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PERI Initiates Collaborative Training on Mitigating Injuries on Duty In The workplace

Group discussions rounded off the session where topics such as duty to inform; forklift safety; stacking and storage; and slip and trip hazards hazards were discussed. “These workshops are of great benefit and value to our members,” said Gerhard Roets, Construction Health and Safety Manager for MBA North, “and we will most certainly be facilitating
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Paving contractor hits bumpy ride

Subcontractors short changed by bigger players Building sub-contractors continue to be exploited despite the Master Builders Association’s plea for that to end. Jacob Ncube, 58, of Maologane village near the Pilanesberg National Park in North West, who lives with disability, is bitter that he is being penalised for wrongs by other subcontractors in the paving
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Annual Shutdown / Builders Break 2019 – 2020 Northern Provinces

Letter to MBA North Members, clarifying the builders break for 2019 – 2020   Click here to download the full letter.
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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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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 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 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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