Invitation to serve on SACAP Disciplinary Tribunals - Closing date : 14 August 2015



Please note that:

 A. This invitation replaces the immediately prior invitation (advertised on 15 July 2015 with a closing date of 31 July 2015) which has since been withdrawn

 B. Those persons who submitted applications in response to that invitation are kindly requested to re-submit their applications in the format detailed below. SACAP apologises for any inconvenience caused as a result of this.

 C. Persons who have previously served or who hold current appointments as members of SACAP disciplinary tribunals are also required to re-apply for inclusion on the panel at this time.


The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is legally charged with regulating the architectural profession in South Africa in terms of the Architectural Profession Act 44 of 2000 (the Act).

The architectural profession includes architects, senior architectural technologists, architectural technologists, draughtspersons and candidates in each of those categories, all of whom are required to be registered by SACAP.

In terms of the Act, SACAP is required to convene disciplinary tribunals to deal with allegations of improper conduct on the part of a registered person (RP) and the required process is set out in the Act.

Although disciplinary tribunals have previously only been held in Johannesburg, SACAP’s 4th Term Council (the Council), has, in the context of its Vision, People-Centered Architecture for South Africa, decided that disciplinary tribunals will, where appropriate, also be held in other centres in South Africa.

The Council therefore now invites interested persons in all provinces to submit their applications to be considered as possible members of disciplinary tribunals that will be appointed as necessary until the end of the Council’s term of office in 2018.

The qualifications for appointment are set out in section 30 the Act. For ease of reference, however, this reads as follows:

“The disciplinary tribunal must consist of at least—

(a) a person who specialises in the professional field concerning the charge;

(b) a professional who has appropriate experience; and

(c) a person qualified in law and who has appropriate experience.”

Persons who believe that they have appropriate skills, expertise and experience under either (a), (b) and/or (c), coupled with the passion and drive to add value and contribute to the transformation of the architectural profession, are requested to submit their applications to SACAP BY NO LATER THAN 16:00 ON FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2015.

In respect of (a), RPs in all categories - architects, senior architectural technologists, architectural technologists and draughtspersons - are encouraged to apply.

Applications should consist of the following (in the order indicated):

1. A letter of application (comprising a maximum of two pages) explaining the applicant’s reason for applying for appointment to the panel of tribunal members and the value s/he believes s/he could add to SACAP in the particular field of disciplinary tribunals;

2. An abridged CV (comprising a maximum of three pages) highlighting her/his academic qualifications, professional registrations, expertise and experience as members of disciplinary tribunals, in the built environment and/or other regulatory bodies, and her/his expertise and experience in mediation, arbitration and other ADR processes;

3. A statement as to whether s/he wishes to be considered as chairperson and/or member of a disciplinary tribunal (in the case of an applicant wishing to be considered as chairpersons, details of prior experience as such);

4.  A statement as to the provinces/cities where s/he is prepared to act as tribunalist;

5. A schedule of indicative hourly, half day and daily rates to apply as chairperson and/or member for:
-        the period up to 31 March 2016;
-        the financial year : 01 April 2016 – 31 March 2017;
-        the financial year : 01 April 2017 – 31 March 2018;

6. A letter of good standing from SARS (to be re-submitted annually);

7. A statement that, by the act of submitting an application to SACAP, s/he consents to SACAP performing such due diligence on her/him as SACAP may consider necessary; and

8. Three contactable referees with full names, designation, organisation, e-mail address and office and cellphone numbers;

As part of its short-listing/appointment process, SACAP specifically reserves the right to request applicants to provide certified copies of qualifications and any other additional information or documentation considered necessary.

Applications should either be delivered:

by hand to: The Registrar/CEO, SACAP, 1st Floor, Lakeside Place, Cnr Ernest Oppenheimer Ave and Queen Street, Bruma, 2198.
by post to  The Registrar/CEO, SACAP, P O Box 408, Bruma, 2026
by e-mail to :

Applicants will be short-listed by SACAP’s Investigating Committee and be recommended for appointment to the panel at rates determined by SACAP from time to time.

Those persons appointed to the panel may be required to undergo orientation and training, as required by the Council.

SACAP reserves the right not to appoint applicants to the panel of disciplinary tribunal members and inclusion on the panel does not automatically guarantee appointment to any disciplinary tribunal.

All enquiries should be directed to The Registrar on 011 479-5000.