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CBE - Request for unemployed professionals to submit information to CBE

Thursday, 28 January 2016   (5 Comments)
Posted by: Jacquie Cullis
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The Council for the Built Environment Act, 2000 (Act No. 43 of 2000) establishing the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) was passed by Parliament in November 2000 along with the suite of Acts regulating and establishing the six built environment professions:

·        Architecture,

·        Landscape Architecture,

·        Quantity Surveying,

·        Engineering,

·        Project and Construction Management, and

·        Property Valuation.

The CBE, as the regulatory authority of these Built Environment Professions (BEPs), has among others, the responsibility of advising government on human resource issues in the South African BEPS. In line with its mandate the CBE is calling on all unemployed professionals (registered or not) within these six BEPs to submit their details and credentials. This information will be used to develop a detailed map of the available skills pool within the country and will provide a valuable source of data when planning for example, interventions aimed at unemployment and capacity development within the BEPs.

Kindly submit the following information to the CBE via email

1.     Full name and surname

2.     Nationality

3.     Place of residence

4.     Latest place, position and duration of formal employment

5.     Current period of unemployment

6.     List of qualifications and dates obtained

7.     Summary of professional experience gained

*Please take note that this advertisement is solely intended as a call for information and by no means does it constitute an offer for any form of employment. 


Rene Mclaren says...
Posted Monday, 04 April 2016
Thank you for this. I have sent details to CBE and hopefully someone will contact me . Thank you very much. Rene Mclaren
Peter J. Grimes says...
Posted Monday, 01 February 2016
Correction, In my previous comment I need to point out that I did not have in mind those who who were retired , or through illness and other demanding life situations and reasons etc : (lack of work during a recession period) could justifiably no longer continue to practice in the architectural profession, In my opinion they could be welcomed back into the fold on merit I'm sure. but those who have knowingly neglected there commitments as a supposedly professional person should not through a mere payment be allowed to have there status simply reinstated , It belittles the entire profession. I might be wrong but I am get the gut feeling that money is paying a dominant role here, in which case we are starting to turn the architectural profession into a free for all that can only be detrimental to everyone in the long run. I appeal that we take drastic measure now before is gets out of hand and a lifetime of dedication by myself and so many others has not been in vain.
Susanna E. Raath (Naumann) says...
Posted Sunday, 31 January 2016
Since English is not my first language, I shall rather say that I strongly agree with and support the statements of Peter J Grimes and Estelle Hendrina Gordon (Posted 29 and 28 January 2016 ), and I add I strongly feel that the Registered Professionals in the country should be the only persons to be considered in this survey. I am very offended and disappointed that this "call for information" was worded in this way. I am outraged and very concerned that this is the apparent future for the Built Environment. Well spoken, Mr. Grimes and Mrs. Gordon!
Peter J. Grimes says...
Posted Friday, 29 January 2016
Unemployed professional not registered ? A professional person should try and meet all the criteria to the best of his abilities as he develops himself and others . How does he end up unregistered. There are only two ways. Does not pay his Institute fees and or has neglected the CPD and other development programs. In which case he cannot be seen as a true professional, Now they want to bring him back into the profession and offer him work. do you think his attitude will change? I agree we are going to see the demise of architecture with this approach. Consider offering these work opportunities rather to those who have taken the profession seriously through commitment and perseverance in spite of all its challenges, because they in turn will then be able to offer employment and training and keep this noble profession on a even keel.
Estelle Hendrina Gordon says...
Posted Thursday, 28 January 2016
As a professional it takes a lot of commitment, time, money and hunger for knowledge to remain "registered" and the wording [ registered or NOT ] is of great concern to me and unacceptable, this will only encourage standards and professionalism to drop dramatically !!!!