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For donations towards AAC projects, please send donations to:

Account Name: African Architect’s Collaborative

Bank name: Nedbank

Account number: 1129950719

Branch name: Rosebank Branch Code: 197705


We are in our second year of the Archi-Student Stationary Drive. Last year we managed to raise funds and provide stationary packs for 7 first year architectural students.
As we all know architecture can be a very costly course in relation to time and money. We believe that students need to put in the time, but also understand that not all students have the money for the stationary that can help them reach their full potential.
We would like you to join the African Architects Collaborative and give back to first year architecture students in need of a stationary pack. We are looking for donations of stationary packs each costing at R4110.00 by the 29th March 2019.


As the African Architects Collaborative, we rallied all the female students on the 30th August 2019 at the University of Johannesburg entire School of Architecture to stand for an hour dressed in red as a silent protest to making the Architectural Profession more inclusive of Women in Architecture. We curated a wall of all the faces of women in architecture in the school to celebrate their journeys.

We stood in solidarity with our brothers in red on the UJ FADA bridge to “bridge the gap” between genders in the architectural profession.




The African Architects Collaborative in Partnership with DSD Desis, Joe Public United, and the University of Johannesburg  held a workshop with female Design Students and Professionals entitled Lean In.

We were joined by Rendani Nemakhavani, Ashton Bullock and Caren Katz in a discussion that brought to light issues that women faced in the design indstry during thier studies and in the workplace. The workshop was held at UJ on the 24th August 2019.





Snap @ the city is an AAC initiative to encourage photography enthusiasts to access the city and celebrate Johannesburg’s unique cosmopolitan environment. AAC want creative minds to engage in similar passions regardless of profession or discipline.

Our last session we meandered through “Franks Place “, Kerk Stret Linear Market and other exciting buildings between Lilian Ngoyi and Albertina Sisulu Street.



AAC is collecting stationery for 1st year architecture students 2018 .

This initiative is to assist students who may struggle to afford the 1st year required stationery. Please see attached stationery list to see how you may be able to contribute. A full stationery pack costs R3805, however there are other stationery items that may be donated by companies or individuals.

Please email africancollaboration@gmail.com for drop off details and further information.


The event held on the 6th April 2016 at Fons Luminus High school was an overall success. The Matriculant students appeared to grasp the idea of architecture and the built environment as well as related job opportunities. The planning and execution of the activities on a minimal budget was done well by the team, though in future having some sponsors on board would help elevate the standards of our workshops.

11.5% of South Africas GDP is created through the construction industry, but South Africa’s work force is not as skilled as it needs to be to keep on top of our infrastructure, and sustain the growing population of our country and Province of Gauteng. AAC has used this workshop at Fons Luminus High school as an opportunity to develop and educate previously disadvantaged students in Soweto about the possibility of joining the Built environment sector. We attempt to enrich the lives of the students by making them aware of the opportunities they have, and what they need to do in order to get there. By doing this, we give a chance to young adults (currently the most grossly unemployed group of South Africa) to create better, more sustainable futures despite their previously disadvantaged gender or ethnicity.


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