Inscape’s receives SACAP unconditional continued validation

Inscape, the first private higher education institution to be validated by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP).

The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is the official regulator for the architectural profession with over 10 000 registered architectural candidates and professionals. Section 13 (a) (b) of the Architectural Profession Act enjoins the Council to undertake accreditation visits to any educational institution which has a department, school or faculty of architecture and either conditionally or unconditionally grant, refuse or withdraw accreditation to all educational institutions and their educational programmes regarding architecture.  

SACAP, in 2021, validated Inscape’s Higher Certificate in Architectural Technology (NQF 5) for the following campuses:

  • Distance Learning
  • Pretoria  
  • Durban  
  • Midrand  
  • Cape Town  

The visit to the Stellenbosch campus is pending.

Representatives from The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) educational committee visited the Inscape Education Group to assess the quality and relevance of the Higher Certificate in Architectural Technology qualification (NQF Level 5) which is offered through face-to-face and distance mode. The process involved the onsite inspection of campus facilities, evaluation of subject contents and assignments, and interviews with staff, students and an external moderator, as well as a review of the module programmes’ contributions to architectural education and research in general.

The visit was conducted by Ms Lula Scott (SACAP Validation Member), Ms Kimberley Rowan (SACAP Education and Accreditation Manager) and Dr Finzi Saidi (SACAP Validation Chairperson.)

DEFSA conferences

DEFSA promotes relevant research with the focus on design + education through its biennial conferences, to promote professionalism, accountability and ethics in the education of young designers. Our next conference is a hybrid event. See above for details.

Critical skills endorsement

Professional Members in good standing can receive a certificate of membership, but DEFSA cannot provide confirmation or endorsement of skills whatsoever. DEFSA only confirm membership of DEFSA which is a NPO for Design Education in South Africa (