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The objective of this survey is to create a database of unemployed built environment graduates/persons to engage with them on any matter affecting their participation in built environment matters.

The objective of this survey is to create a database of built environment professional private practices for the purposes of creating information baseline to equip the CBE when engaging with relevant stakeholders such as government and private sector on matters impacting the built environment professions.

The CBE's Women Empowerment and Gender Equality (WEGE) Transformation Collaborative Committee (TCC) is aiming to launch a Gender Advice Desk in order to provide a central point of contact to receive and channel gender related queries and complaints emanating from the sector.

Executive Management

About CBE

The Council for the Built Environment (CBE), located in Pretoria is a statutory body established under the Council for the Built Environment Act (No. 43 of 2000).

It is an overarching body that coordinates six Councils for the Built Environment Professions - Architecture, Landscape Architects, Engineering, Property Valuation, Project and Construction Management, and Quantity Surveying.


The CBE delivers its mandates through the following programmes:

The purpose of this Programme is to ensure that the CBE is in the best shape to achieve goals set out in the Strategic Plan. In its efforts to become an Optimum Functioning Council, the CBE will focus on the following initiatives:

  1. Business Value Re-engineering to make the CBE fit-for-purpose
  2. Marketing and Awareness campaigns to make the public aware of the CBE and its services
  3. Develop a Revenue Enhancement Strategy towards long-term financial sustainability
  4. Align IT systems to the CBE strategy, Internet of Things and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The functions of the Programme are housed in the Divisions:

  1. The Office of the CEO – Stakeholder Relations, Communications, Transformation, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  2. Corporate Services – Finance, Human Capital and Facilities Management, Supply Chain Management, Internal Audit, Risk Management

The CBE will develop a Built Environment Transformation Strategy. The anticipated outcomes of the CBE’s intervention will be purposeful acceleration of professional skills alongside social, economic and operational transformation across the Built Environment.

Current initiatives to mobilise transformation in the Built Environment include collaborative committees to take custodianship of specific topical issues relating to transformation. The following four Transformation Collaborative Committees (TransComs) have been established with support from DPWI:

  1. Procurement Policy and Legislation
  2. Women Empowerment and Gender Equality
  3. Occupation Specific Dispensation
  4. Skills Development

The purpose of this Programme is to coordinate an enabling Built Environment Skills Pipeline from school to professional level with all relevant stakeholders on board, which produces professionals for the industry, in line with demand forecast.

The purpose of this Programme is to coordinate research outputs, provide advice and facilitate knowledge management on Built Environment matters, including the professions.

This Programme will focus on establishing a repository of research outputs, publications and policy advisory on issues impacting the Built Environment.

The purpose of this Programme is to provide an enterprise-wide legal service to all areas of the CBE business, to promote sound governance in the Built Environment professions and protect the public in its dealings with registered persons and the CBEP.

This Programme will enable the CBE to implement the following of its mandates:

  1. Promote and protect public interest in the Built Environment through:
  2. Hear and decide on appeals lodged with the CBE within the statutory deadline
  3. Monitor and promote compliance by the CBEP with Corporate Governance principles

Skills and Capacity Development

Research and Advisory

Regulations and Public Protection




All service providers who wish to conduct business with the CBE by rendering goods/services are required to comply with National Treasury’s mandatory requirement of being registered on Government’s Central Supplier Database (CSD).

Suppliers wishing to register can visit the CSD Website.

Please note that the CBE will not award any quotation/bid to a supplier who is not registered as a prospective supplier on the CSD. Hence, it is the service provider’s responsibility to ensure that registration is completed correctly and timeously.


Annual Performance Plans

The CBE's annual performance plan includes information relating to the strategic overview, programme objectives and technical indicators.

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Strategic Plans

The CBE's annual performance plan includes information relating to the strategic overview, programme objectives and technical indicators.

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Annual and Quarterly Reports

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The CBE produces various research publications on built environment issues including issues impacting on service delivery and the economy. The main focus of undertaking research is to enable the CBE to advise government on any matters falling within the scope of the built environment.

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The built environment comprises buildings, spaces and products that are created or modified by people. This includes homes, schools, workplaces, parks or recreation areas, greenways, business areas and transportation systems.

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Annual Plans
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Manual on the Promotion of Access to Information Act (No. 2 of 2000), for the Council for the Built Environment.

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News & Events

Latest News

CBE Responds to the Draft National Infrastructure Plan 2050

On 10 August 2021, the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) published the draft National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) 2050 for public comment. A month later, the deadline for comment was extended to 01 October 2021. The NIP 2050 is a document that recognises that…

Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa communicated our determination as a country in responding to the Covid-19 crisis when he said: “We are determined not merely to return our economy to where it was before the coronavirus, but to forge a new economy in a new global reality.”…

CBE & EAPASA MOU Joint Statement

EAPASA and CBE Sign MoU to Address Common Challenges in the Built Environment The Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) and the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12 November 2021 in Pretoria committing to…

Media Releases



The dwindling number of cranes interspersed across our South African skyline speaks to the reality of the poor economic growth we are experiencing in the construction industry. We have fallen down a slippery slope exacerbated by a relentless, unyielding and fastpaced business environment. This monumental…

Indaba 2019 Video

  Breaking the Barriers. This is the theme of the Council for the Built Environment’s third National Transformation Indaba. The inability of small and medium businesses to prosper economically in the built environment, poor implementation of policies and lack of policy reforms have contributed to…

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