News & Press https://www.safcec.org.za/news/ Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:28:48 GMT Mon, 3 Dec 2018 08:06:35 GMT Copyright © 2018 SAFCEC Changing the Face of Industrial Sustainability https://www.safcec.org.za/news/428890/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/428890/ Article shared from AfricaOutlookMag.com

 

LIMPOPO ECO-INDUSTRIAL PARK

Utilising the latest technologies and solutions, Eco-Industrial Solutions and the Limpopo Eco Industrial Park are set to raise the continent?s sustainability benchmark

Eco-industrial development has become a hot topic in the past decade. Encompassing a broad range of environmentally sustainable solutions, addressing anything from water pollution to energy management to air quality, the term has been pushed to the top of the agenda for the private and public sector alike.

However, whilst a number of regions have been heralded for their innovative eco-friendly concepts, such as Singapore with its buildings that blend with nature, the African continent continues to lag behind the rest of the world on this front.

South Africa alone emits millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, largely down to its continued reliance on coal-fired power plants. In response, the national government has revealed that it is looking to reduce harmful emissions by 34 percent by 2020, an initiative that will require coordinated action from all influential parties.

Eco-Industrial Solutions (Pty) Ltd (EIS), in particular, is one company that is likely to play a crucial role in facilitating these changes.

?EIS?s slogan is ?industry nurturing nature?, a motto that outlines its vision of finding techno-economically viable solutions to the challenges facing humanity today, and of promoting industrialisation in a way that is beneficial to local communities as well as the environment,? says Deshika Kathawaroo, CEO of EIS.

In pursuit of this inspiration, the firm is working to develop the first zero solid-waste eco-industrial park in Africa, known as the Limpopo Eco-Industrial Park (LEIP).

 

Empowering industry

?The LEIP is a direct response to reclaiming Africa?s rightful place in the global industrial village by establishing Africa?s and the world?s first zero solid-waste eco-industrial and integrated nature park,? states Webster Mfebe, the Chairman and Director of both EIS and LEIP. 

?This project will underscore the indispensable symbiotic relationship between people, planet and profit by demonstrating their mutually beneficial co-existence, thereby preserving mother earth for future generations."

Located in Musina on over 6,400 hectares of land, the park that currently remains in the planning phase is designed as a sustainable industrial development with 80 chalets in an integrated nature reserve with 2,286 hectares of environmentally sensitive tourism area; two residential eco-estates in Musina Eco-Housing Estate and Singelele Equestrian Estate, comprising a total of 3,797 and 903 units, respectively; gasification plants; syngas production and clean-up; a blended mix of PV solar, syngas and steam combined-cycle; and base load power for industries from Eskom. Solar PV panels for 35 MW power will be installed for agro-processing, buildings and water heating.

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Industry News Mon, 3 Dec 2018 08:06:35 GMT
Family Responsibility Practice Notes https://www.safcec.org.za/news/419743/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/419743/ Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) practice note on Family Responsibility Leave Cycle dated 21 September 2018.

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Human Resources & Industrial Relations Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:43:03 GMT
SAFCEC 79th National AGM 2018 https://www.safcec.org.za/news/419687/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/419687/ SAFCEC Members are invited to attend the 79th National AGM to be held on 15 October 2018 below:

Venue Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre; 14 View Point Rd, Bardene, Boksburg, Johannesburg

Time 16h00

Click here to download document containing Agenda; Minutes of Previous Meeting; and SAFCEC Council Nomination Form

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Announcements Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:01:40 GMT
Decriminalisation of Cannabis | Alcohol & Drugs in the Workplace https://www.safcec.org.za/news/419685/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/419685/ SAFCEC's Best Practice Note on the recent Constitutional Court`s ruling decriminalising the private cultivation and use of Cannabis to be used as a guidance tool is now available to SAFCEC members.

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SHERQ News Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:16:07 GMT
Year-End Bonus Exemption: Collective Agreement https://www.safcec.org.za/news/418871/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/418871/ Untitled 1

Year End Bonus Exemption


Introduction

Our collective agreement (BCCEI) stipulates that every employee qualifies for a year-end bonus, this is subject to certain clauses which are detailed in the agreement. The bonus is equivalent to 20 working days.

Trading Conditions

The civil construction trading conditions have not been favourable, where an employer would, due to economic environment, be unable to meet this obligation, SAFCEC advises, that exemption can be applied for provided that all the requirements are met. Please note that the exemption board is an independent body. Exemption application should reach the BCCEI National Office by 30 September each year.

Exemption Process Procedure

Click here to go to the SAFCEC Member Zone for the procedure and downloadable document

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Human Resources & Industrial Relations Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:40:02 GMT
Vacant Position | National Advisor: SHERQ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/417671/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/417671/ Applications for National Advisor: SHERQ (Safety Health Environment Risk Quality) at SAFCEC National Office in Johannesburg are now open.

Interested parties with the knowledge, skills and qualifications listed below are invited to submit CVs to Pheli Mbambo, Executive: HR & Advisory Services at pheli@safcec.org.za.

  • SAMTRAC / NEBOSH / National Diploma in Construction Health & Safety
  • SHERQ Auditing
  • SACPCMP Construction Health & Safety Manager Registration
  • 5 years site experience
  • 2 years civil engineering industry experience
  • Professional and proficient in verbal and written communication
  • Training / facilitation experience
  • Incident investigation experience
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Vacancies Tue, 11 Sep 2018 08:21:45 GMT
Vacant Position | Executive: Contractual Affairs https://www.safcec.org.za/news/416899/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/416899/ Applications for Executive: Contractual Affairs at SAFCEC National Office in Johannesburg are now open.

Interested parties with the knowledge, skills and qualifications listed below are invited to submit CVs to Pheli Mbambo, Executive: HR & Advisory Services at pheli@safcec.org.za

  • Civil Engineering degree / Quantity Surveying degree / B. Com Economics or equivalent;
  •  Professional registration with a relevant body/council;
  • At least 10 years? experience in the civil contracting industry of which 4 years should be a senior management position;
  •  Knowledge of economic and contractual affairs, tenders, public works and procurement is essential;
  •  In-depth knowledge of and working experience with documents such as GCC, NEC, FIDIC, COLTO and general building contracts;
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding of and experience in challenges facing the industry;
  •  Appropriate knowledge of the role and function of employer organisations, industry bodies, and / or association management.

