In the wake of cyclone Idai, and its devastation in Southern Africa. We at GIFA, SAIA, UIA CA+HR, Ntsika Architects and in association with the AUA would like to raise awareness and send out a call for donations. Please spread the word.


GIFA (Gauteng Institute For Architecture)

SAIA (South African Institute of Architects)

UIA  (International Union of Architects)

CA+HR (Community Architecture, Architecture & Human Rights work programme)

AUA (African Union of Architects)

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CALL  FOR PAPERS: UIA Community Architecture and Human Rights_CA+HR 
By 2030, two thirds of the world's population will live in cities. Projections show that there will be 41 mega cities with more than 10 million inhabitants. Tokyo will remain the world's largest city with 37 million inhabitants followed by Delhi with a population of 36 million. Community Architecture & Human Rights is a key driver in working towards sustainable environments and sustainable city spatial planning. 

How can architecture play a role in influencing policy to guide sustainable urbanisation, while ensuring the human dignity of the communities it serves and bringing in effect spatial justice? 

The UIA CA+HR work program is announcing a "Call to papers!" for any individuals or organisations that wish to contribute to the conversation. CA+HR will be represented in Baku to address this question, and host two conferences in Johannesburg and Hong Kong later this year, with dedicated events leading up to the RIO 2020 UIA world congress, following which a report will be produced on the work that has been done for the duration of the program.

We welcome contributions from researchers, students and practitioners dealing with these issues in the field



Challenging the norm - with this project we set out to create a new typology of primary healthcare facilities in South Africa.

The project is rooted in the exploration of Social Justice through architecture. 


The project focuses on developing a sustainable approach which seeks to create an innovative, hybrid architecture from a local palette of materials: concrete, indigenous timber, clay bricks and steel. 



The restoration of this heritage building has played a pivotal role in rejuvenating this part of a densely populated neighbourhood within the city. 



A sensitive response to site and community has lead to a design which positively contributes to the urban landscape of a marginalised people. An architecture of dignity. 



This Cape Dutch farm house is linked by a barrel vaulted gallery which juxtaposes the old and new. This central space becomes the pause area in the house and a space of contemplation. 


The success of any urban development proposal for a catchment area relies on the strong integration between the public and private sector objectives and interventions.

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This Urban Development Framework was developed with a number of stakeholders and role players within the immediate environment. An intensive community engagement process was carried out and this, together with detailed mapping studies, informed the design solutions. The result is a pedestrian orientated UDF with particular emphasis placed on creating an environment comfortable for scholars to use and feel safe in. 


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Ntsika Architects have been awarded the Architecture Master prize in the category of mixed use for our Westbury Transformation and Development Centre

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Ntsika Architects have been awarded the German Design Prize for architecture on two projects.  

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SAIA are proud to announce that Nadia Tromp, President of GIfA, has been appointed as the new Director of the UIA "Community Architecture” - Architecture & Human Rights, Work Programme. Nadia replaces Trish Emmett, who has driven the programme, formerly known as "Barefoot Architecture", since 2014. 


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