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.
The announcement by the Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department in its Municipal Systems Amendment Act draft regulations that municipal managers could face a ban of up to ten years, if they are found to have committed fraud, financial misconduct or corruption is long overdue and a step in the right direction.
Leads 2 Business has added their voice to the outcry against tender irregularities which is crippling not only the construction industry but the country as a whole.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) supports National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel’s call to prohibit public servants from doing business with government and to seriously penalise defaulters.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is encouraged by the acknowledgement that the National Development Plan (NDP) is a roadmap for tackling the problems of poverty, inequality and unemployment.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) President Naren Bhojaram has cautioned that corruption is paralysing the country and eating away the moral fibre of our society.
SA's consulting engineers are setting up a war chest to fight graft. The body that represents 90% of consulting engineers in South Africa says that tender corruption at local government level has brought the country to the brink in terms of broken or non-existent infrastructure and service delivery.
The findings by the Auditor General pertaining to the use of consultants by the government is both a worry and a concern says Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) CEO Graham Pirie
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.
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.
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.