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As spending slows consulting engineers' confidence has plunged to 36%, matching the business and construction outlooks. Short to medium term improvement is not expected. The industry is inclined to adapt to a low-growth environment as infrastructure spending was been hampered by poor economic growth, lower-than-expected revenue…
Thursday, 31 March 2016 13:15

Civil confidence falls

Civil confidence has fallen to its lowest level since 2011. This reveals a weakening in South Africa's construction activity that is expected to continue for the rest of the year. This was indicated by the Q1 FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index last week. Demand in the construction sector is…
Thursday, 31 March 2016 11:15

Civil confidence falls to a five year low

The first-quarter fall in civil confidence to its lowest level since 2011 reveals a weakening in South Africa’s construction activity that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. This was indicated by the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index last week. Demand in the construction sector is…
Our country will soon get a code of professional practice and conduct that will hold building inspector practitioners accountable. The first draft of the building inspectors regulations is expected to be released later this year. The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) and the South African…
Since its entry into the Overstrand three years ago, there has been a consistent and exponential increase in the building industry's compliance every year, with record payouts at the end of 2015. "It is very encouraging to see that an increasing number of people involved in…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council has urged employers to inform employees of the current status quo regarding their tax and retirement obligations, following the recent announcements made in Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget vote speech. In recent months, there has been a lot of confusion on the…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has issued a notice to non-party employers and employees regarding the commencement of negotiations affecting employment conditions in the building industry. The employer and trade union parties to the BIBC are preparing to enter substantive industry negotiations…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council has called on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to set the record straight on harmful myths and misconceptions about new tax amendments during his budget vote speech this week. Because there is a lot of confusion on the ground about the proposed…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 13:00

BIBC announces record leave and bonus payout

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has announced another record payout. Following a recorded 31% increase in industry compliance, the leave and bonus payout to employees is in excess of R161 million - 23% higher than the previous year's R131 million. "The Council's…
Thursday, 03 December 2015 13:00

Builders Holiday

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has announced the annual builders' holiday, which is to start at close of business on Friday the 11 December 2015 and the industry re-opens on the 11 January 2016. The Council has once again issued a reminder…
The Department of Labour has officially announced the appointment of Mr Lennie Samuel as the Presiding Inspector to head the Inquiry into the collapse of the temporary walkway bridge between Sandton and Alexandra on the M1 freeway. Mr Samuel's appointment follows a media briefing held by…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 09:15

Building Industry agree on wage increase

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has announced the wage increases for the Building Industry applicable from 1 November 2015. The parties concluded a three year wage agreement in 2013 and the current agreement will expire at the end of October 2016. These…