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World FM Day 2017

World FM Day 2017

Enabling positive experiences

Once a year the global facilities management community comes together to celebrate FM on World FM Day.

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Welcome to SAFMA

Welcome to SAFMA

South Africa Facilities Management Association

SAFMA supports, represents and advances the cause and interests of the Facilities Management  Community in South Africa.

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Join SAFMA Today!

Join SAFMA Today!

Become a SAFMA Member today!

Get connected and network with other facilities management professionals. Stay informed on global facilities management trends.

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Keep abreast of FM Issues!

Keep abreast of FM Issues!

Explore our Knowledge Bank

Read the views of facilities management experts and keep up-to-date on global facilities management trends. Only available to members.

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Post your vacancies online!

Post your vacancies online!

Vacancies in Facilities Management

Target your employment vacancies at facilities management professionals, and advertise on our website!

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Post your tenders online!

Post your tenders online!

Tenders and Business Opportunities

As an additional service to our members you can advertise tenders and business opportunities on our website!

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Network with other FM Professionals

Network with other FM Professionals

Events, Training, Conferences

SAFMA keeps you informed on global facilities management trends. Stay connected and network with other FM professionals!

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Endorsed Training Courses

Endorsed Training Courses

Keep Up-to-Date

Keep your facilities management skills up-to-date and relevant with training courses from SAFMA accredited training providers.

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Platinum Conference Sponsor 2017

Bidvest FM


News thumbnail SABS FM STANDARDS
Published: 2017-04-04

Great News - The New FM standard SABS 1752: Strategic Facilities Management System – Requirements was approved by SABS on the 10 March, after years of development, public consultation and hard work by various stakeholders within the FM industry!


News thumbnail iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Published: 2017-03-28

 This tender is for the management of access, cleaning and greening, and repairs and maintenance of buildings and structures, water reticulation and reservoirs, and roads across the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

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News thumbnail Facilities Management Interns!
Published: 2017-02-15

Are you looking for a FM management intern? If so, we have a number graduates from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology who have completed a  B Tech in Construction Management (Facility Management) who are looking for placement to gain experience. Please contact the SAFMA office for their details.

News thumbnail New ISO standard to facilitate FM
Published: 2016-09-26

Today’s facilities managers face unprecedented challenges trying to keep up with competingpriorities, evolving technology and the drive for corporate social responsibility. In this rapidly >evolving world of facilities management, a new ISO management system standard will be more than welcome.

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News thumbnail Online FM Magazine
Published: 2016-08-10


FM NOW is an exciting new facilities management online magazine that is set to be launched end September.


News thumbnail Change in Bank Details
Published: 2015-12-01

Please note that our banking details have changed.

New details are:

Bank: ABSA
Account: South African Facilities Management Association NPC
Number: 40-8778-9958
Branch: 632005


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What is Facilities Management?

The definition of Facilities Management is always evolving and many people and Organisations have different views.  

The SAFMA definition of Facilities Management is “Facilities Management is an enabler of sustainable enterprise performance through the whole life management of productive workplaces and effective business support services. 

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Who We Are

Who is the South African Facilities Management Association
The South African Facilities Management Association is a self sustaining body recognised locally and internationally for its meaningful role in the South African Facilities Management Community. SAFMA defines Facilities Management as "an enabler of sustainable enterprise performance through the whole life management of productive workplaces and effective business support services".

The members of SAFMA enjoy the benefits of sharing expertise with other facilities management professionals in South Africa and internationally. SAFMA offers it's members many benefits including an advisory service, networking events, establishing contacts overseas, keeping uptodate on local and international facilities management trends.

For more information on SAFMA, contact us today!

Macdonald & Company are launching the 3rd edition of their annual Salary, Rewards and Benefits Survey and would like your assistance to ensure that the findings are a fair representation of the state of the market. The survey is a confidential set of on-line questions which probe such information as the sex, race, location, education, salary, benefits and company size of respondents from the property industry.

The findings of this survey assist in providing career advice and salary benchmarking to property professionals and employers in South Africa. Clearly, the greater the response received, the more accurate the findings will be. To take part in this survey, and stand a chance of winning one of 3 weekends away for two,click here.

Workplace Strategies Around the World

The IFMA Foundation will be launching a book about “Workplace Strategies Around the World” at World Workplace in October in Phoenix.  This book provides practical tools to help Facility Managers from around the globe, in large, mid-size and small organizations lead change in the workplace, both strategically and tactically. 

The book examines forces driving change in the office and prepares Facility Managers for the evolving nature of work and the workplace of the future.  Sustainability is a “way of life” for most companies.  With the emphasis on the triple bottom line -- people, planet and profit -- becoming more popular, this topic is woven throughout the book and addressed in case studies from around the world. 

If you are interested in submitting a case study for potential inclusion in the book or know someone who is, please complete the attached template and submit to Kim who will forward it to IFMA.