 

 

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Vacancies Wed, 5 Sep 2018 12:00:27 GMT
Newly Launched: Banner Advertising Packages & Rates https://www.safcec.org.za/news/414524/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/414524/ Untitled 1

Membership Matters

Our members like to support other members ? advertising on our website is a great way to let them know who you are and what you have to offer.

As the leading industry body, advertising with SAFCEC provides more visibility of your brand within our niche member base.

5 Advantages Banner Advertising Offers

When it comes to B2B advertising, mass marketing may be bigger, but not necessarily better. Competing for B2C and B2B ad sales with large mass market publications and their websites s no easy task. Advertising on our website provides a more strategic, cost-effective solution for advertisers.  Here are just a few reasons why advertisers benefit from banner ads on our website: -

  1. The audience is a targeted community
  2. Cost effective
  3. Advertising can be more easily tailored to the audience
  4.  The ability to reach a more niche audience
  5. Less competitive ad environment

 

Mass market publications have one serious advantage? very large reach. That usually means more readers and larger circulations. Certainly, it?s great for a lot of people to see your advertising, but how much good is it doing your business if the people who are seeing your advertising are not the people most likely to buy? Advertising via SAFCEC's website allows you to drill deeper and dissect your audience more thoroughly.

 

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Announcements Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:20:23 GMT
Wages and conditions of employment agreement concluded https://www.safcec.org.za/news/412404/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/412404/ The Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) has announced the signing between all parties in the civil engineering sector of a three year settlement agreement with respect to wages and conditions of employment.

The settlement will come into force from promulgation by the Minister of Labour later this year. The negotiations were characterised by a deep understanding by all parties of the pressure under which the civil engineering sector has been operating for the last few years.

The parties agreed to a 7,5% wage increase across the board for the first and second year. The increase for the third year will be 7,5% or CPI, whichever is the greater. Negotiations began in the last week of March 2018.

Employers were represented by South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) and Consolidated Employers' Organisation (CEO), and employees by the Building Construction and Allied Workers Union (BACWU) and National Union of Mine Workers (NUM).


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Industry News Wed, 8 Aug 2018 13:22:38 GMT
SAFCEC Annual Photo Competition Now Open! https://www.safcec.org.za/news/412401/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/412401/ div.gallery { border: 1px solid #ccc; } div.gallery:hover { border: 1px solid #777; } div.gallery img { width: 100%; height: auto; } div.desc { padding: 15px; font-size:x-small; text-align: center; } * { box-sizing: border-box; } .responsive { padding: 0 6px; float: left; width: 24.99999%; } @media only screen and (max-width: 700px){ .responsive { width: 49.99999%; margin: 6px 0; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 500px){ .responsive { width: 100%; } } .clearfix:after { content: ""; display: table; clear: both; } .auto-style1 { text-align: center; } .auto-style2 { text-align: center; font-size: small; }

Celebrate the beauty of our industry!

Your photograph could be selected as one of twelve winning photographs to feature in the 2019 SAFCEC Wall Calendar

Entries close 19 October 2018

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SAFCEC News Wed, 8 Aug 2018 11:39:21 GMT
African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo 2018 https://www.safcec.org.za/news/399850/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/399850/ .auto-style1 { border-width: 0px; }
African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo 2018
The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo is the prime meeting place for construction industry professionals. With 8 dedicated product zones and numerous free workshops, the event caters to the entire African construction, cement and concrete industries. The audience includes architects, engineers, contractors, quantity surveyors, government representatives as well as suppliers of products and services to the industry. 

Key benefits of attending include:
  • Discover the latest products and innovations showcased by more than 200 international exhibitors
  • Meet face to face with your current and potential new suppliers
  • Learn new professional skills, enhance your knowledge and gain CPD points
  • Network with 9,500 construction industry professional from the public and private sectors.

For more information visit www.totallyconcrete.co.za or register for your free pass here

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Industry News Tue, 8 May 2018 09:56:13 GMT
Changes to indices provided by StatsSA effective January 2018 https://www.safcec.org.za/news/389027/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/389027/ Contract Price Adjustment Formula will now have the following indices: -

  1. Labour: stays the same; derived from CPI
  2. Fuel: Inland, Coastal and Wholesale replaced by one index (Diesel)
  3. Plant: One new category: Mining & Construction Pant & Equipment Index sourced from the Construction Materials Price Indices
  4. Material13 categories; Civil Engineering Material price indices sourced from Construction Materials Price Indices; Contractors to determine which of the 13 categories are most applicable through engagement with client and / or consulting engineers

To view and download the recommended application of the new indices and a project working sample, visit the CPAF 2018 page

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Industry News Thu, 1 Mar 2018 12:51:28 GMT
Amended Construction Sector Code Gazetted https://www.safcec.org.za/news/377162/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/377162/ The Minister of Trade and Industry issued Notice 931 of 2017 on the Amended Construction Sector Code (ACSC) in terms of section 9(1) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, determining that these Codes will come into effect on 01 December 2017.

What you need to know:

  1. The ACSC does not introduce any substantial changes from the version that was published for public comment in October 2016.
  2. There is NO TRANSITIONAL PERIOD provided for in the ACSC and will therefore be applicable immediately.
  3. Changes in measurement, verification and monitoring principles have been introduced: -
    1. Verification Reports
    2. Equity Equivalent Programmes (EEPs) & Local Content
    3. Scope of Application
    4. Verification & Affidavits of Certain Categories of Exempted Micro Enterprises (EMEs)
    5. Effective Date and Transitional Arrangements
  4. Consequent to the errors experienced in the contents of the PP & ESD scorecard, the CSCC & the DTI will, within a few weeks after the gazette, issue a clarification note to clarify and guide the verification and measurement of the weighting points and score in the Preferential Procurement elements as this is not reflected on the face of the B-BBEE certificate, but only on the scorecard in the entire element.
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Transformation Tue, 5 Dec 2017 07:24:16 GMT
Call for Comment: Amendments to Construction Industry Development Regulations https://www.safcec.org.za/news/374595/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/374595/ SAFCEC News
The Minister of Public Works, in Government Gazette 41236 dated 10 November, invites comments on amendments to the Construction Industry Development Board, Act, 2000 (Act No. 38 of 2000).



