It is no secret amongst architects that corruption at South African
municipal building control departments has reached an all time high. It
is now threatening the very integrity of the building construction
industry and impacting strongly on the efficiency of the professions.
Besides costing the country's economy dearly it is placing the Nation's
citizens at risk. Corruption has many facets and permeates every level
of our society; it is always ugly and always destructive but none so
dangerous as that which affects the Built Environment.
Nigeria and Uganda are prime examples of what happens when building
controls become dysfunctional - buildings collapse and kill people