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What are the biggest risks in running a business in the current SA economy?

Expect 2019 to be a rocky ride that results in frustratingly little economic reform and only slightly better growth. 2019 will be incredibly noisy — primarily given an election, ANC infighting and a jam-packed first quarter of legislative moves – not to mention the ongoing threat of the “construction mafia” and its negative impact on
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Tendering successfully in the 21st Century

By Jürgen Visser, director of JSV Consulting Tendering or bidding for Government Contracts in South Africa can seem like a daunting exercise in today’s times as Government is currently adopting technology to improve the efficiency and reach of the e-procurement process with a majority of parastatals still using the old system of newspaper advertising and
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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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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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Two Aspects Of Business Rescue You Need To Know

By Brad Boertje With the promulgation of the new Companies Act 71 of 2008 and the introduction of Business Rescue provisions, thousands of companies have used these proceedings to try and save themselves from liquidation. And so they should. The success rate of South African business rescue proceedings is said to be just under 10%,
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Recommendations For Members In Dealing With Disruptions On Construction Sites

Although the ongoing spate of invasion of construction sites by the so-called “Federation for Radical Economic Transformation” is receiving serious government attention, it is important for our members to be prepared for such an event and to be clear on their rights and how to deal with such a situation. This self-proclaimed “Federation” has to
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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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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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Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA)

Planning law is one of the core elements that impact our day to day life without us even realising it. The offices we work in, the residential neighbourhoods we live in, the shopping centres we use, and the roads we drive on were all planned within a legal system of interlinked Acts, Ordinances and Town
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