14 February 2019 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is hosting its annual Infrastructure Indaba on 6-7 March 2019 at the Durban International Convention Centre. Held in the first week of March every year, the event aims to foster partnerships between government and the private sector, particularly the engineering sector, and capacitate the channels of service delivery through cooperation and the development of common goals. The Indaba will be a platform to engage, network and share best practice required for improved service delivery within the built environment.
This year's speaker line-up features engineers, lawyers, economists, government officials and other esteemed leaders in in key industries. The speaker list includes Industry Insight’s David Metelerkamp and LNP Attorneys Director, Ricardo Pillay discussing the ‘Drive for Infrastructure Investment’. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape, Dr Steven Kuo will present ‘Political Risk Analysis in the African Context’.
Aurecon’s Elekanyani Ndlovu and Sibu Mvana will be joined by Umgeni Water general manager of operations, Msizi Cele in discussing the topic on ‘Water and Energy Security - Role of Clients and Consulting Engineers’. The University of Fort Hare’s Professor Willie Tafadzwa Chinyamurindi will be joined by CESA Aon Awards Young Engineer of the Year, Shamiso Kumbirai to discuss the topic on the ‘Transformation Journey Beyond the Scorecard’.
The second day of the Indaba will have South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL)’s Dumisani Nkabinde discussing ‘KwaZulu-Natal Infrastructure Development’. CESA Young Professionals Forum chairperson, Amanda Masondo-Mkhize will discuss the topic ‘Collaboration: Professionalism of the Engineering Sector’. Bosch Project’s Jeshika Ramchund will join Gibb’s Gideon Pogrund in discussing ‘Ethical Leadership’.
In an interview on the sidelines of the CESA Presidential Media breakfast recently, CESA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Campbell encouraged stakeholders from government, the built environment and other key sectors to attend this important event. “We hope through our Indaba to try and glean information and also encourage appetite for infrastructure investment locally,” he said.
Organizations and individuals interested in attending were encouraged to visit the CESA Infrastructure Indaba landing page on https://cesa.co.za/indaba/ to register.