Who We Are
The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is the regulatory body for the architectural profession. It was established with effect from 12 September 2001.
The Architectural Profession Act, No. 44 of 2000 was published on 1 December 2000 and came into operation on 26 January 2001. This replaced the Architectural Act of 1970 which affects all persons practicing in the architectural profession. The Architectural Profession Act 2000 (Act 44 of 2000) makes it an offence to practise without proper registration.
The Act provides for the registration of Architects, Senior Architectural Technologists, Architectural Technologists and Architectural Draughtspersons, whereas previous legislation had dealt only with Architects.
Council members making up the Council are representatives of the profession, the State and the public, and are appointed by the Minister of the Department of Public Works. The Council is informed through a series of committees and sub-committees. Committees and sub-committees may include representatives from the Recognised Voluntary Associations, Educational Institutions and other related stakeholders.
All committee and Council members operate in a voluntary capacity. The Council appoints a Registrar and staff members as it deems necessary to carry out its functions.
The Recognised Voluntary Associations represent and serve their constituents and domain in the architectural profession, and participate through SACAP in the management and development of the architectural profession.