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


  • EThekwini commemorates National Water Week March 22, 2018
    In honour of National Water Week the eThekwini Municipality is calling on residents to use water sparingly and report water leaks. This year the country celebrates National Water Week from the 18-24 March under the theme “access to safe water by 2030 – possible through nature”. This important week coincides with World Water Day on […]
  • Civil society takes on new coal plants March 22, 2018
    The Life After Coal Campaign, alongside numerous other experts and community representatives, is set to present its objectives to the Thabametsi and Khanyisa’s  coal power stations, to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) next Tuesday 27 March. NERSA will hold public hearings for the generation licence applications by the two preferred bidders under […]
  • SBS Tanks secures another OSH certification March 22, 2018
    SBS Tanks® is ticking all the occupational health and safety boxes and making their mark as an industry leader in water storage by securing a SABS 18001 certification. OHSAS 18001, the Occupational Health and Safety Series, is an international standard that indicates a company’s adherence to stringent health and safety procedures. After a 4-month audit […]
  • World Water Day marked March 22, 2018
    Today marks World Water Day and the focus is on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions for the water challenges we face in the 21st century. To highlight this, the World Wide Fund South Africa is focusing on the importance of caring for the natural systems that recharge […]

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

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