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Introduction of Privyseal

Wednesday, 05 August 2020  
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In an effort to ensure that only registered architectural professionals submit drawings at all local authorities across South Africa, the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) has partnered with PrivySeal to provide registered architectural professionals with a real time digital PrivySeal. The PrivySeal serves as evidence that a registration number used to submit drawings is used by the lawful owner, the registered architectural professional is registered and in good standing with SACAP.


Furthermore, PrivySeal is a real time digital accreditation mechanism which confirms authenticity of credentials. The authenticity mechanism has a digital seal (PrivySeal) and hyperlink verification certificate which confirms the current registration status of registered professionals in real time.


PrivySeal can be displayed on emails, websites and social media, thus, a registered professional can embed their PrivySeal in their emails and social media profiles. Additionally, PrivySeal enables members of the public to verify registration status in real time.


Note: As long as you are in good standing with SACAP, both your Certificate of Membership and PrivySeal will be available directly via unique URLs .


For more information please don’t hesitate to send your enquiries to