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 results of Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period January to June 2012 just released indicate that the industry is not firing on all cylinders while they eagerly await Government's planned Infrastructure Programme rollout. Government is not spending and although there appears to be a lot of planning taking place the physical manifestation is just not happening. Consequently many firms are looking north for work across our borders. Procurement standardisation, Public Private Partnerships, Maintenance and Quality Management all remain challenges for the industry.
Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) prestigious CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards held at Vodacom World in Midrand on the 15th August this year are a celebration of innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the industry. CESA is proud to host this annual event, sponsored by Aon, 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.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), strongly opposes the call by Minister Tokyo Sexwale to create a state owned construction company.
Speaking on behalf of their 470 member firms, employing in excess of 22 000 employees, President of CESA, Naren Bhojaram states, "The budget for subsidised housing does not allow for adequate construction supervision by experienced people. Hence contractors take a chance and get away with poor workmanship either due to no supervision or supervision by inexperienced people". He goes on to explain, "The State should not set up structures in competition with the private sector. They should be creating a platform and a conducive environment for the private sector to excel." He contends that this is what will grow the economy and create jobs.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is appalled at Governments poor performance in relation to the non payment of suppliers resulting in many companies in the industry going into liquidation and out of business. Just recently Sanyati Holdings has been forced into provisional liquidation due to Government incompetence in not paying timeously. Graham Pirie, CEO states, "If Government wants to create jobs then this is very poor behaviour". Key priorities included in President Zuma's New Growth Path are job creation and improved service delivery. Non-payment is having a serious impact on SA's ability to deliver infrastructure.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is in full support of National Planning Minister, Trevor Manuel’s call to accelerate the pace of change and development in the country in order to increase growth. CESA agrees that failure to implement the recommendations of the National Development Plan could result in the country sliding backwards. It is imperative that urgent attention be given to the social needs of the country and in particular, job creation. The Construction Industry is a major contributor to the creation of jobs resulting in economic and social stability for the country.
CESA's decision to create a charter back in 2000 has helped to ensure equitable growth, writes Andrew Gillingham in the Business Day, 31 July 2012.
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Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is appalled at Governments poor performance in relation to the non-payment of suppliers resulting in many companies in the industry going into liquidation and out of business. Just recently Sanyati Holdings has been forced into provisional liquidation due to Government incompetence in not paying timeously. Graham Pirie, CEO states, “If Government wants to create jobs then this is very poor behaviour”. Key priorities included in President Zuma’s New Growth Path are job creation and improved service delivery. Non-payment is having a serious impact on SA’s ability to deliver infrastructure.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has reiterated the need for Government to get its house in order. The lack of infrastructure development due to projects not being undertaken as well as tender processes taking up to 3 years to materialise is, say CESA, in large part due to the lack of leadership within the government organisations.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has a proud history of being at the forefront of driving positive change in the industry. Having been founded in 1952 CESA is proud to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee in 2012 celebrating 60 years of service to the industry.....and there is much to celebrate.