April 17, 2008
Cape Town Hotel School Restaurant, Granger Bay

A buzzing night of professionals, SABTACO members and their guests along with VIP’s like Ms Roshieda Shabodien, MEC Richard Dyantyi, Mr Omar Valley (Dept Community Safety). The gala dinner was held at the Cape Sun Hotel on 08 November 2007.

The well attended social event was a success as those in attendance had an opportunity to network with others in the development and construction industry. Black Currant band provided the entertainment. 

The honorary Guest Speaker Ms. Roshieda Shabodien, in her speech, captured the role of females in the built environment who has to be challenged with not only sexism, but racism as well. She stated that unless someone is in that shoe, it is almost impossible to understand the position of black females in this industry.

The gala dinner event made a profit of over R30 000.00 which will partially be utilised for bursary schemes for tertiary students registered for courses in the built environment.


A heartful thanks goes out to all who supported the 2007 SABTACO Western Cape Gala Dinner. We look forward to seeing you all at the event in 2008.

Marius Fransman