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Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) President Abe Thela announces that CEO Lefadi Makibinyane has unexpectedly resigned and is currently serving his notice until the end of January.
Mr Makibinyane stated that it was not an easy decision for him to make, but unfortunately after all considerations put before him, he found it to be the most optimal decision to make at this current moment in his professional career.
He thanked CESA for the opportunity and support it gave him over the past 18 months of his tenure, wishing CESA and the sector it represents all the luck going forward.
"CESA wants to acknowledge Mr Makibinyane's contribution to the organisation. We wish him well in his future endeavors, especially as the new CEO of Amatola Water," says Thela.
Keynote speaker at the recent Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) conference, Minister Thulas Nxesi of the Department of Public Works, believes that, "Government cannot deliver the National Development Plan (NDP) alone. It is incumbent on the engineering fraternity to assist Government in delivering the priorities of the NDP and it is clear that engineering underpins these priorities." He stated that the CESA conference came at a time when the sector is grappling with the challenges of infrastructure delivery. He went on to say, "The chaos in all the processes and projects is a result of an ‘imbalance’ created by lack of engineering capability within Government and also that combating fraud and corruption is a pillar of the NDP". Minister Nxesi told delegates that efficient and effective procurement is central to government priorities and that sustainable engineering should lead to sustainable development resulting in a green economy.
The annual CESA Conference and Exhibition held in Limpopo on the 9-11 November, provided a meaningful networking and information sharing platform for Consulting Engineering firms and some of the Clients they serve. The keynote address was delivered by the honourable Mr Thembelani Thulas Nxesi, Minister of Public Works of the Republic of South Africa.
CESA strongly believes that it is critical that infrastructure delivery processes are addressed through partnerships between Government and the private sector and the CESA conference provides an ideal platform in which to address such issues.
Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) latest Bi-Annual Economic and Capacity Survey (BECS), January to June 2014, just released, indicates that regulation issues, including the procurement of consulting engineering services, remain one of the biggest challenges faced by the industry.
The 2014 CESA Relay results are now available, click on the link below to view the results PDF (updated on 9 September).
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) applauds the appointment of Department of Public Enterprises Director-General Tshediso Matona, as the Chief Executive of Eskom.
“We believe that Matona brings with him fresh ideas to resuscitate the ailing State power utility and we are confident that he will come up with fresh new strategies to navigate Eskom out of power outages and load shedding that has become the norm. Eskom requires both the financial and technical vigilance to maneuver itself out of the operational deficiencies and dire financial position exacerbated by lower tariffs approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa).CESA member firms are ready to work with Matona as trusted advisors and partners,” proclaims CESA CEO Lefadi Makibinyane.
The Department of Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has made a passionate plea and a clarion call for consulting engineers to partner with government and to perform their duty with integrity and improve the quality of life of the people for a better life for all.
Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) prestigious CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards held at Vodacom World in Midrand on the 12th 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.