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Awards Ceremony- candidate and students

Text Box: The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) Award bursaries to top architectural students and recognises to achievers on Professional Practice Examination. (PPE)

The SACAP hosted an award ceremony on 22 June 2023 to recognise registered Candidates who performed exceptionally well on PPE and Architectural Students who were awarded bursaries to study architecture at various accredited educational institutions in South Africa.

In 2022, 516 registered candidates from various candidacy registration categories wrote PPE. Of the 516 registered candidates that wrote PPE, 334 registered candidates passed and 182 failed. Mieke Van der Westhuizen, Thyla McGuinness; Carla Rademan, Jane Long and Carla Rademan, Alessandro Salerno, Wihan Hendrikz and Kyle Ederly are the top achievers for the 2022 PPE.

Section 15 (5) of the Architectural Profession Act requires SACAP to establish and administer an Education Fund for the purpose of education, training, and continuing education, as well as training of registered persons and students. Every year, students are asked to apply for scholarships to study architecture at various accredited educational institutes through SACAP's education fund. Ten students received bursaries in 2023. Sazi Matebese (Wits University);  Sebego Lefika (University of Johannesburg GSA); Lebo Mokolane (University of Pretoria); Amogelang Molai (Tshwane University of Technology); Mbano Tsitsi (University of Johannesburg); Phumzile Nyawo (Durban University of Technology); Emihle Bunu (University of Free State); Phiwe Mila (University of Cape Town); Madlala Mbalenhle (University of KwaZulu-Natal); Nomathemba Zitha (Nelson Mandela University) and  Viyanka Shameem, (Cape Peninsula the University of Technology).

Best wishes to all newly qualified architectural professionals in their professional careers. We also congratulate all students who received SACAP bursaries and wish them success in their architectural studies. We eagerly await the completion of your studies and registration with SACAP so that you can begin practicing architecture.



The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is legally charged to regulate the architectural profession in South Africa by the Architectural Profession Act 2000, Act 44 of 2000. The architectural profession includes professional architects, senior architectural technologists, architectural technologists, draughtspersons, specified categories, and candidates in each of the categories of registration, all of whom are required to be registered with SACAP before they can practice architecture.

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