Free State

The Free State branch is home to YP’s employed by CESA member firms in all Free State Towns including Bloemfontein, Frankfort, Kroonstad, Welkom, Harrismith, Phuthaditjhaba, Bethlehem, Sasolburg and Parys. Our activities are also open to Public Body young employees, Contractor youth and Young professionals employed in State Owned Enterprises.
Branch Chair: Johnnie Haefele
Vice Chair: Ntlali Monoang
Treasurer: Lucky Mathebe
Immediate Past Chair: Andisiwe Rweqane
Branch Established: 23 April 2009

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Previous Events

The SanlamCESA YPF Free State Talk
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Topic: Personal Risk Management
Date: 05 May 2015
Venue: Sanlam Boardroom (4th Floor Sanlam Building, Cnr Nelson Mandela and 2nd Ave, Bloemfontein)
17h30 Registration
18h00 until 18h30 (New council Election)
18h30 until 1900 ( Risk Management Talk)
19h00 until end refreshments and networking
CUT Career Day: 12:30 Friday 17 April 2015, Room 136, BHP Billiton Building, Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein Campus
Join fellow YPF as we present to Engineering students at the University with the aim of attracting the most extraordinary graduates into the consulting industry as well as recruit members to join the YPF. This is in line with our intention to maintain a close relationship with academic Institutions and remain at the forefront of technical innovation in all fields of engineering. This will also give imminent graduates an opportunity to interact with graduate engineers and exchange experiences about career choices and what to expect in the working world. To participate, email:
Strategic Kick Off Meeting, 29 January 2015
On 29 January 2015, the FSYPF met for a strategic planning meeting which was held at Hamilton Park. The purpose of this meeting was to have an informal opening event and to discuss an events calendar for the year.  As a young and rapidly expanding branch, we are proud to report that the level of enthusiasm and participation shown by our members is pleasing. As a result of this, the need to establish a Free State branch committee was raised and agreed upon. Having a formal structure will assist in mending any communication gaps, have a representation from various companies, control administrative issues, track our progress and enable delegation of tasks as we grow further as a branch.
The topics discussed in the meeting were positively embraced. These included:
·         Establishing a Free State branch commit
·         Hosting an educational event
·         Focusing on the professional development of our members
·         Participating projects that will fulfil social responsibility
·         Mentoring of aspiring engineers
·         Personal Development
·         Awareness of national events
·         Competitions
·         Site visits
To effectively implement these events and successfully achieve our objectives as a branch we depend on the continuous support and commitment of our fellow YPs and their respective companies.
It is important to highlight that the branch has been active and vibrant thus far and we are looking forward to a productive year where we all will influence and impact each other within our respective fields.

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