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.