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SACAP mourns loss of late Moleko - architect, transformation activist and former Council member

Friday, 10 May 2019  
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SACAP mourns loss of late Moleko - architect, transformation activist and former Council member

Johannesburg, 09 May 2019.  The immeasurable contribution of the late architect and former South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) Council member, Lord Khotso Moleko, will never be forgotten.

Pretoria-based Moleko - a Professional Architect by training - was a Council member of the First Term Council (2001 -2005) and a Vice-President of the Second Term Council (2005 – 2009), passed away on Tuesday, 30 April 2019.

“Mr Moleko was one of the professionals who made an indelible contribution to the country’s architecture profession through his leadership and commitment to its transformation. As one of the Council members of the First Term Council, Mr Moleko was one of the people who set up the foundations of SACAP and how best the regulator can play its role of protecting the public while promoting the interests of architectural professionals. News of his passing have left us, as SACAP, devastated. We shall forever miss his inputs and contributions,” new SACAP President, Ntsindiso Charles Nduku said.

The 55-year old, well-known for his unflinching beliefs in ensuring that the sector is reflective of the dynamic nature of South African society, was a well-travelled man, who had lived in Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria and England, to name but a few. His love for architecture knew no bounds and this led him to being appointed Chief Director for the Architectural Services at the Department of Public Works in 1996.

He also led the Region South of the African Union of Architects as a Vice-President from 2003 to 2009, leading him to get involved in the work of the International Union of Architects.

“There is little doubt that death has robbed us of a passionate South African, and a committed architect. We will miss his love for the architectural sector as we believed he still had so much more to give to us. We would like to send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and all those who knew and loved Mr Moleko. We, as a profession, are poorer today. Robala ka kgotso, Ntate Moleko,” the SACAP President added.

 

ABOUT SACAP

The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is a regulatory and governing body for the architectural profession in South Africa and operates in terms of Section 2 of the Architectural Profession Act No 44 of 2000.  SACAP is directed and managed by Council members who are nominated in terms of Section 3 of the Act. The Council is appointed by the Minister of Public Works (DPW) and serves office for a period of four (4) years. 

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Khuitsemang Diseko

khuitsemang@tcf.co.za or 062 148 1082

or

Khathatso Sebiloane

Khathatso@tcf.co.za or 061 974 7795.