CESA - 'YOUR PARTNER IN ENABLING CONSULTING ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE'

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is 'Your Partner in Enabling Consulting Engineering Excellence'. CESA represents for its members, a body that promotes their joint interests and, because of its standing, provides engineering services integrity and quality assurance for clients. Over 540 firms employing over 24 300 staff are members of CESA; these member firms range from large, multinational, multidisciplinary suppliers of a comprehensive range of planning, design and project delivery services, to many small- to medium-sized firms that tend to specialise in selected areas of the project delivery process.

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CESA Opposes State Owned Construction Company

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), strongly opposes the call by Minister Tokyo Sexwale to create a state owned construction company.

Speaking on behalf of their 470 member firms, employing in excess of 22 000 employees, President of CESA, Naren Bhojaram states, "The budget for subsidised housing does not allow for adequate construction supervision by experienced people. Hence contractors take a chance and get away with poor workmanship either due to no supervision or supervision by inexperienced people".  He goes on to explain, "The State should not set up structures in competition with the private sector. They should be creating a platform and a conducive environment for the private sector to excel." He contends that this is what will grow the economy and create jobs.  

CESA Appalled by Government

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is appalled at Governments poor performance in relation to the non payment of suppliers resulting in many companies in the industry going into liquidation and out of business.  Just recently Sanyati Holdings has been forced into provisional liquidation due to Government incompetence in not paying timeously. Graham Pirie, CEO states, "If Government wants to create jobs then this is very poor behaviour".  Key priorities included in President Zuma's New Growth Path are job creation and improved service delivery. Non-payment is having a serious impact on SA's ability to deliver infrastructure.

CESA in full support of call by Minister Manuel to accelerate change for growth

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is in full support of National Planning Minister, Trevor Manuel’s call to accelerate the pace of change and development in the country in order to increase growth.  CESA agrees that failure to implement the recommendations of the National Development Plan could result in the country sliding backwards. It is imperative that urgent attention be given to the social needs of the country and in particular, job creation.  The Construction Industry is a major contributor to the creation of jobs resulting in economic and social stability for the country.

At the forefront of transformation and positive change in the industry

CESA's decision to create a charter back in 2000 has helped to ensure equitable growth, writes Andrew Gillingham in the Business Day, 31 July 2012.

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Government Poor Procurement Performance Hinders Job Creation

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is appalled at Governments poor performance in relation to the non-payment of suppliers resulting in many companies in the industry going into liquidation and out of business.  Just recently Sanyati Holdings has been forced into provisional liquidation due to Government incompetence in not paying timeously. Graham Pirie, CEO states, “If Government wants to create jobs then this is very poor behaviour”.  Key priorities included in President Zuma’s New Growth Path are job creation and improved service delivery. Non-payment is having a serious impact on SA’s ability to deliver infrastructure.

Leadership Inconsistencies Hinder Infrastructure Development says CESA

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has reiterated the need for Government to get its house in order.  The lack of infrastructure development due to projects not being undertaken as well as tender processes taking up to 3 years to materialise is, say CESA, in large part due to the lack of leadership within the government organisations.

A Momentous Decade - Prelude to Memorable Jubilee

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has a proud history of being at the forefront of driving positive change in the industry. Having been founded in 1952 CESA is proud to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee in 2012 celebrating 60 years of service to the industry.....and there is much to celebrate.

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CESA Engineers Unquestionably Ethical

Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) new President Naren Bhojaram, presented his presidential message and theme for the year at a function held in Johannesburg.   With a theme of ‘CESA Engineers – Unquestionably Ethical’, Bhojaram addressed the global issues impacting the industry; the state of the Consulting Sector; the Procurement Environment; and delivery models to enhance job creation with a strong emphasis on Business Integrity and the eradication of corruption. He also addressed the ‘one thing we can all do to grow our economy’.
 
Left to right:
Tafadzwa Mukwena (Chairman, CESA YPF Gauteng North Branch); Sugen Pillay (CESA Gauteng South Chairman); Andre van der Walt (CESA Gauteng North Chairman); Graham Pirie (CESA CEO); Nazir Alli ( Guest Speaker  and SANRAL CEO); Naren Bhojaram (CESA President).

Arthur Taute appointed GAMA Chairman

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is pleased to announce that CESA Board Member, Arthur Taute (VELA VKE) has been appointed as Chairman of the Group of Africa Member Associations (GAMA). GAMA is the African chapter of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

CESA Concerned About Lack of Expenditure by Public Sector

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period July to December 2011, just released, indicate that conditions in the consulting engineering industry have eased slightly with member firms being involved in design and feasibility studies. Capacity utilisation within member firms has increased from 80% in the first 6 months of last year to 90% in the period under review. All of this planning needs to be converted into actual projects and in this regard the industry is waiting in anticipation of Government’s promised (R844 billion in the next 3 years) spend on infrastructure.

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