4th Term Council awaits the Ministry’s engagement in relation to A4C petition

SOUTH AFRICA

13 April 2017

4th Term Council awaits the Ministry’s engagement in relation to Architects for Change (A4C) petition.

SACAP’s President and Registrar have formally received a copy of the letter sent to the new Minister of Public Works the Honourable Mr Nathi Nhleko by lawyers acting on behalf of “Architects for Change”, described as “an advocacy group for architectural practitioners and a number of Voluntary Associations”. The same letter was delivered to the Council for the Built Environment CBE) and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA).

SACAP’s 4th Term Council and its contracted EXCO complete their tenure in April 2018. The letter calls for the early termination of the period of office of remaining members of SACAP’s Council and for a forensic audit of the governance and administration and finances of SACAP.

SACAP is committed to its value of transparency and integrity and welcomes any prima facie evidence to substantiate the claims made in the letter.

Since SACAP first became aware of Architects for Change in early March, SACAP has called for this prima facie evidence and the previous Minister of Public Works, Mr Thembelani Thulas Nxesi was advised by SACAP of this call. SACAP has now communicated the same to the Honourable Mr Nathi Nhleko, in light of it being The Minister’s responsibility to appoint all Council members within the Built Environment.

The 4th Term’s Council awaits the Ministry’s engagement, SACAP continues to serve the profession and protect the public in line with its mandates. It continues its mission to regulate, transform and promote all categories of architectural candidates and professionals through collaborative engagement in the pursuit of excellence.

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Read the latest thought leadership of President Yashaen Luckan on transformation of the profession through SACAP’s imminent Recognition of Prior Learning. It is in the latest edition of African Design Magazine (Page 8) https://joom.ag/mIAW . This article was first published in BBQ - Black Business Quarterly (Page 100).

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