On 10 November 2021, key industry stakeholders came together in Cape Town to celebrate the winners of the IMESA/CESA Excellence Awards. This biennial event showcases the best in municipal engineering, with a total of 24 projects submitted for a first, second or third place spot in one of three categories.
“The high standard of all submissions received, together with their variety and complexity, ensured that the judging team – made up of representatives from both CESA and IMESA – were faced with a challenging, but interesting task,” says Bhavna Soni, president, IMESA.
The three project categories comprise:
• Category 1 – Community Upliftment and Job Creation
• Category 2 – Environment and Climate Change
• Category 3 – Engineering Excellence in Structures and Civils.
“Normally, the awards event is hosted at our annual IMESA Conference but, due to Covid-19, our 2021 conference is a virtual event. However, within the current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, we identified the opportunity to host a small physical gathering in Cape Town to celebrate the 2021 IMESA/CESA
Excellence Awards in style. This is also a fitting tribute to the Cape Town IMESA branch, which has performed sterling work as the organising committee for our 2021 virtual conference,” Soni continues.
Category 1 – Community Upliftment and Job Creation
The overall winner in this category was ‘Mossel Bay Upgrading of Informal Settlement Programme UISP) –
Emergency Shared Basic Services’. The main consultant is Zutari, and the local authority Mossel Bay Local Municipality.
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