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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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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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Feedback Report From A Study ‘Health And Safety (H&S) Documentation In Construction

The Executive Summary below was taken from a report ‘’Health And Safety (H&S) Documentation In Construction’’ from a study done by PROFESSOR JJ Smallwood (Department of Construction Management Nelson Mandela University) and Deon Bester (Master Builders Association Western Cape) on 09 April 2018. ‘’EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In addition to a range of H&S documentation, a range
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Driven Machinery Regulations & Pressure Equipment Seminar Feedback

The MBA recently hosted a seminar on the Guidance Notes to the Construction Regulations, Driven Machinery Regulations and Pressure Equipment Regulations. The keynote speaker was Adv. Hendrik Terblanche, Managing Director of Legricon Legal Risk and Compliance Consultants, and supplementary presentations were done by the Department of Labour’s Mr Phumi Maphaha: Director Construction, Explosives and MHI,
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WSP / ATR Submissions deadline: 30 April 2018

The time for Skills development Reports submissions is here once again! It is imperative that these reports are submitted to the applicable (Sector Education and Training Authority) before 30 April 2018. The Skills Development Reports (WSP, ATR,) are mandatory reports required if a sector stakeholder seeks to score points on the B-BBEE Certificate for Skills.
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Profile – Riteside Projects

“Rite” Now, Not Tomorrow or Later, Is The “Rite” Time To Join Master Builders Association North, And More So To Participate Fully In The Substantial Services And Opportunities The MBA North Offers. It Will Benefit Your Business Dramatically! Profile – Jerry Thulo – MBA North Member Gauteng Jerry Thulo of Riteside Projects is now an
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MBA North

One Voice in Health & Safety!

MBA North’s Regional Safety Competition For 2018 Is Underway . Entries are now officially open! MBA North Health & Safety Manager Gerhard Roets invites MBA North Members & FEM Policy Holders to participate in the Annual Health & Safety Competition.  The Competition audits are conducted free of charge for FEM Policy Holders and MBA North Members
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WORLD TUBERCILOSIS DAY

WORLD TUBERCILOSIS DAY (TB)

24 MARCH 2018 is WORLD TUBERCILOSIS DAY (TB)this Year’s Theme is ‘LEADERS FOR A TB-FREE WORLD’ WHAT IS TB? Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. WHAT CAUSES TB? The weak body system is the main cause of tuberculosis. It might be the
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