These amendments to the Construction Regulations would make it possible for the Minister to give effect to the following cidb standards at a date of his choosing:
  1. Standard for Contractor Performance Reports (Grades 2 to 9)
  2. Standard for Developing Skills through Infrastructure Contracts
  3.  Standard for Indirect Targeting for Enterprise Development

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SAFCEC members wishing to comment on the proposed implementation (at the dates determined by the Minister) of these standards (not the standards themselves) should submit these on or before Friday, 01 December 2017 to Frikkie Oosthuizen, Executive: Contractual Affairs & Support Services via email to frikkie@safcec.org.za.

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SAFCEC News Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:18:44 GMT
Civil Engineering Bargaining Council Charts The Way https://www.safcec.org.za/news/374115/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/374115/

Media Statement: Civil Engineering Bargaining Council Charts The Way

Source: Engineering News Online


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With the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI)representing two unions and two employer organisations, it provides services to 760 companies and 68 000 employees, much is at stake when it comes to ensuring compliance and stability in the sector.

?The council offers a range of valuable services to the civil engineering sector, but the most vital is to be deeply immersed in the complexity of the labour relations arena and assist parties to build trust and establish relationships,? says BCCEI secretary general Nick Faasen.

The council?s party members are the Building, Construction and Allied Workers Union (BCAWU) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on the employees? side, while employers are represented by the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) and the small business focused Consolidated Employers? Organisation (CEO).

Faasen says that a level of trust is always necessary to ensure that role players are able to engage in negotiations in a way that supports finding overlapping needs and interests, listen to each other and to engage in a constructive manner. /p>

??For this reason, the council is facilitating the building of a strong negotiating team that can bear the responsibility of keeping the industry on track to serve all stakeholders? needs,? he says. ?Many thousands of lives depend on what happens in the bargaining process, so the negotiators? actions have widespread effects for everyone.?

As part of this process, members of the National Negotiating Forum (NNF) have been undergoing training courses to improve their negotiation skills and build relationships. During 2016 two training courses from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) were completed and in 2017 this was followed up by a Collective Bargaining/Negotiation Skills Course which paved the way for a Relationship Building Initiative workshop. Both workshops were presented by Conflict Dynamics.

The NNF intends to start their industry negotiations during the first week of February 2018, even though the Wage and Task Grade Collective Agreement only expires on 31 August 2018. During this round of negotiations the Conditions of Employment, Registration and Administration Expenses and Construction Industry Retirement Benefit Fund Collective Agreements will also be negotiated, although these only expire on 28 February 2019.

The BCCEI, while just four years old, has grown its staff to 31 employees in five offices: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban. In a process to widen the Council?s footprint even more there is a possibility that two more offices ? in the Free State and Northern Cape provinces ? may open in the near future. Its annual budget has grown accordingly, from R3,2 million when it started, to its current R46 million.

In addition to regulating employment conditions and labour relations in the civil engineering industry, the council?s services to members include training, compliance assistance and oversight of industry medical aid and provident funds.

It has also established a Dispute Resolution Centre ? accredited by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) ? to conciliate and arbitrate in cases in the Civil Engineering sector where parties cannot reach a settlement.

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Industry News Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:22:16 GMT
SAFCEC CEO wins Continental Titans Building Nations Award https://www.safcec.org.za/news/374093/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/374093/ SAFCEC CEO, Webster Mfebe, receives the Continental Titans: Building Nations award in the category Building and Construction South Africa Webster Mfebe

Press Release: ceo GLOBAL Magazine
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Africa?s Most Influential Women in Business and Government and Titans: Building Nations, recognition for African leaders took place at Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo, Johannesburg

The awards are the leading African recognition programme honouring excellence in the private and public sector. The programme covers 23 economic sectors and has for the past seventeen years independently recognised those leaders who are at the pinnacle of their industry.

?Nominees undergo a rigorous multi-tiered judging process,? says Annelize Wepener, Chief Executive, of CEO Global. ?Quality assurance is provided by our audit partner throughout the judging process and the highest possible standard is maintained. Those individuals whom have been recognised as winners in their field can be assured that they have truly excelled.?

According to Annelize, CEO Global?s recognition programmes dispels the notion that Africa has a paucity of innovative and progressive leadership talent. ?There are tremendously inspirational stories at the core of each winner?s professional and personal life story. I am really very privileged to interact with these individuals. They deserve the admiration and respect they are afforded, particularly Lifetime Achievers who have often been absolute pioneers in their field.?

She also has words of encouragement for finalists: ?To be recognised as a continental finalist is an achievement in its own right. You are without a doubt on the right path and we hope the recognition you have enjoyed spurs you on to greater things.?

CEO Global would like to thank its partners: UNISA graduate School of Business Leadership and Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo, without which this would not have been possible.

About Africa?s Most Influential Women in Business and Government and Titans: Building Nations Awards

The mission of the awards is to identify and recognise Africa?s most influential male and female leaders. The nomination process for the Awards is an open process with no professional body affiliation required. Nominations are obtained from the business community and individuals during a nomination window which opens on 1 September and closes 31 December each year. During the course of 2016, just under 4000 nominations across the various sectors were received from across the continent for the 2017 awards.

The judging panel comprises leading figures from the business and public sector that have excelled in their own right and understand the demands made upon contemporary leaders.

The judging process consists of three tiers and is comprised of 24 representatives from across Africa. None of the judging panels are remunerated for their work and CEO Global extends its sincere thanks to Yvonne Finch (chairperson of the panel) and all the judges for the work they have done and the time they have sacrificed to make the programmes a success.

Broadly speaking the judges look for candidates who have made an impact on the profitability/sustainability of their organisation or that of their employer; played a leading role in the development of their sector; willingly developed those around them and invested of themselves in the upliftment of communities.

About CEO Global

CEO Global is a media company that has during the last 17 years focused on the identification of Africa?s leading talent and sharing their success stories. The company?s products include, CEO magazines, Africa?s Most Influential Women in Business and Government, Titans: Building Nations, FLUID (Future Leaders under Individual Development) and Mentor Me 24/7. For organisations who wish to know more about these products please contact us 012 667 6623 or info@ceomag.co.za

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SAFCEC News Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:30:48 GMT
Cabinet Supports Construction Code Amendments https://www.safcec.org.za/news/373150/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/373150/ Following the finalization of the revised amended Construction Sector Code in May 2017, the Construction Sector Charter Council has received confirmation that following the Cabinet meeting of the 01st November 2017, the Construction Sector Code has been supported and approved, as such putting an end to a long period of uncertainty.

