Voluntary Associations


Voluntary Associations (VAs) have an important role to play in the implementation of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in that they can offer Category one activities, as well as validate and monitor activities offered (in Category one only) by other providers.

The VAs may charge a fee for validating CPD Category one activities and should ensure broader access and participation of the whole profession. VAs may offer discounts to their members as a further benefit. Whereas it is compulsory for any person offering architectural services to be registered with SACAP, membership of Voluntary Associations is not compulsory. SACAP strongly encourages Architectural professionals to belong to at least one recognised VA.

These associations are autonomous bodies which promote and protect the interests of their members.

The current Voluntary Associations recognised by SACAP are:

  South African Institute of Architects(SAIA)
  Tel:          011 782 1315
  E-mail:     admin@saia.org.za




 SAIA Free-State(SAIAFS)
  Tel:          051 447 4909
  E-mail:    fsadmin@saia.org.za
  Website:  www.saiafs.org.za

Pretoria Institute for Architecture, a Region of SAIA
  Tel:          012 346 1051
  E-mail:     admin@pia.org.za

  Website:  www.pia.org.za


Cape Institute for Architecture (CIFA), a region of SAIA
  Tel:          021 424 7128
  E-mail:     info@cifa.org.za

  Website:  www.cifa.org.za


South African Institute of Architects-Eastern Cape (SAIA-EC)
  Tel:           041 585 8037
  E-mail:      ecia@iafrica.com
  Website:  www.ecia.co.za



  SAIA Border-Kei (SAIA-BKIA)
  Tel:           043 748 1156
  E-mail:     bkia@sainet.co.za
  Website:   www.bkia.co.za


  SAIA Kwazulu-Natal (SAIA-KZN)
  Tel:            031 201 7590
  E-mail:     media@kznia.org.za
  Website:  www.kznia.org.za


The South African Institute of Architectural Technologies (SAIAT) NPC
  Tel:           011 622 3168
  E-mail:     sandi@saiat.org.za


 Freedom Architecture Consulting Empowerment (FACE)
  Tel:         031 500 1032
  E-mail:   Face.kzn@gmail.com



  South African Institute of Building Design(SAIBD) 
  Tel:            031 202 4726
  E-mail:      admin@saibd.co.za

  Website:  www.saibd.co.za



The African Institute of Interior Design Professions
  Tel:           066 486 3214
  E-mail:     national@iidprofessions.com



South African Institute of Draughting(SAID), NPC
  Tel:           021 558 4832
  E-mail:      admin@saidraughting.co.za
  Website:   www.saidraughting.co.za



Gauteng Institute for Architecture (GIfA), a region of SAIA
Tel:           011 403 0954
 E-mail:      info@gifa.org.za
Website:   www.gifa.org.za







Initial Application - Recognition of VA
Renewal Application - Recognition of VA


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