2019 CESA Infrastructure Indaba guide

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6-7 March 2019 Durban International Convention Centre

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President’s Comment

Future-proofing our industr y Nurturing a vibrant infrastructure sector creates a sound foundation for investment, but depends on a fair and enabling environment.


elcome to the CESA Infrastructure Indaba 2019. The theme for this year’s conference is in line with the 2018 presidential theme – ‘Engineering the Future Now’ – which highlights the need and opportunity to leverage growth through a range of initiatives. Over the next two days, delegates will listen to a series of presentations that provide insight into our current economic, financial, energy, water security and general infrastructure environments. The Indaba also provides an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers across the built environment spectrum. The common goal is to find workable solutions to improve the delivery and management of public infrastructure. At the end of the conference, we will present a summary of our collective thoughts, goals and action plans. Partnerships Going forward, I believe that future success is dependent on fostering more meaningful partnerships between government and the private sector. Here, CESA is well positioned to act as a professional body when it comes to ensuring engineering best practice. That includes facilitating mentorship, transformation and SMME development in the construction sector. The topics covered at this conference also reflect my vision as president, which emphasises teamwork to reshape our future together, backed by ethical leadership. There is a strong focus within CESA on working with and supporting government. That includes increased collaboration with National Treasury on procurement matters, and the Auditor General on compliance support. We have good working relationships with client bodies such as Sanral, Transnet and Cogta, allowing CESA to contribute positively in terms of support. Value for money There needs to be a major re-emphasis on providing ‘value for money’ infrastructure. That translates into designing and constructing projects that achieve the best return on investment. Design fees only make up approximately 3%

of a project’s life-cycle cost. For this reason, adopting a lowest-bid approach here does not achieve the intended savings. It could also result in the future cost of operations and maintenance being a lot higher. Technology, now and in the future, will be a decisive factor. It will allow engineers to design with even more precision thanks to software advances in fields like BIM, drones and virtual reality. The end result will be far greater efficiencies from both a time and cost perspective. Hopefully, these technologies will also help to attract learners to the engineering profession. We’re seeing a steady decline in numbers, as experienced engineers leave the profession, retire or emigrate. This has dire consequences for our training and development programme in the industry. Education Skills development and transfer is among CESA’s core mandates. I believe there is a stronger need for collaboration with universities, learned institutions and research bodies to drive our education system at primary, secondary and tertiary level. We also need to prepare graduates for their transition into future business and leadership roles. In the process, we must make sure that their experience and skills match the required outcomes. That’s vital for effective service delivery. This Indaba takes us a step further along our infrastructure journey, exploring the multifaceted and interconnecting disciplines that are reshaping our built environment. Working together, we can achieve excellent results, with the client focused on project outcomes and consulting engineers ensuring optimum execution. Enjoy the Indaba!

Neresh Pather, President, Consulting Engineers South Africa CESA Conference 2019


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CEO’s Comment

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ollowing on from the State of the Nation Address in which President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated his ‘Thuma Mina’ theme, calling on all citizens to work together for the betterment of our nation, we too are calling on our members to join CESA by getting involved in our various committees that are aimed at supporting the ongoing development of our industry. We serve as a channel for clients to address industry concerns while, at the same time, providing a platform for the sharing of information with the aim of assisting in optimising the planning and delivery of infrastructure projects – both in the public and private sectors. For us to be successful, we rely on the support of our members and call on you to share your wisdom and expertise for the betterment of the industry. With the rapidly changing business landscape, there is a growing need for closer cooperation within our member firms and one of the many initiatives we have established is a listing of black-owned and SMME consulting engineering practices on our website. We encourage our larger members to support the development of these emerging enterprises. The CESA Infrastructure Indaba is a two-day conference that brings together leading experts – including government officials, consulting engineers and built environment professionals – for the purpose of improving the delivery and management of both public and private infrastructure. The event aims to foster partnerships between government and the private sector, particularly the engineering sector, and capacitate the channels of service delivery through cooperation and the development of common goals. Under the ‘Engineering the Future Now’ theme, the Indaba provides a platform to engage, network and share the best practice required for improved service delivery within the built environment. The following topics will be deliberated on: • Drive for Infrastructure Investment • Risk Analysis – Capital Intensive Infrastructure Projects • Water and Energy Security – Role of Clients and Consulting Engineers • The Transformation Journey / Beyond the Scorecard • KZN Infrastructure Development • Collaboration: Professionalisation of the Engineering Sector • Ethical Leadership. I wish you constructive engagement and deliberation, as we interrogate the issues and challenges facing our engineering sector and the country at large. Let us find workable plans as we debate and develop innovative solutions focused on improving ‘value for money’ infrastructure development aimed at improving the quality of the lives of the people in our country.

