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CIfA Newsflash 37/2020 | OBITUARY: Jan Corewijn 1949 – 2020

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Jan Corewijn 18/03/1949 – 02/08/2020 Jan Corewijn, Architect, multi-talented artist and inventive, ever-resourceful master restorer, died on Sunday 2 August 2020. Jan was born in Belgium, but his parents relocated and settled in Cape Town in the mid-1950s. His father was a highly skilled Tool & Die Maker, and a fine artist, who imparted his […]

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CIfA Newsflash 36/2020 | Comment on the City’s Draft Revised Parking Policy

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The below information was taken from the website of the City of Cape Town and can be accessed here: http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Have-your-say/Issues-open-for-public-comment/draft-revised-parking-policy About the policy The City approved its first Parking Policy in 2014. The policy addresses all aspects of the public and private provision, management, regulation, enforcement and pricing of parking. The Policy needed revision in […]

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CIfA Newsflash 35/2020 | DTPW Graduate Bursary and Internship Opportunity

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The Department of Transport and Public Works established the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme in 2006. It partnered with higher education institutions (HEI), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the relevant professional bodies to develop professionals in engineering and the built environment fields by offering bursaries to study towards a degree or higher diploma in the following disciplines: Property […]

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CIfA Newsflash 33/2020 | UPDATE: Wupperthal

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Four volunteers from The Cape Institute for Architecture visited Wupperthal during the last week-end. They interviewed the owners and checked draft assessments and drawings for a further 23 houses. The houses represent a list sent to CIfA as those which might be able to proceed immediately with rebuilding. The draft drawings and assessments will now […]

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CIfA Newsflash 33/2020 | REMINDER: UCT BAS(Honours) Fundraising Exhibition – CLOSING 31 August 2020

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Members are reminded that the Exhibition will be closing on Monday 31 August 2020. There are still some drawings/prints for sale. Feel free to contact the CIfA to find out what is still available and show your support for this worthy initiative. Attached below is the exhibition catalogue for easy reference. Imizamo Yethu and Langa exhibition […]

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Multimillion-rand Development in Bo-Kaap Shelved

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The development was halted after Heritage Western Cape granted provisional and provincial protection for 148 and 150 Buitengracht Street. Read here for full article… – Cape Argus / News

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CIfA Newsflash 35/2020 | DTPW Graduate Bursary and Internship Opportunity

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The Department of Transport and Public Works established the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme in 2006. It partnered with higher education institutions (HEI), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the relevant professional bodies to develop professionals in engineering and the built environment fields by offering bursaries to study towards a degree or higher diploma in the following disciplines: Property […]

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CIfA Newsflash 32/2020 | UPDATE: Invitation to Submit your Favourite Project – EXTENDED DEADLINE: 31 August 2020

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Dear CIfA Member The Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA) wishes to invite all members to participate in a project which will showcase work of our members outside of the CIfA Award for Architecture. Please submit your favourite project, the one that gave you the most pleasure to work on, built or unbuilt. With this we […]

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CIfA Newsflash 33/2020 | UPDATE: Wupperthal

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Four volunteers from The Cape Institute for Architecture visited Wupperthal during the last week-end. They interviewed the owners and checked draft assessments and drawings for a further 23 houses. The houses represent a list sent to CIfA as those which might be able to proceed immediately with rebuilding. The draft drawings and assessments will now […]

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CIfA Newsflash 28/2020 | Request for a Service Provider to Provide Heritage Expertise

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Dear Members Please see the attached advert from HWC. They are looking for young practitioners/ graduates who can cope with a very rigorous six-month contract. There is really no better way to kick-start a heritage career than to take this opportunity. For someone who doesn’t want a career limited to heritage, but would be interested […]

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CIfA Newsflash 30/2020 | City of Cape Town’s Municipal Planning By-Law

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By Law Amendments – the MPBL Amendments Guideline Document was issued to CIfA members at the beginning of this year. The 3 critical risks to our members’ applications arising from these amendments are: If your LUM Acceptance letter was issued after 03 February 2020, your LUM application needs to comply with the amended MPBL; BDM […]

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CIfA Newsflash 31/2020 | City of Cape Town LUM and BDM Invoices

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Dear Members, We wish to bring to your attention this notice from the City of Cape Town LUM and BDM Departments: For all application payments as of 01 July 2020, the DAMS on demand request for a copy of tax invoice is no longer operational. Paying customers will now automatically be posted a tax invoice […]

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CIfA Newsflash 33/2020 | UCT BAS(Honours) Fundraising Exhibition – Opening 3 August 2020

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Students from the Studio Glocal and City of Houses electives in the BAS(Honours) programme donated some of their drawings for an exhibition at The Architect Gallery. All the works are A4, either original drawings or one-off prints, framed by John Coetzee in natural Beech wood. Each one is for sale at R750.00 framed, and all […]

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To Black Women & WOC living in Cape Town, SA

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CIfA Newsflash 22/2020 | Invitation to Submit your Favourite Project

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Dear CIfA Member The Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA) wishes to invite all members to participate in a project which will showcase work of our members outside of the CIfA Award for Architecture. Please submit your favourite project, the one that gave you the most pleasure to work on, built or unbuilt. With this we […]

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