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31 March 2021. Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) recently hosted the third instalment of their Protecting Lives and Livelihoods webinar series. The series aims to highlight the importance of quality infrastructure for South Africa’s social and economic development. On 26 March, panellists discussed whether professionalising the state would lead to improved service delivery, and what value the private sector could add....

8 February 2021. Ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) taking place on 11 February, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) CEO Chris Campbell says there can be no doubt about the key deliverables which should be a national priority in the coming months. “An efficient and effective Covid-19 vaccine roll-out must be the focus for South Africa in 2021. No sector will be able to truly thrive until we have achieved what is necessary to vanquish the virus,” he says....

In the context of the global pandemic, the effects of climate change are biting down like never before, with wide-spread environmental and human health challenges. These concerns of our society are made two-fold due to the desperate need for employment and economic development. In response to this, the core focus of South Africa’s development initiatives going forward should be on sustainable solutions for our people and our planet....

In their second episode of the successful Protecting Lives and Livelihoods webinar series, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) hosted esteemed panellists on 17 November to discuss how the state’s technical capacity can be improved, while implementing sustainable solutions which will see tangible long-term benefits. The concepts of skills development, sustainable change and public capacity to implement infrastructure effectively were discussed....

In an annual celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the engineering industry, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and the engineering community enjoyed the prestigious CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards which took place virtually last night. “On an annual basis, these awards showcase and celebrate excellence in South African engineering. This year, the key difference is the use of a live virtual platform to communicate the results in response to Covid-19,” said CESA CEO, Chris Campbell. “The advantage of this is that we can share the excitement of the event with a much broader audience.” Now in its...

23 October 2020 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is pleased to announce the date for the upcoming CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, a celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship, and professionalism. This year, the awards event will be hosted virtually on Wednesday, 11th November.  ...

24 August 2020. Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has long been encouraging partnership and collaboration with government in spurring infrastructure development, both private and public. News from the industry body this year has highlighted collaboration with the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, as well as consultation with municipalities on improving service delivery. However, a recent dig through CESA archives has revealed that this push for partnership spans long before the recent actions of the institute....

The recently released Auditor-General’s report on the latest municipal audit results does not paint a good picture for spending and service delivery on the part of South Africa’s local governments. Auditor-general (AG), Kimi Makwetu states in the report that there are limited resources across all provinces, however, no proper care is applied to manage and spend diligently. “The safe and clean hands that can be relied upon to look after the public’s finances in local government are few and far between,” he states. ...

9 March 2020 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is hosting its annual Infrastructure Indaba on 11-12 March 2020 at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch. Held in the Western Cape this 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....