Call for Papers is CLOSED


The Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) and the Consulting Engineers of South Africa (CESA) have pleasure in inviting local, provincial and government or semi-government authorities and/or their engineering consultants to submit entries for the 2018 IMESA / CESA EXCELLENCE AWARDS.


Projects may only be entered into ONE of the following categories:

  1. Engineering Excellence in Structures & Civils
  2. Community Upliftment & Job Creation
  3. Environment & Climate Change


2017 Highlights


Gavin Clunnie takes the reigns as IMESA President

The motto for my term of Office:
“Professionalism is what we stand for.”

-Gavin Clunnie


  • Enforcement unit in the pipeline for Cape railway lines May 25, 2018
    The City of Cape Town, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), and the Western Cape Government have signed a memorandum of agreement which will see the formation of a dedicated enforcement unit dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of Metrorail commuters and infrastructure. The memorandum of agreement follows on from the commitment […]
  • Mahindra opens first assembly plant in SA May 25, 2018
    Indian car manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra has successfully opened its first assembly plant in South Africa. The new modular assembly plant, which imports car parts and builds the final product, is located in Durban and according to Rajesh Gupta, chief executive of Mahindra SA will have an annual capacity of 2 500 Pik Up trucks. […]
  • The mechanics of giving May 25, 2018
    In the spirit of giving and goodwill KSB pumps recently helped the University of Pretoria to construct a large controlled-temperature test unit, which will form the backbone of ongoing research at the university. The impressive unit, which is designed to assist with research into heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, will allow students to plug […]
  • Tech changing the face of vehicle security in South Africa May 25, 2018
    Technology has had a dramatic impact on the way South Africans relate to and manage their vehicles. Vehicle tracking has long been a staple of South African life, and advancements like smartphones and apps are fast changing how consumers interact with their service providers and their cars. Today car owners are turning to the data […]

Update on the exemption application in respect of the draft Identification of Engineering Work (IDoEW) Regulations, Case # 2014 April 0123

On 20 January 2016, ECSA received the decision of the Competition Commission(CC) regarding the  Identification of Engineering Work(IDOEW)  exemption application . Unfortunately the CC  has decided not to grant ECSA the exemption, however there is an option of an appeal. Please click here to access the letter from the CC. The CC further confirmed that all the Identification of Engineering Work (IDOW) exemption applications for all the six Built Environment Professions Councils  were unsuccessful. The CEO and the ECSA IDOEW Task Team are currently considering steps that ECSA should take.

Civilution Forum – special SIPDM magazine

National Treasury entered into an MoU with SAICE to publish a special magazine focusing on the Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management. Click here to view the full publication.



The IMESA Commemorative Book, “Reflections 2011″ takes a special journey through time, highlighting Municipal Engineering in South Africa over the last 100 years.

Reflections was launched at the 2011 conference to coincide with the institute’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. This beautifully finished book, authored by Prof Johannes Haarhoff, can be purchased from our Head Office, in either hard or soft cover.


South African Roads Federation (SARF) will be presenting five different courses in Cape Town (WC) region. For online registration and more information regarding SARF courses, click here to visit their website.


IMESA Membership can be taken up by individuals or organizations (affiliates).

For more information on Individual Membership benefits, admittance criteria and fees, or to register as a member, click here. For more information on Organization Membership benefits, admittance criteria and fees, or to register as a member, click here.membership-join


Manual Sale HomeThe Internationally renowned International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) has been updated to reflect the advancing field of asset management and to ensure it continues to lead the international asset management industry.

On Sale now, place your order below.


Probably the greatest challenge facing municipalities in South Africa is that of asset management: the effective and methodical recording of all accumulated assets with a view to managing them today and maintaining them for the future in the most cost-effective manner possible.
Click here for more information on Sustainable Infrastructure Asset Management (SIAM).


IMIESA Magazine

IMIESA May 2015 covers PROOFED.inddIMIESA promotes the knowledge and practice of infrastructure development, maintenance and service delivery in Southern Africa.

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