Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is a voluntary association of Consulting Engineering firms with a member base across the country totaling in excess of 560 companies. CESA is the custodian of the wellbeing of the industry supported by member firms who employ approximately 21 000 people. CESA members are compelled to subscribe to upholding the integrity of the industry by adhering to a professional code of ethics providing quality and cost effective professional consulting engineering services. The organisation serves as a channel for Clients to address industry concerns while at the same time providing a platform for the sharing of information with the aim of assisting in optimising the planning and delivery of infrastructure projects both in the public and private sector.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) welcomes Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s comments during the 2018 Budget Speech that “we must act with urgency to make tangible progress on issues of public governance, inclusive growth and economic transformation.” CESA is calling on Government to show decisive leadership aimed at unlocking the project stream and revitalising State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). CESA also welcomes the renewed focus on the National Development Plan (NDP) as key to growing the economy of the country.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is encouraged by the impassioned call from President Cyril Ramaphosa for commitment to ethical behaviour and ethical leadership, a call which resonates strongly with that expressed by its own leadership. The organisation further commends President Ramaphosa for stating that infrastructure investment is key to growing the economy. CESA welcomes the intervention to decisively stabilise and revitalise state owned enterprises (SOEs) as well as those implicated in State Capture.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is hosting its annual Infrastructure Indaba from the 5-6 March 2018 in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. The two-day session will bring together leading experts including government officials, consulting engineers and built environment professionals for the purpose of improved delivery and management of public infrastructure.
CESA Infrastructure Indaba 2018
"Engineering the Future Now!"
CESA will host its annual Infrastructure Indaba from 5-6 March 2018 in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) newly appointed President, Neresh Pather, presented his presidential message and theme for the year at a function held in Johannesburg this morning. Pather’s focus for the year will be on Effective Ethical Leadership with the theme of ‘Our Future is Now!’ He stated that change can be effected if we believe in it and work hard enough to achieve it and that with great leadership we can succeed!
The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period January to June 2017 just released indicates that there has been some improvement with the net satisfaction rate to 96.3% in the June 2017 survey from 87.5% in the last six months of 2016.
At Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) 64th Annual General Meeting held at the CESA Seminar in Johannesburg on Tuesday 7th November, Neresh Pather from Mott MacDonald Africa was inaugurated as President of the organisation for the next two years, succeeding Lynne Pretorius. Sugen Pillay, Managing Director of Zitholele Consulting was elected to serve as Deputy President of CESA for the same period.
Women’s Forum Page is currently under construction, in the interim please feel free to access the first edition of recommended reading.
Breaking News: Construction Charter - The Construction Charter aka the ‘Construction Sector Code of Good Practice’ has finally been gazetted so it is now in force. See https://www.cesa.co.za/uploads/20171201_-_Construction_Sector_Scorecard_01_-_gazetted_1_December_2017.pdf
A lack of investment in the development of skills for consulting engineering human resources over many years has resulted in a skewed and unbalanced scenario in the industry. When a graph is plotted showing the number of engineers against the age of these engineers, the picture that emerges is a graph of two peaks with the older (close to retirement) engineers on one peak and young (recently graduated) engineers on the other with a trough of middle management between the two peaks.