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cidb appoints new CEO

The cidb Board is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Mr Cyril Vuyani Gamede. He brings with him extensive executive and board experience gained from both the public and private sector. The Board looks forward to his leadership in driving the mandate of the cidb of growing and developing the construction industry. 

Temporary service interruption

We have recently upgraded our contractor registration system in order to improve our services.  During the upgrade we encountered some unforeseen technical glitches which have resulted in the delay of processing applications within the expected turnaround time. We can assure you that we are addressing these matters and that having a technology system that runs smoothly is of the highest priority to us.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused you.

Concrete Issue 17

The latest issue of our newsletter looks at some of cidb's highlights in 2019. These include new developments from the cidb, recognising the crucial role women play in the construction industry and celebrating the achievement of a South African youth at the International WorldSkills Competition.  Download a copy to read more. 

cidb online registration is temporarily suspended from 29 November 2019

Kindly take note that the cidb's online registration service will be temporarily suspended from Friday 29 November 2019 at 16:30 until further notice. This is for us to upgrade in order to enhance the performance of the site.  Your understanding is appreciated, and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

cidb Construction Monitor Q3 – Employment: October 2019

The cidb Construction Monitor – Employment (Quarter 3) examines employment trends as well as factors affecting employment in the construction sectorRead more …

cidb Registration

Please note that the cidb offers full suite of registration services to contractors through our provincial offices. The cidb does not endorse any third-party agencies to provide registration services on behalf of cidb.

cidb- SME Business Conditions Survey Q3 2019

The 2019Q3 cidb SME Business Confidence Index suggests that conditions remained tough in the South African building and construction industry. Pessimism prevailed as both general builders (GBs) and civil engineers (CEs) continued to experience a severe shortage of work. Read more …

Building and construction activity at financial crisis levels

The 2019Q3 cidb SME Confidence Survey once again confirms that the South African building and construction industry continues to struggle amid tough economic conditions. "Sentiment remained in the doldrums as both general building (GB) and civil engineering (CE) contractors continued to experience a severe shortage of work". Read more….

Guidelines on the newly adjusted cidb Tender Value Ranges

New Tender Value Ranges come into effect on 07 October 2019 following their publication in Government Gazette 42561, Notice 357 of 5 July 2019.  The tender value adjustments seek to bring government construction tender value ranges to par with inflation.

cidb updates its Standard for Uniformity

Following extensive consultation with stakeholders, the cidb has published an update to the Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement, in Government Gazette No. 42622 of 8 August 2019. Together, the updated Standard and the new Framework for Infrastructure Delivery and Procurement Management address gaps and overlaps in procurement roles between the cidb and National Treasury.  Click here for the Gazette notice.