In South Africa, approximately 10% of the workforce in the Built Environment[1] comprises women, a proportion that is similarly reflected in numerous countries globally. Over the course of history, women in our nation have often been disregarded or marginalised in relation to their involvement in the built environment; however, their undeniable influence and significance are evident. Women have played significant roles in shaping our cities, infrastructure, and public spaces, spanning from architects and urban planners to engineers and construction labourers, as well as land surveyors and quantity surveyors, among various other professions within the sector.

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