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 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 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.
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.
Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is hosting its annual Infrastructure Indaba on 11-12 March 2020 at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch.
Concor’s new group CEO Lucas Tseki is confident South Africa’s construction sector is turning the corner, provided there is no further delay in the adjudication and awarding of large infrastructure contracts by government agencies.
Local cement manufacturers are being severely undermined by cheap imports from countries such as China, Vietnam and Pakistan.