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.

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CESA Directory of Firms 2016 Advertising Opportunity

The CESA Directory of Firms is published annually and contains the most comprehensive information on South African Consulting Engineers available. The Directory provides an unmatched opportunity for your firm to promote its services in a focused manner to professionals in the A+ income bracket. Unlike many other publications, the Directory is used as a reference guide by recipients giving advertisers a continued presence with their target market. The annual publication provides a longer shelf life for your advert.


Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) President, Lynne Pretorius, recently presented her presidential message and theme for the year at a function held at Hyatt Regency, in Rosebank. With the theme of ‘Mapping a Sustainable Path for Consulting Engineers amid Growing Economic Challenges’. Pretorius stated that this year that CESA will be focusing on how the organization can support the industry to deliver more with less; form strategic partnerships; remain active and vigilant advocates for the industry; and focus on transformation of the profession.


The basic objective of the training programme is to equip engineers and technologists working in consulting engineering firms, with the non-technical skills which are generally not taught as part of the traditional curriculum at tertiary engineering institutions.

CESA Practice Notes Seminar

You're invited to join the CESA Quality & Risk Management Committee on 18 February 2016 at a Seminar on more than 84 Practice Notes, which have been issued for guidance to Consulting Engineers over the past 20+ years.

Please note the YPF fee (under 35 years of age) will be R1400 plus VAT while the standard registration fee will be R2800 plus VAT.

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CESA applauds Aurecon

As an organisation that represents the interests of the consulting engineering industry, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), is always perturbed when matters that could impact on the well-being of the industry end up being decided upon in the courts of law.

Judgement puts South Africa first

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) had been concerned about the court action and the outcome between the City of Cape Town and one of its member firms (Aurecon).

The court action initiated by the City of Cape Town was intended to clarify appointment of consulting engineers involved in pre-feasibility studies (upstream work) in the downstream phase of work.

Infrastructure Indaba: Towards Improving Delivery of Infrastructure and Engineering Services

Speaking at the recent inaugural 2015 Infrastructure Indaba hosted by the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), the Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Councilor Mondli Gungubele said that Consulting Engineers are a critical partner in the developmental agenda of municipalities and that the mandate of local government can only be achieved sustainably if the technical fundamentals of the infrastructure provided are not flawed.

Lynne Pretorius appointed as CESA President

At its Annual General Meeting held during the Infrastructure Indaba on Monday November 9, 2015 at Emperors Palace, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) appointed Lynne Pretorius from ITS Engineers as President of the organisation for the next two years. She holds a BSc Engineering (Civil) and M. Engineering (Transportation) from the University of Cape Town and has worked in the Engineering industry for 22 years after graduating in 1993.

In her inaugural speech, Pretorius indicated that South Africa is on a dynamic trajectory that requires visionary leadership and flexibility from all stakeholders and role players to adapt to the changing and challenging environment currently prevailing. She stated that her key objectives are to get the CESA house in order, encourage members to submit quality bids and to be open and honest about corruption.

Christopher (Chris) Campbell appointed as CESA CEO

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher (Chris) Campbell as its new Chief Executive Officer. Chris, assumes office effectively from 1 December 2015.

The position was left vacant earlier this year when the incumbent Lefadi Makibinyane resigned to pursue other career opportunities.

Cry our beloved CETA

At a recent meeting to receive feedback from their representative at the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA), members of the Built Environment Professions (BEPs) voiced their concerns about the alleged misappropriation of funds and issuing of fake certificates by the CETA. It is alleged that this has resulted in no training being provided by the CETA for our people and effectively subverting the transformation objectives of our country.

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