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Mrs Karen Le Jeune

BSc (QS) (with distinction) MSc (Property Studies) (Cape Town)

Programme Convenor - BSc Construction Studies/BSc Honours in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

Tel: 021 650 2451

Karen practiced as a professional Quantity Surveyor until 2001, notably becoming a managing partner of Walters Simpson & Du Toit in 1998. Having lectured part-time at UCT whilst working in private practice, she joined as a full-time staff member in 2002. Karen is also a professional member of The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, Chartered Surveyor registered with The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Pr.QS registered with The South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession.

Research Interests

  • Generational Theory
  • Women in the Built Environment
  • Green Buildings
  • Service Learning


Professional Practice, Measurement: Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering Measurement, Information Systems

External Responsibilities

  • UCT Representative serving on the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) Western Cape Chapter Committee.
  • Member of the Society of Architects Planners Engineers and Surveyors (APES)
  • Member of the Women’s Property Network (WPN)