Latest News Stories

SACAP signs MoU with Mangaung

From Left: SACAP Registrar- Advocate Toto Fiduli, Mangaung Municipality Acting Director, Building Control Division, Ms Nkateko Mabunda

The SACAP signs MoU with Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Building Control Division, Free State, South Africa on 23 March 2023.

The collaboration between the two administrative bodies is aimed at improving the standards of service to registered architectural professionals and the public.

The municipality accepted that the standard of service has been poor with governance challenges. However, action plans have been put in place to improve the approval of building plans timelines. Further, all allegations of bribes and corruption for approval of building plans are currently under investigation.

We have noted concerns from the municipality that some registered professionals are not prepared to comply with submission requirements, particularly Privy Seal requirement. Some registered professionals give out their registration numbers to unregistered persons to submit applications. We request registered professionals to comply with all submission requirements and desist from giving our registration numbers to unregistered persons.

Ms Nkateko Mabunda, Acting Head of Directorate, Planning at Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, expressed her delight with the collaboration, adding that it fosters greater communication between the organisations. The signing of this MoU is an important step towards enhancing the relationship between SACAP and Mangaung Municipality.

This MoU will ensure that Mangaung Municipality, Building Control Division accepts and process building plan application only from registered professionals in line with section 18 (2) of the Architectural profession Act 44 of 2000. This initiative will ensure that the level of service rendered to registered professionals is of a high standard, and improve communication.  We are also delighted that municipality will continue to seek online plans submission mechanism and to improve on plans assessment timeframe” said Advocate Toto Fiduli.


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.

Media Enquiries:
Ntokozo Masango
Mobile- 082 327 2139
Stakeholder Relations, Marketing, and Communications Manager