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5th Term Council Announcement

Monday, 05 August 2019  
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5th Term Council Communication to Stakeholders

5 August 2019

1.   Appointment of the Registrar

The 5th Term Council of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is proud to announce the appointment of Advocate Toto Fiduli as the regulator’s new Registrar following a rigorous interview process led by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), the Council for the Built Environment (CBE), three 5th Term Council members and a Registered Person.

Adv. Fiduli has been the Acting Registrar for almost a year to date, following the suspension of the former Registrar. During his acting Registrar stint, SACAP has drastically improved stakeholder relations; grew the register by more than 1 000 Registered Persons; improved its public protection mandate; and strengthened governance within SACAP.

The new Registrar was previously a Senior Manager for the Legal and Compliance Division at SACAP. He has extensive experience in regulatory space. What is of great benefit to the 5th Term Council is that Adv. Fiduli brings a wealth of institutional memory with him which will enable a smooth transition between the Council and operations at SACAP.

He has worked for the Competition Commission South Africa in various capacities in the Enforcement and Exemption and Cartels Divisions. His experience in Competition Law is assisting SACAP to deal with competition law issues raised by the Competition Commission in relation to the Identification of Work (IDoW) and Professional Guideline Fees.

Academically, Adv. Fiduli is a holder of two degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand – one a Bachelor of Arts and the other a Bachelor of Laws. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Compliance Management from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and a Forensic and Investigative Auditing Certificate from the University of South Africa (UNISA).    

“As the SACAP Council, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Advocate Fiduli as the Registrar. Advocate Fiduli has over the last twelve months proven that he is more than capable to take the regulator to the next level. His experience and qualifications are exactly what is required as we strengthen good corporate governance at SACAP while accelerating the transformation of the profession to be more representative of the broad South African society,” President of SACAP, Charles Ntsindiso Nduku said.



2.   5th Term Council Strategic Planning Session

The 5th Term Council held its Strategic Planning Session on 17 and 18 July 2019. The Council made it a priority to develop an informed and responsive 5-year Strategic Plan. Collectively, the 5th Term Council agreed on a roadmap that will create a SACAP that is more inclusive, transparent and effective; an architectural profession recognised as a global leader in the built environment; and a clear understanding of the mandate amongst regulators and stakeholders towards comprehensive, and inclusive delivery.

3.   Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


The 5th Term Council has re-assessed the RPL Policy and felt that the current policy does not adequately support the objectives of RPL. Consequently, the Council has placed a moratorium on the RPL. A Sub-Committee of the Council has been appointed to immediately review the policy.


All applications which have been submitted on or before 05 August 2019 will be assessed in accordance with the current policy. Once the review is complete, Registered Persons will be informed to apply.