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Construction sector plagued by Intimidation Tactics

Construction sector plagued by Intimidation Tactics

The South Africa Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) has strongly condemned all incidences of intimidation and alleged “construction mafia” activity related to projects and construction sites that have plagued the sector with alarming increase as of lately. [rml_read_more] In concurrence with the urgent plea for action from the South African Forum of Civil Eng... »

Construction mafia derailing projects, causing engineers to flee

Construction mafia derailing projects, causing engineers to flee

Widespread concern has spread like wildfire across the built environment due to the construction mafia and gang-related activities on project sites. Yunus Bayat from the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) says that a major intervention is needed to protect infrastructure projects, investor confidence, and the safety of professionals in the built environment who are working on ... »

SAFCEC CEO Letter to the President of the Republic

SAFCEC CEO Letter to the President of the Republic

Dear Hon. President Cyril Ramaphosa Construction Industry Up In Flames: Urgent Action Required [rml_read_more] Given the graveness, urgency and its profound impact on the country’s economy and investor confidence therein, we feel justified to escalate the matter for your and your Cabinet’s attention in order to consider, reflect and pronounce on a plan of action. Also, kindly be informed that, yes... »

A call for urgent government intervention to save the Construction industry

A call for urgent government intervention to save the Construction industry

Master Builders South Africa is calling for urgent government intervention to prevent further destruction of the construction industry in the country. The call follows Group Five’s filing for bankruptcy protection last week, the fifth major construction company to do so in less than a year. Roy Mnisi, Executive Director of Master Builders expressed deep concern on the matter. “This is the fifth la... »

WATCH: Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for SA’s construction sector?

WATCH: Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for SA’s construction sector?

Watch as MBA North former President Jason Wilmot comments on the state of the construction industry after MBA North member Group 5 files for business rescue. On Monday last week, we saw the collapse of industry giant Group Five as it was put into business rescue with its stock being suspended after it filed for bankruptcy protection. There has been a significant decline of South African constructi... »