Project Excellence Awards

The Mossel Bay UISP has received a number of excellence awards recognising its outstanding achievements in infrastructure delivery and the positive impact the project is making on the community living in informal settlements.


The Mossel Bay UISP – Emergency Shared Basic Services received the award for the best Community upliftment and job creation project at the biennial IMESA/CESA excellence awards.

The IMESA/CESA excellence awards are intended to recognise outstanding achievements in municipal infrastructure.

Mr Carel Venter – Director:  Planning & Economic Development, Mossel Bay Municipality and Mr Lindilizwi Mngxekeza – Manager (Integrated Human Settlements), Mossel Bay Municipality accompanied Mr Rudolf Schroder – Project Manager, Zutari to receive the award at a prestigious award ceremony in Cape Town on 11 November 2021.

Zutari (Pty) Ltd and the Mossel Bay Local Municipality extends its gratitude to IMESA and CESA for this award!

2021 IMESA/CESA Excellence Awards in the category Community upliftment and job creation.

Main contractor:   Entsha Henra (Pty) Ltd

Professional team:

Implementing agent:                       Zutari (previously Aurecon South Africa)

Design consultant:                            Zutari (previously Aurecon South Africa)

Construction supervision:               Zutari (previously Aurecon South Africa)

Environmental supervision:             Zutari (previously Aurecon South Africa)

Project funding:

The project was funded by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements.

Sugen Pillay, CESA president, and Bhavna Soni, IMESA president, together with
Carel Venter & Lindilizwi Mngxekeza, Mossel Bay Municipality, and Rudolf Schroder, Zutari
Lindilizwi Mngxekeza & Carel Venter, Mossel Bay Municipality, and Rudolf Schroder, Zutari
Lindilizwi Mngxekeza – Manager (Integrated Human Settlements)
Mossel Bay Municipality

Below is the link to the project overview video for the 2021 IMESA / CESA Excellence awards, showing the various submissions.

Zutari & Mossel Bay Municipality won the following award:

Category 1:  Community Upliftment and Job creation

Winner – Mossel Bay UISP – Emergency Shared Basic Services  – Mossel Bay Municipality & Zutari

2021 IMESA / CESA EXCELLENCE AWARDS – Category 1 – Link to video:

SAICE – AWARDS 2020 – CATEGORY: Community- Based Projects- Winner: Mossel Bay UISP – Emergency Shared Basic Services

The Project wins the award for the best Community-based project at the SAICE National Award on Thursday evening, the 12th of November 2020.

The Mossel Bay Upgrading of Informal Settlements (UISP) showcased on the South African Cities Network Good Hood Stories Initiative

The South African Cities Network (SACN) was established in 2002 by the Minister for Provincial and Local Government, in collaboration with the mayors of South Africa’s largest cities and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), as an independent Section 21 company with the mandate to:

  • Promote good governance and management in South African cities;
  • Analyse strategic challenges facing South African cities, particularly in the context of global economic integration and national development challenges;
  • Collect, collate, analyses, assess, disseminate and apply the experience of large city government in a South African context; and
  • Promote shared-learning partnerships between different spheres of Government to support the management of South African cities.

The objective of the Good Hood Stories Initiative is to:

  • Celebrate cases of good practice in cities across South Africa
  • Demonstrate that good things are happening in our cities by different sectors of society
  • Engage with residents of cities and spread the work and image of SACN into communities leading up to the launch of the SOCR
  • Shift the perception that SACN’s commentary on Cities is dominated by a negative discourse
  • Share the learnings of good practice from a number of projects to inspire future good practice across cities

See the Good Hood Stories Submissions on the SA Cities Network website:

The Mossel Bay Upgrading of Informal Settlements (UISP) is one of the stories showcased on the website:

SA Cities Good Hood

Join us in celebrating the Good Hood Stories by viewing the exhibition and submissions made to the South African Cities Network Good Hood Stories Initiative

These are stories of creativity, collaboration and innovation from across South African cities. From urban gardens to township cycling projects, to inner-city upliftment interventions, there is a lot to be proud of in our cities.