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 Consultants Relay Registration opened on Monday 7 July 2014


It's time to get ready for the annual CESA Relay taking place on the 23rd August 2014 at Eagle Waters, Hartbeespoort Dam.

CESA Consultants Relay is a fun sports day where staff from member firms compete against other member teams in fun events – cycling, running, walking, tug-of-war and volleyball.  The excitement and enthusiasm generated by this popular event has seen a steady increase in attendance with last year’s event attracting more than 400 teams. Close on 4,000 competitors, family and friends attended last year’s event, held in the pristine surroundings of the Eagle Waters Resort, on the shores of Hartbeespoort Dam.

Click here for further information, or to register visit the CESA relay website, www.cesa.co.za/relay.

Moving South Africa Forward

The problem of uneven capacity and varied performance is common at local government level. This year marks the 20th anniversary of democratic government in South Africa, and time has shown through numerous service delivery protests that more still needs to be done to achieve universal access towards provision of basic services to communities.

CESA urges President Zuma to rigorously accelerate implementation of NDP

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) envisage that President Jacob Zuma will use the State of the Nation Address (SONA) to emphasize that a rigorous and accelerated implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) is key to growing the economy of the country and addressing the three triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality.

CESA warns unscrupulous and unqualified contractors and corrupt officials

Consulting Engineering South Africa (CESA) is appalled by the pressure put on its members to certify payment for work not done and will not bow to pressure from greedy, unscrupulous and unqualified contractors and corrupt officials.

“We are concerned and as an organisation that represents this invaluable profession which is the backbone of quality infrastructure, we cannot accept this despicable behavior and conduct to continue unchallenged,” states CESA CEO Lefadi Makibinyane.

CESA – Economic Growth better than Expected

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s latest Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey (BECS) –July to December 2013 just released, indicates conditions during 2013 continued to surprise firms. Following on a “better than expected” first six months of 2013 the second half of 2013 also surprised on the upside. The confidence index for the last six months was revised from an expected level of 85.0 to 98.1, as conditions were better than expected. The more upbeat sentiment is maintained for the next 12 months, averaging 98.3 for the first six months of 2014 and 98.5 for the last six months of 2014. The current level is at its best since 2008/09.

Consulting Engineers – not a Commodity but Trusted Advisor

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) President Abe Thela says that consulting engineering services are neither a commodity nor contracting. Thela states that consulting engineers provide independent advice to clients, offer technical advice in the procurement of contractors as well as design and supervision of construction work. “This role can only be played by a ‘trusted advisor’”.

Realising the vision of the National Development Plan

Lefadi Makibinyane, CEO at Consulting Engineers South Africa, elaborates on the critical importance of the consulting engineering profession in the realisation of the NDP.

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2014 FIDIC GAMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Local involvement in major projects for sustainability

CESA representatives are attending the GAMA conference in Maputo, Mozambique (23-26 March 2014). The GAMA Conference is the biggest annual networking for consulting engineers in Africa. It is a forum where various entities share and exchange ideologies and methodologies for the provision of consulting engineering services. The conference theme: "Local Involvement in Major Projects for Sustainability" provides an opportunity for the delegates to discuss the role of the African Engineers and the contribution of Consulting Engineers in the development of their countries.

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