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Building confidence at 20-year low

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index fell to a multi-year low of 22 in 3Q2019, from 29 in 2Q2019. The current level of the index indicates that close to 80 per cent of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions. Five of the six sub-sectors surveyed reported lower confidence, led by a 22- index-point drop in
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MBSA Congress 2019 Delivers In Tough Times

“Given the current climate in which the construction sector is operating, with recent closures of numerous construction companies, unprecedented job-losses and non-payment of contractors, Congress 2019 unfolded extremely well,” said Mohau Mphomela, Executive Director of  MBA North. “To be able to still run a successful Congress in these tough economic conditions is certainly a notable
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Construction Sector Mourns The loss Of Dr. Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu

The owner of Motheo Construction – the largest female-owned construction company in South Africa – Dr. Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu tragically passed away in August following a car accident. Establishing Motheo Construction Ndlovu obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Zambia in 1984 and obtained an MBChB from the same university
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MBA North – Building Tenders 16 September 2019 – 20 September 2019

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MBA North – Building Tenders 09 September 2019 – 13 September 2019

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Women in construction: More progress needed

Construction remains a male-dominated industry but there are signs that women are starting to become better represented in this sector – to its great potential benefit. Unsurprisingly, given the nature of the work itself, women are primarily making their mark in managerial and administrative roles, and a growing number of smaller construction companies are headed
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Construction industry urged to recommit to Code of Good Practice to solve current challenges

A group of construction industry stakeholders has urged the industry to return to basics in order to overcome its current challenges successfully. The call was made at a stakeholder meeting initiated by Master Builders Association North, as mandated by a sub-contractors’ committee meeting held on 4 April 2019. The stakeholder meeting was held on 16
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MBA North – Building Tenders 02 September 2019 – 06 September 2019

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Leads to Business Tender Opportunities from R580p/m

MBA North is excited to announce a partnership with Leads 2 Business (L2B) to assist small to medium sized member companies gain exposure and be informed of tender & project opportunities in the construction and associated industry. L2B is offering qualifying companies substantially reduced rates on L2B’s service. For R580 per month, MBA North members
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MBA North – Building Tenders 06 August 2019 – 09 August 2019

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