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FIDIC Africa Contract Users' Conference

The official: FIDIC Africa Contract Users' Conference, Africa’s Premier Meeting Place for FIDIC Contract Users, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2018

We're delighted to announce that this year’s official FIDIC Africa Contract Users’ Conference will take place in South Africa! This is the meeting place where contract users from across the region connect with the FIDIC team in order to share best practice and ensure that projects are running as efficiently and effectively as possible.The 2018 programme is particularly pertinent as this will be the first opportunity in Africa to hear the FIDIC Contracts Committee explaining the changes introduced in the new 2017 FIDIC Suite of Contracts, including the opportunity to put your questions and concerns directly to Committee.

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CESA Aon Awards creating legacies and honouring legends in the quest for engineering excellence

15th August 2018 In a night lit with glitz and glamour the who’s who of the Built Environment, hosted by Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and sponsored by Aon South Africa, celebrated excellence in engineering at the 2018 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards - creating legacies and honouring legends.

Letter to SAICE President in response to SAICE CEO pronouncements

13 August 2018 CESA has noted the concerns around the pronouncements made by the SAICE CEO and the subsequent response from SAICE on the matter. Herewith a copy of the letter sent from CESA to SAICE.

CESA and AON Celebrating Engineering Excellence

Johannesburg, 15 June 2018 Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and the engineering community are once again gearing up for another spectacular occasion celebrating innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the engineering industry.
 
Frequently, we talk about the fact that we live in a globalised world. The relevance of this in our quest for excellence is that we need to measure ourselves against global standards and benchmarks.

CESA Unearthing Future Leaders

Johannesburg 12 June 2018 “Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” proclaimed the late Former President Nelson Mandela.

In a quest to promote engineering as a career of choice, it is against this background that Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and its Young Professionals Forum (YPF) are hosting their Job Shadow Initiative. In addition, CESA’s YPF is also hosting its Annual Imbizo as well as a series of ‘School Talks’ aimed at promoting Engineering as a career of choice within schools.

CESA concerned with increase in irregular expenditure, remains committed to partner with government and the AG's Office

Johannesburg, 01 June 2018, Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is concerned about the 75% increase in irregular municipal expenditure, from R16, 212 billion in the previous year to R28, 376 billion in the year under review, as reported in the recent Auditor General’s report.

While CESA acknowledges the significant effort made by Municipalities in 2016-17 to identify and transparently report on irregular expenditure incurred in previous years, the organisation believes that there still remains a lot to be done.

CESA Aon Awards - Book Now

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards celebrates and showcases the innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the industry.
This year the CESA Aon Awards will take place on 15th August 2018 at Vodacom World, Midrand.
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Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management (IPDM) Training

Two Day Seminar Specifically for Public Sector Procurement

Infrastructure procurement and delivery management is increasingly becoming an area of focus in improving infrastructure project outcomes in South Africa. Two significant publications in this regard are the National Treasury Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management (2015) and the University of the Witwatersrand and Engineers against Poverty’s Client Guide for Improving Infrastructure Project Outcomes(2018).

Confidence Levels Positive for 2018 Despite Slowdown in Govt Investment

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period June to December 2017 recently released indicate that expectations relating to industry confidence levels for the first six months of 2018 are still very positive increasing in the last six months of this year. This despite the slowdown in investment by Government and general economic conditions not facilitating growth in the sector with investment by government showing the biggest decline in 2017 since the financial crisis of 2009/2010.

CESA Infrastructure Indaba Day 2 – Stakeholder Leadership and Collaboration for Infrastructure Delivery

Day 2 of the 7th Annual CESA Infrastructure Indaba, taking place at Southern Sun, OR Tambo International, focused on Leadership and the Politics of Infrastructure. In his closing remarks, Neresh Pather, CESA’s President, summed up the outcomes of the conference stating, “A strong theme of Collaboration for Infrastructure Delivery emerged from the conference with Government calling on the private sector to assist in providing both leadership, knowledge and capacity to Local, Provincial and National Government levels. There is a definite need for CESA and our over 540-member firms to provide support to ensure that as a country we get ‘value for money’ in rolling our infrastructure projects aimed at providing cost effective solutions.”