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Is enough being done to ensure successful delivery of Infrastructure projects?

Is enough being done to ensure successful delivery of Infrastructure projects?

The InfraCompass Report analysed 49 countries on their performance with regards to 6 Key Drivers Of Successful Planning And Delivery Of Infrastructure Projects. The countries analysed account for just over 90% of global GDP and slightly less than 75% of the global population. Approximately two-thirds of the countries are classified by the World Bank as ‘high income’ (also referred to as ‘developed... »

Is gatekeeping a solution to the crisis in the South African construction industry?

Is gatekeeping a solution to the crisis in the South African construction industry?

When discussing reasons why the so called “Construction Mafia” seems to have found traction within the South African Construction industry one of the reasons given by most Hardhat Professionals I interacted with is that it is easy in this country to start a Construction company,  there are no barriers to entry and that has led to none Construction Professionals flooding the industry.[r... »

Construction Mafia – What it the role of the CIDB?

Construction Mafia – What it the role of the CIDB?

When we published the press statement from Masters Builders Association South Africa (MBA) titled – A call for urgent goverment intervention to save the Construction industry  [rml_read_more]  Nqoba Nkabinde a Project Manager  responded to this post by asking  questions which were questioning the role of the CIDB on this new phenomenon called the”Construction Mafia” Here is the l... »

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 ... »