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5 Hacks That Construction Entrepreneurs Can Use to Get to and Stay On the Success Lane

5 Hacks That Construction Entrepreneurs Can Use to Get to and Stay On the Success Lane

Entrepreneurship is one of the hardest journeys that one could possibly undertake. It asks of you to commit to it fully and with unbridled passion and consistency. Being an entrepreneur requires you to be on the lookout for ways to improve your business and provide value for your clients/customers.     With a growing number of people choosing the entrepreneurial route, how can you distin... »

5 Mistakes Made by HardHat Professionals When Starting a Business

5 Mistakes Made by HardHat Professionals When Starting a Business

South Africa needs more entrepreneurs to enter the economic cycle in order to help with unemployment. Entrepreneurs are also the backbone of our economy. Hardhat Professional entrepreneurs are especially key in enhancing our economy because their solutions impact directly on our communities, therefore any HardHat Professional venturing into entrepreneurship should be encouraged.   There are a... »

5 things immigrant Built Environment Professionals can do to solve challenges they face in South Africa

5 things immigrant Built Environment Professionals can do to solve challenges they face in South Africa

Daniel Chinounye born in Zimbabwe is a 14-year-experienced Quantity Surveyor currently working with a European multinational company based in their South African branch. Daniel has experience working in many countries in East and Southern Africa in various construction commercial roles including ; working as a Consulting (Professional) Quantity Surveyor, Managing Quantity Surveyor for a growing co... »

7 FACTS ABOUT THE ROLE OF HARDHAT GRADUATES FROM TVET COLLEGES

The month of July we focussed our articles on the role of Hard Hat TVET graduates and on this last instalment on this subject we give you a summary of some of the important facts based on the response that we received from Industry bodies, Employers and Hard Hat TVET graduates. »

TIPS FOR CONSTRUCTION GRADUATES APPLYING FOR IN-SERVICE TRAINING

TIPS FOR CONSTRUCTION GRADUATES APPLYING FOR IN-SERVICE TRAINING

There are many reasons why most Construction graduates and student struggle to get in- service training some of them are out of our hands like the shrinking economy but there are a few things that the graduates should consider when applying for in-service training opportunities. »

5 reasons for Construction Professionals to keep informed about the industry

5 reasons for Construction Professionals to keep informed about the industry

Keeping abreast of developments in the industry is key if your aim is to grow your career as a Construction Professional. Here are 5 Reasons why should keep yourself informed about the industry: »

5 reasons your HardHat Professional job applications had no response

5 reasons your HardHat Professional job applications had no response

Have you been sending job applications to employers for positions as a Hard Hat Professional, but getting no response? Here is a  list of 5 possible reasons why you didn’t land that all-important interview. »

5 Things You Should Know about the 2016 Budget Speech

Mandla Maleka, Chief Economist Treasury at Eskom, gave the Hard Hat Professional a rundown of the top five things that Construction and Built Environment Professionals should take away from the 2016 Budget Speech delivered by Minister Pravin Gordhan on 24 February 2016. »

A student speaks out on the #FeesMustFall campaign

What an honour it is to write this blog on my opinion regarding the #FeesMustFall (student protest) campaign that has plagued the nation for almost two weeks. From being a student who needed the NSFAS funding for my Bsc. QS undergraduate degree at the University of Pretoria, to graduating, being unemployed for a short while and finally obtaining a bursary to fund my Bsc. (Hons) degree at the Unive... »