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Government
Monday, 04 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Budget Speech Highlights »
On 20 February 2019, Tito Mboweni, Finance Minister delivered his 2019 Budget Speech. Hereby a short summary of some of th...
Thursday, 30 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Definitions of Active Employer and Inactive Employer »
Members are requested to please take note of the following directive from Department of Labour: "Government Gazette...
Tuesday, 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...
Thursday, 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...
Tuesday, 23 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
R35 Billion Development Plan for Durban Beachfront »
Ethekwini Municipality website www.durban.gov.za published an article in late December 2017, stating that a contractor wil...

Health & Safety
Monday, 07 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill of quantities for Health and Safety »
Relative to other industries in South Africa and construction industries worldwide, the construction process generates a d...
Monday, 07 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
FEM Safetember it’s all about height work »
Safetember, a campaign initiated by the Federated Employer’s Mutual Assurance (FEM), aims to raise awareness on accidents...
Wednesday, 02 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Another Milestone for ENZA Construction: ISO 45001:2018 »
Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd is proud to announce that it has been ISO:45001:2018 certified. This safety management syst...
Wednesday, 28 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Draft outline on developing a fall protection plan »
Draft outline on developing a fall protection plan During the month   of September FEM has an initiative call...
Friday, 02 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Construction hazards and solutions »
For the past several years, injuries and fatalities resulting in working fall risk positions has increased and contributed...

Contractual & Legal
Tuesday, 01 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amended clauses in contractual agreements »
The Association has noticed a marked increase of clients and main contractors amending the Principal Building Agreement an...
Monday, 26 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CIDB standard on the tender process »
On 8 August 2019 the Government Gazette published the long awaited CIDB Standard for Uniformity In Engineering And Constru...
Thursday, 01 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Implications of the use of a Project Manager as opposed to a Main Contractor »
Construction projects involve a myriad of specialty contractors working concurrently on a project site. On any given day,...
Thursday, 01 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) »
POPI is designed to safeguard personal information. It balances the legitimate needs of organisations to collect, record a...
Monday, 08 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Benefits of standard form construction contracts »
It is a well-known fact that there are advantages and disadvantages of using standard form building contracts. In South Af...

Financial
Tuesday, 01 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do you understand the fees associated with Retirement Funds? »
Often when receiving a retirement fund benefit statement, one would immediately examine the rate of return earned on the i...
Thursday, 01 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do you offer Pension or Provident Fund benefits to your staff? »
Do you offer Pension or Provident Fund benefits to your staff? If so, do you understand the costs associated with it? For...
Wednesday, 26 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Change in tax-return threshold »
The SA Revenue Service has increased the tax return threshold from R350, 000 to R500, 000. This means that individuals ear...
Tuesday, 26 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DATA Costs to Reduce – Some Relief for Consumers »
In the digital world we live in, for a nation to develop and prosper it becomes vital for the population to have access to...
Thursday, 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...

Press Release
Wednesday, 31 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Master Builders KwaZulu- Natal Annual Awards 2018 »
Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal held its Annual Awards event at the Durban International Conference Centre (ICC) on Friday,...
Saturday, 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
Thursday, 27 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Membership News – Your Association Working for You! »
The Association actively engages with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the interests of our members are fully represen...
Thursday, 30 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Challenges Facing Contractors in KwaZulu-Natal »
Our members are finding it increasingly difficult to remain in business. We have not seen as many business rescue applicat...
Wednesday, 30 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Building Industry news from Zululand »
In my role as Zululand Area Manager, I have over the last few months engaged with several industry stakeholder bodies from...
Wednesday, 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...
Thursday, 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...

Training
Tuesday, 01 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal Training Academy »
In response to the need of our members and the industry in general, the Association launched the Training Academy in 2013,...
Monday, 26 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
School-based violence and its impact on academic performance »
The past few months have seen increased media coverage of school-based violence. These reports range from bullying and nam...
Monday, 27 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Training in the construction sector »
Terminology used in education and training is often a challenge to many. The objective of this article is to address commo...
Thursday, 02 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supervision of Construction Processes »
The vast majority of industry practitioners who occupy supervisory roles have either been artisans who had been promoted t...
Tuesday, 26 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
What disability? »
The Association held an evacuation drill on 19 March 2019. On the day, there were three people with disabilities in our Tr...

Stakeholder Relations
Wednesday, 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...
Friday, 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...
Sunday, 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...

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