We are reaching to you, facility managers from around the world, to get a truly international perspective on sustainable facility rating systems as we update the IFMA Foundation's "Sustainability How-to Guide: Green Building Rating Systems." Your input will enable us to detail how the systems differ, cost variances, information about how certifications have been obtained and operational costs have been reduced.

The information requested should be focused on real experiences with green building rating systems and obtaining certifications. Through this survey we hope to answer many of the questions that facility managers have voiced to us and incorporate them in this publication. The guide will also provide case studies that will highlight selected green rating systems.

Please see the following link for the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TF6Q3XV

The survey closes at the end of June. 

The authors and the IFMA Foundation thank you in advance for your time and participation in this exciting initiative.

The Occupiers Journal, is a global company in the age of the Internet and social media and was featured in a February 29 article about the power of technology to enable collaboration among people who are literally thousands of miles apart ("So near and yet so far").  The focus of the business is to bring together occupiers of real estate and the end-users of facilities and support services to exchange ideas.  This will enable them to change their vision and strategy to become more focused, effective and efficient.  The first product of this membership based organization is the FM-GRID program that is directed at making Facilities and Workplace Managers more effective, improve Senior Management buy-in and improve functional and business unit relationships.  The Occupiers Journal are very pleased to announce that the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has agreed to support the global study. The RICS has also announced that it is to grow its South African presence.

In order to make the study even more relevant and improve the value the open time for people to contribute has been extended to the end of July 2012.  The study is being run by our research director Jim Ware.  I would like to encourage all the SAFMA  members to take the time to fill in the form so that it raises our region’s profile in the survey.

The Occupiers Journal has recruited Regional Partners in order to make the program more locally relevant and improve the communications.  The Southern African Regional Partner is Rudd van Deventer and can be contacted through LinkedIn.  If you have not yet linked up on LinkedIn please take the time and join the Southern Africa OJ Group.


Are you an organisation or agent that has learning or work opportunities and would like to recruit for free from the Department of Labour’s work seeker database?

The duly authorised person acting on behalf of your organisation must register as an Individual first, and once the authorised person logs in he/she will be able to link to your organisation with your UIF reference number.

Your organisation will be able to post opportunities and receive CV’s of matched individuals based on your opportunity criteria.

Note: Currently organisation registration service is available to organisations registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Extended registrations are in progress towards organisations that are not registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund; please stay tuned for improvements.

Register here...

Awards of Excellence in FM 2016 Winners

Global FM, the worldwide alliance of facilities management (FM) membership organisations, is pleased to announce the Global FM Awards of Excellence in FM 2016 winners as part of World FM Day – its worldwide celebration of facilities management which takes place today (13 July).

“The Global FM Excellence in FM Awards elevates the very best facilities management projects to a global stage. All the submissions are award winners in their own right, as our member organisations select their very best candidates from their organisations over the past year. All of the entries highlight the role that FM professionals play in supporting and enabling business performance.” Said Duncan Waddell, Chairman of Global FM.

The 2016 winners are:

  • Platinum Award of Excellence in FM – FMA Australia – Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia
  • Gold Award of Excellence in FM – BIFM – Heathrow Airport Limited, UK
  • Silver Award of Excellence in FM – IFMA – Centostazioni S.p.A., Italy




FM NOW is an exciting new facilities management online magazine that is set to be launched end September. It is edited by veteran FM scribe Terry Owen  and published by the prestige powerhouse Asset Publishing, headed by maestro Tony Korsten. It will be a monthly magazine which will masterfully make its way to some 6 000 plus readers! FM NOW will set the industry on fire with its bold design (including video!) and cracking content, including top interviews, opinion pieces by industry gurus, what’s happening this very minute at home and abroad in FM, and covering the entire gambit from operational to strategic practice. Also on the cards are not-to-be-missed seminars, roundtables and breakfast meetings and a host of great events that will highlight problem-solving and the latest in Best Practice, enabling practitioners to build an FM legacy everyone can be proud of.

We’ll keep you posted with newsflashes galore as the countdown to launch approaches!


Great News - The New FM standard SABS 1752: Strategic Facilities Management System – Requirements was approved by SABS on the 10 March, after years of development, public consultation and hard work by various stakeholders within the FM industry!

This ground-breaking standard marks the first FM standard developed in SA, and the standard will serve as a baseline for ISO Standard 410001, which is currently being developed worldwide. SABS 1752 provides the management framework for developing, implementing and improving FM. It incorporates the quality management principles of ISO 9001 and the life-cycle plans of ISO 55000: Asset Management Standards. Requirements for several key performance areas of FM are specified, including the areas of Leadership, Planning, Support, Operations, Evaluation and Improvement.

For those who are keen to get a copy of the standard, go online to:

https://store.sabs.co.za/sans-1752-ed-1-00-1 (Price: R441.18)

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