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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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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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Workers’ Compensation Simplified.

What is Workers’ Compensation? Worker’s compensation, or what is commonly referred to as COIDA cover, is a compulsory assurance that is taken out, by a company, to cover their employees in the unlikely event that they are injured or contract an illness while performing their daily work duties. What is covered by this insurance? Worker’s
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Occupational Health & Safety Committees in the Workplace – Whom, When and Why

An employer shall in respect of each workplace when two or more health and safety representatives have been designated, establish one or more health and safety committees and, at every meeting of such a committee as contemplated in sub-section (4), consult with the committee with a view to; initiating developing promoting maintaining and reviewing measures
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Building Inspections and The NHBRC: Who Takes Responsibility

Unfortunate events started the 2018 year off in Johannesburg with various houses collapsing in Cosmo City, Protea Glen and Soweto.  This raised questions about the compliance with building standards, as well as quality control by contractors, with the Executive City Mayor, Cllr Herman Mashaba stating clearly that the culprits will be brought to book. We
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Title Deeds and Zoning

Construction on a site can be delayed or even stopped due to town planning related aspects. There are numerous of these aspects. The public is usually not aware of them, or sometimes, they deliberately ignore these aspects. One of the most common problems is restrictive conditions in title deeds. Before there was a Town Planning
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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.
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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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