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  • MBSA CONGRESS IN PORT ELIZABETH

    The yearly Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress will be held in Port Elizabeth in September, where national and African representatives will have an opportunity to discuss the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in the building industry.
    With the congress theme of Building Sustainable South Africa, the focus will be on the Eastern Cape, as the province is registering the fastest growth in areas such as infrastructure and power generation, as well as in commercial and industrial development.

  • TALKS TO END SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERING STRIKE RESUME

    Wage talks between South African metal and engineering employers and the sector's main union will resume on Tuesday in an effort to end a strike that is sapping the country and the continent's most advanced economy, a union spokesperson said.

  • BIBC INCREASES COMPLIANCE FORCE BY 80%

    The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has put drastic measures in place to increase compliance to its Collective Agreement, by increasing its Compliance Enforcement permanent workforce by more than 80%. "The primary focus of this enforcement team is to ensure that all contractors in the building industry adhere to conditions laid down in the Collective Agreement in accordance with the Labour Relations Act," explained Arnold Williams, Secretary for the Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope).

  • BIBC AT CAPE CONSTRUCTION EXPO

    The Building Industry Bargaining Council will be taking advantage of the opportunity to meet the Western Cape building and construction industry at this year's Cape Construction Expo. With 80 exhibitors, 100 conference delegates, 2500 attendees, a free workshop programme and over 20 hours of networking, the Cape Construction Expo is an ideal platform for the Council to increase awareness of the industry's Collective Agreement.

  • WEAKER DEMAND HITS SA BUILDING CONFIDENCE, BUT WESTERN CAPE MORE POSITIVE

    According to the latest FNB/BER index, the building confidence in South Africa declined in the second quarter of 2014, dropping by 11 points from 52 in the first quarter to a 41 in the second quarter, largely due to weaker domestic demand. The current level indicates that about 60% of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions.