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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...
Wednesday, 26 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don't find yourself at this table »
Most building contractors celebrate once they are awarded a job after a long tender process or negotiation. After the phys...
Thursday, 02 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Liability of Company Directors »
“A friend of mine has a good business concept and he has asked me to come on board as a partner. He wants to set...
Thursday, 02 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Due Diligence on Clients »
An all too common occurrence at present is the client not having the full funding in place for a project before constructi...
Tuesday, 26 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal – Dispute Resolution Unit »
The Association has established a Dispute Resolution Unit. The reason for this is due to the following factors:...
Thursday, 28 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
JBCC Principal Building Agreement »
JBCC Principal Building Agreement - What are the Major Differences Between Version 6.1 & 6.2  Since August 2...
Thursday, 29 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Standard for Minimum Requirements for Engaging Contractors and Sub-Contractors on Construction Works »
On 9 November 2018, the Government Gazette published the Standard for Minimum Requirements for Engaging Contractors and Su...
Thursday, 01 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SACPCMP – Are you registered? »
The Act was published in the Government Gazette on 1 December 2000 establishing the South African Council for the Project...
Thursday, 01 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cannabis and the workplace »
Since the Constitutional Court legalised the private possession and use of cannabis during September, many concerns have b...
Thursday, 27 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
When do you have to appoint an auditor for your company? »
“I’ve just started my own private IT company. As a new business, I want to limit unnecessary expenses. I know there will b...
Thursday, 27 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Business Rescue and the Subcontractor »
With the current recessionary climate prevailing in South Africa at present, a greater number of main contractors find the...
Thursday, 30 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interest on Overdue Invoices »
"May I charge interest on overdue invoices? How much may I charge?" 1 . The National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (hereina...
Wednesday, 01 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Occupancy Certificates and Leases »
INTRODUCTION  The National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 103 of 1997, makes provision for t...
Tuesday, 31 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
JBCC Principal Building Agreement 6.2 »
Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal was informed that the new principal building agreement is in print and will be released to a...
Tuesday, 31 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding Misconduct, Disciplinary Code and Formulating Disciplinary Charges »
Are you experiencing difficulty when it comes to formulating disciplinary charges, herewith is an article published by Jud...
Thursday, 12 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voetstoots Clause and the Consumer Protection Act »
Throughout May and June 2018, Attorneys Maynard Menon Govender Singh Incorporated gave an excellent presentation on the&nb...
Thursday, 28 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SACPCMP registration for HSE Professionals – on the rocks? »
The following to article is an opinion piece that was submitted to the Association for publication, the Association does n...
Thursday, 28 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can a testamentary trust be changed later? »
“My wife and I are discussing providing for the creation of a testamentary trust in our will to take care of our minor chi...
Thursday, 31 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey - How will the South African construction industry react to automation »
South African civil engineers have seen an increase in BIM usage and modular, off-site construction in recent years. Addit...
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...
Monday, 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...
Wednesday, 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...
Saturday, 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...
Friday, 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...
Friday, 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...
Sunday, 04 June 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Labour Appeal Court Sanctions Employer for Sexual Harassment »
By Neil Coetzer, Partner and Taryn York, Employment Law, Benefits & Industrial Relations, Cowan-Harper Attorneys...
Monday, 01 May 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ambit of Arbitration Agreement Introduction »
A recent case dealt with by the Supreme Court of Appeal concerned the interpretation of an agreement to arbitrate and exac...

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