CBE protecting the interest of the public
in the built environment
The Council for the Built Environment (CBE)
and the six councils for the profession
maintain and apply standards of built
environment professionals conduct and
practice in order to effectively protect the
interests of the public. The purpose of the
CBE as an appeal body is to ensure
protection of the interest of the public.
In terms of Section 21 of the Council for
the Built Environment Act, Act 43 of 2000,
the CBE is empowered and obliged to hear an
appeal lodged by a person aggrieved by a
decision of any of the councils for the
There are three categories of decisions
that emanate from councils for the
professions that can be reviewed by the CBE
Appeals Committee, namely:
• Decision relating to professional
misconduct by a registered person
• Decisions relating to registrations
• Appeals against any other decisions made
by the councils for the professions.
WHO MAY APPEAL TO THE CBE?
• Any member of the public whose
interests and rights are affected by the
decision made by the
council for the professions, after that council has
given reasons for that decision.
• A registered person found guilty of
contravention of any of the professions Acts
professional councils Code of Conduct.
• A person, whose registration has been
refused, cancelled or not renewed by the
council for the
THE BENEFITS OF LODGING AN APPEAL WITH
• Recourse against decision made by councils
for the profession.
• Protection of the interest of the public.
For more information about Appeals, please
CBE Appeals Manual
For enquiries contact:
Sarojini Moodley or Sihle Mhlangu
Tel: +27 12 346 3985