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.
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.
The third South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Infrastructure Report Card (IRC) gives South Africa's state-owned infrastructure an overall grade of D+.
According to the SAICE IRC, South Africa has achieved remarkable strides in the past twenty years. It has provided water to approximately 11 million citizens at a pace unrivalled in history, as well as electricity and sanitation, for which government deserves recognition. However, maintenance of existing infrastructure and provision of new infrastructure require regular investment by Government to ensure continued growth in service delivery.
bauma CONEXPO AFRICA - the International Trade Fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles - provides the construction and mining industry in Africa with a professional platform for networking, investment and the exchange of ideas and information. The trade fair launched in 2013 and has established itself as the most important event for the sector in Africa.
8 September 2017 Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) has committed, alongside social partners, to engage immediately, comprehensively and unequivocally in curbing the scourge of corruption that is stifling South Africa's economy.
Johannesburg 17 August 2017 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) supported by Aon South Africa hosted the who's who in the engineering industry at a gala dinner held at Vodaworld in Midrand last night to celebrate the 2017 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards. These Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the engineering industry celebrating innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism.