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  • CONTRACTORS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SHODDY WORK - HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

    The Department of Human Settlements plans to abandon the rectification programme aimed at fixing poorly built houses and is placing the responsibility for repair work at the contractors' feet.

  • LABOUR MINISTER WARNS LABOUR LEGISLATION NOT TO BLAME FOR STRIKES

    Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant warned that the labour legislation was not to blame for the prolonged and often violent strikes hitting various industries across South Africa.

  • SA BUILDING INDUSTRY VERGING ON ‘MAJOR’ RECOVERY

    Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) director Nico Pienaar has come out saying that despite crippling industry-wide strikes, unstable foreign exchange rates and an uncertain post-election period, the building industry in South Africa is on the mend and is showing signs of recovering beyond several analysts' expectations.

  • BIBC CLARIFY STRIKE ACTION IN CIVIL CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING INDUSTRY

    The Building Industry Bargaining Council has issued a statement to notify the building industry as well as the business community and public that the strike action currently taking place falls within the scope of the Bargaining Council for the Civil Construction and Engineering Industry and should not affect the Building Construction Sector. "There is no reason for the Building Construction Industry to be affected by the current Civil Construction strike and we have notified the industry to confirm that all employees that fall within the jurisdiction of the Building Industry who join the strike, will do so on a "no work no pay" basis," said Arnold Williams, Secretary for the Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope).

  • BUILDING INDUSTRY BARGAINING COUNCIL RELOCATES

    The Building Industry Bargaining Council has relocated offices to 81 Voortrekker Road, Bellville, from their previous premises where the Council resided for over 10 years. The Bargaining Council's main reasons for moving to these new premises were for investment purposes, "We took the decision about two years ago to invest the Council's reserves in property instead of renting a property, which wasn't generating any returns," said Arnold Williams, Secretary for Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope).

  • INVESTMENT IN BUILDINGS AT MERCY OF PRIVATE SECTOR

    Industry Insight's latest building and construction report indicated that investment growth in the construction industry is is expected to moderate, while the industry starts to slowly recover. Investment in buildings, primarily at the mercy of the private sector, is expected to show a gradual recovery during 2013 and 2014, as spending on affordable housing gains momentum, alongside sporadic recovery in investment in commercial property, especially in the Gauteng area.