Chris Campbell, CEO, Consulting Engineers South Africa

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Conference Programme TIME



DAY 1 – 6 MARCH 2019, WEDNESDAY – DURBAN ICC 07:00 – 08:30

Registration SESSION 1

08:30 – 08:40


Programme Director: Sugen Pillay (CESA Deputy President)

08:40 – 09:00

Welcome & Setting the Scene

Neresh Pather (CESA President)

09:00 – 09:20

Keynote Address

Office of The Presidency

09:20 – 10:00

Topic: Drive for Infrastructure Investment

David Metelerkamp (Industry Insight)

10:00 – 10:30

Q & A: Drive for Infrastructure Investment

10:30 – 11:00

Tea & Networking

Exhibition Hall SESSION 2

11:00 – 11:40

Topic: Risk Analysis – Capital Intensive Infrastructure Projects

11:40 – 12:15

Q & A: Risk Analysis

12:15 – 13:00

Lunch & Networking

Ricardo Pillay (Director at LNP Attorneys Inc.) Dr Steven C.Y. Kuo (University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science

Exhibition Hall SESSION 3

13:00 – 14:00

Topic: Water and Energy Security – Role of Clients and Consulting Engineers

14:00 – 14:45

Q & A : Water and Energy Security

14:45 – 15:00

Tea & Networking

Facilitator: Elekanyani Ndlovu (Aurecon) Presenters: Msizi Cele (Umgeni Water) Sibu Mvana (Aurecon) Dr Thulani Dlamini (CSIR)

Exhibition Hall SESSION 4

15:00 – 16:00

Topic: The Transformation Journey / Beyond the Scorecard

16:00 – 16:30

Q & A: Transformation

16:30 – 16:40

Closing Remarks

18:00 for 18:30


Gala Dinner

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Facilitator & Presenter: Professor Willie Chinyamurindi (University of Fort Hare) Presenters: Clint Koopman (SABTACO President) Shamiso Kumbirai (CESA 2018 Young Engineer of the Year)

Chris Campbell (CESA CEO)

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DAY 2 – 7 MARCH 2019, THURSDAY – DURBAN ICC 07:00 – 08:00

Viewing of Exhibition Stands

08:15 – 08:25


Programme Director: Chris Campbell (CESA CEO) SESSION 5

08:25 – 09:25

Topic: KZN Infrastructure Development

09:25 – 10:00

Q & A: KZN Infrastructure Development

10:00 – 10:30

Tea & Connecting

Dumisani Nkabinde (Regional Manager for SANRAL Eastern Region) Selvan Pillay (Transnet NPA DBN) Brendan Bournes-Harper (KwaZulu-Natal Public Works )

Exhibition Hall SESSION 6.1

10:30 – 11:10

Topic: Collaboration – Professionalisation of the Engineering Sector

11:10 – 11:50

Q & A: Engineering Collaboration

Facilitator: Amanda Masondo-Mkhize (CESA YPF) Presenters: Ishmail Cassiem (CIDB) Alan Mukoki (SACCI CEO) Adv. Pieter Fourie (CBE)

SESSION 6.2 11:50 – 12:40

Topic: Ethical Leadership

12:40 – 13:15

Q & A: Ethical Leadership

13:15 – 13:30

Conference Resolution & Closing

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch & Networking

Facilitator: Jeshika Ramchund (GAMA YPFSC) Presenter: Gideon Pogrund (University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science)

Neresh Pather (CESA President)

The dates, times and information as relating to the 2019 CESA Infrastructure Indaba, as at the time of publication, may be subject to change. Neither the publisher nor Consulting Engineers South Africa accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained herein.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Aon Representative: Natasha Yesmariam T: +27 (0)11 944 7707 E: natasha.yesmariam@aon.co.za W: www.aon.co.za

Aon South Africa is a leading provider of insurance and reinsurance broking, risk consulting and employee benefit solutions. It provides seamless, tailor-made solutions to many South African public companies, thousands of privately owned business and many private individuals. Aon’s decades of international experience, local alliances, global network and buying power in the personal lines insurance market remain superior. The company provides expertise in professional indemnity, business insurance broking, employee benefits, and household and motor insurance broking.


