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KwaZulu-Natal Flood Disaster Update

A team of built environment experts consisting of the Council for the Built Environment, South African Council for the Architectural Profession, South African Council for the Landscape Architectural Profession, Engineering Council of South Africa, South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession, South African Council…

CBE Calls for Changes in Approach to Urban Development

Following the mid-April flooding in KwaZulu-Natal that caused widespread damage and killed more than 400 people, the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) has called for new ways of tackling urban development, saying South Africa can no longer repeat what had been done in the past.  …

Young Unemployed Graduates Celebrating Freedom Day

On 25 April 2022, I met a group of 18 young unemployed graduates. The purpose for the meeting was to explore the possibility of engaging them on short term projects. These young professionals are currently candidates in various disciplines within the built environment namely, civil…

Rebuilding Hopes and Homes

The KwaZulu-Natal floods are a tragic reminder of the effects of climate change. There have to be new ways of tackling urban development, we can no longer repeat what has been done in the past. Adaptive ways of building infrastructure, settlement development, urban management and…

Launch of CBE Advice Desk

In continuous pursuit of its mandate, the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) is launching the CBE Advice Desk. The CBE Advice Desk aims to provide the Built Environment sector with a central point of contact for industry related requests for advice or guidance on…

The Future is not Bleak, it is Different

Dr Sitsabo Dlamini, Chairperson of the CBE Council delivered the keynote address on the Professional Practice of the Future at the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS) seminar in Nairobi, Kenya on 17-18 March 2022. The Future is not Bleak, it is…

CBE’s Maths and Science Programme takes a LEAP forward

Evany Kapoku Tlhabola and Monthati Evelina Mariri were feathers in the Council for the Built Environment’s (CBE) cap with their achievements in the 2021 Grade 12 examination. They were honoured at the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure’s (DPWI) awards ceremony on 01 February 2022…

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…

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