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.



The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) and the Dutch Local Organizing Committee (LOC) welcome you at the 51st ISOCARP Congress. The theme is “Cities save the World. Let’s reinvent Planning”. It will be an outstanding opportunity for planners, architects, policy makers, urban managers and other interested persons to learn, to share knowledge and to discuss some of the most recent planning, research and decision making issues.


The Housing Development Agency (HDA) is a national public development agency that promotes sustainable communities by making well-located land and buildings available for the development of human settlements. As its primary activity, the HDA assembles state, private and communal land and buildings and releases it for development. In addition the HDA provides project delivery support services to organs of state at local, provincial and national level.

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Habitat III: Invitation to e-discussion at Urban Dialogues

Dear GLTN Partners,

Habitat III: Invitation to e-discussion at Urban Dialogues

We would like to inform you that the Habitat III Urban Dialogues started yesterday (6 July 2015) on its new website at www.habitat3.org. The Urban Dialogues hosts a series of e-discussions over the course of the preparatory process of Habitat III with the aim of having all voices heard and bringing together emerging thinking in the elaboration of the New Urban Agenda.

WTPD Online Conference (4-6 November 2015) - Call for Abstrac

Professional planners and allied professionals around the world will mark World Town
Planning Day 2015 with an international online conference on:
Housing Regeneration: Strengthening Communities
The role of citizen-led interventions related to community empowerment and delivering of
affordable housing in the regeneration of existent urban contexts: small scale, tactical
community – led and bottom up demand oriented development as catalysts of change
In a context where urbanisation and economic inequity economic disparities are increasing


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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