NEWS@SAIA January 2018

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NEWS@SAIA January 2018

In This Edition




President's Report

Maryke Cronje, President SAIA

CEO's Corner

Obert Chakarisa, CEO SAIA

From the President's desk

Obert Chakarisa shares his insights

SAIA's newly elected President, Maryke Cronje, reflects on the principles of SAIA's constitution and outlines the challenges and work required for the coming year. With much work to be done, and exciting developments on the horizon, she anticipates that 2018 will be a successful year for the Institute.

SAIA's CEO, Obert Chakarisa, summarises the Institute's biggest concerns of 2017, such as the unresolved issue with SACAP and the need to encourage young professionals to join the Institute. With the recent developments in the leadership of the country's ruling party, he forecasts a positive change for the profession in the coming year.

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Su Linning, Executive: Practice

Su Lining reports on the progress of SAIA's Practice Benchmarking and Fees Survey.

Members are reminded to take part in the survey which remains open until 9 March, 2018. Don't miss your opportunity to contribute to this important initiative.


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South African architect becomes published author and is nominated for top global award

Co-director of Wolff Architects, Ilze Wolff, is being recognised for her dissertation on the Rex Trueform garment manufacturing factory. Her work has now been published, and is sure to be on the reading list of every architect or aspiring architect in South Africa. She is also in the running for the 2018 Moira Gemmill Emerging Architecture Award facilitated by the Architectural Review.

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SAIA members lead the way at UIA Professional Practice Commission

Kevin Bingham and Simmy Peerutin recently attended the UIA Professional Practice Commission in Paris. Their involvement with the organisation seeks to improve the support offered to our local architects.

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