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Checklist for Homebuilders

What do you need to have in place in order to start a homebuilding project? This checklist compilation will help you to plan and execute your project. 1. Establish your financing ahead of time Your budget is one of the single biggest factors that can determine the progress, quality and scope of your project –
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Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for SA’s construction sector?

On Monday this week we saw the collapse of industry giant Group Five as it was put into business rescue with its stock being suspended after it filed for bankruptcy protection. There has been a significant decline of South African construction businesses and for more analysis on the construction industry CNBC Africa is joined by
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WSP and ATR Submission is 30 March 2019!

The season for the submission of WSP/ATR is upon us! Your association is here to assist you through this process. What is WSP/ATR? The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is a report that documents the skills development needs of your organisation and sets out how they will be addressed. The Annual Training Report (ATR) shows the
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2019 MBA North Regional Safety Competition Entries Are Open

The MBA North regional safety competition is sponsored by the Federated Employers Mutual(FEM) and is conducted free of charge for MBA North and FEM members. It is an opportunity for all members to improve the standard of their health & Safety systems and receive valuable feedback and assistance on where their systems fall short. It
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Your BBBEE Certificate Submission Is Required Before 30 March 2019

The Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) sent out a reminder on 15 February that you are required to submit your latest (2019 and 2018) BBBEE certificates, scorecard and report – issued by an accredited Verification Agency that has authority to do so – to the CSCC. The CSCC emphasised that reporting is compulsory for all
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Greater awareness needed of risks posed by working at height, says MBA North

According to the Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Company, accidents involving falling account for over 15% of all incidents recorded by its members. This points to a need for greater awareness of the risks posed to employees when working at height in the construction industry, says Gerhard Roets of Master Builders Association (MBA) North. “As one
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Participate in a skills development pilot and make a difference

YOU’RE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PILOT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE This pilot has been designed to minimise the risk of SME employment of workplace candidates The IRM (installation, repairs and maintenance) pilot program has been designed to minimise your risk in providing an unemployed youth experience in the workplace and pilot a
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Minister Thulas Nxesi to address issues of national importance at Transformation Indaba

The Honourable Minister of Public Works, Mr Thulas Nxesi at the inauguration of the CBEs 5th term Council on Wednesday 16 January 2019 expressed his Department’s expectations of the CBE, specifically that of transforming the South African Built Environment sector. During his address the CBE was reminded of its priority mandate to be the leader
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MBA AGM 2019

NOTICE OF MBA NORTH’S 115th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Notice is hereby given to all Members that the One Hundred and Fifteenth (115th) Annual General Meeting of the Master Builders Association North, will be held on Thursday 07 February 2019 from 16H00, at Bytes Conference Centre, Bytes Business Park, Block C, 241 Third Raad, Halfway Gardens, Midrand, to conduct the following business (directions): To
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Cannabis In The Work Place – Where Does The Labor Law Fit In

A landmark court ruling by the Constitutional Court that decriminalised the private and personal use of cannabis could leave employers in a pickle when it comes to health and safety in the workplace, experts have said. This is because it may be difficult to determine for certain whether an employee is under the influence of cannabis or
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