Latest epidemiological models have revealed that the COVID-19 infection peak in the Western Cape will take place from late July through early August.
Today the NHBRC has temporarily closed down its Tzaneen satellite office after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
The Master Builders Association (MBA) North has broadly welcomed President Ramaphosa’s vision of massive infrastructure spending as the “flywheel” of South Africa’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
The NHBRC has temporarily closed its East London office down after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 as of 17th of June 2020.
Following two months of hard lockdown, the development of a 2 047-bed student village at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) has resumed this week.
The entire construction industry reopened on 1 June with the advent of Alert Level 3, largely as a result of the extensive lobbying by the Construction Covid-19 Rapid Response Task Team, which comprised Master Builders South Africa along with various other industry bodies.
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 sudden announcement of the lockdown by President Ramaphosa understandably raised serious and immediate concerns in the building industry.
To protect the wellbeing of its staff and stakeholders, the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) has put a number of measures in place to ensure that the risk of Covid-19 transmission is managed throughout its office premises.