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  • 1.5-MILLION HOUSING PUSH

    Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu announced that government is planning to build 1.5-million houses in the next five years and has put new initiatives in place to improve the relationship between government and the private sector, which she hopes will help fund the construction of the newly launched housing scheme.

  • BIBC SITE INSPECTIONS GROW BY 121%

    The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) (BIBC) has announced a dramatic increase in the number of site inspections carried out last month, compared to the same period last year (October 2013). Site inspections, which are a fundamental part of the process of ensuring that the building industry adheres to conditions as laid down in the Collective Agreement, in accordance with the Labour Relations Act, rose from 277 to 613, an impressive 121% boost. This increase follows the announcement in June this year that the Council has put drastic measures in place to increase compliance to its Collective Agreement, by increasing its Compliance Enforcement permanent workforce by more than 80%. "We expect the number of site inspections to grow exponentially as our permanent workforce continues to expand," explained Ronel Sheehan, Secretary for the Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope).