Update SA – Speaks to SACPCMP Panelist Batho Mokhothu

The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions ( SACPCMP) is a statutory body established to certify, register, regulate and promote the Built Environment Management Professions. 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.

The SACPCMP is one of the six (6) Councils for the Built Environment Professions (CBEP) established by Acts of Parliament – in the case of the SACPCMP, this is through Act No 48 of 2000. The mandate of the SACPCMP is to, maintain competence and personnel development for the public good and retain the professional cadre; ensure continuous improvement in the acquisition of academic and professional skills; develop deeper and specialised knowledge; broaden knowledge over a wider professional spectrum; acquire international recognition; ensure skills growth acceleration and innovation.

When sitting down with Mr. Batho Mokhothu PrEng, also known as B, who serves as Deputy Director General and heads up Infrastructure Construction Management (Projects) since November 2017 at age 33. Mr. Mokhothu is responsible for the management of a national infrastructure portfolio and sector strategies for engineering and construction. He has been in the Infrastructure executive and senior management space for property, roads and railway portfolios since 2014.

When speaking to him about the prospects of the SACPCMP he gave us a reaffirming statement and shed some insight on the exciting ways that the SACPCMP desires to endeavor in, in the following year of 2019. Following the announcement the SACPCMP team has made on all their platforms, they will be celebrating their year end by hosting a function for their team, following the statement they have made on their website:

“SACPCMP Staff will be having a year end event on the 11 December and offices will be closing on 20 December at 12h00 and re-open on 7 January 2019.

Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best this wonderful holiday has to offer. May this incredible time of giving and spending time with family bring you joy that lasts throughout the year.”

Mr Mokhothu went on to shed knowledge on the importance of the work of the Organisation by saying: Coordinated infrastructure delivery is key in ensuring effective and efficient delivery of infrastructure through various construction infrastructure programmes. In the quest of delivering detailed construction designs and implementing through construction , there is a bigger mandate for the construction sector to prioritize infrastructure for the state through delivering work on time, cost and quality.
Mokhothu has his roots firmly in civil engineering and specialized in the field of Structural Engineering for buildings, bridges, water retaining and mining structures since 2007. He has work experience as a Senior Engineer on a number of projects in SADC and Indonesia. He has a conglomerate of skills ranging from planning, engineering design, financial analysis, business development, portfolio management and construction management.
In 2019 both the private sector and public sector must lift up their game and collaborate in platforms to find solutions in the construction sector particularly on transformation aspects. – Batho Mokhothu
Over the next five years, he wishes to consolidate local and international networks to build upon the business leadership direction of leading large capital infrastructure projects and portfolios as well as providing social infrastructure for Africa.

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