Representative: Premala Singh T: +27 (0)12 347 7879 E: ps1@bvi.co.za W: www.bvi.co.za

BVi is a multidisciplinary engineering, design and construction management company that was established in 1967. Since then, BVi has grown its footprint in South Africa to 14 offices throughout the country, with its head office situated in Tshwane. As a leader in the engineering industry, BVi is once again setting high standards. It is extremely proud to have achieved a 53% majority black-owned shareholding and the status of Level 1 BBBEE Contributor. BVi’s corporate culture is founded on solid engineering principles. It combines quality and value for money to produce creative, targeted and effective solutions for its clients and their communities. BVi’s professional services include: structural engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, roads and transportation, project and construction management, social housing and residential developments, commercial and administration buildings, infrastructure developments, mining infrastructure and EPCM, quality control and technical audits, turnkey projects, and town planning.


Representative: Zingisa Ntantiso T: +27 (0)12 482 7221 E: zingisan@cidb.org.za W: www.cidb.org.za

The cidb is established in terms of the Construction Industry Development Board Act (No. 38 of 2000) to provide strategic leadership to construction stakeholders to stimulate sustainable growth, reform, and the improvement of the construction industry. Among others, the Act mandates the cidb to: • promote sustainable growth of the construction industry and the sustainable participation of the emerging sector • promote uniformity in construction procurement • establish the registers of contractors and of projects to systematically regulate and monitor the performance of the industry and its stakeholders for sustainable growth, delivery and empowerment. The cidb has a footprint in all nine South African provinces.

Flowtite SA Representative: Cathleen van den Berg T: +27 (0)11 065 2300 E: cathleen@flowtite-sa.co.za W: www.flowtite-sa.co.za


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Flowtite SA is the sole manufacturer of Flowtite™ GRP pipes and fittings, manufactured locally in South Africa. The company’s vision is for Flowtite GRP pipes to be a household brand in the piping market, within sub-Saharan Africa, for civil, mining, agricultural and industrial applications – “Generally Accepted and Generally Approved”. Flowtite’s mission is to remain at the cutting edge of technology development in the piping market, and to remain devoted to high-quality standards, excellent customer service, reliability, accountability and transparency in order to offer superior value to its customers’ infrastructure requirements – thus creating an enduring benefit for communities and customers through its Flowtite GRP product range.

Sponsors & Exhibitors iX engineers

T: +27 (0)12 745 2000 W: www.ixengineers.co.za

A2 - 120mm

A3 - 87mm


iX engineers is a Level 1 BBBEE firm with 53.3% black ownership and more than 36.3% blackwomen ownership. The company is a professional consulting engineering practice specialising in civil, structural, chemical, process, electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as instrumentation and project management. iX engineers provides a national service from its Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth, Mahikeng, eMalahleni and Upington offices. Its teams have worked across most continents and are well versed in international best practices, routinely applying state-ofthe-art technology and systems to support a more efficient project process.

A1 - 170mm

Old Mutual

Representative: Tebogo Rakubu E: trakubu@oldmutual.com W: www.oldmutual.co.za

Old Mutual provides financial solutions to individuals, businesses, corporates and institutions across several market segments and geographies in South Africa, the rest of Africa and other select emerging markets. Long-term savings and protection, and innovative life-assurance-based product solutions, addressing both protection and savings needs, as well as short-term insurance solutions, are offered through Old Mutual Insure (previously Mutual & Federal). Investment solutions include growing customers’ savings and wealth, whether through active and direct asset management through the Old Mutual Investment Group or the selection of funds and managers for customers to invest in through multi-managers. Lending offerings include policy-backed lending, unsecured lending and debt consolidation (My Money Plan), predominantly aimed at the mass market.


SAPPMA is a voluntary, self-regulating, non-profit association that represents the plastic pipe manufacturers and other stakeholders in the industry, with membership comprising most of the major players in Southern Africa. The SAPPMA brand is well known and recognised by design engineers and customers as an additional safeguard against poor-quality products. The purpose of SAPPMA is to create absolute customer confidence in the plastic pipe industry and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry with top-quality piping systems.

Representative: Louise Müller T: +27 (0)82 417 2977 E: admin@sappma.co.za W: www.sappma.co.za


SBS®, a Proudly South African company based in Durban, has been delivering water and food storage solutions to targeted industries for over 20 years. The company has a vision to impact positively on the communities in which it operates and has remained true to that vision since the very beginning. SBS Tanks® are pioneering Zincalume® steel panel storage tanks and reservoirs with a multitude of internal liners for different liquid storage applications. SBS manufactures and supplies a comprehensive range of world-class storage solutions to local and international clients from its SABS-accredited facility. SBS Solutions SA is a Level 2 BBBEE contributor and the exclusive South African distributor and installer of SBS Tanks to the following industries: mining, municipal, fixed fire protection, food and beverage, water treatment and conversation, rainwater harvesting, and agriculture.

