Branch – Western Cape




Our IMESA Western Cape AGM, Seminar and Technical Tour was held on Thursday, 12 September 2013 at the Steenbras Dam, Water Treatment Plant.

The day’s theme “Developing the Future” initiated a lot of debate and speakers had their hands full with a very interactive audience. The keynote speaker for the day was Minister Anton Bredell, Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning for the Western Cape.

The day also included a Technical Tour through the Water Treatment Plant and proved to be very interesting.

Please see event details under the Year Program tab with photos, attendance register and copies of presentations.

Branch AGM/Technical Tour


Year Program

Year Program

Please reserve these dates. We are planning exciting events to provide information on issues that are relevant and of interest to all members.

DateEventVenueThemeStart/End TimesCPD Points
Friday, 18 January 2013Branch Management MeetingCafe Cameleon PlattekloofPlanning of Year Program and Events09:00 - 11:00n/a
Friday, 25 January 2013EXCO MeetingCity Lodge, OR Tambo International Airport Meeting10:00 - 16:00n/a
Wednesday, 6 March 2013WC Branch: Technical Tour

Cape TownPortside Building, Cape Town and Recycle Plant, Kraaifontein
* Click here for invitation
14:00 - Kraaifontein
15:00 - Portside
0.25 CPD
Thursday, 18 April 2013EXCO MeetingDevon Valley Hotel, StellenboschMeeting10:00 - 16:00n/a
Friday, 19 April 2013Council MeetingDevon Valley Hotel, StellenboschMeeting10:00 - 13:00n/a
Thursday, 30 May 2013WC Branch: Full Day SeminarAurecon Building, Century CitySaving our Resources, Going Green09:00 - 16:001.0 CPD
Friday, 26 July 2013EXCO MeetingIMESA House, DurbanMeeting09:30 - 16:00n/a
Thursday, 12 September 2013WC Branch: AGM, Full Day Seminar & Technical TourSteenbras Dam Water Treatment PlantDeveloping our Future
* Click here for invitation
09:30 - 16:001.0 CPD
Monday, 21 October 2013EXCO MeetingBoardwalk Hotel & Conference Centre, Port ElizabethMeeting09:30 - 16:00n/a
Tuesday, 22 October 2013Council MeetingBoardwalk Hotel & Conference Centre, Port ElizabethMeeting09:30 - 14:00n/a
23-25 October 201377th IMESA ConferenceBoardwalk Hotel & Conference Centre, Port ElizabethMunicipal Engineering: Meeting People's NeedsTBC2.5 CPD
Friday, 29 November 2013Branch Management Year End FunctionTo be confirmedSocial EventTBCn/a

* click here to print the 2013 Year Program (PDF, 198Kb)


Past Events/CPD Points

Past Events & CPD Points

If you have any queries about our past events or CPD accreditation, please contact our Branch Secretary, Erica van Jaarsveld – email:

