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H & S Forum

Rationalise H&S forum

The purpose of the  Rationalise H&S forum is to discuss the current practices relating to the Health & Safety File on Construction Sites and Projects. The three key representatives involved are Construction Health and Safety Agents, Principal Contractors and Specialist Contractors. MBA North’s Gerhard Roets reported that after several engagements held between the second and
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Construction Heath & Safety

Construction Heath & Safety (CHS) Awards Ceremony:

The Annual MBA North CHS Safety Competition culminated in an awards ceremony held at the Accolade Hotel in Midrand. The competition is funded by Federated  Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM). The competition is conducted to encourage organisations to establish effective systems for managing occupational health and safety, as well as to instil the aspects of
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Corobrik says collusion charges a misunderstanding

By: Megan van Wyngaardt Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online Construction materials provider Corobrik believes its agreements with other brick manufacturing companies are legitimate and defensible in terms of the Competition Act. The Competition Commission on Wednesday said that an investigation launched in April against Corobrik, Era Bricks, Eston, Brickand Tile, De Hoop Brickfields, Clay Industry
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FEM

The Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (pty) Ltd Education Foundation:

Future Leaders Transformed By Fem In 2016, The Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (PTY) LTD (FEM) established the FEM Education Foundation and allocated R750 million to the foundation with the aim to have a positive impact on education and leadership opportunities available to talented scholars in South Africa. The first initiative was to partner
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Annual Shutdown / Builders Break 2017 – Northern Provinces

The following notice is for MBA North Members, providing details on the Annual Shutdown and Builders Break. Click here to download
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Revised Preferential Procurement Regulations, No April Fools Joke

With the revised Preferential Procurement Regulations in effect from the 1st of April 2017, it is important for us to deconstruct and give the effects that this will have for the industry.   The Regulations repeals the 2011 regulations in its entirety and should any company want to do business with any organ of state after
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MBA North Youth Forum

The MBA North Youth Forum aims develop students into young professionals and entrepreneurs, in the construction industry. This will be  done by creating partnerships between universities and FET colleges to improve communication between the two tertiary student organisations. The goal is  to share practical experience from FET colleges and academic knowledge from universities between the
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Fordsburg Piling

Gauteng Piling Completes Foundation Piling For New Fordsburg Shopping Centre

Gauteng Piling has completed the foundation piling for Fountain City, a new shopping centre in Fordsburg, south of Johannesburg. Keo Lekutu, Gauteng Piling’s Contracts Manager, says the developer and contractor, Tech House, appointed Gauteng Piling to provide the 54 auger piles that will serve as essential foundation elements for the new Fountain City complex on
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Construction sector gazette process update

How far are we with the gazette process The Draft Construction Sector Code was gazetted and published for public comments for a period of 60 days on the 28th October 2016, which period ended on the 27 December 2016 for submission of comments. A Technical Review Committee (TRC) of the CSCC has been set up
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How to deal with the retirement of employees

In the life-cycle of employees at a company, there are many milestones that are achieved.  One of these milestones, and usually the last one, is retirement.  We received a lot of enquiries with regard to the actual or industry norm when it comes to retirement age. The retirement age is not addressed by either the
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