The Council for the Built Environment has partnered with the Pixley Ka Isaka Seme District Municipality in the Northern Cape to celebrate women in the Built Environment Sector under the theme: “Transformation of the Built Environment sector is an integral part of professionalising the State”.

The event is scheduled to take place at De Aar Multipurpose Hall on Friday, 4 August 2023 and seeks to profile and engage women and young people who are employed by municipalities in the district. In the main the event will also act as a platform for municipal employees who would like to be assisted by various professional bodies to attain their professional registration status.

This is part of CBE’s contribution in professionalising the public service, as such this engagement will also enable various stakeholders and institutions of higher learning and training, including TVET Colleges, to contribute in this program.

This year South Africa celebrates Women’s Day on August 9th under the theme “WE for gender equality and an inclusive society” (which will be repeated annually until 2028).  The CBE, through its Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Transformation Collaborative Forum (WEGE TCF), remains committed in implementing gender equality and empowerment Programmes targeting of women and young graduates in the built environment sector, through broadening access for women owned professional practices, SMMEs training, mentorship, career shadowing, entrepreneurship, and access to local and provincial infrastructure projects.

Attendees will be afforded the opportunity to acquire information about the CBE and its professional council mandates in driving the transformation agenda in the context of national framework for professionalising the public sector. In addition, CBE and its professional council intends to use this engagement as a career expo for students who might want to pursue a career in the Built Environment discipline such as engineering, architecture, environmental management, land surveying, town planning, property evaluation, quantity survey, landscape architecture, and project management.

The CBE and Pixley Ka Isaka Seme District Municipality urge all relevant stakeholders such as youth, women, people living with disabilities and municipal workers to participate in this empowering engagement. CBE CEO Dr Msizi Myeza says, ‘’Together, we can build a transformed, stronger, and more inclusive Built Environment sector’’.



Ms Nosizwe Mokoena

Strategic Support and Engagement Specialist

Mobile: 078 415 9211



Ms. Sinah Ndala

Communication Associate

Mobile: 078 423 1942