T: + 27 (0)86 048 2657 or +27 (0)31 716 1820 E: water@sbstanks.co.za W: www.sbstanks.co.za

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sika South Africa

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products. Sika’s products are used in almost every aspect of modern living, from building bridges, dams, roads and harbours to high-rise buildings. When using Sika systems, quality, durability and sustainability are added. Sika’s product lines feature high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring, as well as roofing and waterproofing systems.

Representative: Lisette Abell T: +27 (0)31 792 6500 E: abell.lisette@za.sika.com W: www.sika.co.za


Silversoft is an exclusive provider of Deltek enterprise software solutions for people-, project- and knowledge-intensive organisations. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company primarily services South African and African customers and key international clients in select regions. Silversoft’s chief industry solution offerings are Deltek Vision, Maconomy, People Planner and Deltek Talent – tailored enterprise resource planning and talent management solutions that deliver realtime information, enabling its clients to better manage their projects, improve the productivity of their resources, increase revenue, manage costs, and drive profitability behaviour. Supporting more than 45 000 Deltek users, Silversoft continues to grow its local and international portfolio of successful implementations. The firm, a proud Level 1 BBBEE contributor, was voted as one of South Africa's most promising young companies in 2005. Silversoft is a multi-award-winning Deltek Premier Partner.

Representative: Maria Fernandez T: +27 (0)11 656 5298 E: maria@silversoft.co.za W: www. silversoft.co.za

Sizabantu T: +27 (0)10 072 0130 E: pranesha@sizabantugt.co.za W: www.sizabantupiping.co.za

Sizabantu Piping Systems is the leading total piping solutions supply company in Southern Africa. With its main focus being PVC, the company has an established branch network throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries. On top of all the well-known piping materials, Sizabantu is extremely excited to bring MOLECOR O-PVC pipe, up to 800 mm Class 20, to the South African market. MOLECOR O-PVC fully adheres to SANS 16422:2008 for O-PVC pipe. Get in contact with a Sizabantu branch near you for any piping system requirements.

Water Institute of Southern Africa

The Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) is a voluntary association currently comprising over 3 000 Southern African water-sector professionals, students, interested parties, companies, local authorities, research and educational institutions, and associated professional organisations. WISA is indigenous to South Africa and has been in existence and served professionals in the water sector under its various iterations since 1937. It is registered as a non-profit organisation, and has six regional branches and 11 technical divisions. WISA aims to “build expertise, share knowledge and improve quality of life” by providing platforms in Southern Africa for the promotion, integration, management and application of scientific, engineering knowledge and skills in the water sector through its publications, workshops, conferences and websites.


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Representative: Jaco Seaman T: +27 (0)11 805 3537 E: wisa@wisa.org.za W: www.wisa.org.za

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A 2015 report from Neilson concluded that magazines yield the highest ROI of all media, using just 10% of ad expenditure. The Entertainment and media outlook: 2016 - 2020, published by PwC South Africa, found that South Africa’s b2b market, including magazines, directories and online resources, made R9.5 billion in 2015 and is forecast to grow at a 4% CAGR to reach over R11.6 billion in 2020.


In a survey looking at consumers’ behaviour in the US, international research company Toluna found that 80% of respondents indicated a clear preference for reading print on paper.


Hubcast, a cloud print solutions company, published a recent research paper titled 10 reasons why print isn’t dead, why marketers need to print. The report explores the following reasons for a resurgence in print over the past year: • Print is easier to read and navigate • Print readers retain information better

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Digital reading fosters skimming Print is tactile Print is more credible Digital reading can have negative health implications Millennials love print P rint is sustainable (more so than screen reading which requires electricity and fossil fuels) • It is easier than ever to print globally


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Media Partners Global Africa Network

T: +27 (0)21 657 6200 W: www.globalafricanetwork.com Twitter: @InvestAfrica

Founded in 2004, Global Africa Network Media (GAN) is a business-to-business print and digital media company based in Cape Town, South Africa. GAN publishes a series of 10 annual print journals profiling each of South Africa’s nine provinces as business and investment destinations, together with a national title, South African Business, an annual business and investment guide to the country. Its regional business and investment journals include Western Cape Business, Eastern Cape Business, KwaZulu-Natal Business, North West Business, Limpopo Business, Mpumalanga Business, Northern Cape Business, Gauteng Business and Free State Business. In 2019, GAN is launching the annual African Business Journal, a guide to business and investment in Africa. GAN’s monthly digital newsletter, TradeInvestAfrica, promotes business, trade and investment opportunities in Africa.

