06 December 2013

Message from SAIA on the Passing of Former President, Nelson Mandela

South African Institute of Architects

Message from the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) on the Passing of Former President, Nelson Mandela

The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) wishes to express its deepest sadness at the passing of Iconic Leader and former South African President, Nelson Mandela.

 “Nelson Mandela was indeed a great Statesman and a symbol of our hard fought democracy and forgiveness, who ushered in profound and lasting changes in South Africa. He also made an immeasurable contribution to the Built environment as he espoused housing for all as a fundamental means of promoting every South African citizen’s dignity, safety and security,” said Sindile Ngonyama, SAIA’s President.

 “As an Institute, we will continue with the legacy of ensuring that our profession continues to strive for excellent and sustainable design in order to ensure that we support government’s goal of providing decent housing for all citizens of our country,” added Obert Chakarisa, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), SAIA.

 On behalf of our both our corporate and individual members, SAIA extends its heartfelt condolences to Mr Nelson Mandela’s family, friends, government and all the people of our country, as we also mourn our beloved leader.

 Messages of Condolence

Mandela UIA
Mandela Letter
Condolence letter

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