CESA’s New President David Leukes calls for translating policy into action ahead of SONA
1 February 2024: In a media address held in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) newly appointed President, David Leukes, emphasised the importance of translating policy into action ahead of the South Africa’s State of the Nation Address.
“In anticipation of the proclamations that will be made by our country’s President in the upcoming State of the Nation address, we cannot afford to, for example, have a new Public Procurement Bill signed into law, which will in its current form, hinder rather than support the infrastructure delivery challenges we currently face,” he stated.
Leukes also stressed the importance of a robust procurement regulatory framework and the moral imperative of transformation, including broad-based black economic empowerment and employment equity. He called for transparent, fair, and accountable procurement processes to safeguard against corruption and ensure the overall quality of infrastructure outcomes.
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