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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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MBA North – Building Tenders 16 September 2019 – 20 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 Partnership with L2B

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 teder & project opportunities in thhe construction and associated industry. L2B is ffering companies substantially reduced rates. For R580 per month, MBA North members can access Projects &
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MBA North Featured on Business Day TV

Looking at the impact of the challenges facing South Africa Video Source: Business Day TV
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SA’s Jobs Crisis Extends To Engineering Sector

Employment in South Africa’s formal non-agricultural sector grew by 22 000 in the first quarter of this year – but is this figure a false glimmer of hope for South Africa’s unemployment rate when companies such as Parmalat, MultiChoice, Standard Bank and many more and cutting the jobs of hundreds of employees. Connie Mulder, Head
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Golf Day 2

MBA NORTH ANNUAL GOLF DAY 2019

Celebrating 115 years of Building South Africa We look forward to a full course of 144 qualified golfers made up of builders, all other trades and stakeholders allied to the building industry. Date: Thursday 25 July 2019 Venue: Serengeti Golf Estate (1 Jack Nicklaus Drive, Kempton Park, 1619) Time: 09H30 – 10H30 Registration / 11H00
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What are the biggest risks in running a business in the current SA economy?

Expect 2019 to be a rocky ride that results in frustratingly little economic reform and only slightly better growth. 2019 will be incredibly noisy — primarily given an election, ANC infighting and a jam-packed first quarter of legislative moves – not to mention the ongoing threat of the “construction mafia” and its negative impact on
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