Following ceasing of recognition of the SACAP System in December 2011; negotiation of an interim validation agreement to run for a minimum of 2 years based on a comparative analysis of the SACAP ‘Purple book’ Procedures and CAA Procedures. London meeting between Tony Godwin, Mansur Ahmadu (Nigeria) and George Henderson (UK) and SACAP President, Phil Mashabane, and SACAP Chair of Validation, Gerald Steyn and South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), President, Fanuel Motsepe. The Agreement allows for two CAA representatives to join each SACAP visiting board. The SACAP procedures are used with added CAA requirements to achieve equivalency to a CAA direct validation visit. A separate CAA report is produced. A joint CAA SACAP statement was issued to inform the South African schools of the changes. CAA representatives have participated in 4 visits to enable reinstatement of the schools on the CAA list.