Charles Ntsindiso Nduku

President of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)

Practicing architect and well-known proponent of transformation in the South African architectural profession, Charles Ntsindiso Nduku, brings a wealth of experience to his new role as the President of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP).

Nduku, who received his National Diploma in Architecture in 1991 at the Peninsula Technikon (PENTECH) in Cape Town, Western Cape, was elected to head to architectural sector regulator on 3 May 2019, taking over from Letsabisa Shongwe, the first woman President of the Council. He is also a holder of a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Cape Town (1997), followed by a Bachelor of Architecture from the same institution in 1999.

A Qumbu native began entered the architectural profession in 1992 as an architectural technologist in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. This was followed by a stint at Osmond Lange Architects in East London. He started his own company, NN Architects, in 2003, growing it to the extent where the East London-headquartered firm now has branches in Cape Town and Mthatha and handles projects of different magnitudes. Projects handled range from offices, educational facilities, health facilities, warehouses, factories and private homes.

Nduku is currently occupying various leadership positions, including being the President of the Buffalo City Masters Football Association (BCMFA); South African Black and Technical Allied Carriers Organization (SABTACO) Present; and former President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Border-Kei Region. Nduku first led the SAIA Border-Kei Region in 2007 to 2008; where he becamethe first black President. He was then reappointed to lead BKIA for the second time from 2018-2019. During his first presidency in Border Kei, he served as a Board Member in SAIA and a Convener of Habitat Committee. Furthermore, he was appointed to serve in the Fourth Term SACAP Council and was the Convener of the SACAP Fees Committee. He is also a Board Member of the Housing Association of East London (HAEL).

The new SACAP President has committed to bringing an era of transparency and reform to the Council.