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Government
01 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Operation Sikhokha Ngesikhathi »
Operation Sikhokha Ngesikhathi, translated to English reads operation pay on time and is an initiative publicized by KwaZu...
29 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter of Good Standing »
Members are requested to please take note of the following notice from the Department of Labour, that appeared in the Merc...
30 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department of Labour - Workshops »
Department of Labour will be hosting its annual workshops/road shows to promote the implementation and compliance with the...
01 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
eTendering & Central Supplier Database »
The Association has recently had an influx of inquiries relating to Government’s Central Supplier Database and eTendering...
01 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preferential Procurement Regulations »
The Revised Preferential Procurement Regulations were gazetted on the 20 January 2017. These Regulations will change the w...

Health & Safety
02 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
TB Meningitis at The Workplace »
The following health related article is courtesy of the Association's health clinic. The Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal cli...
01 November 2017
Managing Vehicle Movement on a Construction Site »
In 2016, 37 employees lost their lives in relation to motor vehicle accidents, and to date in 2017 this figure is already...
02 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Occupational Health and Safety - MBSA Congress »
During the Master Builders South Africa Congress which was held from 10th to 12th  September in Cape Town, during a b...
07 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
General Safe Guarding of Construction Sites »
Construction Regulation 27 - "construction sites in built areas, adjacent to a public way, are suitably and sufficiently f...
02 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prevention of Occupational Injuries and diseases »
Introduction  In the industries workers are exposed to all kinds of hazards, these hazards could immediately...

Contractual & Legal
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...
04 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can My Outdoor Spa Land Me in Hot Water? »
“ My wife and I recently moved into a sectional title unit. We used to have an outdoor spa at our previous house and would...
30 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contractual Disputes »
Most building contract documents allow for disputes between parties to be resolved by adjudication and or arbitration. Thi...

Financial
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
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...
11 August 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Women in South African Construction »
Women in South African Construction - Recognising Women’s Day, 9 August 2017 Construction is still largely regarded as...
13 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Master Builders Congress 2017: Call for Papers »
Building South Africa Together 10 – 12 September 2017, Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town This is...

Training
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...
02 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Skills Competition – Bricklaying in KZN »
WorldSkills International has its origin in 1946 when Jose Olaso, then General Director of Spanish Youth Organisation saw...

Stakeholder Relations
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...
01 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Display of Legal Posters​ ​ »
We received a number of enquiries in response to the earlier warning from the Department of Labour cautioning employe...
02 April 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Notice to all Employers Registered with the Compensation Fund »
The Department of Labour announced that the deadline for the 2016 Return of Earnings submission has been extended and will...
06 March 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Electronically Exposed: What Your Employees Should Know! »
The digital world is exploding around us. Developments in electronic communications, social media, applications, internet,...

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