DOWNLOAD THE CSCC NOTICE

 

 

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Industry News Mon, 6 Nov 2017 13:55:43 GMT
2017 Photo Competition Winners https://www.safcec.org.za/news/372280/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/372280/ div.gallery { border: 1px solid #ccc; } div.gallery:hover { border: 1px solid #777; } div.gallery img { width: 100%; height: auto; } div.desc { padding: 15px; font-size:x-small; text-align: center; } * { box-sizing: border-box; } .responsive { padding: 0 6px; float: left; width: 24.99999%; } @media only screen and (max-width: 700px){ .responsive { width: 49.99999%; margin: 6px 0; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 500px){ .responsive { width: 100%; } } .clearfix:after { content: ""; display: table; clear: both; } .auto-style1 { text-align: center; } .auto-style2 { text-align: center; font-size: x-small; }

Congratulations to all entrants on their winning photographs to be featured in the SAFCEC 2018 Wall Calendar!

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SAFCEC 2018 Wall Calendars available end November 2017.
SAFCEC Members, contact your regional manager or administrator today to place an extra order on SAFCEC 2018 wall calendars.
Click here for regional office contact details.

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Announcements Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:38:10 GMT
SAFCEC CEO Address Annual National Conference 2017 https://www.safcec.org.za/news/370590/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/370590/ Speech by the CEO of the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors(SAFCEC), Webster Mfebe, on the occasion of its 78th National Conference, on 16 October 2017, Misty Hills Hotel and Conference Centre, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.



Programme Director, Victor Kgomoeswana
; Hon. Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe; Outgoing SAFCEC President, Thembinkosi Nzimande; SAFCEC Council Members; our conference sponsor, the CETA; SANRAL CEO, Sikhumbuzo Macozoma; guest speakers; captains of industry; SAFCEC members; distinguished guests; members of the media; ladies and gentlemen.

Congratulations to our SAFCEC Vice President for being crowned the Black Management Forum 2017 Manager of the year last week.


Ready to Deliver: Role of Voluntary Associations in the development of the construction industry


Let me now share with you some thoughts about the
  role of Voluntary Associations in the development of the construction industry, within the context of our conference theme: ready to deliver.

Historically, formal common interest associations appear to have become prolific during the
neolithic period (of, relating to, or characteristic of the last phase of the Stone Age), but to have subsequently diminished  in pre-industrial nations. The advent of the industrial revolution precipitated a new proliferation of a multiplicity of voluntary associations. Within this context, the modus operandi took a new dimension with a strong focus on uniting members on the basis of rational-legal sanctions. Modern voluntary associations (VAs) may contribute to social stability and cohesion as adaptive mechanisms for traditional institutions. They may socialize and support individuals caught up in the disorder of social change. They, therefore, act as crucial buffers between individuals and the state.

I am a proponent of the philosophy that says: Infrastructure investment in Africa should not only leave behind physical infrastructure but also contribute towards national developmental goals; economic development; job creation; localisation and skills development.


The Construction industry plays a pivotal role in South Africa's economic and social development. It provides the physical infrastructure that is the backbone of economic activity. It is also a large-scale provider of employment opportunities. According to the 2016 PWC report, the construction industry adds significant value to South Africa and its people. The monetary value received by various stakeholders is often summarised by companies in their value added statements.

  • Heavy construction employees represented 77% (2015:83%) of the value created.
  • More than 1.38 million people are employed by the construction industry, either on a contract or permanently.
  • The state received 11% (2015:9%) of value created in the form of direct taxes. However, the reality is that the state receives significantly more if one takes into account the tax on employee income deducted from employees? salaries and net indirect taxes like VAT.

The role of VAs in the development of the construction industry is deeply anchored in the desire to collectively promote the common interests of their corporate members, enabling them to be ready to deliver professional construction services, thereby contributing to the attainment of the country's infrastructure developmental objectives and social uplifment. Corporate members have to navigate through a plethora of regulatory and social changes, and also deal with interest groups, which can either advance or frustrate the common interests of corporate members. No single corporate member can survive on their own without the collective industry voice and wisdom. 

We live in a world which is in a constant state of flux, a world which is referred to by some experts as WAM, world-after-midnight, also referred to as the Vuka World, whereby everything we knew before midnight has changed into a new reality after midnight. It is, therefore, the duty of voluntary associations, through their collective wisdom, to keep members abreast of new developments in order to adopt new systems and technologies for the development of the construction industry. Otherwise, the construction industry will be like the South African meter taxis that are still operating in the  world-before-midnight, whereas Uber is operating in the world-after-midnight. 

For example some of the new systems and technologies are:

  • Building information modelling (BIM): Building information modelling is an innovative technology and process that is revolutionising the way buildings are designed, analysed, constructed, and managed across the globe.
  • Demand for green cement : The global market for green cement is expected to grow to US$38.1 billion by 2024 from US$14.8 billion in 2015.  Green cement reduces the carbon footprint of construction activities through the substitution of cementitious industrial wastes. Africa is poised to become a lucrative market for green cement over the next few years due to growing trends in sustainability and energy efficiency for both buildings and infrastructure. In addition to these latest developments, the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has approved an impressive number of green star-rated buildings. So far, more than 230 formal green building certifications have been achieved in South Africa, mostly in the commercial property sector. Green building in South Africa is on an upward trajectory, enthusiastically embraced and led by the property sector, which is why the construction industry has no choice but to meet this exciting demand that makes complete business and environmental sense.
  • Solar and wind energy  South Africa?s renewable energy programme has attracted much international interest and is seen to become the global leader. A Norwegian company (Scatec Solar) that won three bids to produce solar energy in SA, has for example moved their headquarters from Germany to South Africa because of the potential of renewable IPP?s in SA. Wind energy is also gaining momentum in South Africa, with the proliferation of wind farms as part and parcel of the  renewable energy programme.

