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Government
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...
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: -...

Health & Safety
Thursday, 30 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding the new ISO 45001 OHS System »
Source: Presentation by Mr. Jerry Ramdunee from ICCASA ISO 45001 is to supersede BS OHSAS 18001. As it stands, ISO...
Thursday, 30 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lunch and Labour Intensive Environments »
Lunch, especially in labour intensive environments such as construction sites, is an extremely important meal. It speaks t...
Thursday, 02 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exemption notice - Construction Work Permit »
In our Monday e-bulletin, our members were reminded that Phase 3 of the Construction Regulations 2014 implementation phase...
Tuesday, 31 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beware of changes to the OHS Act »
Future legislation Tibor Szana, chief inspector, inspection and enforcement services at the Department of Labour (Do...
Monday, 02 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Temporary Works in Construction »
In the past five years, the construction industry experienced several high profile structural collapses dati...

Contractual & Legal
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, 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...

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
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...
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...

Training
Thursday, 02 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Training Can Improve Profitability »
Businesses are established with the objective of generating income. Entrepreneurs harness their skills and expertise to es...
Thursday, 28 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Master Builders Construction Health and Safety Skills programme »
A 26 credit, CETA accredited Skills Programme, based on the qualification: National Certificate Construction Health and Sa...
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...

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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