Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF)


Mancom Meeting 12 April:

• One Lisa from a township development firm quoted as having said that the real heroes in the housing crisis are the micro-developers.
WCG Economic War Room has gone quiet.

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Net Zero Carbon, a local perspective – Mary Haw, Prof Marianne Vanderschuren, Tessa Brunette


This panel discussion held on 03 March 2021 was structured around the question of how the concept of Net Zero Carbon (NZC) could be incorporated in our local infrastructure projects.

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Dr James Cullis – Investing in Ecological Infrastructure


On 27 January 2021, Dr James Cullis from Zutari presented to the WC Branch on the topic of ecological infrastructure (EI). He noted that South Africa has a strong heritage of valuing EI.

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SAICE National Awards 2020

Once again, Covid-19 interfered with this year’s WC Regional Awards Dinner. There were insufficient entrants Nationally to warrant Awards Events at regional level, and it was decided after much deliberation to cancel all Regional Awards and pool all the nominations received to hold one event Nationally. The National Awards Ceremony, in partnership with PPS, was held on Thursday, 12 November in Johannesburg, and the event was live-streamed on social media platforms.

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AGM 2020

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68th Snape Memorial Lecture by Prof Vanderschuren

Our own Prof Marianne Vanderschuren presented the Snape Memorial Lecture 2020 on the 11th of November. The Snape Memorial Lecture (SML) was instituted in 1953 by the UCT students to honour the late Prof Snape. Presenting online, to 90 delegates, Prof Vanderschuren chose to follow the common structure by first introducing Prof Snape, then herself, after which she commenced into her actual lecture content, answering the question: Is Transport Planning and Implementation Failing 75% of our Citizens?

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SAICE Western Cape Presidential Visit 2020


On 19th August 2020, SAICE Western Cape hosted its Presidential Visit, welcoming SAICE CEO, Mr. Vishaal Lutchman and SAICE President for 2020, Mr. Fana Marutla to the Western Cape Branch.

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Branch Meeting Complete and Customized steel solutions for the Built environment

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Virtual Aqualibirum Competition 2020

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SAICE UCT Virtual Cocktail Week

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