IMIESA www.3smags.co.za/imiesa


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Speaker Profiles Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell, CEO of Consulting Engineers South Africa, is no newcomer to the long and hard road to achieving one’s goals and aspirations. From his humble roots in Newclare, a township located in Johannesburg, Chris started his journey as a draughtsman in 1981 and went on to obtain a National Diploma and National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering from what is now known as the University of Johannesburg, in the mid-1980s. After almost 10 years in the consulting engineering industry as a senior technician, he then went on to graduate with a BSc Civil Engineering (summa cum laude) in 1995 at the Florida A&M University in the USA, having been awarded a scholarship through a USAID Programme. He has been registered as a Professional Engineer since 1998 and has subsequently also obtained various certificates and diplomas in management and leadership. Over his 37-year career in engineering, he has worked in various capacities in a number of consulting engineering companies, spent several years at Transnet and has even ventured into the precast concrete manufacturing business in an executive capacity with the Aveng Group, both locally and internationally. His institutional involvement has been in various capacities, notably: - Past Gauteng Branch Chair (SABTACO) - Past Vice President of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) - Past President of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) - Past Vice President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) - Current Chairman of the Built Environment Professions Export Council (BEPEC) - Current Board Member of the Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) - Current Board Member of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA).

Brendan Bournes-Harper

Brendan Bournes-Harper is a local with some international experience. He was a bursary candidate and worked for the then City Engineer’s Department of Pietermaritzburg Municipality and toiled in the transition stages from 1995 to 2000, obtaining professional registration in 1998. In late 2000, he went abroad and worked for Irish quantity surveying firm Bruce Shaw Partnership (now Line Sight). In mid-2005, Brendan moved to ESBI, an international energy company, and contributed to the conversion of numerous outdoor substations into indoor containerised units. He returned to South Africa in 2011 and began working for the KZN Department of Public Works. After identifying and implementing changes to improve the quality of services, he was seconded to the Head of Department’s Office to, among other commitments, manage the development of the KZN Infrastructure Master Plan.

Ishmail Cassiem

Ishmail Cassiem is a Manager in the Construction Industry Performance Programme at the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb). He is responsible for performance improvement and the development of best practices, standards, health and safety, quality and environmental policies in the construction industry. With 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Cassiem holds an MSc in Project Management and has been working for civil engineering contractors, the CSIR and a training company. He participates in various committees at the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) and the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).


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Speaker Profiles Msizi Cele

Msizi Cele holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and has been a registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa since 1993. Cele started out his career in the management of various business units of Shell and BP SA Petroleum Refineries. He also has extensive experience in the water industry, having served three years as Senior Design Engineer responsible for the planning, design and implementation of capital projects at Umgeni Water, later serving as Operations Executive of the water utility. Cele also spent nine years as Area Manager responsible for the management of wastewater and water treatment, storage and distribution infrastructure including customer/stakeholder relations management, as well as serving as both Managing Director and Executive Director of the utility uThukela Water.

Prof. Willie Tafadzwa Chinyamurindi

Professor Willie Tafadzwa Chinyamurindi is an NRF Rated Researcher (Y2) and an Associate Professor within the Department of Business Management at the University of Fort Hare. There, he also serves as the Research Niche Area Leader within the Faculty of Management and Commerce. He serves on the editorial boards of the South African Journal of Industrial Psychology and the South African Journal of Human Resources Management. With regard to publication experience, he has published articles in: a) Acta Commercii; b) Journal of Public Administration; c) Journal of Global Mobility; d) African Journal of Psychology; e) South African Journal of Psychology; and f ) South African Journal of Higher Education to name but a few. His work has also been featured on news platforms such as: a) The Sunday Times; b) City Press; c) The Conversation; d) Forbes Africa and e) Daily Dispatch.

Dr Thulani Dlamini

Dr Thulani Dlamini is the CEO of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Sasol’s Global Strategic Research & Technology and Centre for Innovation and Business Impact. Before joining Sasol, he was at the CSIR where he held positions of group executive: R&D from 2008 to 2012 and manager: National Laser Centre from 2005 to 2008. He is a member of the South African Academy of Science. He is a material scientist who holds a PhD in Chemistry (Catalysis) and a Master’s in Business Leadership. His current interests include leadership, innovation management, technology transfer and commercialisation, innovation strategy development, R&D portfolio management and national innovation systems. Dr Dlamini holds a number of patents and has numerous publications in international scientific journals.

