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Amended Rules for Construction Sector Associations

August 30, 2018

Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions

Amended rules and requirements for the recognition of voluntary associations within the construction sector are now in place.

The rules were published for comment at the beginning of 2014.

They came into effect on 1 December 2014.

Voluntary associations are set up by various types of practitioners in the construction and project management sectors to promote their professional and/or business interests.

The rules contain detail on, inter alia, the requirements for recognition as a voluntary association, applications for recognition, duration of recognition, reporting requirements and renewal and lapsing of recognition.

The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) published the commencement notice in Government Gazette 38263.

In Gazette 38295, the SACPCMP also published its amended fees for 2015.

A construction mentor will be expected to pay R1688.88 application fee while a construction health and safety officer will pay R197.72 to apply.

The annual fee for voluntary associations stands at R804.33.

In notice 149 published in Gazette 38295, the SACPCMP clarified its position on candidate construction project managers and candidate construction managers.

Those candidates who registered without the necessary qualifications prior to the coming into effect of the registration policy in 2009 will be able to continue as candidates until 31 December 2018.

The registration policy had laid down the qualification and relevant post qualification experience required for registration as a candidate.

The decision was taken at the SACPCMP meeting held at the end of November 2014.