Water Crisis

2018-02-01

CAUTIONARY NOTE WHEN SUBMITTING TENDERS, due to  THE WATER CRISIS IN THE GREATER CAPE TOWN AREA   At the time of submitting a tender for any works, both main contractors and subcontractors need to be very careful concerning the risks that the situation arising from the current water crisis presen

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Insurance & the water crisis

2018-01-25

 

 

Dear Reader, As you are aware, the City of Cape Town declared water restrictions in January 2016 which have led to institutions, residents, farmers and businesses all

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Water Restrictions

2017-10-05

With the advent of spring on the 1st of September, it is reasonable to assume that the traditional "rainy season" in Cape Town is-unfortunately in this case-behind us, which will only exacerbate the problem of water shortages facing the Western Cape. The current drought is really biting our region and, to this end, the CoCT introdu

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Social Media

2017-10-05

 

We are delighted to announce that we have finally joined the world of social media.   It is our hope that doing so will enable us to grow broader awareness of our offerings and increase our membership amongst the next generation of Master Builders.   We would be most grateful if you could follow us

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Development of a program to Up-skill Small Builders and Sub-Contractors

2017-10-05

Development of a program to Up-skill Small Builders and Sub-Contractors There are currently 1,759 Employers registered with the Building Industry of whom 156 are MBAWC contracting members. This clearly indicates that small business and sub- contractors make up the majority in the Council. It is estimated that at any one time over 700 sub

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Recognition of Prior Learning -RPL

2017-04-04

    On 17 March the Minister of Higher Education issued a notice for the final criteria and guidelines relating to the Recognition of Prior Learning. These guidelines promote an increment artisan recognition of prior learning as an active pathway for full artisan trade occupational qualification .   This will assis

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Driven machinery regulations 2015

2017-04-04

 

OHS-Driven Machinery Regulations 2015

Guideline No R288

31/03/2017

DRIVEN MACHINERY REGULATIONS 2015.pdf

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Occupational Health & Safety

2017-02-28

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of South Africa, contains a number of references  to every person’s right to a safe and healthy environment.

We have the Occupational Health and Safety Act and numerous Regulations that are “recipe books” for compliance. The Construction Regulations set out the re

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MBA Cadet Foreman Program

2016-12-02

 For the past ten years employee surveys in the Building Sector have indicated a sharp decline in Site Supervisory staff, e.g. the trade and general Foreman level. Figures from the 2015 Skills Shortage Survey indicate this category to have overall the biggest critical shortage.

In the past there was the natural employee growth

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Enterprise Development Certificate

2016-05-06

 In order to assist our members score additional BBEE scorecard points for Enterprise Development as well as improve knowledge skills of Emerging Sub Contractors your Association will be offering its members  a certified program.

 The program consists of 6 modules which will require 12 Saturdays of attendance.

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MBAWC Skills Training

2016-05-03

The high costs of tertiary education, together with limited places at institutions of higher education, has meant that many school leavers have fewer options to acquire the skills required for employment beyond that of a menial level.To this end, the MBAWC is offering people in the Western Cape the opportunity not only to attain a nationally

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BEE MATTERS: Change in BEE codes hammers construction sector

2016-03-17

BEE MATTERS: Change in BEE codes hammers construction sector

SPARE a thought for the embattled construction industry when talking about policy uncertainty and how it affects business and the economy. Most industries are showing a decline in revenue, but none is more in distress than the construction industry. The dwindling of the min

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National Certificate Construction Health and Safety

2016-03-01

We are pleased to advise that we are now able to offer the registered SAQA qualification -National Certificate Construction Health and Safety as a learnership (see purpose)   PURPOSE Learners will be equipped to work in the construction industry with a broad understanding and knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety and Env

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BIBC requirements at tender stage-11/2011 - Suppliers of Goods

2015-11-26

 

JOINT PRACTICE COMMITTEE

(WESTERN CAPE)

CONSTITUENT BODIES:

CAPE INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE

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Employment of non-compliant/non-registered contractors with

2015-11-26

 

JOINT PRACTICE COMMITTEE

(WESTERN CAPE)

CONSTITUENT BODIES:

CAPE INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE

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Amendments to the National Road Traffic Act

2015-11-10

 

Amendments to the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 GVT Gazette notice no 411

 

On the 11th May 2015 Gazette no 411 was published for comment on the proposed amendments to the above Act. The changes that will

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Temporary Works In Construction

2015-10-30

 

Temporary works in construction

 

 

The recent collapse of a temporary structure in Johannesburg has once again highlighted the dangers of temporary structure. Whilst it is not clear what caused the collapse it is reasonable to speculate that there was a catastrophic failure r

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Developments at JBCC

2015-10-07

DEVELOPMENTS AT JBCC AS OF SEPTEMBER 2015

The Technical Committee deals with updating and amendment of JBCC documents. Meetings continue to be held monthly, the last being held on 28 September.

Present business concerns:

·         CIDB’s intended Adjudicatio

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What rules apply to an arbitration?

2015-10-07

WHAT RULES APPLY TO AN ARBITRATION?

 

Many of our Members have probably never experienced an arbitration before.  Arbitration is not the same as court proceedings, but depending on the amount in dispute, and the severity of the claims, an Arbitration can be conducted either as formally as High Court proceedings

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Small Builders Manual

2015-03-23

 To meet the need for an understanding of the principles of running a small building company, the Small Builders Manual, first produced by Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) in 1996, was re-launched late last year. The manual consists of 31 modules divided into four sections: • Running a small business; • Finding and obtaining

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BIBC-CRIMINAL LIABILITY

2014-11-10

PERSONAL CRIMINAL LIABILITY IN TERMS OF UNPAID CONTRIBUTIONS

Please take note of the attached regarding the personal liability of owners/directors etc. It is your responsibility to furnish the BIBC with the details of the person responsible for paying over contributions. Section 13A Pension Funds Act as amended.pdf

Fin Service

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Recent News

  • Water Crisis

    Published: 2018-02-01
    CAUTIONARY NOTE WHEN SUBMITTING TENDERS, due to  THE WATER CRISIS IN THE GREATER CAPE TOWN AREA   ... Read More
  • Insurance & the water crisis

    Published: 2018-01-25
        Dear Reader,... Read More
  • Water Restrictions

    Published: 2017-10-05
    With the advent of spring on the 1st of September, it is reasonable to assume that the traditional "rainy season" in Cape Town is-unf... Read More
  • Social Media

    Published: 2017-10-05
      We are delighted to announce that we have finally joined the world of social media.   It is our hope that doing so w... Read More
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