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Prof Kathleen Anne Michell (President)

Kathy Michell (45) is a PrQS with BSc QS (UCT), MSc in Cost Engineering (UCT) and PhD from Salford – UK. She is a full-time academic and Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Economics and Management at the University of Cape Town. Kathy has served as a Council member of the SACQSP and sat on the ESR, Finance and Executive Committees.

This is Kathy’s 2nd term of office.




Nazeem Khan (Vice President)

Nazeem Khan

Nazeem Khan (57) is a PrQS educated with a BSc QS (Hon) from Natal University. Nazeem is in private practice with 33 years’ QS experience and is the Western Cape principal partner of a large national practice. He has served on the board of a number of organisations including SABTACO, ASAQS, SAPOA and is a director of a number of property holding companies. Nazeem has served on the SACQSP board as a Council member, Finance Committee chairman, and Disciplinary Committee chairman and on the Executive Committee.

This is his 2nd term of office on the SACQSP board.

Elizabeth Maria Deetlefs



Elmarie Deetlefs (47) is a PrQS with a BSc QS(hons) from UFS, Certificate in Project management and a Certificate in Interior Design. She has 19 years of QS experience and currently is the Chief QS in the Kimberly Regional Office of the Department of Public Works. She was a SA Women in Construction and ASAQS board member.


This is Elmarie’s 2nd term as a SACQSP Board member.








Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr Cruywagen

Hoffie Cruywagen (61) qualified from University of Pretoria with a BSc QS followed by a MSc QS and is completing his PhD in QS from UP. He is a registered PrQS with 36 years’ experience, but has dedicated the past 13-years to education. He is a senior lecturer at UP, plus has been the EduTech Manager at the ASAQS. His specialisation is construction economics (indices, construction costs) and standard forms of measurement.


Hoffie has served on the Registrations and CPD Committee of the SACQSP and is an assessor for the APC for candidates.






Phyllis Motsatsi Difeto Difeto, an Advocate qualified with a B Proc and LLB with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Masters in Law (LLM) with the University of Johannesburg, Programme in Business Leadership (PBL) and Masters in Business Leadership (MBL) with UNISA School of Business Leadership, Masters of Commerce in Maritime Law with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Global Executive Development Programme with Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria.



Phyllis has worked at various management positions including a Commissioner with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration ("CCMA”) obtaining in-depth practical experience, skills and expertise in the legal and Human Resources field.


Whilst working for Transnet National Ports Authority ( Maritime division of Transnet), Phyllis was in charge of ISO 9001:2000 compliancy and management of the Internal TQM Auditing Programme. She was involved at strategic and operational issues, formulation of policies, financials, contract management, crisis management, people management, change management, recruitment and selection, remuneration/benefits, skills development, audits through QMS, Labour relations, training, leading wage negotiations, commercial international and legal aspects of the Maritime Industry etc.


Currently Phyllis is currently the Transnet Group General Manager in the Office of the Group Chief Executive


Phyllis is the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Auditor for the South African Government, Secretariat for the SA and BRICS Business Council. She was a member of the working group established by the Government to review existing legislation and develop new enabling maritime labour legislation as a process of ratifying the Maritime Labour Convention.





 Dr Deenadayalan Ruthensamy Letchmiah

Deen Letchmiah (58) is a PrQS educated with a BSc QS from University of Natal and a PhD in Construction Economics from WITS. He has been in private practice for 34 years. Deen is the chairman of one of the largest national QS practices in South Africa. He was a founding member of SABTACO and current ASAQS board member. He was the leader in Public Sector Procurement Reform task team and is the Founding member and chairman of The Built Environment Action Movement. In addition, Deen is an active board member of the Green Building Council.

Deen is passionate about academic standards and is a part-time lecturer at University of KwaZulu Natal’s Construction Economics programme and is an external examiner for UCT.





Thembinkosi Matunda


Thembi Matunda (49) is a PrQS graduated from UCT with a BSc QS (Hon). He has 22 years of diverse industry experience. Tembi is currently leading a multi-disciplinary team which is charged with the management of the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative in the Eastern Cape. Besides being a principal of the Eastern Cape region of a large national QS practice, he lectures part-time at NMMU. Tembi is a past-president of the ASAQS and SABTACO board member.




