South Africa Construction Industry,

Construction industry contraction paints worrying picture

Construction industry contraction paints worrying picture

South Africa suffered its worst decline in economic activity in a decade, in the first quarter of 2019. One of the sectors contributing to this decline is the construction industry, witnessed by some long-established industry-stalwarts and household names being liquidated or placed in business rescue. The worrying figures posted after the 1st quarter’s economic activity data released in May, do no... »

South Africa – What IF?

South Africa – What IF?

South Africa’s construction industry problems are not unique »

South African Construction – an ecosystem in crisis

South African Construction – an ecosystem in crisis

Recent media coverage of appeals by SAFCEC, CESA and others to government to intervene and save our industry has caught the attention of many a Civil Engineer. We work and ply our trade in a sensitive ecosystem that is a jewel in the crown of South Africa. We are in fact one of the few countries in Africa that still has a fully functioning and self-sufficient construction industry. But we are in t... »

The South African Construction Industry – Some things to think about and act on!

The South African Construction Industry – Some things to think about and act on!

The current state of the South African construction industry is testament to the devastating effects of poor management, ineffective, self-serving leadership and the lack of collective vision as to what our future holds or could hold. I am not a politician and so I will stay away from the Governments lack of investment in infrastructure as that topic has been thrashed around for a long time and qu... »

Industry Panel Discussion

Industry Panel Discussion

The Construction Management Foundation in collaboration with the Wits University School of Construction Economics and Management invites you to an industry panel discussion. This discussion will focus on the current insurgence of “construction mafia” in South African construction projects. Projects worth over R25bn have been affected to date. The CMF will bring together stakeholders fr... »

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