Pieter Fourie

Advocate Pieter Fourie started his legal career as a public prosecutor and subsequently worked as a magistrate and legal advisor in local government. After serving pupillage at the Johannesburg Bar, he practised as an advocate for his own account, before joining the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) in 2007. Fourie’s main function at ECSA was the enforcement of the Code of Professional Conduct through leading investigations on improper conduct complaints, and prosecuting in disciplinary hearings. He was also involved in the identification of work process from ECSA’s vantage point. He went on to join the Council for the Built Environment in 2013, and continued his involvement with the identification of work process from a CBE perspective. Fourie studied at Unisa, RAU and Wits, and relaxes by reading crime novels.

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Speaker Profiles Clint Koopman

Clint Koopman graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc in Engineering in 1993. In 1998, he registered as a Professional Engineer and in 2006, as a Professional Construction Project Manager. Over the years, he has gained experience at highly reputable consulting engineering firms, both in Namibia and South Africa, actively pursuing innovative methodologies in practical and theoretical problem-solving. Koopman joined Nako Iliso in 2001 as the Director for the Free State, Northern Cape and North West. In 2005, he was promoted to company COO and, in October 2007, went on to become CEO. After 11 years at the helm, he elected to step down from his position and now heads the company’s Structures Business Unit. Koopman is dedicated to making valuable contributions to the development of policies that seek to redress the apartheid legacy that still hinders the industry. He has proudly served on a number of boards and industry organisations, playing valuable roles within the Construction Sector Council and the Black Business Council, and was elected as President of SABTACO in 2017.

Shamiso Kumbirai

Shamiso Kumbirai is a water engineer with experience in bulk water supply and hydropower engineering across Africa, and holds a Master’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town. She was awarded the CESA Young Engineer of the Year in 2018. Shamiso works with the fundamental belief that the removal of water as a development constraint and the ability to harness this resource as a tool to help power Africa will positively change the lives of millions. She is also a 2018 Obama Leaders Africa Fellow and Tshwane Global Shaper. Through her work, she was invited to attend and speak at the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Shamiso is also passionate about advancing women in STEM and, since 2011, has volunteered with WomEng, an organisation aimed at empowering the next generation of female engineers. Currently, she works at Kulani Engineering Consultancy, a female-led multidisciplinary engineering company.

Dr Steven Kuo

Dr Steven Kuo is a researcher, teacher, publisher and consultant in the area of political risk management and Sino-African relations. He is a Director at Kilimanjaro Corporate Advisory, Research Associate at GIBS, Johannesburg, and Honorary Research Fellow at the Consilium Institute, Chongqing University, China. Kuo has published in English and Chinese on issues pertaining to Sino-African relations, risk management and African politics in international news media, including The Guardian (UK), Forbes (USA), Caixin (China) and The Paper (China). He was formerly African Political Risk Analyst for Control Risks Group, prior to which he lectured at Shanghai International Studies University. Kuo holds BA (Hons) and MA degrees from the University of Cape Town. He completed his PhD in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, in 2013.

Amanda Masondo-Mkhize

After completing a Project Design and Draughting Diploma in 2007, Amanda Masondo joined Transnet Projects as a Junior Draughtsperson. While working, she has studied for a National Diploma in Civil Engineering through the University of South Africa. Masondo is now employed at Mott MacDonald in the Water Division. Over the years, she has gained design experience in earthworks, sewer, water, roads and civils. She has knowledge in the provision of services to urban township developments and further experience in construction monitoring as the Lenders Technical Advisor. Masondo has been an active member of the Young Professionals’ Forum since 2008, serving on the KZN Regional Committee. Amanda is currently the National Chairperson of CESA YPF and is also a member of the GAMA YPF Steering Committee.


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Speaker Profiles David Metelerkamp

David Metelerkamp joined Industry Insight in February 2015 as a Senior Economist, and is responsible for the compilation of several industry reports, including the Construction Industry Forecast Report, the monthly Construction Monitor as well as the Company Results Monitoring Service Report, which focuses on listed construction companies. David is the go-to expert in the local construction industry and delivers several presentations to key stakeholders in both the private and public sector. David uses his strong background in macroeconomics and econometrics to make sense of all the data available to untangle what is an interesting and important sector within the economy.

