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CBE Supports Anti-Corruption Pledge

CBE SUPPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE BUILT ANTI-CORRUPTION PLEDGE It has never been more important to stand firm against any form of corruption in the country – and the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) reaffirms this stance as a co-signatory to the Infrastructure Built Anti-Corruption Forum’s anti-corruption…

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…

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…

CBE Sponsors Quantity Surveying Students

The Council for the Built Environment (CBE) sponsored 21 postgraduate quantity surveying students to attend the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession’s (SACQSP) Research Conference on 10 November 2021. The Quantity Surveying Research Conference will cover themes of infrastructure development, innovation and technology,…

Scope of Work – ECSA

Date: 30 June 2020 THE SCOPE OF WORK FOR CATEGORIES OF REGISTRATION FOR THE PROFESSIONS REGULATED BY THE ENGINEERING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA AMBIT OF THE SCOPE OF WORK In the context of this process, scope means “the range of work performed by a registered…

Explanatory Note On IDOW

1. Purpose The purpose of the note is to explain the regulation of the built environment professions, with reference to certain regulatory mechanisms and to place the identification of the scope of work for each category of registration in perspective. The note explains that the…

Identification of Work (IDoW) Update

Date: 30 DECEMBER 2019 The approach being followed with the IDoW process moving forward. The CBE is following its statutory mandate to, after consultation with the CC and in consultation with the councils for the professions, identify the scope of work for each category of…

Identification of Work (IDoW) – SACPVP

Date:  25 November 2019 The Scope of Work for Categories of Registration of the Property Valuers Profession The CBE Act impels the CBE to, after consultation with the Competition Commission (CC) and in consultation with the Councils for the Built Environment Professions (CBEP),  identify the…

Identification of Work (IDoW) – SACPCMP

Date: 19 August 2019 The scope of work for categories of registration of the project and construction management professions. The CBE Act impels the CBE to, after consultation with the Competition Commission (CC) and in consultation with the Councils for the Built Environment Professions (CBEP),…

Scope of Work – SACAP

Date: 02 October 2019 The Scope Of Work For Categories Of Registration For The Profession Regulated By The South African Council For The Architectural Profession In the context of this process and as per Section 20(2) of theCouncil for the Built Environment Act 43 OF…

Identification of Work (IDoW) Update

Date: 30 September 2019 The approach being followed with the IDoW process moving forward. The CBE is following its statutory mandate to, after consultation with the CC and in consultation with the councils for the professions, identify the scope of work for each category of…

Policy Implementation a Key Challenge

Date: 30th August 2019 By: Darren Parker Legislative body Council for the Built Environment (CBE) will host its third Transformation Indaba, themed Breaking the Barriers, to address the lacklustre implementation of transformation policies within the built environment professions. The event will be held on October…

Identification of Work (IDoW) – SACLAP

Date: 19 August 2019 The Scope of Work for Categories of Registration of the Landscape Architectural Profession The CBE Act impels the CBE to, after consultation with the Competition Commission (CC) and in consultation with the Councils for the Built Environment Professions (CBEP), identify the…

Identification Of Work (IDoW) – SACQSP

Date Published: 23 July 2019 Preamble to the publication of the Scope of Work for Categories of Registration of the Quantity Surveying Profession The CBE Act impels the CBE to, after consultation with the Competition Commission (CC) and in consultation with the Councils for the…

Identification Of Work (IDoW) – Update

Date: 29 March 2019 Two previous updates (on28 September and 14 December 2018)alluded to a new approach to identification of work, further engagement with the Competition Commission (CC) and the regulation of the built environment professions. These matters are still relevant and are receiving ongoing…

Protecting The Public

Date: 23 November 2018 The Council for the Built Environment (CBE) wishes to inform the public of its role in public protection. As a government entity reporting to the Minister of Public Works, it has an obligation to act in the best interests of the…

Identification Of Work (IDoW) – Update

Date: 28 September 2018 CBE is impelled by section 21(2) of The Council for the Built Environment Act, 43 of 2000 (the CBE Act) to identify the scope of work for each category of registered persons. The process is referred to as the identification of…