Therefore, there is a need for a drastic paradigm shift and join the WAM community, the Vuka World. Voluntarily Associations need to lead from the front. We need to ask ourselves a critical question: are our member companies meter-taxied or are they Uber-rised?  If we do not adapt to the pace of the Digital Revolution or third industrial revolution, which has now transitioned into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we might miss an opportunity for global competitiveness. As we might all be aware, the First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now, a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. Engineers, designers, and architects are combining computational design, additive manufacturing, materials engineering, and synthetic biology to pioneer a symbiosis between microorganisms, our bodies, the products we consume, and even the buildings we inhabit. In the case of Building Information Modeling (BIM), which I referred to earlier, engineers can now, among other things, with 3D modeling technology, oversee, direct and correct the construction of a building site in London, in real time, whilst seating in front of a computer in Johannesburg, thereby gaining some efficiencies in terms of time and cutting flight and accommodation costs, among others. Also the use of drones to gather geological information and monitor difficult and dangerous remote construction sites has become part and parcel of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Very soon clients are going to demand these new systems and technologies in their projects and we might be found wanting, resulting in foreign companies that are well equipped, completely taking over. And, we shall start behaving like the technologically ill-equipped meter taxis and protest against these Uber-rised companies by trying to prevent them from operating in our territory. However, it is encouraging to note that some of companies are already
  embracing some of these new systems and technologies.

Some individual companies still labour under the mistaken belief that they can go it alone and succeed within a very complex, fast-paced digitizing, and often uncertain business environment, without the benefit of the collective wisdom of the industry. The South African Construction industry can develop fast with shared knowledge and expertise, and constant benchmarking against international standards. We either innovate or evaporate! This will require us to be the WAM or Vuka World citizens, completely Uber-rised.

I therefore strongly believe that the Voluntary Associations (VAs) are strategically placed to ensure the development of the construction industry by enabling their members to be always
ready to deliver professional construction services to all their clients, both in the public and private sector. However, this will not succeed if VAs are not transformation torchbearers by actively encouraging their own established members to empower black owned construction companies.  Development for some is development for none. It is important to note that when you help someone up the hill, you get to the top, yourself as well. Development for some is development for none. From a SAFCEC perspective, we initiated and led a Voluntary Rebuilding Programme(VRP), which resulted in seven of our JSE listed member companies signing a historic agreement with the South African government to accelerate transformation in the industry over and above the Construction Sector Code commitments. As a result thereof, some companies have been partnered with established ones to grow their combined turnover up to at least 25% of the established company's annual turnover over a period of 7yrs. Some companies are on an equity model, for example, the former Murray and Roberts Construction is now 100% black owned and is called: Concor Construction. The Tirisano Trust Fund, has been established to receive and distribute the agreed R1,5 billion, appropriated each year from these companies, to among other things, help with funding for emerging contractors, bursaries for black engineers and artisans, maths and science support for schools and social upliftment projects in poor communities . How these funds will be accessed by interested parties will be announced by the Trust itself in due course after it has been fully established and ready to do so, in an open and transparent manner. Then again, all these positive developments and an all encompassing industry transformation drive will not be completely possible if policy uncertainty continues to bedevil this industry.

Honourable Minister Jeff Radebe, please ensure that your colleague, the minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davis, promulgates, without any further delays, the Construction Sector Codes that were long agreed by all stakeholders in May 2016. This unnecessary and punitive delay confirms the hard reality of policy uncertainty, with ghastly consequences for business continuity and employment as some companies are rendered uncompetitive for pubic sector contracts, based on a generic scorecard. It is ironic that the Chamber of Mines has cat and mouse court battles with the minister of Mineral Resources, Msebenzi Zwane, for lack of consultation on the Mining Charter, whereas on the other hand, all construction sector stakeholders have long agreed on theirs, in consultation with and supported by the Departments of Public Works and Trade and Industry. With due respect, Honorable Minister Radebe, only an insane investor will pour their money into an industry, whose applicable policies render it uncompetitive for public sector infrastructure projects. It is a retrogressive step in meeting the NDP targets of 30% of fixed investment by 2030. Who is going to build the much needed infrastructure when the construction industry is being suffocated to a slow painful death by policy indifference. We urge you, in your capacity as minister in charge of monitoring and evaluation of all government departments, to intervene decisively because as far as I am concerned, Honourable Minister Dr Rob Davis, is fast asleep on the job as far as this urgent matter is concerned. I don't think we need to wake him up with a court action as we, in the construction sector, prefer to solve matters with government amicably, but, if I need be, we won't hesitate to exercise our legal rights in an open and democratic society. Consequently, this unwarranted delay hampers the development of the construction industry in South Africa and the Voluntary Associations will simply be spitting against the wind in so far as leading efforts towards industry development.

Once more, thank you, sir, for honouring us
  by coming to deliver a keynote address at our 78th Annual Conference. Your respect for our industry doesn't go unnoticed, whist others are treating us with utter disdain.

I thank you

Webster Mfebe

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SAFCEC News Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:37:00 GMT
SAFCEC CEO Address 78th Annual Presidential Gala Dinner https://www.safcec.org.za/news/370309/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/370309/ Speech by Webster Mfebe, CEO of the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) on the occasion of its 78th Presidential Gala Dinner on 16 October 2017, Misty Hills Hotel and Conference Centre, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.



Programme Director, Peter Ndoro; Hon. Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa; Hon. Minister of Sport and Recreation, Thulas Nxesi; SAFCEC President and Council members; Our event sponsor PPC; Presidents, Chairpersons and CEOs of other construction sector organizations; Leaders of organized labour; Leaders of political and governmental organizations; Distinguished guests; Members of the media; Ladies and gentlemen.

Honourable Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on behalf of the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC), I wish to convey our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for accepting our invitation to deliver a keynote address at our 78th Presidential Gala Dinner. Given your rich background in labour and business, and your co-chairpersonship of the Constitutional Assembly that ushered in the new Constitution of a democratic South Africa, you represent the best hope for many South Africans, who thirst and hunger for your wisdom and leadership to resolve the major challenges currently facing our young democracy. We are therefore looking forward to your usual thought provoking input and response to some of the topical issues facing our country.

