NEW SAIA PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED

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Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa has been inaugurated as President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA).

Incoming President of the South African Institute of Architects, Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa. (Photographer: Roxanne Abrahams)

Cape Town architect and urban designer, Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa was inaugurated as President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) at an event held at the end of last at the Radisson Red Hotel in the V&A Waterfront, a building designed by his architectural firm, Design Space Africa, in association with Peerutin Architects. He accepted the chain of office from outgoing President Maryke Cronje.

In a moving acceptance speech Mpahlwa told of his pursuit of architecture against all odds, including a period of incarceration as a political prisoner on Robben Island and exile in Germany where he completed his studies, going on to become one of the first black architects in the country. The incoming president reflected on his 40 years involvement with architecture, and the challenges the country faced during apartheid, where the access to architecture and engineering careers was previously determined on racial grounds.

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CLOSING DATE: 28 January 2019

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