Save the Date 2018

Abstracts for proposed papers are being requested for speakers to present at the 2018 IMESA Conference which will be held from 31st October to 02nd November at the Boardwalk Hotel in Port Elizabeth. This year’s theme: Innovative Infrastructure Solutions.


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


  • A pillar of the waste management community February 16, 2018
    Buhle Waste is a second-generation family business that is 100% black-owned and -managed. The company strives to achieve excellence in all of its business activities in the communities in which it operates. Buhle Waste strives to be an embodiment of ubuntu, knowing that it takes a community to help raise a business. Our business has been […]
  • Cape public transport system on the brink of collapse? February 16, 2018
    Brett Herron, MMC for Transport and Urban Development in the City of Cape Town, says the City’s public transport system is buckling under the pressure of increasing attacks on critical infrastructure and assets needed to run its bus and urban rail services. According to Herron the latest statistics from the City’s MyCiTi bus service, the […]
  • Bus operations resume in Ntambanana February 16, 2018
    Bus operations have resumed in Ntambanana in Kwa-Zulu Natal after a successful meeting between the community and the Department of Transport over the public transport impasse. Residents of Ntambanana have been without a reliable form of public transport after the Department was forced to suspend the bus services for two weeks following illegal strike action […]
  • Redesign of Jan Smuts Ave to a dual carriageway in the pipeline February 16, 2018
    The Johannesburg Roads Agency has set the wheels in motion for the redesign of Jan Smuts avenue in Rosebank to dual carriage. According to City of Johannesburg Transport MMC, Nonhlanhla Makhuba the proposed upgrade is vital because it will assist in improving mobility and decreasing congestion on the main arterial route. “Jan Smuts Avenue is […]

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.