Gert Hendrik Meyer

Gert Meyer (57) is a PrQS qualified with a BSc QS (Hon) and MSc Real Estate from University of Pretoria. Gert has been in private practice for 32 years and is the founding partner of a medium sized practice based in Gauteng. Gert is a past president of the ASAQS. He has been a part-time lecturer and is current external examiner for UP.






 Ian Moss

Ian Moss (46) is a PrQS, Pr.CPM and MRICS with qualifications of NHD QS and an MSc (BE) from NMMU. Ian is both in private practice and in academia and is the current Head of Department of the Construction Management and Quantity Surveying Department at Water Sisulu University. He is the current chairman of the Border Chapter of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) and a current ASAQS board member. He is also an APC assessor for the SACQSP. He has been intimately involved in the organisation of the SACQSP Research Conferences for a number of years.




Rajendran Naidoo (Jones) Naidoo (45) is a PrQS qualifies with a BSc QS (Hon) University of Natal, certificate in Arbitration and Property Development. Jones has been in private practice for 20 years and is currently a principle QS for a large national QS/Project Management practice based in Sandton. Jones has served on the SACQSP Registration Committee, IDoW sub-Committee and is a regular assessor on the APC panel.

This is Jones’ 2nd term on the board of the SACQSP.




Nonkululeko Ntshona

Nonku Ntshona (37) is a PrQS with a BTech QS Degree from TUT and an MSc in Property Development and Management WITS. Nonku has a broad range of QS experience in both building and engineering projects. She is currently the CEO of a mid-sized QS practice in Sandton – Gauteng.






Lucien Xavier Pierce




Lucien Pierce (43) qualified at University of KwaZulu Natal with a B.Com, LLB, followed by a LLM, IT & Telecoms from University of Strathclyde. After serving his articles in Durban and admission as an attorney, he spent two years in London where he was seconded to a prestigious communications and IT law firm, and a global telecommunications company. Lucien specialises in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of commercial law with an emphasis on the regulatory aspects of telecommunications, media and technology law.


Lucien sits on the Disciplinary Committee of South Africa’s Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors and was appointed in terms of section 20(2)(f) of the Auditing Profession Act, 2005.


Lucien has been an advisor to Government departments and has advised on matters such as strategic plans for commercialisation, and a range of regulatory and commercial issues;


In addition, he has acted for technology companies and has advised such companies in respect of the sale and acquisition of software programs and systems, plus has advised corporate clients on issues relating to the formation and restructuring of entities.




Barry Wayne Probert

Barry Probert (62) is a PrQS with a BSc QS degree from University of Port Elizabeth, plus a diploma in Business Management and certificate in Estate Agency. Barry has 38 years of general QS practice experience in both South Africa and abroad and is a principle of a midium-sized practice in Port Elizabeth.

Barry has served as Chairman of the SACQSP Registration Committee and as a member of the Education Standards and Research Committee. He is a certified RICS assessor and Assessor for APC for the SACQSP. Barry has served as the external examiner for a number of Universities and a member of the SACQSP Programme Accreditation panels.




Akhona Nonkululeko Majova (Resigned)

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Akhona Majova (34) is a PrQS who was educated with a BSc QS honours degree from University of Port Elizabeth and finalizing her MSc in Real Estate at UP. Akhona has worked in the private section and now is currently the General Manager in the building infrastructure division of the Mpumalanga Department of Public Works, Roads & Transport.






Lebogang Edward Mokoena

Edward Mokoena (35) is a PrQS with a BSc QS WITS and a BCom (FM) from UNISA, with 9-years post-graduation experience.. He is current the chief QS in the Gauteng region of the Department of Public Works.

Statutory powers of the council


Administrative powers of council

The council may -

  1. determine the remuneration and allowances payable to its members or the members of any committee of the council after consultation with the CBE;
  2. arrange for the payment of pension and other benefits to any staff of the council or the registrar and to his or her dependants on the termination of the service of that staff member or the registrar;
  3. determine where its head office must be situated;
  4. determine the manner in which meetings of the council or any committee of the council must be convened, the procedure and quorum at such meetings and the manner in which the minutes of such meetings must be kept; and
  5. print, circulate, sell and administer the publication of, and generally take any steps necessary to publish, any publication relating to the quantity surveying profession and related matters.

