The Town and Regional Planning Masters programme has been awarded full accreditation by the SA Council for Planners (SACPLAN).
The SACPLAN Board visited the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) to conduct an accreditation inspection for the Masters programme in the Town and Regional Planning Discipline.
The Board spent a day at UKZN and had a full and detailed engagement with the School, specifically with the staff and students in Town and Regional Planning.
This is a milestone for the School and the Discipline. Previously they had conditional accreditation for four years.
SACPLAN observed the hard work done by the School and further commended it for the infrastructure and improvement of the studios while recognising it as hosts of the ISOCARP Young Professional Planners programme, which SACPLAN believes has left a legacy for the Planning Discipline.
Interim Dean and Head of the School Professor Betty Mubangizi said: ‘This is an affirmation of the ability of UKZN to deliver quality programmes. I commend the staff in the discipline of Planning for their hard work and hope that this provides an opportunity to grow the Discipline.’