SAPI Awards
Planning Africa Awards

The SAPI Planning Awards were established in 2008 to:

  • Reflect on and recognize the valuable contributions that individuals and organizations make
  • Inspire their continued involvement and those of others
  • promote the key role of the planning profession in public life.

Every two years SAPI recognizes valuable contributions and extraordinary performance in all aspects of the planning profession

Closing date for nomination is 31 May 2018

Awards Rules & Criteria

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  • Nominators and Nominees can be SAPI members and non-members
  • Nominees will be communicated with by SAPI regarding acceptance of the nomination for the award
  • Proof of age for the young planner must be submitted
  • A nominee may only be nominated once and in only one category for the academic and professional awards
  • Nominees can either be individuals or organisation as per the category explanation.
  • Local, district and metro nominations of municipalities are welcomed and will be assessed against each other i.e. a local municipality will be assessed alongside other local municipalities and metros with metros.
  • There is no limit to the number of nominations a nominator can make, a nominator may nominate in all ten categories provided that the nominees are different for each category.

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  • Nominations are only processed on-line.
  • Nominators are encouraged to motivate and detail the reasons for the nomination and make full and detailed submissions with presentations, photographs and video uploads links for assessments and judging.
  • Such material will be used by SAPI regardless of who wins the award to promote the planning profession on its website. Therefore, all use rights must be provided in the nomination.

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  • Closing date for nomination is 31 May 2018. No submissions will be accepted thereafter.
  • Nominations will be assessed by in a two- stage process by independent assessors.
  • No communications from nominators or nominee will be entered from 1 June 2018 to announcement of winners other than verifications.

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  • The decision of the Judges Panel will be final and announced at the SAPI Gala Dinner during the Planning Africa Conference on 16 October 2018.

Academic

1 ACADEMIC / RESEARCH

For a planning school and/or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to planning education and training, by enhancing the teaching and learning experience in an innovative, creative way and having published innovative research.

 2 STUDENT

For a planning student for his/her tertiary level outstanding academic performance in planning and/or innovative and relevant project idea or implementation.

Professional

 1 YOUNG PLANNER

For a bright young planner (under the age of 35) for his/her exemplary achievements and promising for the future in the planning profession as well as his/her contribution to the promotion of the planning profession.

 2 PUBLIC SECTOR (National and Provincial departments) and STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES

For a planner that has made an outstanding contribution to the planning profession with outcomes and enhanced public benefit planning.

 3 PRIVATE SECTOR

For a planning consultant (individual) or planning consultancy firm for exemplary practice that has enhanced the reputation of the planning profession and designed and/or implemented high impact planning project/s and/or intervention.

 4 EXTERNAL / ASSOCIATE

For a non-planner in recognition of his/her great contribution to the planning profession and/or to the cause of public benefit planning.

 5 OUTSTANDING PLANNER

For a professional planner in recognition of his/her outstanding planning work that has made a major impact in the state or private sector developments and thereby a significant contribution to the planning profession.

Institutional

1 MENTORSHIP

For an organisation that has provided invaluable medium to long term mentorship towards the professional registration and career development of young planners, for support in transferring and/or maintaining skills and knowledge in the planning profession as well as adding value to the planning profession and mentees.

 

2 MUNICIPAL

For a local, district or metropolitan municipality for its exemplary formulation and implementation of Integrated Development Plans (IDP), Spatial Development Plans, District Growth and Development Plans, Human Settlement Plans, Transport Plans or any other forward spatial plans towards ensuring sustainable spatial outcomes.

 

3 GREAT PLACES

For a community, neighbourhood or group of citizens that has embarked on an exemplary participatory self-development and/or outstanding community development project or programme that has improved the quality of community life and/or overcome difficult community issues and/or local circumstances.

 

The SAPI Planning Awards were established in 2008 to reflect on and recognise the valuable contributions that individuals and organisations make, to inspire their continued involvement and those of others and to promote the key role of the planning profession in public life.  It recognizes valuable contributions and extraordinary performance in all aspects of the planning profession and a strong awareness of the planning profession among related professions, all sectors and the general public. In this respect there are four broad fields viz.: academic, professional, institutions and SAPI member and branch awards.

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Academic Category

Winners

1. ACADEMIC / RESEARCH

For a planning school and/or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to planning education and training, by enhancing the teaching and learning experience in an innovative, creative way and having published innovative research.

 

Carel B Schoeman

1.2  STUDENT

For a planning student for his/her tertiary level outstanding academic performance in planning and/or innovative and relevant project idea or implementation.

 

Robert Ndebele

 

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Professional Category

 

2.1 YOUNG PLANNER

For a bright young planner (under the age of 35) for his/her exemplary achievements and promising for the future in the planning profession as well as his/her contribution to the promotion of the planning profession.

Dumisami Ndaba

(SAPI is saddened by the tragic death of Dumisani in December 2016)

 

2.2 PUBLIC SECTOR and  STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES

For a planner that has made an outstanding contribution to the planning profession with outcomes and enhanced public benefit planning.

 

MILE

2.3 PRIVATE SECTOR

For a planning consultant (individual) or planning consultancy firm for exemplary practice that has enhanced the reputation of the planning profession and designed and/or implemented high impact planning project/s and/or intervention.

 

Stephan Jooste

2.4  EXTERNAL / ASSOCIATE

For a non-planner in recognition of his/her great contribution to the planning profession and/or to the cause of public benefit planning.

 

Fiona Ogle
2.5 OUTSTANDING PLANNER

For a professional planner in recognition of his/her outstanding planning work that has made a major impact in the state or private sector developments and thereby a significant contribution to the planning profession.

 

Liana Strydom

 

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Institutional Category

 

3.1 MENTORSHIP

For an organisation that has provided invaluable medium to long term mentorship towards the professional registration and career development of young planners, for support in transferring and/or maintaining skills and knowledge in the planning profession as well as adding value to the planning profession and mentees.

 

Ekurhuleni Municipality

3.2 MUNICIPAL

For a local, district or metropolitan municipality for its exemplary formulation and implementation of Integrated Development Plans (IDP), Spatial Development Plans, District Growth and Development Plans, Human Settlement Plans, Transport Plans or any other forward spatial plans towards ensuring sustainable spatial outcomes.

 

Tie: City of Johannesburg: Spatial Planning Framework 2040 & Ekurhuleni Municipality: Aerotropolis
3.3 GREAT PLACES

For a community, neighbourhood or group of citizens that has embarked on an exemplary participatory self development and/or outstanding community development project or programme that has improved the quality of community life and/or overcome difficult community issues and/or local circumstances.

 

 

Killarney Riviera Residents Association

 

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South African Planning Institute Category

 

4.1 MEMBER SERVICE

For a current SAPI member who has made an invaluable voluntary contribution towards building and growing the profile of SAPI and increasing value to the membership.

 

Aurobindo Ogra

 

4.2 BEST PERFORMING SAPI REGION

For the most dynamic and vibrant region with up to date membership records, engaging activity and consistent contributions to the profession and organisation.

 

Region Eastern Cape Western Region

4.3 MOST PROMISING SAPI REGION

For special efforts made to develop a region, with new members and innovative approaches to building the organisation.

 

Northern Cape Region