Powers of council with regard to registration

The council may, subject to this Act:

  1. consider and decide on any application for registration;
  2. prescribe the period of validity of the registration of a registered person;
  3. keep a register of registered persons and decide on -
    1. the form of certificates and the register to be kept;
    2. the maintenance of the register or issuing of certificates; and
    3. the reviewing of the register and the manner in which alterations thereto may be effected.

Powers of council with regard to fees and charges

The council may, with regard to fees and charges, which are payable to the council, determine -

  1. application fees;
  2. registration fees;
  3. annual fees, or portion thereof, in respect of a part of a year;
  4. the date on which any fee or charge is payable;
  5. the fees, or portion thereof, payable in respect of any examination referred to in section 19, conducted by or on behalf of the council;
  6. any charge payable for the purposes of the education fund referred to in section 15(5);
  7. fees payable for a service referred to in section 14(c);
  8. the fees payable for an appeal in terms of section 24(1); or
  9. any other fee or charge it considers necessary.

The council may grant exemption from payment of application fees, registration fees, annual fees, charges, or a portion thereof referred to sub section 1


Powers of council with regard to education in quantity surveying

The council may -

  1. subject to sections 5 and 7 of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997), conduct accreditation visits to any educational institution which has a department, school or faculty of quantity surveying, but must conduct at least one such visit during its term of office. If the council does not conduct an accreditation visit within that term of office, it must notify the Minister accordingly and provide him or her with reasons for the failure to do so;
  2. either conditionally or unconditionally grant, refuse or withdraw accreditation with regard to all educational institutions and its educational programmes with regard to quantity surveying;
  3. consult with the Council on Higher Education established in terms of the Higher Education Act, 1997, regarding matters relevant to education in quantity surveying;
  4. consult with the South African Qualifications Authority established by the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No. 58 of 1995), or any body established by it and the voluntary associations, to determine competency standards for the purpose of registration;
  5. establish mechanisms for registered persons to gain recognition of their qualifications and professional status in other countries;
  6. liaise with the relevant National Standards Body established in terms of Chapter 3 of the regulations under the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995, with a view to the establishment of a standards generating body in terms of those regulations;
  7. recognise or withdraw the recognition of any examination contemplated in section 19;
  8. enter into an agreement with any person or body of persons, within or outside the Republic, with regard to the recognition of any examination or qualification for the purposes of this Act;
  9. give advice or render assistance to any educational institution, voluntary association or examining body with regard to educational facilities for and the training and education of registered persons and prospective registered persons;
  10. conduct any examination for the purposes of section 19; and
  11. determine, after consultation with the voluntary associations and registered persons, conditions relating to and the nature and extent of continuing education and training.

General powers of council

The council may, in addition to other powers in this Act -

  1. acquire, hire, maintain, let, sell or otherwise dispose of movable or immovable property for the effective performance and exercise of its functions, duties or powers;
  2. decide upon the manner in which contracts must be entered into on behalf of the council;
  3. perform any service within its competence if it is requested by any person or body of persons, including the State;
  4. determine, subject to section 25, the requirements with which a voluntary association must comply to qualify for recognition by the council;
  5. advise the Minister, any other Minister or the CBE on any matter relating to the quantity surveying profession;
  6. encourage and itself undertake research into matters relating to the quantity surveying profession;
  7. take any steps it considers necessary for the protection of the public in their dealings with registered persons, for the maintenance of the integrity, and the enhancement of the status of the quantity surveying profession;
  8. take any steps it considers necessary for the improvement of the standards of services rendered by registered persons; and
  9. take any measures it considers necessary for the proper performance and exercise of its functions, duties or powers or to achieve the objectives of this Act.

Functions of the council

The Council has powers to perform a variety of functions, such as :

  • Setting and auditing of academic standards for purposes of registration through a process of accreditation of quantity surveying programmes at universities and technikons
  • Setting and auditing of professional development standards through the provision of guidelines which set out post-qualification requirements for registration in the categories of registration
  • Prescribing requirements for Continuing Professional Development and determining the period
    within which registered persons must apply for renewal of their registrations
  • Prescribing a Code of Conduct and Codes of Practice, and enforcing such conduct through an
    Investigating Committee and a Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Identification of work of a quantity surveying nature that should be reserved for registered
    persons by the CBE, after consultation with the Competition Board
  • Advising the CBE and Minister of Public Works on matters relating to the quantity surveying profession and cognate matters
  • Recognition of professional associations
  • Publication of a guideline tariff of fees for consulting work, in consultation with government, the profession and industry
































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