CIfA Newsflash 04/2023 | W.H.Y Project Call for Interest – Invitation to Join


The W.H.Y. (We Hear You) Project is a mentoring programme for women in architecture (both students and professionals and anyone in between).

The Programme aims to assist women in overcoming the many challenges that they experience during the course of their architectural education and career development. It seeks to guide them as they develop their professional identity.

In doing so, the W.H.Y Project has become a great networking platform for women in the profession. It is a place where women in architecture can be nurtured to ultimately become enthusiastic and confident professionals who will contribute to a healthy inclusive professional body in South Africa (and beyond).

Anyone who is interested in signing up as either a mentor or mentee will be allocated a small group that meets on a regular basis to discuss their concerns, issues and questions. The larger group has the opportunity to meet 3 or 4 times a year for talks/lectures and workshops.

Please contact Kirsty Ronné at for registration details and further queries.