Identification of Work Framework
Identification of Work Framework - Interim Policy (Board Notice, 154 of 2011)
The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) has in terms of Section 26 of the Architectural Profession Act, Act 44 of 2000, drawn up a full draft identification of Work (IDoW) framework. Prior to and after the initial publishing of the proposed IDoW in the Government Gazette No 29609, (Board Notice 11 of 2007) on 9 February 2007; the Council had consulted widely with interested persons and relevent stakeholders.
In accordance with Section 26 (2), submissions on the recommendations have been made to the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) regarding the work identified in terms of subsection (1),for its consideration and identification in terms of Section 20 of the Council for the Built Environment Act, 2000 (Act No 43 of 2000)
The SACAP Identification of Work (IDoW) Committee on behalf of Council, have issued the Interim Identification of Work (IDoW) Interim Policy - Board Notice 154 of 2011 (Part 1 of 2) and the Interim Identification of Work (IDoW) Interim Policy - Board Notice 154 of 2011 (Part 2 of 2) (click on the hyperlinks to download the documents, as the files are large and have been gazetted in two parts). Please also view an extract of Schedule 1 : Demarcation of Architectural Work Matrix, which has been extracted from the Board Notice as a stand alone document.
The Interim (IDoW) Policy - Board Notice 154 of 2011 was gazetted on 4 October 2011 and came into effect on 1 October 2011. The Interim (IDoW) Policy - Board Notice 154 of 2011 will fall away immediately after the full IDoW policy document is published by way of a Board Notice in the Government Gazette.
The following goals and objectives have been established for the Interim Identification of Work (IDoW) Interim Policy - Board Notice 154 of 2011.
• provide an interim policy to be in force pending the IDoW framework to be promulgated in the near future,
• comply with legislative requirements,
• protect the public by defining the work that each registration category of the Architectural Profession can undertake,
• protect the environment,
• provide a framework for the IDoW and the demarcation of work between categories of registration in the Architectural Profession,
• provide an effective and efficient mechanism for addressing and recognising overlaps and duplication between work identified by different professions,
• ensure that where work is to be carried out by different categories of professionals, there are clear and transparent ways of determining the category of profession to carry out the work,
• ensure the transparency and accountability of the identification of work process, and
• facilitate the most economically, socially and technically efficient use of the built environment professions and their categories of registration with a view to attaining maximum benefit for the public.
Please note that the Reservation of Work for Architects (Consolidation of Government Notices R1769 of 17 August 1979, R701 of 8 April 1982 and R1770 of12 August 1983) in terms of the Architects' Act 1970 (Act 35 of 1970) is no longer valid or in use and the Interim Identification of Work (IDoW) Interim Policy - Board Notice 154 of 2011 which came into effect on 1 October 2011.
Registered Persons are requested to make use of the Architectural Compliance Certificate Interim IDoW policy : Board Notice 154 of 2011 which must be completed in duplicate (one copy must be included when submitting plans to the Local Authorities) and registered persons must retain the other copy of the certificate.
All enquiries regarding the Interim IDoW Policy must be placed in writing for the attention of the Acting Registrar and SACAP Council via the CONTACT US section of the SACAP website.