Welcome to The South African Planning Institute

The Institute is a voluntary organisation which seeks to promote planning as a discipline and the interests of the planning profession. It is made up of planners from all regions of South Africa, and from all sectors of planning, including the Public Sector, NGO's and CBO's, Private Consultants and Academics.

It provides the profession with profile, identity and a voice, and it functions as a forum for all people in planning to debate critical issues affecting planning and development. As a member of the Institute you will have access to the exclusive member's section which contains information about tenders, job opportunities, a library, updated information on planning and environmental legislation.

 

Planning Africa 2016

Making Sense of the Future - Disruption and Reinvention
 
3-6 July 2016
Sandton Convention Centre

 

REGISTER NOW
www.planningafrica.org.za
 
Discounted rates for SAPI Members and Early Bird Registrations!
 
Full Conference package include:
    Access to all plenaries and sub plenaries
    Delegate bag
    All tea/coffee and lunch breaks
    Welcome cocktail event :4 July 2016
    Gala Dinner:  5 July 2016
    Complementary parking at Sandton Convention Centre
 
Details on Technical Tours for 3 July to follow
Conference Programme will be placed on the Planning Africa Website in due course

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
The 2016 conference invites contributions under the themes of Making Sense of the Future- Disruption and Reinvention. Further details regarding sub themes are available on the Planning Africa website.
CALL FOR REVIEWERS:
Sapi members, academics and experts are encouraged to register on the Planning Africa website and participate in reviewing the papers for conference.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR PLANNING AWARDS:
Many planners, working in both the public and private sector in South Africa continue to play an important role in shaping our built environment and promoting sustainable development.  These planners need to be recognised for their efforts and contributions. Nomination forms and Award Categories are available on the Planning Africa  Website.

Key Dates

Abstract Submissions
Close: 15 January 2016


Early Bird Registration
Close: 29 February 2016

 

Planning Awards Nominations

Close: 31 March 2016

 

For any queries regarding sponsorship opportunities please call  C van der Bank on 011 655 7369 or

email: info@sapi.org.za

 

The "SPLUMA Experiences: The First Five Months in KZN" documentary is now available on the SAPI-KZN YouTube Channel.

Please see:

• Part 1 - https://youtu.be/ZiKYgRbcCsA
• Part 2 - https://youtu.be/lv-f0WgtL_4

As agreed at the AGM held on 17 November 2015 at the ICC, Durban, SAPI-KZN will continue to document our experiences. If you would like to share your experiences of SPLUMA to date, please make a short video and email it to us: kzn.sapi2@gmail.com to post on the SAPI-KZN YouTube Channel.

2016 SAPI PLANNING AWARDS

The South African Planning Institute (SAPI) is proud to announce the 2016 SAPI Planning Awards that will be presented at the forthcoming 2016 Planning Africa Conference being held from 3 to 6 July 2016, in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Many planners working in both the public and private sector in South Africa continue to play an important role in shaping our built environment and promoting sustainable development. These planners need to be appreciated for their efforts and contributions in maintaining the integrity of good planning practice amidst competing development interest and challenging situations.

Why Join SAPI

“SAPI is your organisation and enables you to:

  • Promote yourself as a member of a leading planning body and utilise the MSAPI (Member of SAPI) badge;
  • Be part of a knowledge sharing network by receiving key information via website and e-mail updates;
  • Receive a discount equivalent to your annual SAPI membership fees for the premier planning event in the South African calendar (Planning Africa conferences);

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Purpose & Aim

The purpose and aim of the South African Planning Institute (SAPI) is to enhance the art and science of sustainable local, regional and national human and physical development planning, and the theory and practise relating thereto:

 

  • to promote the profession of planning in South Africa;
  • to promote a high level of professionalism and ethical conduct in the broad interests

 

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