Mr Lerotholi Tholo Makhaola, SAIBPP’s President, is a professional Architect, previously Associate Executive at SVA International which is a leading South African Architectural Company on the African continent. His major responsibilities were around the design and implementation of the SVA International transformation strategy and initiatives which were a work in progress. Tholo is currently Regional Manager (Gauteng) and Head of Design & Space Planning at Afroteq Advisory, a company providing advisory services to the built environment around strategic facilities management, design and space planning & professional services which encompass Quantity Surveying and Project Management.

He is a board member of SAIBPP (South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners) with responsibilities focused on the Learning and Growth within the organisation mandated with the design and implementation of appropriate and relevant skills development initiatives. Tholo represents SAIBPP at the Black Business Council (BBC) in the Infrastructure Development Portfolio Committee and he serves on the Real Estate Chamber of the Services SETA.