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CESA Supports Government’s Infrastructure Fund in partnership with Private Sector

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th October 2018 In response to Minister Tito Mboweni’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) presented in Parliament today, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) welcomes Government’s focus on infrastructure development in support of economic recovery and job creation. The organisation supports the... 

Need for engineers amid infrastructure delivery challenges

By: Donald Makhafola     17th August 2018 Amid basic service delivery challenges, such as housing, water, transport infrastructure and energy, there is a desperate need for engineers in the country, says association for consulting engineering firms Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) president Neresh Pather. He says efforts should... 

CESA Aon Awards adds Lifetime Industry Achievement category

By: Anine Kilian     16th August 2018 Ivor Evans was, on Wednesday, awarded the first ever Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Lifetime Industry Achievement Award posthumously at the 2018 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence awards on Wednesday. This year close to 50 submissions were received and in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s... 

Consulting engineers report positive confidence levels for 2018

By: Simone Liedtke     14th May 2018 Despite a slowdown in investment by government and general economic conditions not facilitating growth, expectations as reflected in the consulting engineering industry’s confidence levels for the first six months of this year remain positive, reports Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa).... 

MoU to facilitate efficient engineering services, procurement processes

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th April 2018 The invitation by Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo to voluntary association Consulting Engineers of South Africa (Cesa) at Cesa’s seventh annual Infrastructure Indaba, to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) is expected to spur the provision of quality-based consulting... 

Over 20 000 visitors expected at event

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd March 2018 With more than 20 000 international and local visitors from 72 countries expected to attend bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018, international exhibition company Messe München South Africa CEO Elaine Crewe says the event aims to present an opportunity for stakeholders to showcase new innovative products... 

VR technology incorporated into working-at-height training programme 

8th February 2018 Arcelor Mittal South Africa has already seen a return on investment on its newly commissioned Working at Heights virtual reality training programme, used to determine trainees’ fear of heights and to test their functioning at height. Nadine James has more. 

Cesa to focus on strengthening engineering industry through effective leadership  

By: Anine Kilian     30th January 2018 Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has set effective, ethical leadership and embracing the fourth industrial revolution as its priorities for this year. Delivering his presidential message, in Johannesburg, on Tuesday, Cesa president Neresh Pather said the organisation would... 

Students to benefit from 2018 bursary programme

By: Nadine James     17th November 2017 Having investigated the best possible means of aiding students, industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has established a bursary fund, with a first intake of about 20 students expected for the 2018 academic year. Cesa CEO Chris Campbell explains that, previously many Cesa member... 

Transformation a critical conversation point as progress remains slow

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th November 2017 Transformation in South Africa, and the approaches taken to realise those ambitions, has been revived as an urgent imperative among proponents in the engineering sector, as questions have emerged as to how far off the mark the industry, and the country, is in progressing towards a more inclusive... 

South Africa’s transformation remains skewed – Cesa

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th November 2017 Not enough has been done in the transformation space to tackle the imbalances of the past across South Africa, outgoing Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) president Lynne Pretorius said on Tuesday. Pretorius, whose two-year term had been largely underpinned by the pursuit of transformation... 

Cesa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards winners for 2017 announced

18th August 2017 Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa), supported by Aon South Africa, on Thursday announced the winners of this year’s Cesa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in the engineering industry and celebrate innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and... 

Procurement standard set to stop use of ‘cheap’ professional services

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th August 2017 The National Treasury’s (NT’s) standard for infrastructure procurement and delivery management aimed at addressing government’s use of “cheap” professional service providers in public infrastructure projects officially became applicable to municipalities last month.  

Cesa prepares for yearly excellence awards, cautions on unreasonable professional service expectations

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     29th June 2017 Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has received more than 47 submissions for this year’s Aon Engineering Excellence Awards. Cesa CEO Chris Campbell said the event, which will be held on August 16, would highlight innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the... 

Calls to work together to strengthen infrastructure delivery in Africa

By: Kim Cloete     9th May 2017 Consulting engineering firms have been encouraged to form intra and inter-regional partnerships to work on infrastructure projects across the African continent. Kofi Asare-Yeboah, the chairperson of the Group of African Member Associations (Gama) of the International Federation of Consulting... 

Cesa backs Treasury in much-anticipated procurement standards overhaul

By: Simone Liedtke     7th April 2017 In its quest to mitigate the challenges that consulting engineers face, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell says Cesa has developed a healthy working relationship with the National Treasury. 

Cesa focused on transformation

By: Anine Kilian     23rd March 2017 Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has committed to transforming its membership and the industry as a whole. The industry body, which has identified transformation as a critical theme, has established a transformation committee that will embark on a process to develop proposed interventions... 

Taking ECSA, Minister to court was a ‘last resort’, says Saice

By: Anine Kilian     14th March 2017 Taking legal action against the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi was a last resort in attempts to have the current ECSA council suspended, South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) CEO Manglin Pillay told Engineering News Online on... 

SK 9 set for early 2018 clinker production 

15th February 2017 Cement producer PPC invited media in January to a tour of its Slurry operation, in the North West, and the construction site of the R1.7-billion Slurry Kiln 9 project, which is scheduled for first clinker production at the beginning of next year. 

