Construction Law

The role of SMEs in the construction and engineering sector and corporate accountability

The role of SMEs in the construction and engineering sector and corporate accountability

Small to medium entreprises are arguably the backbone of the South african economy.This is eveidenced by the StatsSA’s findings and the setupof a dedicated SME ministry for them.The construction sector is blooming with the rising of SME specialising in plumbing,engineering,architecture,surveying to name but a few. In the times where business is measured against how it impacts people construc... »

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... »

How does construction and engineering companies impact the mega sporting events

How does construction and engineering companies impact the mega sporting events

How do construction and engineering companies impact the mega sporting events? Human rights organizations and other NGOs, media, unions have reported human rights abuses caused by the impacts of massive infrastructure projects carried out in preparation for major sporting events, such as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games.  [rml_read_more] Many of these allegations involve abuses committed b... »

Contractual Responsibilities: The ‘Spirit of The Contract’

Contractual Responsibilities: The ‘Spirit of The Contract’

Ethics, professionalism and communication. These are the pillars of a successful project – especially when considering it’s all-important, and equally onerous, contract and terms. As in most industries, there’s a hierarchy of stakeholders involved in construction projects and egos can often impede doing the right thing; sadly, often at the expense of the communities who rely on the project t... »