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Non payment bedevils construction sector

Steady construction work is vital for the survival of subcontractors. THE LACK OF construction work is threatening the survival of sub-contractors, many of them black-owned. Sub-contractors were also suffering financially, because of non payment or payment delays by main contractors. Mohau Mphomela, the executive director of the Master Builders Association (MBA) North, said the entire
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Non payment is destroying the construction sector

The lack of construction work is threatening the survival of sub-contractors, many of them black-owned. Sub-contractors were also suffering financially, because of non payment or payment delays by main contractors. Mohau Mphomela, the executive director of the Master Builders Association (MBA) North, said the entire construction industry was suffering from a lack of investment and
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Lack of payment killing business

The trend of main contractors failing or delaying to pay their subcontractors contributes to the deterioration of the health of the construction industry. The Master Builders Association (MBA) North has therefore called on industry players to enter into a dialogue to address the issue or risk more job losses and bankruptcy. This could be demonstrated
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Construction industry must address non-payment of sub-contractors

The Master Builders Association (MBA) North says that the continuing trend of main contractors delaying payment of their sub-contractors – or defaulting altogether – is a symptom of the deteriorating health of the construction industry. The MBA is calling on industry players to enter into a dialogue to address the issue or risk more job
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Is it all doom and gloom for the ailing construction industry?

CNBC Africa speaks to various industry role players, discussing if its all doom and gloom for the construction industry. Source: CNBC Africa
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Construction Industry in Crisis

Economic indicators, declining building material sales, record lows in the FNB/BER civil construction index and Basil Read’s recent filing for business rescue are all clear indicators that the construction industry is in distress! The Master Builders Association North’s Mohau Mphomela calls for professional teams, Government bodies in the industry and associations to unite in finding
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BUILDERS BREAK 2018 / 19

28 June 2018  ATTENTION:  MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION NORTH MEMBERS BUILDING INDUSTRY COMPANIES PER:  www.mbanorth.co.za TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: RE:  ANNUAL SHUTDOWN / BUILDERS BREAK 2018 – NORTHERN PROVINCES The above-mentioned matter bears reference. Kindly take note that neither the Gauteng, nor Mpumalanga, Limpopo or North-West provinces have a Bargaining Council in place for the Building Industry,
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Confidence in the building index has slumped in the 2nd Quarter to its lowest since 2012

Classic Business FM’s Breakfast show speaks to Mohau Mphomela, Executive director of MBA, as MBA North calls for urgent action to save the construction industry. Click here to listen to the interview
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Building industry slump deepens

CONFIDENCE in the building index slumped in the second quarter to its lowest level since 2012. The FNB/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) building confidence index released yesterday lost 14 points to drop to 29 points on a 100-point scale in the quarter to wipe out the 12 point improvement in the first quarter. The current
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Indaba for building contractors

Indaba for building contractors

In a bid to empower small and medium enterprise contractors, the Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) will hold an indaba for emerging contractors in Polokwane on Thursday next week. The indaba aims to assist people like Janji Mahlangu, a subcontractor who claimed that small business contractors were exploited by
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