South African Institute of Architects (SAIA)

The South African Institute of Architects has assessed and validated this Category One CPD Activity. The #AAFF2016 carries 0.2 Category One CPD credits per session.

Audience members are asked to place their ticket stubs, marked with the following details into the box provided at the theatre door:
Full names and surname; SACAP registration number; ID number; E-mail address; Telephone and/or cell phone number(s).       

South African Council for the Architecture Profession (SACAP)

The South African Council for the Architecture Profession (SACAP) is the regulatory body for the Architectural Profession in South Africa, and serves the profession and public as follows:  

Provides a Code of Professional Conduct which protects the public when engaging the professional services of an architectural practitioner.
Guides the architectural profession and protects the public interest by identifying the type of architectural work (IDoW) that the SACAP categories of professionally registered persons are trained and competent to perform;
Provides a guideline professional fee scale which outlines the services, work stages and provisions of professional services provided to the public.
Regulates the standards of education offered at tertiary institutions by providing for the accreditation by International visiting boards.
Registers suitably qualified architectural persons in the candidate and professional categories; Professional Architects (Pr Arch), Professional Senior Architectural Technologists (PSAT), Professional Architectural Technologists (PAT) and Professional Architectural Draughtspersons (PAD).
Recognises architectural Voluntary Associations (VA) which offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses to the architectural profession.

The Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) at the University of Johannesburg

The GSA is Africa’s first – and only – school of architecture aimed solely at postgraduate students. Currently headed by Prof Lesley Lokko, the GSA is the first school on the continent to offer the globally-renowned Unit System method of teaching, first pioneered by the Architectural Association in 1971.

In 2015, Unit System Africa began with three Units, offering a range of research- and practice-led positions. In 2016, as the school grew from 51 to 76 students, the GSA now runs five Units, many of whom offer film and multimedia within their standard representational repertoire.

This year, a unique partnership was formed between the GSA, the Museum of African Design (MOAD) and Saint-Gobain. GA_P: A Saint-Gobain Urban Lounge, a 675sqm inner-city events and exhibition space, is the result of this dynamic, three-way partnership. All three partners recognise that architectural discourse is equally made up of events and discussions as it is of buildings. The #AAFF2016 is the first in a planned series of dynamic events and collaborations that aim to elevate the level of public engagement within our cities and urban environments.

PPC Ltd.: A Unique South African Company

In 2016, PPC celebrated 124 years of innovation as the pioneer in the Southern African cement and infrastructure build industry. PPC’s history is closely linked to the growth and development of South Africa and we have produced cement for many of the country's most famous landmarks and construction projects.

PPC, a leading supplier of cement and related products, supplies cement from nine manufacturing factories, four milling plants, five blending facilities and nine readymix batching plants. These are in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Rwanda, with a capacity to produce eight and half million tonnes of cement products each year

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA)

Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture and the corporate sector, a public/private partnership, as part of a strategy to secure greater involvement in the arts from South African businesses operating both in South Africa and internationally. This strategy is premised on the belief that the arts and culture can, and should be effectively integrated into society.

BASA promotes mutually beneficial, equitable and sustainable business-arts partnerships for the benefit of the whole of society. We do this through research and seminars that examine the arts-business relationships. BASA provides a bespoke service to businesses, and celebrates successful business-arts partnerships – all with the aim of ensuring the relevance and sustainability of the arts in South Africa.


Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance and building materials providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is supporting the development of Sub-Saharan Africa by providing a range of services and solutions tailored to local demand. The Group aims to improve living comfort for the greatest number of people, the industrial partnerships it forms, the local employment it creates, the ad hoc training it provides and the actions it implements with the Saint-Gobain Initiatives Foundation.

With its presence in the region since 1929, the Group now has four offices, eight showrooms with employees in 12 countries: South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Angola, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia.


As leaders of inspired development, we recognise potential, we re-imagine, and we work with people to reignite the human spirit of an urban space. Our core purpose is to inspire a new way of being through enlightened development. Our business does not start and stop with development. We work intuitively in response to the needs of the community by creating unique concepts and mixed-use spaces that will meaningfully engage people with their urban environment. Through architecture, planning, design, art and investment, we seek to regenerate the culturally rich and dynamic neighbourhoods across our Continent by combining these core tenets to activate communities, promote transformation and create spaces with character and a lasting quality.

Paragon Architects
Paragon Architects is an internationally active African design business, based in Johannesburg, South Africa since 1997. It is the originator of the Paragon Group of design businesses, delivering commercial architecture, master planning, interior design and space planning to ambitious clients in all property sectors. As a Group we are committed to Africa, and believe in the future of its cities. Our roots are here. We are able and agile and want to participate in the continent’s urban and human development. We have completed projects in 17 countries and are currently building in 5 countries on the African continent.


Afritects is a dedicated architectural practice committed to realising modern architecture from an African perspective, considering every project for its unique context and client brief, utilising the most sustainable technologies, and delivering a world-class service from the conceptual stages to well beyond the delivery of a building. We believe works speak for themselves; we let theorists theorize about architecture; this leaves us open to define ever-evolving, project-specific objectives for each new undertaking.