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


  • FAW becomes SA’s second biggest truck exporter May 18, 2018
    FAW South Africa has moved up three places in the rankings from fifth position to become the second biggest truck exporter behind the Volvo group. The fortune 500 company, which has a truck assembly plant worth R600 million located at the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ), spent the greater part of 2017 ramping up its […]
  • EThekwini’s sand pumping operation a success May 18, 2018
    An innovative sand pumping initiative between the eThekwini Municipality and Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has successfully reinstated sand along eroded sections of Durban’s popular Golden Mile. Portions of North Beach, Dairy Beach, Country Club and Battery Beach were closed to the public from 20 April 2018 to allow the sand pumping operations to take […]
  • Cape’s council units receive a facelift May 18, 2018
    The City of Cape Town recently upgraded its Council rental units (CRUs) in Atlantis and Hout Bay at a total cost of R9 million. The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Assets and Facilities Management, Stuart Diamond says the extensive upgrade project forms part of the City’s Asset Management Plan which aims to improve the condition […]
  • Cape dam levels rise along with water usage May 18, 2018
    The City of Cape Town says its dam levels have increased slightly but so has water consumption. While there has been a slight increase in dam levels of 0.5% to an overall level of 21.4% as a result of some rainfall and lower evaporation rates the City is urging resident to continue to stretch the […]

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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