Brent De Waal

Dear CIfA Member We are in the process of generating subscription invoices for the period July 2021 to June 2022. Some members would have already received their invoices. On behalf of the Finance Committee and the Management Committee of the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA) I would like to thank you for your continued support …

CIfA Newsflash 23/2021 | Annual Subscriptions 2021/2022 Read More »

Dear Colleagues, It is with great sadness that we share with you, the tragic news of the untimely passing of our friend, colleague and CEO of SAIA, Mthembeni Lawrence Mkhize, in the early hours of this past Saturday morning due to complications of Covid-19. Mthembeni was a warm, gentle person who calmed many a rough …

Obituary: Architect Mthembeni Mkhize (02/09/1955 – 24/07/2021) Read More »

LOUIS KAROL 1928 – 2021 It is not easy as an architect and historian to write an obituary for a man who was one’s beloved father and exceptional mentor, as well as the architect whose practice built much of Cape Town. Thus, I shall keep this obituary simple; no footnotes and no Goethe quotes. My …

CIfA Newsflash 20/2021 | OBITUARY: Louis Karol 1928 – 2021 Read More »

Dear CIfA Member The City of Cape Town has imposed new LUM and BDM Tariffs effective 01 July 2021. See below.

Notice to CIfA Members/Contacts on our database POPIA Compliance The POPI Act became effective on 1 July 2021. In light of this, we would like to give you the opportunity to unsubscribe should you no longer wish to receive communications from the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA). If you are happy to be kept on …

CIfA Newsflash 17/2021 | CIfA POPIA Compliance Read More »

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Dear Members My AGM 2020/2021 City Engagement Report contained this sentence: We were sad to bid farewell to CIfA Committee members Andrew Cunningham and Simmy Peerutin who have resigned from the committee and to Richard Honikman who has retired from the profession and the committee. Richard Honikman has closed his office but remains a registered …

CIfA Newsflash 14/2021 | AGM 2020/2021 City Engagement Report Read More »

The City Engagement Group comprising CIfA, SAACPP and UDISA members + senior Council Officials is pleased to issue the attached SOP Index which is the culmination of 6 years of collaborative work. It will be updated annually.

This is a short film of interviews generated after the exhibition of Gawie Fagan’s work at The Architect Gallery at the Cape Institute for Architecture. It celebrates not only his enormous oeuvre of work, but also his personal relationships with friends and colleagues; and the fun he got up to during his life, including flying …

Gawie Fagan Memorial April 2021 Read More »

Dear Members Please take note that the 122nd Annual General Meeting of the Cape Institute for Architecture will take place on Wednesday 9 June 2021 at 17h30. Our first virtual members meeting, the AGM will be conducted online through the Zoom platform. How do I participate? To attend the virtual AGM, take these two steps: …

CIfA Newsflash 08/2021 | Notice of Annual General Meeting Read More »

Dear Colleagues, DEA&DP issued Circular 0003-2021 on 10 February 2021, where you were notified that the Minister authorized a fourth deviation from the requirements in LUPA with respect to direct notification of land use applications, particularly the requirement to notify certain interested and affected parties directly through the methods prescribed in the Systems Act. Since …

DEA&DP Circular 0003-2020: Authorization to Deviate from Certain Provisions of the Western Cape Land Use Planning Act, 2014 Read More »