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Cannabis ruling poses a challenge for construction industry – MBA

Occupational health and safety specialists have noted that the ruling by the Constitutional Court to decriminalise the private use of cannabis has raised important questions for the construction industry. Gerhard Roets, Construction Health and Safety Manager at the Master Builders Association North, says that companies and their health advisors need consider the impact of the
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Tender Bulletin – November

For current and upcoming tenders see below Olifantsvlei Wastewater Treatment Works_Infrastructure Renewal Plan David Place Construction of Tlhabane Square Construction of Dithakwaneng Sports Facility Renovations to Sibasa SAPS Training Centre Basic Sanitation Services in Informal Settlements 80 Eloff Street Construction of Dipaleseng Community Hall and Creche Roads and Stormwater in Braamfischerville Ext 12 Olifantsvlei Wastewater
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Weed in the workplace – experts weigh in on cannabis and labour law

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
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World AIDS Day 2018

01 December 2018 is World AIDS Day 2018 and is an opportunity for organisations worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, through support for people living with HIV and to acknowledging people who have died. In recognition of this, Master Builders Association North has partnered with the International Labour Organisation to present a free webinar
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MBA Awards

Construction sector to discuss dangers of cannabis on building sites

The South African construction sector – concerned about the potential effects of the legalisation of cannabis on health and safety in the industry – has organised a special seminar next week to deal with the issue. “Consequences of Cannabis Use in the Workplace” will be presented by Master Builders Association (MBA) North in collaboration with
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Awards Dinner

The Annual MBA North Awards

The Annual MBA North Awards were held on 25 October 2018. The Association president, Mr Musa Shangase highlighted that with the state of the economy, the road to rebuilding institutions, sound governance, and injecting dynamism in the economy, was foggy as the country was still peeling through the frightening legacy of Zuma’s reign that is
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Non or late payment of contractors hurting construction industry

The health of the construction industry has deteriorated due, in part, to main contractors delaying payment or defaulting on payment to sub contractors. The Master Builders Association North has called on the industry to engage in dialogue to address the issue. Enwee Human, contract & legal manager at Master Builders Association North speaks to Classic Business
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Non payment bedevils construction sector

Steady construction work is vital for the survival of subcontractors. THE LACK OF construction work is threatening the survival of sub-contractors, many of them black-owned. Sub-contractors were also suffering financially, because of non payment or payment delays by main contractors. Mohau Mphomela, the executive director of the Master Builders Association (MBA) North, said the entire
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Non payment is destroying the construction sector

The lack of construction work is threatening the survival of sub-contractors, many of them black-owned. Sub-contractors were also suffering financially, because of non payment or payment delays by main contractors. Mohau Mphomela, the executive director of the Master Builders Association (MBA) North, said the entire construction industry was suffering from a lack of investment and
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Lack of payment killing business

The trend of main contractors failing or delaying to pay their subcontractors contributes to the deterioration of the health of the construction industry. The Master Builders Association (MBA) North has therefore called on industry players to enter into a dialogue to address the issue or risk more job losses and bankruptcy. This could be demonstrated
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