The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) is empowered by section18 of Act No.48 of 2000 to certify, register and regulate the Project and Construction Management Professions. Further, the SACPCMP derives its mandate from Section 22 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the relevant section dealing with freedom of trade, occupation and profession, states that “every citizen has a right to choose their trade, occupation and profession freely. The practice of a trade, occupation or profession may be regulated by law.”
The SACPCMP was thus established to register, certify, regulate and promote specific Built Environment Management Professions. It is further tasked with the protection of public interest, which is achieved by ensuring suitably qualified and registered professionals in specific Built Environment Management Professions in South Africa through promoting and enforcing high standards of professional ethics and conduct within the Built Environment.