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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…
The Value of construction projects awarded increased by 17 percent in 2014. The building industry is supported by a recovery in the awarding of affordable housing projects, but it must be noted that given the scale of these projects, the completion periods are longer than the…
Out of South Africa's ten prospective special economic zones (SEZs), three are on the verge of implementation and, before the end of this year, one of them will be completed and implemented, says the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which envisions 2015 to be the…
Thursday, 18 December 2014 18:30

1.5-million housing push

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu announced that government is planning to build 1.5-million houses in the next five years and has put new initiatives in place to improve the relationship between government and the private sector, which she hopes will help fund the construction of the…
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 14:45

BIBC site inspections grow by 121%

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) (BIBC) has announced a dramatic increase in the number of site inspections carried out last month, compared to the same period last year (October 2013). Site inspections, which are a fundamental part of the process of ensuring…