CESA rebrands its annual conference to the CESA Infrastructure Indaba
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has rebranded its annual conference to the CESA Infrastructure Indaba. CESA recognises that the conference is a tripartite alliance between the 3CStakeholders (Consulting Engineers, Contractors and Clients), all working together to improve the quality of life of our people.
The CESA Infrastructure Indaba will be held from 9-10 November 2015 at Emperors Palace, aiming to stimulate debate on key issues. The Theme is “Working Towards Improved Delivery of Infrastructure & Engineering Services”.
According to the National Development Plan South Africa will need to spend at least 30% of its GDP on infrastructure development to allow infrastructure to have a meaningful contribution in eradicating poverty, halving the unemployment rate and contributing to economic growth to the desired level of between 5 and 7% per annum by 2030. Currently the country is only managing 22.9% of GDP on infrastructure spending with the public sector contributing 13.95% and the private sector 8.95%. The respective targets for the public and private sectors are 20% and 10%.
Topics to be covered at the conference include: – Procurement or ‘misprocurement’; Service delivery through Engineering Infrastructure; Human Capital development (Recognition of the engineering profession and Succession Planning & leadership development); Infrastructure Funding – Collaborations and Corruption (values or ethics).