I also wish to congratulate our newly elected SAFCEC President and all the deserving recipients of the SAFCEC Awards. Honourable Minister Nxesi, thank you for your leadership, activism and support for the construction industry, especially when it mattered the most during your tenure as minister of Public Works. We also congratulate and wholeheartedly welcome our new minister of Public Works, Honourable Nkosinathi Nhleko, whom we have also invited but could not make it due to prior commitments. We hope that he will not reinvent the wheel, but instead continue to build upon the solid foundation already laid by his predecessor. The new minister's immediate task from the construction industry perspective, is to ensure that his colleague, the minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davis, promulgates, without any further delays, the Construction Sector Codes that were long agreed by all stakeholders in May 2016. This unnecessary and punitive delay confirms the hard reality of policy uncertainty, with ghastly consequences for business continuity and employment as some companies are rendered uncompetitive for public sector contracts, based on a generic scorecard.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have already dealt with hardcore industry issues at the SAFCEC Conference earlier today at which the Honourable Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, delivered a keynote address. Tonight, I am going to share with you my thoughts about the state of affairs in our country, openly, honesty and unequivocally.

Let me now reflect on the relationship between economics and politics. It is a well known fact that economics is concerned with studying and influencing the economy. Whereas politics is the theory and practice of influencing people through the exercise of power, e.g. governments, elections and political parties, etc. Economics could, theoretically, be regarded as non-political. However, politics influences the macroeconomic environment within which an economy can either thrive or dive. Therefore, there is a love and hate relationship between politics and economics, especially if one considers the dramatisize personae within those systems in the form of politicians and business people.

The effect of the interface between politics and economics is that the two systems can either compliment or corrupt each other as we are currently experiencing in our own country. The complementarity aspect manifests itself in the pursuit of a shared vision of nation building and prosperity for all, by both the public and private sector, within the context of constitutionalism; whereas the corruptibility aspect manifests itself, among other things, in the capture of the state in direct contravention and perversion of the principle of constitutionalism, thereby extinguishing the hope and trust the majority of South Africans have placed in their elected leaders.

It can only be uncivilized; crude; savage and brazen individuals, who plot, plunder and pillage state resources wantonly and unworthily, with unmitigated greed and cruelty, aided by a seemingly unfettered access to state secrets and power in a blatant conspiracy with those entrusted with the supreme responsibility to constitutionally protect the nation's resources and sovereignty. These people are not authentic entrepreneurs but genetically modified instant millionaires and billionaires, who have been planted, grown, fertilized and incubated within an elaborate and intricate system and network of patronage for the benefit of a few individuals, their friends and families. It is not only corruption of prodigious proportions, but an unpardonable act of high treason of the worst kind since the dawn of democracy in our country. It requires a pointed and unequivocal response, which is driven by an unadulterated honesty and openness. And to this end, the immediate establishment of an independent judicial commission of inquiry into state capture becomes more urgent every passing minute. The Gupta Leaks saga is a shame on South Africa, a country which, since the dawn of democracy in 1994, has been regarded as a beacon of hope not only by developing nations but by the developed and advanced economies. Sadly, notwithstanding the fact that everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is in a deepest slumber, apparently hobbled by an inexplicable debilitating disease.

The pole position which South Africa has held since 1994, among its counterparts in Africa and beyond, on moral and ethical leadership is running the risk of being metamorphosed into distant oblivion.

We need active citizenry that constantly calls for the silencing of the guns of corruption that are brutally murdering the economic prospects of our country and the socioeconomic upliftment of its people. The private sector must also shoulder the blame for corrupting the public sector. Sadly, the working class become pawns and casualties of a corrupt relationship between business and politicians as they lose their jobs and livelihoods, especially when the tap that has been watering corrupt activities has been tightly closed, thereby rendering these businesses unsustainable. In this regard, it is gratifying to see the private sector taking stern action against its own as evidenced by the collapse of Bell Portinger, and the dismissal of the top brass of KPMG, among others. However, the main question remains: what is the public sector effectively doing, to stem the tide?

The December 2017 ANC's 54th National Elective Conference must help resolve the leadership crisis in the country, before it precipitates into a constitutional crisis.We are told by some commentators including some within the ANC that the two current front runners, Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Zuma, who have availed themselves to contest the position of president of the ANC are leaders of two factions. And therefore, there must be a third way in order to unite the ANC. I personally totally reject the narrative of the existence of factions by virtue of followers democratically supporting their chosen leaders. In essence, factions exist because of political ideological differences within a political party and in this regard, the ideological differences are absent from all contenders to the throne. Here is why: Political ideologies have two dimensions: Goal - how society should be organized; Method - the most appropriate method to achieve this goal. All these candidates share the same ideological goal of how society should be organized: to create a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society. They also share the same ideology of the most appropriate method to achieve this goal: the mobilisation of motive forces to achieve it. The motive forces are defined as those who stand to gain from the achievement of the stated goal. In short, all these candidates subscribe to what the ANC calls the National Democratic Revolution (NDR). Therefore, as I have already stated, there are no factions in the ANC as democratic contestation cannot not simply be reduced into factionalism. The codification of Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Zuma as leaders of two factions is, in my view, a deliberate strategy to illegitimately disqualify and sequestrate them from the ANC presidential contest, which is the ANC pole position to be come the country's president. All presidential candidates might only differ in their articulation of challenges and critical policy priorities should they be elected president, but not on political ideology. Even policies themselves are periodically reviewed and set collectively at an ANC Policy Conference. And these are then translated into government policy affecting all citizens, which is why all South Africans including the business community should take a close interest in what is happening within the ANC. The ruling party are current leaders of society and when they cough badly, we all catch a junk status flu. Internal democracy and stability within the ANC, through respecting its own constitution, policies, culture, tradition, norms and standards, is critical in ensuring national stability and strengthening national democracy, rule of law and the nation's constitutional edifice. Therefore, the surest way to distinguish ANC presidential candidates is the caliber of the company they keep and the extent to which they, themselves, are known not for populist rhetoric, but for emphasizing the supremacy of the country's constitution as the only framework within which to channel party political conduct and all other conduct. In the light of all this, what exactly is the state of play?

