From the CEO’s Desk


As the year draws to a close, I would like to start by acknowledging the various Board Members, Committee members and Branch Chairs who provide the support that they do in ensuring that we remain the apex organisation for the Consulting Engineering Industry, recognised not only locally but across Africa and the globe. This of course is ably driven by a dedicated team of people in the Directorate who equally need to be acknowledged. We are constantly reminded that without you, our member companies volunteering some of your key staff to participate in the various Committees, none of what we do would be possible and for this we laud you for your commitment.

CESA welcomes Sugen Pillay as New President


At CESA’s 66th Annual General Meeting held in Johannesburg on Wednesday the 25th November, Sugen Pillay from Zitholele Consulting was inaugurated as our new President for the next two years, succeeding Neresh Pather. He accepted the position stating, “It is certainly an honour and a privilege to serve in this position”.

CESA Board confirmed at AGM – no annual Membership increases for 2020!


CESA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on the 27th November 2019 where inter alia the following transpired.

CESA SAIEE Young Professionals Energy & Innovation Summit


The CESA SAIEE Young Professionals Energy + Innovation Summit was hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre on Friday, 29 November. Themed ‘An African Future: Youth driving energy and technological innovation on the continent’, the summit was one of the breakaway sessions at the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) National Conference. It brought together seasoned industry experts, young professionals and students who engaged in the interactive session proudly sponsored by Old Mutual.

Presidential Golf Challenge Success!


The CESA Presidential Golf Challenge that took place on Thursday, 10 October 2019 at Randpark Golf Club was once again a huge success. CESA would like to thank all member firms that participated in helping to achieve yet another successful Golf Challenge. It was an exceptionally successful day and this success was achieved due to support from members, clients and suppliers to the Industry.

SCE Launches Webinars and On-Line Training Programme


We are proud to launch our Webinars and On-line Training Programme starting early in 2020. Learn at the office, on site, at home or on the go, and earn ECSA CPD points.  All the CESA on-line training programme courses are self-paced and have been designed by subject matter experts, to give you an interactive and enriched learning experience.

CESA Launches Mobile App


CESA is pleased to announce the launch of our new mobile app making it easy for you to access all our information from your smartphone. Install our new mobile app by browsing on your smartphone.

Registration Now Open - BCE Management and Leadership Development Programme


CESA’s Business of Consulting Engineering (BCE) Management and Leadership Development Programme is a one-year programme aimed at equipping young engineers to be highly productive, effective, efficient and confident in handling the non-technical aspects of their careers that are not covered in their normal tertiary engineering qualification. Hurry and register now for the 2020 BCE.




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