City of Cape Town Water Restrictions - Construction Companies We have been forwarded the following notice which was issued by the City of Cape Town regarding water restrictions. Hope this is of assistance. ------------------------------------------------ Good Day A special e
MBSA CONGRESS GOLF PEARL VALLEY GOLF CLUB SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2017 BOOK NOW ! An opportunity to play one one of the finest golf courses in South Africa. Included on the day - savoury muffin a
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
OHS-Driven Machinery Regulations 2015
Guideline No R288
DRIVEN MACHINERY REGULATIONS 2015.pdf
The upcoming political protest/stay away on 7th April was discussed at the BIBC full Council meeting this afternoon, and the decision taken at that forum, supported by both the employer as well as the trade union parties, was for employers to implement a policy of - " No work, no pay, no discipline to be taken again
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
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
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.<
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
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
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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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
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
Some Advice for Members to Consider when Submitting Tenders
Recent experience indicates that even large corporate members with long experience sometimes overlook some of the Essentials.
The following advice is offered:
The full tender documents should be examined. The issuing part
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
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
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
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
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