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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Abe Thela, the newly elected President of CESA launched the CESA Sustainability Framework that has been adopted as compulsory for membership of CESA, at the CESA AGM held at their annual conference in November at the Westin in Cape Town.  All member firms are now required to prepare a sustainability report as part of their annual declarations to CESAThela quoted Lee Scott, Wal-Mart CEO in his presentation, “Sustainability is the single biggest business opportunity of the 21st century….It will be the next source of competitive advantage.”


At the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) AGM held at the CESA Conference in Cape Town on Monday 11th November, Abe Thela from Nyeleti Consulting was appointed as President of the organisation for the next two years.


2013 CESA Annual Conference

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA)'s newly elected President Abe Thela and CEO Lefadi Makibinyane would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank member firms, speakers, sponsors, delegates and everyone who contributed in making this year's

CESA Supports Medium Term Budget focus on NDP

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is encouraged that the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement demonstrates government’s resolve to implement the National Development Plan (NDP).

“We have been vocal about our support for the NDP as a roadmap and urged the government to provide the much required political leadership in ensuring the plan is implemented for the benefit of society and growth of our economy. We are pleased that the plan is taking its rightful centre stage and Government is assured of our backing in ensuring that the ideals and fundamentals of the plan are realised,” avers CESA CEO Lefadi Makibinyane.

Economic Growth on par with Expectations

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s latest Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey (BECS) - January to June 2013 just released, indicates conditions in the first six months of 2013 were not as bad as expected, considering the better than expected increase in earnings, alongside a healthy increase in employment.

2013 CESA AON ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARDS – Sustainability is Everyone's Business

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) prestigious CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards held at Vodacom World in Midrand on the 14th August this year is a celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the industry. CESA is proud to host this annual event, sponsored by Aon South Africa, as a platform to showcase the important role that infrastructure plays in the sustainable development of our country. The Awards focus on consulting engineers and their clients who participate in or initiate projects that promote the advancement of our nation and the people of the continent.

Makibinyane to steer CESA to new heights

“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another,” Nelson Mandela. This quote by the world’s revered icon resonates well, with Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA)’s newly appointed CEO Lefadi Makibinyane. Born and bred in Kroonstad, in Free State Province, he regards himself as a ‘farm boy.’

CESA and Moore Stephens launch anti-corruption hotline

It is evident that corruption is bedevilling our nation and is the number one impediment to the roll out of infrastructure, which is essential for service delivery and improving the quality of life for all South Africans.

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has entered into an agreement with Moore Stephens SA Forensic Services to launch an anti-corruption Hotline.

CESA CEO changes gears

After an illustrious career spanning some 17 years at the helm of Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), Graham Pirie is retiring at the end of June 2013.

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