About MBA North

About us

Pretoria Master Builders Association was founded in 1903 and the Johannesburg Master Builders Association was founded in 1894 and was formally constituted in 1904. These organisations merged in January 1996 to form the Gauteng Master Builders Association (GMBA). In 2012, the association underwent a name change and is now known as the Master Builders Association North – incorporating the following 4 regions: Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. The Association is located at Construction Park, No. 1, 2nd Road, Halfway House, Midrand and is an employers organisation serving the interests of its members in the building and allied trade industries, and is registered in the Building Industry with jurisdiction in Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces.

MBA Timeline

National Federation for Building Trade Employers

Master Builders South Africa was founded as the National Federation for Building Trade Employers (NFBTE) in 1904. Over the past 108 years, MBSA has survived and flourished and still plays a meaningful role in today’s fast-track world. The Federation’s initial aims were to unite the contractors of the day to gain better bargaining power with government authorities and to negotiate with trade unions.

BIFSA born out of the NFBTE

The NFBTE itself faced change and there was a growing sense among members of the national organisation that its name was no longer representative of the building industry it now represented. Moreover, the name was cumbersome and did not clearly identify it as a Federation for builders. Much to the chagrin of some of the longest-serving members of the Federation, the 1967 Congress agreed – after a full year of deliberation – to change the name of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers to the Building Industries Federation (South Africa) and BIFSA was born.

Master Builders South Africa

When BIFSA celebrated its centenary at a gala dinner held at the International Convention Centre in Durban on 23 March 2004, 100 years to the day that the NFBTE was formed, it was a radically changed organisation not just in name but in structure as well. Master Builders South Africa was the new name for the organisation, chosen because it clearly reflected the fact that it was a national representative body for all Master Builders Associations around the country.

MBA North Executive Committee Members

The general management of the Association is overseen by the Executive Committee (EXCO). Members of the EXCO are elected from the ranks of the general membership.

There are currently twenty elected members on the Committee and one co-opted member. The EXCO meets at least once a quarter and follows a structured agenda which covers governance, membership, financial, commercial, administrative and strategic matters.

The EXCO also holds at least one workshop annually to focus on current and future strategy. The EXCO members represent a range of different enterprises and have a fiduciary duty to protect the assets of the association and ensure that the objectives of the association, as enshrined in our Constitution, are upheld at all times.

2024 Office Bearers

2024 Executive Committee Members

Meet the Team

From left to right: Manie van As (CHS Officer), Mbuya Ramabulana (CHS Officer), Irene Nhlapo (Facilities Assistant), Sello Tumahole (CHS Officer), Amisha Chunderduth (MBD Manager), Lizelle Pretorius (Finance Officer), Mohau Mphomela (Executive Director), Duncan Ebersӧhn (CHS Officer), Natalie Letsekga (CHS Administrator), Sheilla Mofokeng (Member Officer), Matseko Letsoela (Executive PA), Gerhard Roets (CHS Manager)

Our Members

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