Alan Mukoki

Alan Mukoki has had many years’ experience working as a Senior Executive, Board Level Executive and Nonexecutive Director for various major private and public entities in South Africa, including, among others, Khula Finance, Business Partners, Peoples Bank, Land and Agricultural Bank, Nedbank and Denel. Alan is a Founder Member of Pacific Atlantic Capital and Hloma BCI Investments. Both companies have been involved in the identification and acquisition of BBBEE opportunities in various sectors. Alan studied banking, strategy, finance and the management of megaprojects at the University of Oxford, where he graduated with both a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy, as well as an MSc in Megaprojects Management. He is a Certified Associate CAIB (SA) and Fellow (FIBSA) of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa. Alan also completed the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Harvard Business School. He was appointed as CEO of SACCI in July 2015.

Sibulele Mvana

Sibulele Mvana joined Aurecon in May 2017 from Eskom where she held the position of General Manager in the Northern Cape and Eastern Cape. She is a reputable senior female in the engineering industry, where she has featured on several domestic and international speaking panels focusing on the changing energy landscape on the African continent. As a consultant, she oversees multidisciplinary teams of engineers who work in the energy, manufacturing and resources (mining) markets globally. She is passionate about technological developments, specifically in the energy industry, and enjoys challenging young minds about the future of the changing energy landscape. She graduated from the University of Cape Town and has completed an MBA at Stellenbosch University.

Elekanyani Ndlovu

Elekanyani Ndlovu is a qualified engineer. She graduated with a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. She is professionally registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and is a Member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (MSAIEE). She is currently part of Aurecon’s leadership team as a Director responsible for the energy market across the African continent. She serves on several boards as a Non-executive Director and is a Member of the Institute of Directors Southern Africa. She is also a Member of Phato Investment Cooperative. Her experience in the energy sector includes petrochemical, working on large-scale infrastructure projects, refurbishment projects and greenfield renewable energy projects. It also includes project engineering, project management, project finance and business development with a power generation background.

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Speaker Profiles Dumisani Nkabinde

Dumisani Nkabinde is a Professional Engineer, and a Member of SAICE with more than 14 years’ experience in the civil and construction sectors. He joined Sanral in 2007 as a Project Manager based in Pietermaritzburg and has, subsequently, been responsible for key projects in the region, which covers the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. Nkabinde has a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and an MBA and a Master’s degree from Stellenbosch University.

Neresh Pather

Neresh Pather was inaugurated as the President of Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) at the organisation’s 64th Annual General Meeting held at the CESA Seminar in Johannesburg on Tuesday 7 November 2017. Pather, a Statutory Director of Mott MacDonald Africa, currently heads up the Transportation Sector in their Africa Business Unit. He holds a BSc Engineering (Civil) degree and an MSc Engineering degree in Transportation and has led many transport and strategic infrastructure projects within the company. He has more than 27 years’ experience in the industry. Prior to joining Mott MacDonald, Pather was the CEO of PD Naidoo & Associates Consulting Engineers (PDNA) for a period of 12 years. He joined the company in 1997 and held several positions in the capacity of Director before becoming the CEO. Neresh was one of the seven Founder Directors of PDNA and played an instrumental role in the Mott MacDonald acquisition of PDNA.

Speaker Profiles Ricardo Pillay

Ricardo Pillay is a Director at LNP Attorneys, a holistic cradle-to-grave energy, natural resources and infrastructure law firm. In 2018, the firm was recognised by Best Lawyers South Africa, Who’s Who Legal, IFLR 1000 Energy and Infrastructure Guide, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. It was also the recipient of the African Legal Awards Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year, 2018 and the Transportation and Infrastructure Team of the Year, 2017, and was highly commended as the Specialist Law Firm of the Year and received the CSR, Diversity, Transformation and Economic Empowerment Award, 2018. Ricardo leads a team in the Construction, Infrastructure and PPP Department. He advises on all aspects of project delivery – from procurement and contracting methodologies to contract administration and dispute avoidance and resolution. He has also advised on a range of multifaceted cross-border projects and is known for his practical and commercial approach to problem-solving.

Selvan Pillay

Selvan Pillay obtained a BSc in Civil Engineering at UKZN in 1996 and an MSc in Coastal Engineering and Port Development at IHE Delft, Netherlands, in 2002. He has worked for the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for 23 years, where he started his career at the Port of Richards Bay as an Assistant Engineer in 1996. Pillay then moved to Port Elizabeth to be part of the project team during the construction of the Port of Ngqura as the Resident Engineer. He then moved to the Port of Durban as a Project Manager and later became the Manager: Planning and Development. Pillay is currently the Senior Manager: Physical Planning at TNPA Head Office. He is also a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa.