What we see in the ANC today is the perversion of the objective of the creation of a prosperous society, whereby powerful individuals, who constitute an inner circle, are pushing a secret agenda of creating prosperous individuals and families, not a prosperous society as envisaged in the NDR. Simply put, the ANC seems to have been infiltrated and infested by some thugs who masquerade as leaders; who confuse leadership with dealership and therefore use state power and authority to cut deals for themselves, their friends and families. This sorry state of affairs has a negative impact on the economic prospects of our young democracy and we are already suffering, among others, the consequences of a junk status from two ratings agencies. Business confidence is very low and this, among other things, affects investor appetite to invest in the economy, the corollary of which is sluggish economic growth and low employment. If we are to be counted as thought leaders in business and society, we cannot keep our mouths shut when our economy is being dragged down the drain by, among others, policy uncertainty and fractious politics within the ruling party, and between itself and its alliance partners. Oftentimes, we are wrongly told to shut up and not to interfere in politics. Of course as business people we are not politicians, but we are part and parcel of the motive forces who stand to gain from the achievement of the objectives of the NDR, through the creation of a prosperous society as we are the ones responsible for growing the economy and job creation, provided that the macroeconomic environment created by governing politicians is conducive thereto. Besides, as business community, we are social partners with government, labour and civil society organisations, to ensure that together we advance the interests of our country and its people so that we do not degenerate into a failed state. And that our beloved country does not become a kakistocracy, which is a government by the least qualified and most unprincipled individuals, although some may argue that we are already there. Thankfully, in addition to the rising levels of civil societal consciousness and activism, we have a strong and independent judiciary that acts as a bulwark against any attempts to defile our nation's constitutional edifice.

Honorable deputy president, ladies and gentlemen, let me now share with you what I think are the triple challenges facing state institutions in South Africa today.
These triple challenges are: JUNIORISATION, MEDIOCRITISATION and CAPTURE of State institutions. I also refer to them as the JMC Factor. They manifest themselves as follows:

JUNIORISATION
: Appointment of individuals with no track record; marginalization of experienced and loyal individuals; inexplicable meteoric rise of new and unqualified individuals; condonation of gross insubordination to seniors by politically connected juniors.

MEDIOCRITISATION: B
latant, unmitigated celebration and worshipping of mediocrity: "if the rand falls, we simply pick it up mentality"; setting the bar at its lowest in terms of entry and performance; orchestrated purging and persecution of excellent and loyal performers; lack of consequence management for glaring sub-standard performance; defiant retention, recycling and/or promotion of poor performers; willful dereliction of legal and/or constitutional responsibilities; unwarranted defense of legal and/or constitutional breaches by certain powerful individuals; grandiose denialism: failure to comprehend a crisis situation and lack of will and responsiveness to confront it head on; conflicting, incoherent,confusing and uncoordinated, sporadic policy pronouncements; low morale and skills flight of competent state employees; blatant disregard for the interests of those adversely affected by administrative decisions; undue and unwarranted interference in operational matters by oversight structures; capricious and unequal treatment of colleagues; wastage of state resources on deliberate and unnecessary duplication of effort; unhinged and indiscriminate misappropriation and abuse of state funds; gate-keeping at key institutions; arrogance of ignorance; arrogance of power; absentee leadership.

CAPTURE
: Orchestrated purging and persecution of loyal and honest people; appointment of surrogates in strategic state institutions as proxies to conceive, facilitate and implement the state capture project; emergence of genetically modified instant millionaires and billionaires, who have been planted, grown, fertilized and incubated within an elaborate and intricate system and network of patronage for the benefit of a few individuals, their friends and families; deliberate weakening and paralysis of key state institutions; abuse of state institutions to fight personal and factional battles; subversion and perversion of established rules to benefit certain individuals and their interests; falsification and fabrication of public interest reports to incriminate and/or humiliate targeted individuals and organizations; blame game on white monopoly capital as a new "wit gevaar" (white danger), akin to the apartheid era "swart gevaar" (black danger), in order to divert attention away from daylight looting of state resources and high treason of the appropriation of state power to unelected and illegitimate individuals; turning of a blind eye by relevant authorities on glaring corruption and brazen daylight looting of state resources.

Honourable Deputy President and your entire leadership core in government, the ANC and alliance partners, please urgently attend to these triple challenges of juniorisation, mediocritisation and capture of state institutions, so that our country's pole position as a beacon of hope for the African continent and beyond, in terms of its ethical leadership in democracy and economy, is effectively restored. Please help our country not to slide into a kleptocratic kakistocracy. Please help all public officials understand the honour and responsibility of leadership and that it must not be confused with dealership, with the intention to cut deals for themselves, their friends and families. This will also help guarantee whether the ANC as the governing party redeems itself to its former glory or devours itself into distant oblivion.

In conclusion, one of the greatest leaders of all time, Mahatma Gandhi , once observed:
"the world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed"

I thank you.

Webster Mfebe

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SAFCEC News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:47:26 GMT
SAFCEC CEO wins National Titans Building Nations Award https://www.safcec.org.za/news/359006/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/359006/ SAFCEC CEO, Webster Mfebe, receives the National Titans: Building Nations award in the category Building and Construction South Africa Webster Mfebe

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Africa?s Most Influential Women in Business and Government and Titans: Building Nations, recognition for African leaders took place at Premier OR Tambo Hotel on the evening of 3 August 2017.

The awards are the leading African recognition programme honouring excellence in the private and public sector. The programme covers 23 economic sectors and has for the past seventeen years independently recognised those leaders who are at the pinnacle of their industry.

?Nominees undergo a rigorous multi-tiered judging process,? says Annelize Wepener, Chief Executive, of CEO Global. ?Quality assurance is provided by our audit partner throughout the judging process and the highest possible standard is maintained. Those individuals whom have been recognised as winners in their field can be assured that they have truly excelled.?

The SADC South leg of the recognition programme is the first part of CEO Global?s recognition programme that takes it around the continent to 8 regions. In each of these regions, country and regional winners are identified.

The regional winners automatically qualifying for the Continental Awards ceremony to be held in Johannesburg on 1 November 2017, where the continent?s leading man and woman from each of the 23 economic sectors will be selected from the regional winners.

According to Annelize, CEO Global?s recognition programmes dispels the notion that Africa has a paucity of innovative and progressive leadership talent. ?There are tremendously inspirational stories at core of each winner?s professional and personal life story. I am really very privileged to interact with these individuals. They deserve the admiration and respect they are afforded, particularly Lifetime Achievers who have often been absolute pioneers in their field.?

She also has words of encouragement for finalists: ?To be recognised as a finalist is an achievement in its own right. You are without a doubt on the right path and we hope the recognition you have enjoyed spurs you on to greater things.?

