Call for Heritage Specialists to serve as advisors to the SACAP Education Committee



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, 2000 (Act No. 44 of 2000) (the Act).

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

The Council
invites interested professionals specialising in the Heritage sector within the Built Environment to submit their applications to be considered as possible members of the Education Committee. The Heritage Specialists will act in an advisory capacity and will be appointed as necessary until the end of the Council’s term of office in 2018.

The responsibilities for the appointed advisory members are as follows :
 (a)  Consult with the Council on Higher Education (CHE) regarding matters relevant to the
       education of architecture;
 (b) Consult with the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA), and its relevant
       stakeholders including SACAP recognised Voluntary Associations (VA’s), Architectural  
       Learning Sites (ALS’s) to determine competency standards for the purposes of
(c)   Establish mechanisms for registered persons to gain recognition of their qualifications
       and professional status nationally and internationally;
(d)  Recognise or withdraw the recognition of any relevant examination;
(e)  Determine conditions relating to and the nature and extent of continuing education and
(f)  Undertake research into matters relating to the architectural profession;
(g)  Take any steps it considers necessary for the protection of the public; and
(h)  Contribute to the development of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) experience where
      the above relates to the education of the Architectural profession, with specific relevance to the Act and in relation to the Heritage Act, 1999 (Act No. 25 of 1999)

The submission criteria for the appointed advisory members are as follows :
(a) SACAP Registered Professionals are eligible for consideration including those professionals who can demonstrate that they have the appropriate skills, expertise and experience;
(b) SACAP Registered Professionals who have an active membership with one of the SACAP Recognised Voluntary Associations (VA’s) will be given preference.
(c) Submit a 2 page curriculum vitae (CV) including a brief motivation to serve on the Heritage Advisory panel.

Applications should either be delivered as follows :
by hand to :
The Registrar/CEO, SACAP , 1st Floor, Lakeside Place, Cnr Ernest Oppenheimer Ave and Queen Street, Bruma, 2198 (between 08h00 – 16h30 Monday – Friday)
by post to : The Registrar/CEO, SACAP, P.O.Box 408, Bruma, 2026
by email to :

Closing date for applications:
BY NO LATER THAN 16:00 ON 03 JUNE 2016

Applicants will be short-listed by the SACAP Education Committee and 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. In addition, the selected panel members will be expected to comply with SACAP’s Corporate Governance and will be willing to sign the code of conduct.

SACAP reserves the right not to appoint applicants to the panel of Heritage Specialist Advisors and inclusion on the panel does not automatically guarantee appointment.

All enquiries should be directed to: Mrs Mahlodi Buthelezi on Tel: 011 479 5000.