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Women in Architecture South Africa (WiASA)

12 October 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jacquie Cullis
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WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE SOUTH AFRICA (WiASA)

INVITATION FOR INTERESTED PERSONS TO SERVE ON THE WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE SOUTH AFRICA (WiASA) TASK TEAM

SACAP advises that an extension has been granted for the invitation to serve on the WiASA Task Team.

The extended closing date is Friday, 30 October 2015 @ 13h00.

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

Total Registered      8482     27%   PDI
Total Registered      8482     20%   Women
Total Women           1765      15%   PDI women
Total Registered      8482       3%   PDI women

"SACAP statistics of Registered Professionals reflect an unacceptably low level of women in architecture in South Africa, while the demographics of this small group highlight the extensive marginalization of previously disadvantaged women. Transformation is the key strategic objective of the 4th Term SACAP Council.It is within this context that SACAP has announced the WiASA Programme to address the imbalance."

WiASA OBJECTIVES

· Addressing access by women into the profession

· Accelerating the entry of black women into the profession

· Encouraging educated, qualified & skilled women to remain in the profession

· Supporting women to build successful careers in architecture

· Supporting the development of women owned practices

· Building on and creating new leadership to drive this transformation

· Profiling successful women currently in the profession as role models

· Promoting architecture as an attractive career choice for young women


WiASA PROGRAMME

· Database & Survey

· Marketing Architecture

· Education Support

· Development and Support

· Communication

· Lead Advocacy

WiASA aims to encourage, support, educate, develop and transform women in the profession, as well as those wanting to enter the profession.Transformation of the Profession and changing the culture within the profession as well as the organizations allied to it is also an objective.WiASA is set to open up and enable opportunities for all women, and black women in particular.WiASA is progressive, broad and far-reaching, and provides a structure within which women in architecture can begin to address their needs.WiASA is women-led with Karuni Naidoo as Chairperson of the Task Team.WiASA will be developed in partnership with Voluntary Associations (Institutes) and Accredited Learning Sites (Universities) in the regions.Roll out is planned for 2015/2016, with a launch in August 2016.

CRITERIA FOR TASK TEAM MEMBERS

Invitations are requested from interested persons who wish to serve on the WiASA Task Team. These could include any person who has relevant architectural experience in practice and education, as well as any suitably qualified and experienced person who has relevant experience in transformation, with reference to race and gender. Professional Registration with SACAP is preferred, but is not a requirement.


WiASA TASK TEAM :TERMS OF REFERENCE

1. Be appointed by Council, as required until the end of the Council’s term of office in
    2018.
2. Attend meetings, as and when required on dates to be determined.
3. Perform tasks assigned under direction of the Chairperson, Registrar/CEO, and
    Council.

Persons may submit their applications to SACAP by no later than FRIDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2015 @ 13H00.

Applications should include the following:

1.A letter of application(a maximum of two pages) explaining the applicant’s reason
   for applying and the value she/he believes they could add.
2.An abridged CV(maximum of three pages) highlighting her/his academic
   qualifications, professional registrations and memberships, expertise and experience.
   Include three contactable referees with contact details.

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

Applicants will be short-listed by Council and recommended for appointment to the Task Team, as per rates determined by SACAP from time to time.

Those persons appointed to the panel may be required to undergo an induction, as required by the Council.

SACAP reserves the right not to appoint applicants to the WiASA Task Team.

Applications should be delivered:
by hand to: The Registrar/CEO, SACAP, 1stFloor, Lakeside Place, Cnr Ernest Oppenheimer Ave and Queen Street, Bruma, 2198 (08h00 - 16h30)
by post to: The Registrar/CEO, SACAP, P O Box 408, Bruma, 2026
or by e-mail to:  
wiasa@sacapsa.com


Enquiries : Stakeholder Relations Unit - Jacquie Cullis on Tel: 011 479 5000