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CIfA Newsflash 25/2020 | IN MEMORIAM – LINDSAY FALCK (2)

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Dear CIfA Member It is with great sadness that we note the death of Lindsay Falck on Monday 18 May 2020. We are happy to be sending this out again with an additional tribute from Lindsay’s friend and colleague, Dennis Playdon. Thank you to Julian Cooke, Lucien Le Grange and Dennis Playdon for sharing your […]

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CIfA Newsflash 21/2020 | Information Guideline: Reinstatement of Development Management Services at Stellenbosch Municipality

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Dear Members, The Stellenbosch Municipality is reinstating LUM and BDM Services and Applications from Monday 1st June 2020 via a new web-site interface known as the ArcGIS for Local Authority Portal (AFLA Portal) which has been designed and developed, which will enable the online submission and processing of various types of applications at municipalities. The […]

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CIfA Newsflash 20/2020 | CoCT Update on LUM Applications

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Dear CIfA Member The City of Cape Town wishes to update built environment professionals on the following impact the Lockdown is having on LUM applications: Under level 4 lockdown staff cannot return to office and this will also mean returning to office to retrieve files from archives. As planning is not classified as an essential […]

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CIfA Newsflash 19/2020 | Wupperthal – Volunteers: Drawing Assistance

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Dear CIfA Member This is a note of thanks to the many members who answered our request for help with drawing work associated with the heritage assessments being undertaken by the Institute for the fire damaged houses in Wupperthal. Of the 53 houses there are now only 7 houses left to be allocated. This has […]

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COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDING / LOAN OPTIONS

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COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDING/ LOAN OPTIONS Dear SAIA Member The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) has received many requests from members asking for the assistance of the Institute to source and/or provide more information on COVID-19 relief funding options available in the market. SAIA strives to always communicate relevant information to members. The following COVID-19 […]

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CIfA Newsflash 24/2020 | SACAP/SAIA Initiative: Survey on Effect of Economic Downturn & Covid-19 Pandemic

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Dear CIfA Member By now you should have received an email from Abongile Jacisa (Abongile.Jacisa@sacapsa.com) at SACAP, asking you to participate in a snap survey initiated by SAIA and SACAP, under the heading: “SACAP-SAIA INITIATIVE:  SURVEY ON EFFECT OF ECONOMIC DOWNTURN AND COVID-19 PANDEMIC” We ask you to please spend the five minutes to complete […]

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CIfA Newsflash 23/2020 | IN MEMORIAM – LINDSAY FALCK

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Dear CIfA Member It with great sadness that we note the death of Lindsay Falck on Monday 18 May 2020. He was a friend and teacher to so many of us, both in South Africa and in the US. Image Credit: Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania website. We are most grateful to two […]

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Deadline Extension: C40 Reinventing Cities – City of Cape Town Competition – Stage 1

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Dear Stakeholder / Interested party, In context of the uncertain circumstances we find ourselves in with respect to the global pandemic (with the associated national lockdown), the City of Cape Town has extended the deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest as part of Stage 1 of the C40 Reinventing Cities competition, to offer participating teams additional time to prepare their project submissions. The […]

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CIfA Newsflash 15/2020 | Wupperthal – Volunteers: Drawing Assistance

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Dear CIfA Member In December 2018 the town of Wupperthal suffered a devastating fire. Project funding has been sponsored to restore the town centre, but not the 54 houses that burnt down. The Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA) put together a small team of members that have been working pro bono with Heritage Western Cape […]

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A TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE OF ERROL PIETERS

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A TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE OF ERROL PIETERS Dear SAIA Members On Friday, 17 April 2020, the Architectural Profession lost another colleague and contributor to the fraternity, Errol Pieters. Written beautifully by Sieg Schmidt is a tribute to the life of Errol Pieter which was initially shared by the Pretoria Institute for Architecture (PIA, a […]

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Tribute to Michael Fleming by Flo Bird

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TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL FLEMING BY FLO BIRD Dear SAIA Members The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) wishes to notify the membership about the passing of Michael Elliot Viney Fleming. He sadly passed away on 13/04/2020. He will be remembered for his great contributions to the architectural profession, as well as the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation […]

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Obituary & Memorial Event for Herbert – Thursday 23 April 2020

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Dear SAIA Members As you may have heard in the past few days, the architectural fraternity has lost another distinguished architect, Herbert Maurice John Prins. It is with deep saddens we notify you about his passing. Herewith is an obituary beautifully written by Professor Katherine A Munro (Hon Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, […]

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UIA President Statement

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UIA President Statement Dear SAIA Member, The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) continues to be a Section Member of the International Union of Architects (UIA), Region 5. The President of the UIA, Mr Thomas Vonier has put out a statement to the Presidents of the UIA Member Sections which we wish to share with […]

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Construction COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Team

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Construction COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Team Dear SAIA Member SAIA President, Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa, has requested for the following important communique to be shared with the SAIA membership. Press Statement on Reactivation of Construction Sector, 19th April 2020 Task Team Terms of Reference (TOR) The SAIA Board will be meeting online this week, to discuss […]

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AUA18-21/SG/ COVID19 / MESSAGE OF THE AUA PRESIDENT (MESSAGE DU PRESIDENT DE L’AUA)

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Dear CIfA Member Attached below, find letter from the AUA President calling for the mobilization of architects across Africa to fight COVID19. AUA18-21_SG_20005_AUAPRESIDENT_COVID19_20200412(EN)

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