Newsflash: 12/2017 10 March 2017
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Award for Women in Architecture

Dear SAIA Members

Further to a handful of complaints from our membership regarding the Women in Architecture Award, we wish to draw your attention to the following items:

  1. The proposal for these awards have come from women members;
  2. The Awards form part of an existing Women in Construction programme;
  3. The initiators of the award programme have been instrumental in sourcing a range of prizes to supplement the more meaningful certificates to be awarded.

While some of the prizes may not have an appeal to some of the complainants, there is an understanding that these same prizes do have an appeal to others.

In a country as diverse as our own we trust that you will understand that not everything that we do will have appeal to everyone. We will continue to encourage the upliftment of those that request it, and to represent all of our membership in as broad a means as possible.

We thank you for your understanding


Obert Chakarisa
Chief Executive Officer, The South African Institute of Architects

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