As a result of the lockdown in South Africa, 14% of construction companies permanently shut their doors, according to a survey by Statistics South Africa released in May 2020.
Latest epidemiological models have revealed that the COVID-19 infection peak in the Western Cape will take place from late July through early August.
The sudden announcement of the lockdown by President Ramaphosa understandably raised serious and immediate concerns in the building industry.
Murray & Roberts Western Cape, a division of Murray & Roberts Construction, was named the overall winner in the Building Contractors category of Construction World’s Best Projects 2015 Awards for its work on Century City Square Project.
“There is a persistent shortage of skills in the South African construction industry,” according to Allen Bodill, Executive Director of the Master Builders Association Western Cape (MBAWC).