currently chairs B.E.R.T.
(Bureau of Research and Technology) on behalf of the Africa Union of Architects
, which involves thought provoking visits to Schools of Architecture and cities throughout Africa.
He serves on the UIA/UNESCO Validation and other committees, and participated in the Global Studio at the UIA Congress in Istanbul.
presented the bid to host the 2014 UIA Congress
on behalf of Africa.
He currently serves on the Scientific Committee for UIA Torino 2008.
In South Africa he participates on heritage councils and is a founder member and director of the pro-poor advocacy organisation, the Built Environment Support Group.
Harber was an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Housing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, where he taught for 35 years.
During this time he
visited and taught at schools in Norway, Denmark, Holland, England, India, Australia and all over Africa, which he
continues to do.
Architecture and Planning consultancy—Harber & Associates—has received world wide recognition for designs rooted in the socio-political realities of poverty where aspects of sustainability are paramount.