Facility Managers Remuneration 2021

Facility Manager remuneration- South Africa 2021 Salaryexplorer did some interesting research re the salary levels of FMs in South Africa. The following is a brief summary of the highlights. Please see the full report on https://bit.ly/3gKCGFn How much does a Facility Manager earn in South Africa? A person working as a Facility Manager in South Africa typically earns around 42,400 […]

Remote work – pros and cons

What is the future of offices vs. remote work? Here is an interesting read about the costs and benefits of working from home:   https://www.pwc.nl/nl/actueel-publicaties/assets/pdfs/pwc-the-costs-and-benefits-of-working-from-home.pdf  

Teaching FM Standards to a new generation of professionals

The field of Facility Management (FM) has experienced a welcome change over the past few years with the introduction of ISO Standards. These standards have served the very necessary function of standardising terminology, principles and concepts in FM. They have already provided valuable guidelines for international best practice with regard to a FM management system […]

FM Place

The Academy for FM has a new building. Read more about where we are, what we do and how we invest in the future of our students and our country.   Click on the article below for more:    

FM Standards have come to stay

Over the past few years the International Standards organisation (ISO) has taken a serious interest in FM. A Technical Committee (TC267), which I suppose one could also call a panel of industry experts , was established  in 2014. This TC quickly developed what is called mirror or local committees in many countries consisting of subject […]

The reward of perseverance

Each time the Academy has a chance to celebrate with students who have completed their qualification, I am reminded that growth is a slow process. Plants and animals develop much faster than homo sapiens and then there is education. During our last commencement ceremony, I spoke about perseverance as a principle for life and work. […]

All in the numbers

During September it was reported that the number of school pupils studying accountancy at school has dropped. According to the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (Saipa), there had been a dramatic drop in the number of pupils taking accountancy as a subject at school. Technical Executive at Saipa, Faith Ngwenya says there are a […]

SAFMA Awards 2018

SAFMA (The South African Facilities Management Association) has opened entries for its annual awards. There are 5 categories and you can nominate individuals for these awards.   The categories are: Award for excellence in FM Facilities Manager of the year FM Young Achiever of the year Technology Implementation of the Year Chairman’s Award (issued to […]

A new ISO Standard for FM

NEW STANDARD FOR FACILITY MANAGEMENT – ISO41001 + Academy logo FM has the responsibility for ensuring that the workplace meets the ever-changing needs and trends in how and where people work. The effectiveness of FM is therefore an essential aspect of organisational success, which is why a new ISO standard for FM has been published. […]

Regulatory woes update

You will have see the earlier blog concerning the regulatory issues faced by the Academy for Facility Management (Academy).   The Academy has during this past week received correspondence from the attorneys of the Council on Higher Education. In this letter the CHE makes a complete reversal on the earlier threat of the Director: Accreditation. […]