Who is PRAWA?

The Professional Roof Repair and Waterproofing Association is a non-profit organisation specifically for the roof repair and waterproofing industry. Our Association is contractor orientated, to up skill and look after the well-being of our members.

Why use a roofer and waterproofer that is registered with a professional body?

With the state of our economy as it is, it is now more important than ever to ensure value for money in service provision.  This means ensuring that the person you contract to repair and / or waterproof your roof is skilled.

There are numerous new commers and start-up companies / contractors in the waterproofing industry, the majority of these do not have the knowledge or skill to deliver quality standards.  As a result, consumers lose their hard-earned money to roofers / waterproofer’s who use imported materials that do not suit the South African weather and climate conditions, worse still, consumers are unable to get hold of the right service provider.  This is why in order to qualify as a member of PRAWA all contractors are required to have a registered company, a valid tax clearance certificate, public liability insurance, workman’s compensation and all the other relevant legislative requirements.

There are many skilled and honourable roofing and waterproofing companies in South Africa, the dilemma the consumers face, is that they do not know who these are and how to tell the “good” from the “bad”.

Professional Roof Repair and Waterproofing Association (PRAWA) has applied to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to be identified as a professional body.  The purpose of PRAWA is to regulate and streamline the roof repair and waterproofing industry, by ensuring the end user, gets value for money and the contractor is accountable for service delivery excellence.

PRAWA has identified a training centre that is approved and endorsed by QCTO and the Construction Ceta.  This will help our industry to be recognized as a professional profession.  This recognition will impact and uplift the quality of work; reports and inspection and ultimately the end user will know that they are getting value for money.

PRAWA will ensure that members maintain a consistent level of CPD (continuous professional development) points and therefore contribute to individual upskilling.  PRAWA is dedicated to ensuring that there is equitable representation of diversity in the industry.  PRAWA together with the major suppliers and Manufacturing organisations will ensure that there are no inferior materials in our country.

PRAWA recognizes that the vision of upskilling and uplifting of Roof Repairs and Waterproofing will take time.  PRAWA is passionate about ensuring that all providers in the Roof Repairs and Waterproofing are qualified and obtain the National Certificate in Waterproofing.  This can be achieved through recognising prior learning and / or experience of existing roofing and waterproofing knowledge and application against the qualification.

PRAWA is dedicated to promoting professionalism by providing leadership for the benefit of its members.  The success of each member is continually enhanced by providing:

  • Waterproofing and Roof Repairs education and continuous Professional Development (CPD), specific to the South African climate.
  • A forum for information exchange
  • A means for industry problem identification and resolution
  • Regular communication and networking
  • An industry liaison between suppliers and contractors
  • The pursuit of the highest waterproofing and roof repairs standards for South Africa

PRAWA members recognize that the establishment of a health business environment is greatly influenced by their professional conduct.  The association strongly supports the following practices and encourages their members to do the same.

PRAWA supports the following practices and ensures their professional waterproofing and roofing contractors:

  • Are honest and straightforward in their dealings with clients, submitting reasonable proposals and answering all questions pertaining to those proposals
  • Stand behind their work, offering guarantees where applicable
  • Enter into contracts that are fair and equitable, and that clearly assign responsibility
  • Offer evidence of all relevant legal documentation
  • Recognize that the employee’s health and safety are of paramount concern to the company and its employees
  • Support the education and training of their employees.

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