Small contractors to play a BIG role in the construction sector

The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo will be introducing a free, CPD-accredited training programme at this year’s event, taking place on 23 and 24 May 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. This offering will contribute towards transformation in the construction industry and the development of Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprise (SMME) contractors, … Continue reading Small contractors to play a BIG role in the construction sector

Enhancing the Rights of Building Industry Workers

Published: 08 May 2017 While the rights of all South African workers enshrined in the country’s constitution and labour legislation was celebrated on Workers’ Day, every day the rights of over 80% of workers in the Western Cape’s building industry are improved. This is due to their employers being members of the Master Builders Association … Continue reading Enhancing the Rights of Building Industry Workers

Building entrepreneurs through the Construction Input Incubation Programme

Published: 03 April 2017 Nunnovation Africa Foundation (NAF) has established a one of a kind programme to develop and support entrepreneurs in the construction input manufacturing sector. The ‘Construction Input Incubation Programme’ is targeted at the Merafong and Rand West communities in Gauteng’s West Rand. Now in the final stages of the recruitment process, this … Continue reading Building entrepreneurs through the Construction Input Incubation Programme

Coatings industry reassurance on safety of titanium dioxide

Published: 11 July 2017 The SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) has issued official reassurance to the public and its members that the inclusion of titanium dioxide as a white pigment in some industrial paints holds absolutely no health risks to anyone exposed to such paints. Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA: “The use of titanium … Continue reading Coatings industry reassurance on safety of titanium dioxide

Inspiring Africa with innovative infrastructure delivery for Swaziland

Published: 10 July 2017 At the recent official inauguration of the Siphofaneni Bridge, King Mswati III spoke of his vision for Swaziland to be an example to Africa with its state-of-the-art technology, First World standards and infrastructure innovations. “This bridge and road project is going to be the standard for future infrastructure projects in Swaziland. … Continue reading Inspiring Africa with innovative infrastructure delivery for Swaziland

Construction confidence falls to lowest level in 6 years

Jun 28 2017 12:42 Lameez Omarjee Related Articles Group Five says investor wants breakup, return of ex-CEO Upton US housing decline, permits show sector weakness Beware of cowboy builders Murray & Roberts cautions shareholders Price collusion settlement knocks Raubex profit Power Construction faces prosecution as appeal fails Johannesburg – Confidence in the construction industry fell … Continue reading Construction confidence falls to lowest level in 6 years

Climbing the scaffolding: South African women in roofing

Published by SA Construction News With Women’s Month fast approaching, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, spotlights three of its female members, who share their experiences as women in construction. While the South African construction sector is a provider of a … Continue reading Climbing the scaffolding: South African women in roofing

The curious case of penalties against subcontractors

What does a construction contractor’s nightmare consist of? Penalties for late completion of course! Yes, the dreaded penalty clause. These past weeks, our office dealt extensively with a number of Adjudications where Subcontractors disagreed with penalties being levied against them by a Main Contractor. In all the cases, the JBCC N/S Subcontract Agreement (N/S Agreement) … Continue reading The curious case of penalties against subcontractors