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As the construction industry gears up to return to work when the lockdown moves to Level 3 on 1 June, industry stakeholders need to come together to reach a consensus on a number of contentious issues, says Wayne Albertyn, Director of Gothic Construction and President of MBA North.

The Master Builders Association North (MBA North) has launched comprehensive COVID-19 health and safety consulting and training services to help the region’s construction sector to prepare for a return to work as quickly as possible after restrictions are lifted.

The Master Builders Association (MBA) North is calling on government to assist the industry by proactively engaging with the industry to firm up the lockdown regulations as they pertain to the construction industry as timeously as possible.

As South Africans settle into stage four lockdown which came into effect on 1 May, various industries are getting acquainted with what this means for their operations.

Lascocrete is a leading manufacturer and installer of superior quality concrete products in and around Cape Town. Leveraging 45 years of expertise, their dynamic leader Theresa Lassen, is proud of their track record of delivering solutions during troubling times, purposefully integrating the slogan “Impossible is nothing” in their philosophy and work ethic.

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) as part of the Construction COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Team (“CC19RRTT”) is calling on Government to make the Construction Sector part of the designated Essential Services.

The sudden announcement of the lockdown by President Ramaphosa understandably raised serious and immediate concerns in the building industry.

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) on 14 April 2020, announced the debarment of China Zhonghao Nigeria Limited, a civil engineering company registered in Nigeria, for 18 months, for fraudulent practices.

Zest WEG has delivered a locally manufactured main power transformer to a wind farm project near Swellendam in the Western Cape.

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