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GIfA calls for collaboration

GIFA CALLS SACAP FOR COLLABORATION                               


On Wednesday, 16 February 2022, the President of the Gauteng Institute for Architecture (GIfA), a Professional Architect, Mr Olivier Galenge met with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) President, Mr Charles Nduku and the Registrar, advocate Toto Fiduli to discuss areas of collaboration.


 Mr Olivier Galenge indicated that members should see the benefits of belonging to GIFA. “As GIfA, we are looking forward to working together with SACAP to protect the architectural profession”- GIfA president said.


The President of SACAP, Mr Charles Nduku highlighted that SACAP will continue to support and work together with all the Voluntary Associations (VAs) to transform  and advance the architectural profession.  “Our standpoint is to work positively with VAs and continue to focus on our mission of transforming the Profession, “-SACAP president said. He further requested GIfA to compile all the concerns from its members so that Council can address those concerns diligently.


Mr Olivier Galenge indicated that members of GiFA were experiencing challenges with the City of Johannesburg online submission system and he also proposed reform of the CPD regime to make it compulsory for registered persons to claim CPD points for belonging to a VA.


The Registrar of SACAP, Adv. Toto Fiduli indicated that SACAP has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Johannesburg and GIfA will be invited to quarterly meetings to raise concerns received from their members.


GIfA proposed the signing of the MOU with SACAP to forge strategic and sustainable partnership for the implementation of initiatives that will benefit the profession. “The proposed collaboration between GIfA and SACAP will lead to immediate actions followed by the signing of the MOU’’ SACAP President said.


SACAP welcomes this collaboration and we look forward in working together with GIFA and we commend Mr Galange for the proposed initiatives that will assist not only in transforming the profession but also taking the architectural profession to greater heights” SACAP President said.







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