Cesa eyes ambitious consulting engineering profession transformation strategy  

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th February 2017 A year after taking a back-to-basics approach, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) is gearing up to tackle transformation within its membership base and throughout its industry, with a transformation committee embarking on a process to develop the industry body’s proposed interventions to... 

Consulting engineers ready to help with irregular expenditure fight

By: Dylan Slater     9th December 2016 Firms that are members of nonprofit organisation Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) made known at the yearly Cesa Infrastructure Indaba, that they are ready to partner with government to reduce irregular expenditure.  

Confidence in South Africa’s consulting engineering sector under pressure

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th November 2016 Confidence among South Africa’s consulting engineering firms has come under renewed pressure in recent months having recovered earlier in the year from the 16-year low recorded during 2015. Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (Cesa’s) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey shows that, while... 

Bridging sustainability reporting gap

24th June 2016 Taking stock of business requirements and reporting on active participation, have become a vital part of scaling up the value for any successfully-driven business, says African infrastructure solutions provider GIBB sustainability consultant Lowrens van der Merwe.  

Local consulting engineering firms take a confidence knock  

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th April 2016 Despite remaining relatively optimistic owing to pending projects under South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP), the country’s lack of a concrete pipeline has caused consulting engineers’ confidence to plummet to 36%, matching the business and construction outlooks. There seemed to be... 

Bigen Africa COO, Anton Boshoff elected to CESA board

18th February 2016 Anton Boshoff, Chief Operating Officer of the Bigen Africa Group, has been elected a member of the Consulting Engineers South Africa Board. In his current role as COO of Bigen Africa, he is responsible for strategic planning, risk management, project integration, the Group’s Africa expansion... 

AIDC to use new augmented reality welding simulators 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th February 2016 Students who are looking to start careers in vehicle production at the Automotive Industry Development Centre’s Gauteng Automotive Learning Centre will be able to benefit from the centre’s new augmented-reality welding programme. 

Cesa adopts back-to-basics strategy for 2016 

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd February 2016 A back-to-basics approach is needed to ride out the current economic environment and bring the consulting engineering sector back in from the cold, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) president Lynne Pretorius said at her first presidential address on Wednesday. Speaking at the yearly event,... 

Local infrastructure sector will not grow with current education system

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th November 2015 South Africa’s education sector was in crisis, with the World Economic Forum ranking the country as the worst faring in maths and science out of 143 countries, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) president Abe Thela said on Monday. The state of human capital development in the country was... 

Cesa appoints new CEO

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th November 2015 Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has appointed Chris Campbell CEO, effective December 1. The position was left vacant when Lefadi Makibinyane resigned in January to take up the position of CEO of water utility Amatola Water. 

Cesa worried about North West water, sanitation

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd October 2015 Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) on Thursday said it was alarmed by the continuing water and sanitation challenges being experienced in the Madibeng local municipality, in North West, despite capital injections to tackle these problems. The municipality had been ravaged by water shortages... 

Consulting engineering industry achievements to be recognised

By: Sashnee Moodley     7th August 2015 Top honours will be awarded to member companies of Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) next week, in Midrand, at the Cesa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, which will showcase the quality, innovation and exceptional workmanship in the consulting engineering industry.  

Consulting engineering sector sheds jobs as govt projects decline 

By: Pimani Baloyi     26th June 2015 While most South African consulting engineering companies are redirecting their focus to opportunities outside of the country, others are retrenching employees, owing to a decline in government-funded infrastructure projects, which accounts for 60% of the sector’s work, according to engineering... 

Solidarity furious with appointment of Cuban engineers 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th May 2015 Trade union Solidarity on Tuesday lambasted government for importing foreign skills in the form of 48 Cuban engineers, instead of appointing South African engineers, calling it a “disgrace”. The first of 48 Cuban engineers, appointed to improve service delivery in the Free State, arrived in... 

Significant drop in engineering industry confidence – survey  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     4th May 2015 The level of satisfaction among South Africa’s engineering firms took a staggering tumble, falling from 87% in the first six months to 46% in the last six months of 2014, engineering body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has revealed. Cesa’s ‘Bi-Annual Economic and Capacity Survey June to... 

‘Youth In Construction’ Expo Fills Gap Left By School Career Guidance, Says Mba North

24th March 2015 In the absence of career guidance at South African schools, initiatives such as the 2015 Youth in Construction Expo in Johannesburg have become absolutely vital to promote the image of the building and civil engineering industries, says Dr Deon Landmann, Education, Training and Transformation... 

Cesa also worried about secondment of Cuban engineers

By: Sashnee Moodley     6th March 2015 Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) last month said it was dismayed that the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) was seconding 35 Cuban engineers on a two-year contract to share their expertise with South African engineers in the water sector.  

Cesa worried about secondment of Cuban engineers  

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th February 2015 Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) on Thursday said it was dismayed that the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) was seconding 35 Cuban engineers on a two-year contract to share their expertise with South African engineers in the water sector.  

Engineers urge use of PPPs to reinvigorate ailing infrastructure roll-out 

By: Terence Creamer     11th February 2015 Private sector expertise and finance should be leveraged to help reinvigorate South Africa’s underperforming infrastructure programmes, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) argues, adding that the accelerated deployment of energy, transport and water projects will be essential to stimulating... 

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