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CESA supports Ramaphosa’s call for Ethical behaviour and Ethical Leadership

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is encouraged by the impassioned call from President Cyril Ramaphosa for commitment to ethical behaviour and ethical leadership, a call which resonates strongly with that expressed by its own leadership.  The organisation further commends President Ramaphosa for stating that infrastructure investment is key to growing the economy. CESA welcomes the […]

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Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development to deliver keynote address at the CESA Infrastructure Indaba

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is hosting its annual Infrastructure Indaba from the 5-6 March 2018 in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. The two-day session will bring together leading experts including government officials, consulting engineers and built environment professionals for the purpose of improved delivery and management of public infrastructure. The Indaba aims to foster partnerships between government and the […]

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Pace of transformation in the construction industry shows little signs of improvement

According to the latest Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) annual Construction Monitor: Transformation, even though there is a steady increase in the number of black-owned contractors in higher grades, less than 40% of cidb registered Grade 9 contractors are blackowned. Pumelele Qongqo, Project Manager for Monitoring and Evaluation at the cidb commented that while the […]

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CESA appoints New President

At Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) 64th Annual General Meeting held at the CESA Seminar in Johannesburg on Tuesday 7th November, Neresh Pather from Mott MacDonald Africa was inaugurated as President of the organisation for the next two years, succeeding Lynne Pretorius. Sugen Pillay, Managing Director of Zitholele Consulting was elected to serve as Deputy […]

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Public Works aims to transform property sector

The Department of Public Works is set to finalise the Baseline Study on the Transformation of the Property Sector in order to realise the goals of radical economic transformation. “We will during this financial year move from planning to implementation by finalising the Baseline Study on the Transformation of the Property Sector; obtain approval on […]

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Black property mogul breaks barriers

Over the past two decades we have witnessed a significant number of previously disadvantaged property gurus entering the South African housing market dominated by white-owned conglomerates. Rali Mampeule (37) is the CEO of Phadima Group Holdings and he is another one of the special breed of black property gurus who seem to be reaching the […]

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Public buildings to be converted in aim to unlock economic potential

The Gauteng provincial government wants to convert some of its public buildings, including schools, clinics and hospitals into centres of economic activity; saying this could unlock R42 billion in value and create 190 000 jobs. Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo said they wanted to unlock the economic potential of these assets through working with the private […]

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Nolitha Fakude appointed to Afrox board

African Oxygen Limited, sub-Saharan Africa’s market leader in gases and welding products has appointed Ms Nolitha Fakude to its board of directors as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. This was announced on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) information dissemination service, SENS. Ms Fakude will also serve as a member of the Company’s Nominations, Governance […]

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Aveng and Kutana BEE deal a step closer to completion

Construction, infrastructure, energy, rail and mining giant, Aveng Propriety Limited, has advised of a circular to shareholders on Monday, 27 February 2017. This announcement was made on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) information dissemination service,SENS. The company said the purpose of the circular is to provide  shareholders with information relating to the proposed disposal of […]

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PPC and AfriSam merger to boost transformation in construction industry

Cement making giants PPC and AfriSam Group Limited have entered into a Heads of Terms to assess the merits of a potential merger between the two groups. PPC is a leading supplier of cement and related products in southern Africa, PPC Ltd has nine cement factories in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Rwanda, while AfriSam […]

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