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cidb Newsletter: Concrete Issue 11

Download a copy of the latest cidb Concrete newsletter and read about: New Board Members; Pushing Perfomance from Standard  to Superior; Sindi Turns Her Hand to Engineering An Enviable Enterprise; Rubble no Trouble in the Green Economy and much more. Read here...


Introducing the new cidb Board

The cidb welcomes and congratulates members of the new Board appointed by the Minister of Public Works, Minister Nathi Nhleko in December 2017. They are Ms Nonkululeko Sindane (Chairperson), Mr Mboniseni Dlamini (Deputy Chairperson), Mr Kennedy Maimela, Ms Malebo Matolong, Mr Danny Masimene, Mr Eric Manchidi, Ms Bongekile Zulu, Mr Mpendulo Ndlazi, Ms Thuthuka Songelwa, Mr Lufuno Nevhutalu, Dr Natalie Skeepers, Mr Denzel Maduray, Mr Sipho Mosai. The new cidb Board will serve a three year term starting January 2018.

Pace of Transformation in the Construction Industry Shows Little Signs of Improvement

Pretoria 19 January, 2018: According to the latest cidb annual Construction Monitor: Transformation, even though there is a steady increase in the number of black-owned contractors in higher grades, less than 40% of cidb registered Grade 9 contractors are black-owned. Read here...

Construction Monitor - January 2018

The cidb Construction Monitor (previously called the cidb Quarterly Monitor) provides an overview of the contracting sector in South Africa. This 4th quarter instalment of the publication places emphasis on Transformation. 

Compliance Monitor - January  2018  

The 4th quarter cidb Compliance Monitor providing indicators of the level of compliance to i-tender/ Register of Projects by public sector construction client is now available.  

Celebrating 10 years of the cidb Post Graduate Conference!

Come join us to celebrate our 10 year success story - the prestigious cidb post graduate conference, hosted in collaboration with SA universities.  The momentous 10 year cidb post graduate conference will be co-hosted by the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) and the Central University of Technology Free State (CUT) at the Protea Hotel  by Marriot in Port Elizabeth Marine form 25 to 27 February 2018.  Opportunities are available for post graduate students to submit abstracts and for industry to support this important platform for research discourse with sponsorships. For more information visit:

Red Tape in the Procurement of Public Sector Construction

Market access and government efficiency are the biggest constraints facing SMMEs, according to local and international studies. The studies highlight regulation as one of the cost drivers, and that both design of the regulations and their poor administration can impose unnecessary costs that reduce productivity.  The cidb has undertaken a study on Red Tape in the Procurement of Public Sector Construction to assess  the regulatory cost of doing business in the SA construction industry

General Builders and Civil Contractors Confidence Continues to Fall in Q3

According to the cidb SME Business Conditions Survey, general building confidence dropped in the third quarter. The ongoing pessimism in the sector was in line with the broad-based weakness in underlying indicators.  Read here...