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PASSING OF PROFESSOR KAREL BAKKER

- 21 November 2014 It with great sadness that I let you know that a member of the committee, Prof Karel Bakker passed away last night. He was one of the biggest supporters of the event and offered great input throughout. Even during his illness, he would constantly call to check what was needed and he reviewed many abstracts and papers as a member of the review panel. Early in the process, he joined myself and Karen Eicker on the architectural schools road show. At a time when the event seemed almost impossible and there was little support for it, Karel's support never wavered. He sent me a message just last week, expressing his admiration for what we achieved with UIA 2014. I have know Karel for many years and he was also my PhD supervisor over 10 years ago. My condolences to his wife and children as well as to his Boukunde family at the University of Pretoria, where he was the head of department. May his soul rest in peace. Amira Osman, General Reporter_UIA 2014 Durban

SAIA HAS A VACANCY - DIRECTOR- PRACTICE & STAKEHOLDER MANAGER

- 19 November 2014 The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) has a vacancy for the position of Director: Practice & Stakeholder Management at its Head Office based in Randburg, Johannesburg

MBDA INVITATION TO THE PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS.

- 13 November 2014 Details of the invitation are on the below kindly look carefully for the dates and times. Please RSVP on the email address and contact number provided indicating which workshop number will you be able to attend. Would you be kind to pass on to friends and colleagues. Gcobani Poltini Co-Director: Finance and Management The Swallows Foundation SA / Isiseko Senkonjane Cell: 0724901220 Email: cir@zcm.co.za and gpoltini@gmail.com www.isisekosenkonjane.co.za Venue: The Athenaeum in Central (Corner of Belmont Terrace and Castle Hill) Date: 25 November 2014 and times are as per the schedule below.

TONY GODWIN LEAVING COMMOMWEALTH ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS

- 16 October 2014 Tony Godwin Executive Director of the Commonwealth Association of Architects will be leaving his role in a few weeks time.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - SACAP AMNESTY FOR RE-REGISTRATION

- 14 October 2014 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - SACAP AMNESTY FOR RE-REGISTRATION – OFFERED FOR A LIMITED PERIOD ONLY FROM 01 OCTOBER – 31 DECEMBER 2014 SACAP is pleased to announce that Council approved an Amnesty Policy on 4 September 2014 to address the Re-Registration process. As you are aware, the Architectural Profession Act, 2000 (Act No. 44 of 2000) does not permit a person to practice in any category whether it is a Candidate or Professional, unless a person is registered with SACAP in that category. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE IS COMPLETED ONLINE.
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