Registered Project and Construction Managers be appointed to construction projects
The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) urges that only appropriately registered Project and Construction Managers be used on construction projects, irrespective of the size and nature of such projects.
This follows the recent Sunday Times report, indicating that Construction and Project Managers who worked on the two Eskom power stations were not registered with the SACPCMP. A further allegation is that these personnel originated from outside South Africa, emphasizing the need for due process to be followed, culminating in registration with the SACPCMP. The consequent loss was a whopping R130 billion, it was reported.
“The SACPCMP finds such conduct on the side of the said professionals unacceptable and will take the necessary steps to institute disciplinary action against them if they are registered with the Council. The Council has a strict Code of Ethics governing the conduct of all our Registered Persons and we stress that all Registered Persons should adhere to the SACPCMP tenet of responsible leadership. Part of our mandate at the SACPCMP is to certify, register and regulate the Project and Construction Management Professions as well as Construction Health and Safety professionals in order to protect the public. It is also unacceptable for a State-Owned entity to engage in such large-scale projects without having factored in professionals registered with the SACPCMP,” indicated Mr Butcher Matutle, Registrar at the SACPCMP.