The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Transformation Collaborative Committee (WEGE TCC), spearheaded by the Council for the Built Environment (CBE), promotes the participation of women in the built environment in the South African economy and fair treatment in their areas of work.

Despite the strong business case for gender diversity in the built environment, the gender representation, advancement, and retention of women in the sector remains an elusive dream with the latest figures released by StatsSA showing that women make up more than 50% of the South African population; however, only 13% of registered persons within the built environment professions were women in 2021.

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