African academy

Africa’s Premier Academy of
Draughting Excellence

Get to Know More About African Academy

The African Academy for CAD Training was founded in 1994 and, today, it has grown to encompass multiple types of training and draughting courses. Two patrons, D. W. Macnamara and C. L. Yeatman, were responsible for founding our academy of draughting excellence. After noticing a shortage of well-trained draughtspersons, they decided to initiate a centre, solely focused on the training of such draughtspersons. Our academy has grown in leaps and bounds since then, and currently we have x staff members, and x students across South Africa.

Course Material

Our course material has been developed with industry experts to ensure the highest standards possible, and to guarantee that what our students learn is always relevant to the working world. We continually update our course material and training programmes to reflect current changes in the draughting industry.


To ensure that our students’ diplomas or qualifications hold merit in the working world, we have obtained accreditations with the following bodies and have aligned our courses with them.

Our qualified students make us proud, with many of them having gone on to pursue successful careers.
Select a student to read their story and to see how African Academy has helped them.

Our Mission
To deliver as Africa’s Premier Private Draughting & Design Academy:
The transition of disadvantaged persons from unemployment to rewarding technical careers in the Built Environment
Meet The TeaM
Our friendly staff are here to help you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for any queries you may have.
Mr Kubera Naidoo – Managing Director

Mayisa Fernandes

Heidi Jooste

Ms Portia Mbangula (Receptionist)
Ms Emily Mathabathe (Admin Clerk)
Ms Thembelenkosini Shwala
Ms Lindi Madonsela
Ms Kagiso Ledwaba (Student Affairs Officer)

Mr Marius Pelzer
Mrs Elsie Heyns
Mrs Christabel Phiri
Mr Dewald Heath
Mrs Rene Bodika
Mr Riaan Slier

Mr Joubert du Plooy
Mr Christopher Wright
Mrs Tasneem Mayflower
Mr Pieter van Zyl
Mr Ricardo De Menezes
Mr Ajibola Olufemi

Board of Directors

Dr Pierre Olivier

Kubera Naidoo -B.Com (Law)

Adrian Young – B.Sc (Hons) Eng, M.Sc (Eng), Pr (Eng)
Erich Meintjes
Charles Walters
Chris Brink -N-Dip, NED Teachers Diploma, National Trade Diploma (F&T), National Certificate MDDOP
Jabulile Sibanyoni – B. Admin (HR), B. Com (Hons Industrial Psychology) and B.Com (Mast Industrial Psychology)