Rabbi Gideon Pogrund

Rabbi Gideon Pogrund conceptualised and founded the Ethics and Governance Think Tank at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Working with senior business, political and civil society leaders, the Think Tank’s purpose is to explore and influence how South African business can follow a more ethical approach, thereby building trust and, in turn, helping to secure a more successful, sustainable future for the business community and the country. He is the Director of the Think Tank and is a GIBS Faculty Member and Lecturer. He is also the Co-founder of Ethics Evolution, a consultancy that helps blue-chip corporations improve their ethics management. Pogrund holds an MA in Social and Political Science from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and previously worked as a commodity trader for Louis Dreyfus. He served as the Director of Education and Political Affairs in the Office of the Chief Rabbi of South Africa.

Jeshika Ramchund

Jeshika Ramchund is a Professional Engineer employed as a Senior Engineer for the Developments Division at Bosch Projects in South Africa. She has 10 years of experience in the planning, design and implementation of municipal infrastructure for public and private sector clients. Jeshika is currently Chairperson of the Group of African Member Associations (GAMA) Young Professionals’ Forum, an Executive Committee Member of GAMA, Member of the FIDIC YPF Steering Committee and FIDIC’s Conference Advisory Group. Jeshika has been actively involved with Consulting Engineers South Africa since 2008, which she has served in the capacity of Chairperson of the Young Professionals’ Forum, and as a Council and Board Member from 2014 to 2016. Jeshika was selected for the 200 Young South Africans to watch list for 2018 by the Mail and Guardian. With involvement in projects focused on service delivery, Jeshika sees herself as a proactive and innovative engineer, working with clients to improve the lives of the people she serves. Jeshika has delivered presentations at CESA, GAMA and FIDIC conferences and continues to enhance the role of young professionals in the consulting engineering space.

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Young Professionals Forum

What is CESA YPF?

C E: general@cesa.co.za W: www.cesa.co.za/ypf Twitter: @CESA_YPs

onsulting Engineers of South Africa’s Young Professionals Forum (CESA YPF) consists of Young Professionals who are passionate about the engineering industry and are interested in ensuring the development, growth and promotion of the profession, thus ensuring the sustainability of engineering skills for the country. CESA YPF membership is available to all qualified Young Professionals (YPs) in the engineering and built environment, younger than 36 years of age. CESA YPF is operated on a non-profit basis and relies on sponsorship support from CESA member firms as well as other companies that seek to grow YPs and understand the importance of developing Young Professionals for the industry. CESA YPF objectives include: • Promotion and creating an awareness of engineering and built environment careers, the Consulting Engineering Industry and CESA • Retention of Young Professionals within the consulting engineering industry • Building capacity and knowledge among members of the YPF • Sharing information and networking • Provision a platform for engineers to support each other with registration

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CESA YPF Major Events 1. C ESA YPF Job Shadowing Initiative – more than 800 school learners are provided with an engineering job shadowing opportunity annually. 2. Engineering & Construction Career Expo. 3. C ESA YPF’s regular meet-and-greet and general topical discussion events. 4. C ESA Young Professionals Sustainability Imbizo – launched in August 2013, this annual, mini-conference is a springboard for future leaders by providing a discussion platform regarding their role and position in communities, engineering and built environment professions.

To join this empowerment forum, go to www.cesa.co.za/node/215. For more information, please contact: Godfrey at godfreyr@cesa.co.za

5. CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards – YPF supports the awards categories of Mentor of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year, and Mentoring Company of the Year to further promote and encourage the development of Young Professionals. 6. CESA Indaba, GAMA and FIDIC Infrastructure Conference – Young Professionals partake in national and international committees and conferences. CESA YPF consists of an Executive Committee and a National Steering Committee chaired by a National Chairperson with Branch Committee Chairpersons facilitating activities in 12 regions. CESA YPF is also represented on the CESA Council and Committees of Councils.

CPD Form

IN ORDER FOR YOU to recieve a CPD certificate for your participation at the CESA 2019 Annual Conference, you are requested to fill in the form below and place it in the allocated box at the CESA exhibition stand.

Title: Dr/Mr/Mrs/Ms Initials Full name/s Surname ID no. ECSA registration no. Tel no. Email address Company name

Signature Date 6 March 2019

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