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Industry Insight has reported a slowdown in the construction industry’s growth, compared to 2014. Growth in Construction Sector was just 0.8% in the first quarter of this year; off the back of 3.5% growth in the 4th quarter of and 2.2% in the 3rd quarter.  The…
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 13:15

Industry Growth Down but Outlook Upbeat

Growth in the building sector lost further momentum in the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest FNB/BER Building Confidence Index. This is after the sector slowed in the first quarter of 2015 as well. However, despite the poorer performance by the sector in the…
The Department of Labour is to host an informational session ahead of the implementation of the registration of construction health and safety professionals and the implementation of the construction work permit in terms of the new labour regulations. The seminar will be held in Boksburg, Johannesburg…
A report compiled by Building Research Strategy Consulting Unit (BMI) indicates that South Africa's inflation rate is to remain stable and that large construction firms are not committing to certain market segments that are deemed less feasible or critical to their future sustainability. Growth is being…
The construction industry is showing signs of recovery, with expected government infrastructure expenditure, retail developments and residential building projects set to lift the industry considerably above last year's level, says the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa). Good growth is being indicated in…
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:15

Dispute Resolution Centre at BCCEI

The Dispute Resolution Centre at the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) is now open to handle party-to-party disputes. The BCCEI represents the interests of all Level 4 to 9 Construction Industry Development Board companies. These are companies rated to undertake contracts with a…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) has issued a statement regarding the events relating to and resulting from Good Hope Construction workers protest in the Kraaifontein Scottsdene area last week. The dispute arose regarding employees that were either not receiving benefits; or receiving benefits for the…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:00

Antidumping Duties on Cement Imports

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa has moved to impose antidumping duties of between 14.29% and 77.15% on cement imports from Pakistan. the provisional duties have been imposed and will be implemented up to and including November 13, 2015 the duties affect portland cement…
The lack of skills is still a concern for the construction industry despite the announcement by Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene in the 2015/16 Budget Speech of R813-billion in infrastructure spending for the next three years. Financial services company Nedbank Property Finance continues to partner with…
Thursday, 09 April 2015 16:00

Ups and Downs of SA Employment Stats

The number of employees in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy increased from an estimated 8.94-million in September to an estimated 8.98-million in December, Statistics South Africa's (Stats SA's) Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey revealed on Tuesday. However, the indicators show that the…
All the necessary processes are in place to begin this year's wage negotiations for the civil engineering industry, says Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) general secretary Nick Faasen. "We decided to no longer hold wage submission workshops for non-party companies, as was initially…
All the necessary processes are in place to begin this year's wage negotiations for the civil engineering industry, says Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) general secretary Nick Faasen. "We decided to no longer hold wage submission workshops for non-party companies, as was initially…