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27 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Impact of the VAT Increase – Are you ready? »
On 1 April 2018, Value-Added Tax (VAT) will increase for the first time in 25 years, from 14% to 15%. All receipts, invoic...
01 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget Speech, What You Need to Know? »
Before then Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his budget speech in Parliament on 21 February 2018, South African ci...
23 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
R35 Billion Development Plan for Durban Beachfront »
Ethekwini Municipality website published an article in late December 2017, stating that a contractor wil...
04 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Minimum Wage Bill, 2017 »
Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, recently issued the following amendment bills for public comment: -...
04 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Construction Sector Codes Promulgated »
Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal would like to inform its membership that the Amended Codes of Good Practice in the Construct...

Health & Safety
29 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Risks Associated with Mobile Crane Operations »
Ground factors Factors that will affect the ability of the ground to provide adequate support include the following...
27 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2018 »
Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal is once again showing its support for this international initiative, by supplying Members wi...
26 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health and Safety Achievement Recognition Certificate »
Usuthu Water Purification Plant in zululand celebrates completion of project with zero harm A Stefanutti Stoc...
01 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Investigation Process Relating to OHS Incidents »
The Association is here to assist you in reporting and investigation work related incidents and accidents: Report...
01 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Occupational Health and Safety Services »
The need for Members to comply with the increasing volume of legislation is facilitated by the excellent Occupational Heal...

Contractual & Legal
23 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Award »
INTRODUCTION   In June last year the Johannesburg High Court handed down a judgment relating to an applicati...
30 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CIDB – Best Practice »
Earlier this month the Association published the three CIDB Best Practice Standards that were published in Government Gaze...
02 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Role of the Employers Agent »
In all building and civil engineering contracts there is a provision for the appointment of a person to assume overall res...
27 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MBSA Congress – Contractual & Legal Matters »
During the Master Builders South Africa Congress which was held from 10th to 12th  September in Cape Town, one of the...
02 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does my insurance cover damages due to public unrest and strikes? »
“With all the civil unrest caused by striking workers, political rallies and student actions, I was wondering whether insu...

01 March 2018
No further extension on the VAT claw back relief »
Background Where a property developer constructed residential units for sale and these units are temporarily let out...
02 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to stretch your Money »
Do you find that your expenses increase faster than the inflation rate? Do you wonder how can you can make your monthly bu...
04 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Enhancement of Risk Benefits at NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE MEMBER !! ​ »
The Risk Benefits offered by the funds administered by the KZN MBA has been enhanced at no additional cost to the member....
05 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is your business VAT compliant? »
Before claiming input VAT it is critical that the supplier invoice complies with the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Act . Should...

Press Release
02 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MBSA Press Release »
MBSA Congress to Address State Of SA Construction Sector The annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress, s...

Industry Affairs
28 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
R45-billion gas-to-power plant in Richards Bay »
Local Zululand newspaper the Zululand Observer, has reported that a R45-billion gas-to-power plant project is in the pipel...
01 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stakeholder Engagement Forum Feedback »
Ross Stembridge, Building Service Manager participated in the Stakeholder Engagement Forum at the KZN Construction Trade E...
01 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Implications On The National Minimum Wage On Future Projects »
The National Minimum Wage comes into effect on the 1 May 2018. This will have a major impact on the Building Industry espe...
01 November 2017
Innovation in Roof Coverings »
A revolutionary product developed by BASF and SoloPower Systems as an alternative to a conventional roof sheeting has been...
02 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Does the Local Authority Relate to The Building Contractor? »
There seems to be a lot of confusion by the smaller home builder on the role of the Local Authority in respect to the cont...

30 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) 2018 »
We would like to encourage all our members to participate in the skills development process by doing a training needs anal...
03 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Training Academy - Testimonials »
Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal is a CETA accredited training provider and offers a wide range of courses. This is what...
01 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vuka Makhi »
Twelve years of schooling has passed for our 2016 intake of Vuka Makhi Learners. They have travelled every Saturday for tw...
01 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Number of Skilled People are Few »
Statistician General, Pali Lehohla on Wednesday 27 October told a gathering in Durban that the country is faced with a hig...
02 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Continuous Professional Development »
In our quest to continuously enhance the value of service provided to our members and clients, the Training Academy has su...

Stakeholder Relations
22 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Newsflash - SA Builder 2018 »
South African Builder is the official journal for the Master Builders SA (MBSA). Published since 1923, it offers the lates...
07 July 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FEM Scholarship Programme »
The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (PTY) LTD - (FEM) continues their successful effort in contributing...
04 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FEM Making IOD Assurance Work for You! »
FEM’s professional service in both obtaining Letters of Good Standing as well as processing of claims makes them an obviou...
23 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FEM’s Longstanding MD retires »
FEM’s Longstanding MD retires 2017 Sees a change in leadership at The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF)...

Labour Relations
27 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
General duties of employees at work and the rights of the employer »
There is much hype about the employee’s rights and quite rightly so, but, what about the employer? Does the employer have...

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