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News from the SACQSP

17 November 2012  
Posted by: Bert vd Heever
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In his latest newsletter to registered quantity surveyors, Mr Steve Lyon, the registrar of the SACQSP highlights several important issues.

CPD

According to Council records only 10% of registered QS's are fully compliant with the CPD requirements. Steve says: "The Council have engaged a team to input all the archived CPD submissions from January 2008 to date. To be regarded as a valid submission, the summary form needs to have substantiated evidence to match the claim. Per the policy, you should have this information on hand and many have failed to scan/faxed and submitted these certificates/evidence on-line as requested a number of times. We have finished capturing your data and we will be sending you a statement of your 5-year cycle thereafter."

If you are confused or need clarity on the how, why, when in respect to CPD, the SACQSP have created a Frequently Asked Questions page on the website that will guide you to full compliance. In addition the SACQSP have loaded another 14 hours of free CPD that you can download and do an on-line quiz at your convenience with instant rewards. Go to CPD on the SACQSP website and select the ON-LINE tab.

Please don’t ignore CPD; it has dire legal consequences if you are not compliant.

2013/14 COUNCIL FEES

The Council’s administration has been kept as lean and cost-effective as possible to ensure that this was the first increase necessary in 2-years. In addition, the Tribunal costs have been kept to a minimal. The Executive Council have approved the revised fees payable by registered persons for the period April 2013 to March 2014 as follows;

  • Fees to increase by 5%
  • Tribunal levy to be removed
  • Your Council fee invoice for 2013/4 will be issued electronically end-January 2013, payable within 60-days.

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

The SACQSP 2013 Research Conference is being held in Cape Town 3rd week of June. The theme is the cost of going environmentally "green” and sustainability. This is a first call for papers and full details of the research conference and the requirements of the academic papers are detailed on the Council’s website under QS RESOURCES tab and then select RESEARCH CONFERENCE

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS

If you have a passion for this profession and want to be a part of its continued successes as a Council Member, nomination for PrQS who wish to put their name forward to the Minister of Public Works, please download the forms from the website QS RESOURCES tab and select COUNCIL NOMINATION