The roofing and waterproofing industry in South Africa has witnessed a surge in new entrants and start-up companies. Unfortunately, a significant portion of these newcomers lack the necessary expertise and knowledge to meet the desired quality standards. Consequently, consumers often fall victim to roofers and waterproofers who employ imported materials ill-suited to the country’s unique weather and climate conditions. Moreover, consumers struggle to identify reputable service providers, exacerbating the problem further. Recognizing the urgent need for oversight and regulation, The Professional Roof Repair and Waterproofing Association (PRAWA) was established in 2019. Serving as a regulatory body, PRAWA enforces stringent industry minimum standards and ensures the credibility of its licensed members through thorough vetting, comprehensive training opportunities via CPD implementation and assessment of their existing skills to ensure their compliance with industry minimum standards.
Membership with PRAWA requires contractors to fulfill a range of criteria, including operating as a registered company, holding a valid tax clearance certificate, possessing public liability insurance, workman’s compensation coverage, and complying with all relevant legislative requirements.
South Africa boasts a considerable number of skilled and reputable roofing and waterproofing companies. PRAWA aims to address the industry’s issues by effectively regulating and streamlining the roof repair and waterproofing industry. By upholding accountability for service delivery excellence and ensuring that end users receive value for their investment, PRAWA strives to instill confidence and trust in the industry while safeguarding the interests of both consumers and contractors alike.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have multiple types of memberships to suite your needs and level of experience , please visit our membership page to get a better understanding of which membership type suites your needs, once you choose your membership type please fill in the relevant application form that can be found under the description of each membership and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and await your approval, we will then revert with further information.
Quick links for memberships can be found below:
No, we do not require any qualifications for you to become a member as you are able to make use of our Recognition of Prior Learning Programme to get your designation as a Licensed Roof Repair and Waterproofing Applicator however if you are not able to RPL towards your designation with your current level of experience we recommend you achieve your NQF Level 2 in roof repair and waterproofing to gain the knowledge and experience needed – please contact us if you require assistance with finding a registered training provider.
In order to issue Certificates of compliance it is required that you hold and maintain both individual and company membership on a yearly basis.
In order to issue COC’s through PRAWA you need to have the designation of Licensed Roof Repair and Waterproofing Applicator under individual membership. This can be gained through our RPL programme or through by gaining your NQF Level 2 in roofing and waterproofing at an accredited training provider.
Once your applications are approved and have achieved your designation you will be given your personal PRAWA profile log in details from which you can purchase your COCs.
All our memberships come with a variety of industry specific benefits to help you as a contractor excel within the roof repair and waterproofing industry. Please visit the membership page to read more about the benefits of each membership type.
Yes! PRAWA has a recognition of prior learning programme whereby you as a contractor can use your existing knowledge and skills to achieve your designation.
Our RPL program is simple and efficient and can be done on one of your existing job sites. You will be sent a list of required tasks for the designation for which you are applying, you will be required to submit video evidence of you completing these tasks and once approved you will be given your designation as a Licensed Roof Repair and Waterproofing Applicator – a designation that enables you to issue certificates on compliance. It’s that easy!