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Government
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...
Monday, 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: -...
Monday, 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
Thursday, 17 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Health & Safety Competition 2018 Entries »
Entries are invited from Members and/or FEM Policy holders to compete in the 2018 Health and Safety Competition. Ca...
Thursday, 05 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Risks associated with mobile crane operations Part 2 »
Communication A reliable method of signalling between the crane operator and dogger is essential for safe crane ope...
Thursday, 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...
Tuesday, 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...
Monday, 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...

Contractual & Legal
Wednesday, 02 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get your Contractual Notices in to the Principal Agent »
Most building contractors celebrate once they are awarded a job after a long tender process or negotiation. After the phys...
Wednesday, 02 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Must a developer of a sectional title scheme also pay levies? »
“I’ve developed a small sectional title scheme in town with a few units on them. Most of the units have been sold and the...
Wednesday, 02 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trust Me, I’m A Home Builder »
INTRODUCTION Does a trust have to comply with the Housing Consumer Protection Measures Act, 95 of 1998 (“the Act”)?...
Tuesday, 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...
Thursday, 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...

Financial
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...
Saturday, 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...
Friday, 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....
Monday, 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
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
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...
Thursday, 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...
Wednesday, 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...
Saturday, 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...

Training
Monday, 07 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 WSP Submissions Due Date Extended! »
The WSP submission deadline of 30th April 2018 has now been extended to 10th May 2018 due to technical problems experience...
Thursday, 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...
Friday, 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...
Wednesday, 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...
Sunday, 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...

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...
Thursday, 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
Wednesday, 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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