About Africa?s Most Influential Women in Business and Government and Titans: Building Nations Awards

The mission of the awards is to identify and recognise Africa?s most influential male and female leaders. The nomination process for the Awards is an open process with no professional body affiliation required. Nominations are obtained from the business community and individuals during a nomination window which opens on 1 September and closes 31 December each year. During the course of 2016, just under 4000 nominations across the various sectors were received from across the continent for the 2017 awards.

The judging panel comprises leading figures from the business and public sector that have excelled in their own right and understand the demands made upon contemporary leaders.

The judging process consists of three tiers and is comprised of 24 representatives from across Africa. None of the judging panels are remunerated for their work and CEO Global extends its sincere thanks to Yvonne Finch (chairperson of the panel) and all the judges for the work they have done and the time they have sacrificed to make the programmes a success.

Broadly speaking the judges look for candidates who have made an impact on the profitability/sustainability of their organisation or that of their employer; played a leading role in the development of their sector; willingly developed those around them and invested of themselves in the upliftment of communities.

About CEO Global

CEO Global is a media company that has during the last 17 years focused on the identification of Africa?s leading talent and sharing their success stories. The company?s products include, CEO magazines, Africa?s Most Influential Women in Business and Government, Titans: Building Nations, FLUID (Future Leaders under Individual Development) and Mentor Me 24/7. For organisations who wish to know more about these products please contact us 012 667 6623 or info@ceomag.co.za

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SAFCEC News Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:30:46 GMT
dti: Investment and Trade Initiative to Ghana https://www.safcec.org.za/news/358196/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/358196/ The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to participate in the Ghana International Trade Fair 2018, scheduled to take place from 21 February ? 11 March 2018 in Tamale, Ghana. The 2018 GITF will be the 22nd consecutive Trade Fair to be held in the International Trade Fair Centre. This event is an annual exhibition which offers exposure to both trade and public visitors.

The closing date for submission of complete National Pavilion application forms is 21 September 2017, companies are encouraged to apply well in advance to allow any refer backs due to the incompleteness of their applications. Note that only complete applications of companies falling within the targeted sectors will be considered.

Download Info Sheet
Download EMIA [Export Marketing & Investment Assistance]
Download EMIA Application Form - Quality Services Entities
Download EMIA Application form - Manufacturing Entities

Completed applications must be sent to: -
Att: Thebeamotse Chuene

Utangamiri- the dti Group House
EMIA Division | Building A: Ground Floor
77 Meintjies Street

Sunnyside
| Pretoria|
0002

SAFCEC member companies interested in participating in this mission, but are not yet members of an Export Council (in this instance BEPEC), are advised to enroll as soon as possible in order to take full advantage of this and other future dti export promotion initiatives.

In regard to BEPEC membership, prospective participants can contact Ms. Sarah Mnyandu at:-
Tel +2712 362 0522 or sarah@bepec.co.za

Applications for participation in the mission should be directly delivered to the given address above for Mr Thebeamotse Chuene at the dti.

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Industry News Tue, 8 Aug 2017 12:33:27 GMT
Team SAFCEC welcomes Andile Zondi https://www.safcec.org.za/news/356748/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/356748/ * { box-sizing: border-box; } /* BASE STYLES */ body { font-size: 13px; } p { line-height: 1.5; } img { max-width: 100%; display: block; } .punch { font-size: 1.3em; font-style: italic; line-height: 1.2; } figure { margin: 1em 0; } .feature-block { padding: 0 1em 2em; overflow: hidden; /* clearfix */ } /* LAYOUT SPECIFIC STYLES */ @media all and (min-width: 28em) { header { float: right; width: 66%; } figure { float: left; width: 30%; } .body-text { clear: both; } /*inverted layout*/ .inverted header { float: left; } .inverted figure { float: right; } } @media all and (min-width: 40em) { .feature-block { margin: 1em auto; max-width: 60em; } .body-text { clear: none; float: right; width: 66%; } /*inverted layout*/ .inverted .body-text { float: left } }

 "I would like to see an industry that is thriving and inclusive of all who work in it"
- Andile Zondi
Regional Manager: SAFCEC KwaZulu-Natal

Andile Zondi

Team SAFCEC welcomes Andile Zondi as the latest team member who is #ReadyToDeliver.

As the former Deputy Chairperson of the SAFCEC KwaZulu-Natal Regional Committee and SAFCEC Emerging Member, Andile joins the team with an intimate understanding of the deliverables expected by SAFCEC members. With a National Diploma in Building Management, he started is career as a site engineer with Grinaker-Lta Building East. Three years later saw Andile move on to a concrete company as a Concrete Batch Plant Manager for a period of two years. Realising that he belonged in the world of civil engineering contracting, he seized the first available opportunity to re-enter the industry as the owner of NRT Construction for eight years.

Through his career path and experience, Andile brings with him a holistic understanding of the civil engineering contracting industry and its challenges. More than that, he is passionate about the industry with a mission to be instrumental in creating an industry that is meaningfully and sustainably transformed through partnerships between established and emerging contractors.

Andile is based at the SAFCEC KwaZulu-Natal Regional Office in Westville, Durban and can be contacted telephonically on +27 31 266 0173, or via email at andile@safcec.org.za

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SAFCEC News Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:34:10 GMT
cidb Investigating Committee Issues Notice of Concluded Hearings https://www.safcec.org.za/news/356745/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/356745/ cidb: Consequences of Making False or Misleading Submissions / Declarations
The Construction Industry Development Board has published -in terms of regulation 29(26)of the
Construction Industry Development Regulations - the details of the findings and sanctions of the
investigating committee as Government Gazette 764 No. 40996.

Herein it can be seen, that the consequences of making false or misleading submissions / declarations are treated in a very serious manner by the cidb.  The sanctions imposed can range from significant fines, reductions in grades, or even being prohibited from carrying out any tender / construction work for organs of state.


SAFCEC reminds its members to always act trustfully and professionally as required by the SAFCEC Constitution and Code of Conduct.
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Industry News Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:20:53 GMT
Hoax Alert | Suspected Invitation to Tender Scam https://www.safcec.org.za/news/354710/ https://www.safcec.org.za/news/354710/ Hazeldean Consortia on a Hazeldean letterhead.

The document contains bid details as well as instructions to pay a non-refundable fee of R6,299 for bid documents.

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Industry News Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:06:04 GMT