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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…
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 12:15

Economy Affects Building Industry

The building industry is an essential component of the South African economy as it contributes about 15% to the gross fixed investment that drives the economy. However, with the country's economy going through a tough time currently, this, in turn, reflects on the building industry. Relating…
The Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) has been accredited by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to handle all civil engineering sector disputes. This means that companies that are not members of the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors or…
Friday, 02 October 2015 13:15

Unemployment figures on the rise

The number of employees in South Africa's formal nonagricultural sector decreased by 1 000 between March and June, owing to a decrease in the manufacturing, transport, business services and construction industries, Statistics South Africa's (Stats SA's) Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey for the second quarter of…
A major obstacle to growth in the building and construction industry is the non-payment by government and municipalities in the country. Projects are often stalled, as developers wait to be paid. With a government squeeze on infrastructure spending, the outlook for civil construction was tight. growth…
Monday, 24 August 2015 15:00

Construction in Western Cape to grow

While the national construction picture may not seem too rosy, prospects for the construction sector in the Western Cape are set to continue to grow over the next few years, helped by a good dose of residential construction. This was according to Industry Insight senior economist…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council announced its support of the Employment Services Act, No 4 of 2004 (ESA), which came into effect on 9 August 2015. “The purpose of ESA is to establish productivity within South Africa, decrease levels of unemployment, and provide for the training…
Emerging contractors in the construction industry will soon stand to benefit from increased protection provided by a new amendment to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Act, which was proposed by the Department of Public Works. The CIDB Amendment Act, which is due to come into…
The Department of Labour (DoL) says it has found that the construction industry has a less than 50% rate of compliance with health and safety regulations. This comes shortly ahead of the introduction of a new dispensation for the registration of construction health and safety professionals…