About MBA North

Gauteng  North West | Mpumalanga 

The Pretoria Master Builders Association was founded in 1903 and the Johannesburg Master Builders Association was founded in 1894 and was formally constituted in 1904. These organisations merged in January 1996 to form the Gauteng Master Builders Association (GMBA). In 2012, the association underwent a name change and is now known as the Master Builders Association North - incorporating the following 4 regions: Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

The Association is located at Construction Park, No. 1, 2nd Road, Halfway House, Midrand and is an employers organisation serving the interests of its members in the building and allied trade industries, registered in the Building Industry with jurisdiction in Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces.

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MBA 1933

National Federation for Building Trade Employers
Building Trade Employers
Master Builders South Africa was founded as the National Federation for Building Trade Employers (NFBTE) in 1904. Over the past 108 years, MBSA has survived and flourished and still plays a meaningful role in today’s fast-track world. The Federation’s initial aims were to unite the contractors of the day to gain better bargaining power with government authorities and to negotiate with trade unions.

BIFSA born out of the NFBTE
The NFBTE itself faced change and there was a growing sense among members of the national organisation that its name was no longer representative of the building industry it now represented. Moreover, the name was cumbersome and did not clearly identify it as a Federation for builders. Much to the chagrin of some of the longest-serving members of the Federation, the 1967 Congress agreed - after a full year of deliberation - to change the name of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers to the Building Industries Federation (South Africa) and BIFSA was born.

Master Builders South Africa
When BIFSA celebrated its centenary at a gala dinner held at the International Convention Centre in Durban on 23 March 2004, 100 years to the day that the NFBTE was formed, it was a radically changed organisation not just in name but in structure as well. Master Builders South Africa was the new name for the organisation, chosen because it clearly reflected the fact that it was a national representative body for all Master Builders Associations around the country.

MBA North Constitution

Click here to download the MBA North Constitution document(PDF)