DateEventVenueThemeAttendance RegisterCPD PointsECSA Validation
Year: 2013
12 September 2013AGM, Full Day Seminar and Technical TourSteenbras Dam Water Treatment PlantDeveloping Our Future
* Click here for program
* Click here for photos of the day
* Click here 1.00IMESA13-M27WC
30 May 2013Full Day SeminarAurecon Building, Century CitySaving our Resources, Going Green1.00IMESA13-M26WC
6 March 2013Technical TourCape TownPortside Building, Cape Town and Integrated Solid Waste Management Plant, Kraaifontein0.25IMESA13-M25WC
Year: 2012
24-26 October 201276th IMESA ConferenceOuteniqua Transport Museum, GeorgeMunicipal Engineering: Engineering for Changen/a2.50IMESA12-C09NAT
27 September 2012AGM & Half Day SeminarDu Kloof Lodge, N1 between Paarl and RawsonvillePortside, Cape Town: Architects and Engineers share their ideas and challenges0.50IMESA12-S24WC
19 July 2012Mini Seminar and Technical TourCTIA (Cape Town International Airport)Airport Facilities Technical Tour
* Click here for program
* Click here for photos of the day
* Click here 1.00IMESA12-S18WC
15 March 2012Full Day Seminar
* Click here for Paul Vink's presentation
Reformed Church Hall, cnr Cherry and Redwood Streets, Bellville EastImproved Procurement for Improved Service Delivery
* Click here for program and map
* Click here 1.00IMESA12-S10WC
Year: 2011
26-28 October 201175th IMESA Conference Birchwood Hotel, Gauteng Yesterday, Today and Tomorrown/a2.50IMESA11-C01NPR
28 September 2011AGM & Full Day SeminarSkilpadvlei, StellenboschDensification - Effects on our Services* Click here 1.00IMESA11/03
28 July 2011Mini SeminarDe Oude Welgemoed, DurbanvillePresentation on Geosynthetics
Membrane Use in Water & Waste Water Treatment
24 March 2011Full Day SeminarWindmeul Winery, WellingtonClimate Change and the Role of the Engineer
Permeable Paving in the Context of COCT's Stormwater Policy
Year: 2010
27-29 October 201074th IMESA ConferenceICC, East LondonMeeting Service Delivery Challengesn/a2.50IMESA10-C01BDR
16 September 2010AGM & Full Day SeminarSimonsvlei Winery, KlapmutsIngress of Sewerage into the SW System/Natural Resources
Ingress of Rainwater into Sewer System
* Click here 0.60IMESA10/03
26 May 2010Mini SeminarDe Oude Welgemoed, DurbanvilleTrenchless Technology* Click here 0.20IMESA10/02
25 March 2010Branch Meeting & Full Day SeminarNelsons Creek, WellingtonIRT
The World and South Africa in the 2010s (Clem Sunter)
The Effect of the Recession on Investments (Schalk Louw)
* Click here 0.60IMESA10/01
Year: 2009
4 December 2009Technical TourGreen Point StadiumSite Visit* Click here 0.20IMESA 09/04
28-30 October 200973rd IMESA ConferenceICC, Cape TownServe our Cities, Rescue our Resourcesn/a2.50IMESA09-C01WC
16 September 2009Branch Meeting & Mini SeminarLa Pineta Restaurant, StellenboschPipeline Selection for Water Services
GIS Applications regarding Water & Sanitation Master Planning
* Click here 0.20IMESA 09/03
10 June 2009Branch Meeting & Mini SeminarThe Mount Restaurant, DurbanvilleGreen Point Stadium & Mechanical Trenching (DFA)* Click here 0.20SAICE cono9/00580/10


* click here to print the 2012 Year Program (PDF, 197Kb)



Western Cape Branch – AGM Minutes / Chairman’s Reports

Click on the required item to display the document:

AGM 2009 – Agenda (PDF, 135Kb)
AGM 2009 – Minutes (PDF, 780Kb)

AGM 2010 – Agenda (PDF, 133Kb)
AGM 2010 – Minutes (PDF, 531Kb)
2010 Chairman’s Report to Branch (PDF, 1.1Mb)

AGM 2011 – Agenda (PDF, 137Kb)
AGM 2011 – Minutes (PDF, 427Kb)
2011 Chairman’s Report to Branch (PDF, 2.4Mb)

AGM 2012 – Agenda (PDF, 153Kb)
AGM 2012 – Minutes (PDF, 642Kb)
2012 Chairman’s Report to Branch (PDF, 2.8Mb)

2013 Chairman’s Report to Branch (PDF, 2.1Mb)
2013 AGM/Seminar – Presentation: COCT ITP, Donald Cupido (PDF, 2.6Mb)
2013 AGM/Seminar – Presentation: Property Dev Forum, Rob MacPhail (PDF, 181Kb)
2013 AGM/Seminar – Presentation: IMESA, Wim Ferreira (PDF, 2.0Mb)
2013 AGM/Seminar – Presentation: DC Policy, Johan Snyman (PDF, 2.5Mb)




Click on name to display relevant newsletter:

News Flash – January 2012  (PDF, 1.2Mb)

News Flash – September 2011 (PDF, 940Kb)


Branch Committee

Western Cape Branch Committee

To contact any of the Branch committee members, please send an email to:




Jeanine du PreezFrancois BotmaBertie BykerGrant RigbyErica van Jaarsveld
Johan BassonVincent HarrisCharl MöllerGavin George
Dorothy Kobel Zaydan Salie