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Invitation to registered professionals to serve on the Disciplinary Tribunals

Friday, 21 June 2019  
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                  Invitation to registered professionals to serve on the Disciplinary Tribunals


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

All registered persons are subject to the disciplinary supervision of the Council. Council has published a Code of Conduct which lays down standards of professional conduct and practice which must be complied with. Failure to comply would lead to investigation which could result in a disciplinary hearing

Section 30 (1) of the Architectural Profession Act enjoins the Council to appoint a Disciplinary Tribunal to hear a charge of improper.

The Council hereby invites registered professionals in all provinces to submit their applications to be considered as possible members of Disciplinary Tribunals that will be appointed by the 5th term Council.

The qualifications for appointment are as follows:

“The disciplinary tribunal must consist of at least—

(a) a person who specialises in the professional field concerning the charge;

(b) a professional who has appropriate experience; and

(c) a person qualified in law and who has appropriate experience.”


Applications should consist of the following (in the order indicated):

1.      A letter of application (comprising a maximum of two pages) explaining the applicant’s reason for applying for the appointment to the panel of Tribunal Members and the value she/he believes he/she could add to SACAP, in the particular field of Disciplinary Tribunals.


2.      An abridged CV (comprising a maximum of three pages) highlighting his/her academic

qualifications, professional registrations, expertise and experience as a member of a Disciplinary Tribunal in the built environment and/or other regulatory bodies, and his/her expertise and experience in mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution processes.

3.      A statement as to whether he/she wishes to be considered as chairperson and/or member of a Disciplinary Tribunal (in the case of an applicant wishing to be considered as a chairperson, details of prior experience as such). 


4.       A schedule of indicative hourly, half day and daily rates.


5.      A letter of good standing from the South African Revenue Service (to be re-submitted annually). 


6.      A statement that, by the act of submitting an application to SACAP, he/she consents to SACAP performing such due diligence on him/her as SACAP may consider necessary; and 


7.      Three contactable referees with full names, designation, organisation, e-mail address and office and cell phone numbers. 

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

Application documentation should either be delivered on or before 28 June 2019:

by hand to: The Registrar, SACAP, 51 Wessel Road, Right Wing, Rivonia
by post to  The Registrar, SACAP, P O Box 1500 Rivonia, 2128
by e-mail to :

Successful applicants will be recommended to Council for appointment to the panel at rates determined by SACAP from time to time.

Persons appointed to the panel may be required to undergo orientation and training, as required by the Council.

SACAP reserves the right not to appoint applicants to the panel of Disciplinary Tribunal members and inclusion on the panel does not automatically guarantee appointment to any disciplinary tribunal.

All inquiries should be directed to the Registrar on 011 479-5000.