at a function held in Johannesburg.   With the theme of ‘Sustaining Consulting Engineering is Key to Growing the Economy’ Thela stated that the National Development Plan (NDP) was created in order to develop the South Africa’s economy. Government through the NDP has identified infrastructure development as key to the socio economic development of the country.  Thela believes that the NDP and its objectives will never come to fruition unless there is involvement of consulting engineers at the forefront of this development.

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Consulting Engineering, although a relatively small sector, has a large multiplier effect on the development of infrastructure as consulting engineers are the designers that create the large scale infrastructure projects that employ large numbers of people during the construction, operation and maintenance phases of infrastructure.

CESA calls for investigation of the abuse of Section 32

Following complaints from its member firms, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has noted with concern the blatant abuse of Section 32 of the Municipal Finance Management Act and therefore calls on the Auditor General, National Treasury and the Public Protector to investigate the deviations.