“It is in every country’s interest to have a long-term vision and objective. In South Africa we have the National Development Plan (NDP) and we as Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) are very supportive of the NDP and believe that is a very good objective for “South Africa Pty Ltd.” That is how Graham Pirie, until recently the CEO of CESA and now strategic advisor, started our conversation. “Having said that, the plan is ‘the what’… we think that the debate should be more about ‘the how’. How is the plan implemented? Unfortunately what we see is that the NDP vision 2030 has become a political football between various stakeholders in our society. We are unhappy with that… (more)