Articles and Events

Enwee Human, Legal and Contractual Manager talks to Capricorn FM

Master Builders Association North continues to tackle the problem of non- payments to contractors, whether they result from government not paying contractors or principal contractors withholding payments from sub-contractors. The Association seeks to ensure that the industry is not crippled by non-payments and that no other companies go out of business as a result. https://www.mbanorth.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/7-Feb-2018-CapricornFM.m4a
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Building Regulations And By-Laws

We regularly receive questions from the public on compliance with the building regulations and by-laws. Deeply rooted in the South African construction history, are the building regulation by-laws that were developed by various municipal regions. They were developed because of a lack of national building regulations and were extremely rigid and prescriptive. With these local
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Whereto for Building Contractors in 2018

Signs of Returning Confidence Spark Optimism for Building Industry Growth in 2018 but Threats still lurk The South African Government may have been criticised for several years for overestimating how the County’s Economy would perform. In contrast the last two years have been a downward roller-coaster. This has been a challenge for all our readers.
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Minister Rob Davies

Notable changes in the recently published Amended Construction Sector Codes (ACSC)

Following Minister Rob Davies’ publishing of the ACSC in December 2017, the construction sector now has an exclusive set of transformation standards to abide by. Transitional Period It is noted in clause 10.2 that Construction Measured Entities that are in possession of valid B-BBEE certificates which would have been issued in terms of the Amended
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Construction Industry South Africa

Prompt Payments –The Lifeline of our Industry

We held an urgent meeting to address the plight of non-payment specifically to sub-contractors where cash flow, and timely, correct payments were discussed. The notice of the meeting went out following an article published on prompt payment regulations (https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/companies/builders-engage-treasury-on-debt-woes-12781291) that went out to all members. We had a response from 13 sub-contractors who attended. The
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Newsletter February 2018

Newsletter February 2018

Welcome to 2018! The year has seen an extremely busy start at MBA North. With the economic and the industry conditions being quite tough at the moment, we wasted no time in tackling non- payment issues. MBA North Executive Director, Mohau Mphomela reports on the status of our efforts. We urge all members to rally
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Reputational Risk of Non-Payment

Payment conditions and practices are some of the biggest discussion points and complaints dealt with by the Legal and Contractual Department.  Payment provisions in Building contracts define the payments to sub-contractors based on progress and receipt of payment from the client (pay-when paid clauses). According to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), sixty percent of
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Legal Aspects: Foreign Employees

Legal Aspects: Foreign Employees

Master Builders Association North (MBA North) is aware of the challenges facing the Construction Industry when it comes to employing Foreign Nationals. The Association saw it necessary to engage with The Department of Labour (DOL), The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA), The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), Federated Employers Mutual Assurance (FEM) and The
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MBA North Annual Dinner Sponsored by Dergigum

MBA North Annual Dinner Sponsored by Dergigum

On entry, MBA North members and major industry players were greeted with some of the best sounds the saxophone can offer. The event represented the finale of MBA North events in the Gauteng region and the support of the industry was evident in the numbers present.  MBA North President Jason Wilmot, highlighted the challenges the
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Practical Compliance Seminar: Construction Regulations

Practical Compliance Seminar

We are excited to invite ALL MBA North members to a FREE workshop on Safety Health & Environment  (SHE) Practical Compliance. Advocate Hendrik Terblanche will lead the discussion. He has 20 years of international Experience auditing SHE Legal Compliance for leading industries. Date: 23 November 2017 | Time: 17:00-19:30 | Venue: Karula Lodge (Nelspruit) NON
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