CESA - 'YOUR PARTNER IN ENABLING CONSULTING ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE'

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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Empowering Municipal Engineers

Corruption and tenderpreneurship, fraud, financial mismanagement, lack of understanding of technical issues/ priorities, difficulties with job creation and skills shortages are just some of the challenges that face municipal engineers in South Africa.

Tender irregularities hamper infrastructure development

The Built Environment Professions Grouping (BEPs) collectively voiced their concerns pertaining to infrastructure bottlenecks or lack of infrastructure delivery as well as inadequacies in mechanisms to procure their professional services.

President calls for the ‘re-incarnation of the municipal engineer’

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) President Naren Bhojaram has made a clarion call for the: ‘re-incarnation of the municipal engineer’ at the 76th annual conference of the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) held last week.

CESA stands by Neil Macleod

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has noted with concern the serious allegations against engineer Neil Macleod as reported in the Sunday Tribune of 11 November 2012.

CESA’S position statement on Gauteng freeway improvement projects

Amid the furor and the fact that this matter is sub judice, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is in support of tolling South Africa’s national freeways and in particular we support the principle of user-pays for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.

Unlocking infrastructure delivery and restoring the ethical balance in construction

CESA 2012 Conference and Exhibition – ICC Durban – 4 to 6 Nov

CESA recently hosted a successful conference at the ICC in Durban attended by close to 200 delegates and 17 industry speakers.

Fixed infrastructure investment vital in dealing with issues of globilisation and urbanisation avers BUSA

Business Unity South Africa Vice President Dean Mogale says that the country cannot afford the mistakes that it is making in terms of the infrastructure challenges.“The construction industry is a substantial driver of economic development and has an effect in a country or region. Fixed infrastructure investment is vital for the country in dealing with issues of globilisation and urbanisation,” Mogale told the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) annual conference held in Durban this week.

Urbanisation expected to bring more infrastructure requirements

The disclosure by Census 2011 that more people are moving to the Western Cape and Gauteng as a result of urbanisation is cause for concern, avers Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) CEO Graham Pirie.“It brings new dynamics into play in terms of new infrastructure spend and will come with added costs, which calls for more infrastructure investment and innovative funding models,” says Pirie.

CESA Pleased that Government Recognises Weaknesses

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) was invited to participate in the Presidential Infrastructure Conference that took place last Friday.Infrastructure investment is a key priority of both the National Development Plan and the New Growth Path, which is expected to transform the economy, directing national growth and driving job creation by implementing a long-term, government-led infrastructure investment programme.

CESA's Response to Moody's Downgrading

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has noted Standard and Poor’s (S&P) decision to downgrade South Africa’s long term foreign currency credit rating to “BBB” from “BBB+” and the long term local currency credit rating to “A-“ from “A”. CESA Graham Pirie, CEO commented: “The downgrading by Moody’s of South Africa will increase the cost of doing business and as a consequence may also impede the government infrastructure programme so necessary for creating economic growth and an enabling environment for business to flourish.”

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