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 calls for investigation of the abuse of Section 32

Following complaints from its member firms, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has noted with concern the blatant abuse of Section 32 of the Municipal Finance Management Act and therefore calls on the Auditor General, National Treasury and the Public Protector to investigate the deviations.

CESA Directory of Firms 2014

The CESA Directory is published annually and contains the most comprehensive information on South African Consulting Engineers. The CESA Directory of Firms provides an unmatched opportunity for your firm to promote its services in a focused manner to this group of professionals in the A+ income bracket. This publication enjoys the undisputed status of a reference document for consulting engineering capacity in South Africa.

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LEADERSHIP - THE KEY TO SUSTAINABILITY: CESA 2013 Conference and Exhibition – Westin Cape Town

Consulting Engineers South Africa recently hosted a very successful conference at the Westin in Cape Town attended by over 200 delegates featuring 20 industry speakers. Lefadi Makibinyane, CESA CEO opened the conference by welcoming delegates and special guests that included keynote speaker, sustainability expert and author, Jason Drew and the Deputy Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Ian NeilsonMakibinyane stated in his welcoming remarks that there were many challenges to Sustainability and that the National Development Plan was key to addressing these challenges that included the alleviation of poverty and inequality. He maintains that although the Public Infrastructure Coordinating Committee (PICC) is to be applauded much work still needs to be done to resolve the lack of capacity in the public sector.  Procurement is another burning industry issue and he contends that quality should be the basis underpinning sustainable development. He believes that what is called for is visionary selfless leadership and hence the theme of the conference – ‘Leadership the Key to Sustainability’.


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.

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