Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA)

The Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) promotes the interests of municipal engineers and their profession, and creates a platform for the exchange of ideas and viewpoints on all aspects of municipal engineering with the aim of expanding the knowledge and best practices in all Local Government municipalities.

Since 1961, IMESA has grown to represent over a thousand individual members and a plethora of companies involved in the field of municipal engineering and the built environment, as well as representing several Southern African countries.

IMESA Website
IMIESA Journal
Seminars & Training
Bursary Scheme
Annual Conferences
IMESA Biennial Excellence Awards

Support for Municipalities
IMESA has played a significant role in municipal engineering since 1961, sharing knowledge and acting as a catalyst in developing new initiatives. Municipalities are key role-players in identifying needs, prioritising funding and implementing integrated development planning for community-based programmes. The Institute also advises Councils on municipal engineering matters and serves the broader community through representation on a number of National bodies, where it provides input from the municipal engineer’s perspective.

National and International Affiliates
In its constant drive to access and disseminate information, IMESA liaises with other professional bodies within South Africa and assimilates relevant knowledge across the whole spectrum of engineering. IMESA is also a member of the International Federation of Municipal Engineers (IFME). A crucial function of the Institute is to attend international events such as conferences, workshops and IFME board meetings in order to keep track of global developments in the industry.


  • Country: South Africa