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cidb online Contractor Registration user manual now available

Apply for Grade 1 registration, annual updates and change of company particulars, you can also conveniently pay online when you apply. For a step-by step guide on how to use our online registration service, click here ….

cidb Pretoria offices will re-open on 12 June 2020

The cidb Gauteng Provincial Office and Head office will  be open for business from Friday 12 June 2020. Our online service remains available for Grade 1 applications, annual updates and change of company details. Stay safe. Maintain social distancing. 

cidb 2020 women awards entries open soon  

We are proud to announce that cidb is empowering and recognising women through the cidb Empowerment & Recognition of Women in Construction Awards 2020. The aim of the ERWIC Awards is to encourage excellence among women and commitment among stakeholders to support women in their professional growth and development. Award entries open on 15 June 2020. Click here to learn more…

cidb offices are open

Our offices are open and fully operational. Visit us at any of our provincial offices countrywide for registration as a contractor and other services. You can also use our convenient online registration for Grade 1, annual updates for Grade 2 to 9 or for change of company particulars. Your safety on site is important. Maintain social distancing. 

cidb Online Contractor Registration back up

Our online contractor registration is back up and available. Apply for Grade 1 registration, annual updates and change of company particulars. Please have your CSD number ready to be able to apply for Grade 1. Paying online when you apply online is easy, convenient and secure. Use your Visa, Mastercard or American Express bank card.

cidb SME Business Conditions Survey Quarter 1 2020

The 2020Q1 cidb SME Business Conditions Survey painted a mixed picture. While the confidence of general builders rose, that of civil engineers fell to an all-time low. Activity growth however, deteriorated in both sectors. Read more…

Construction industry gets nod to return to work  

COVID-19 Level 4 Alert regulations are out and construction is in. Construction services that can go back to work are: 1) civil engineering for public works projects, includinq water, energy, sanitation; 2) public works civil engineering and construction works; 3) road and bridge projects, including local road repairs; and 4) critical maintenance and repairs.

Return to work in these categories is subject to strict protocols and social distancing rules. Companies must take a phased approach to enable measures to make the workplace COVID-ready and must return in a manner that avoids and reduces risks of infection. All persons who are able to work from home should do so.

To see the detailed safety measures required by regulation for those returning to work click here.  

Accessing the COVID-19 relief fund and how it can benefit you

Being an entrepreneur in these uncertain times can be stressful and unsettling. But we urge you to keep going! As a small, micro and medium-sized business in an industry that provides employment to more than a million people, your success is vital for the health of the South African economy. Even though it may feel like the walls are closing in, there is help! You can access some of the SMME relief funding programmes that government has made available. Click here to explore the available assistance and plan ahead. We will break ground again.  

Annual and 3-year renewals of registration during lockdown

During this lockdown period the cidb is doing everything it can to ensure that registered contractors due for annual and 3-year renewal are not disadvantaged by the 21-day office closure. Contractors whose registrations lapse during this period will have extra 21 days after lockdown, to submit renewal applications. Please ensure that your renewal application is recieved by the cidb within the 21 days from the end of the lockdown, to avoid suspension.   

A registration is deemed valid until further notice if the contractor had already applied for renewal before lockdown but the cidb had not yet finalised the application

For any questions of clarity on annual and 3-year renewals during the lockdown period please contact Enoch Masibi at

cidb Newsletter: Issue 18

Our 18th edition of Concrete, profiles our new CEO, Mr Cyril Gamede; looks at how cidb partnerships are contributing to the growth of the industry; explores building smart cities in South Africa and more… Click here to download a copy. 

Fraud alert

Don't fall prey to scams. There are many of these around and they are always doing the rounds. Whilst we as the cidb will always do our best to alert you when they come to our attention, you as the contractor must be alert and vigilant. We will never send contractors correspondence from a gmail account. We will never e.mail you an invoice to renew or upgrade your registration. Be smart, stay alert, protect your hard-earned cash.  If it is suspicious, call it in: 0800 11 2454 or 0861 00 2432. You can also send us an e.mail:

cidb preventative measures in response to Coronavirus

We wish to inform you that the leadership of the cidb is implementing safety measures which are in line with the guidance from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and Government, for the control of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

We have established an internal committee that handles all matters related to the impact of COVID-19. The committee is actively monitoring updates for disease control and prevention and the World Health Organisation. We will continue to respond based on the best advice obtained from the Government and public health authorities.

The safety of our employees and stakeholders is of utmost importance. This is why, our approach and focus is on awareness and prevention to minimise infection rates. We have empowered our staff with relevant information and guidelines on personal hygiene and preventative measures.

Our Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives nationally, have been assigned with responsibilities to keep a close check and monitor developments, and to provide advice and recommendations, as well as report issues of non-compliance and any person with signs of disease.

To help us minimise infection rates please:

·         Make use of hand sanitisers provided at our offices and customer contact centres. The location of sanitisers in our offices is indicated with                  signage; 

·         Wash hands regularly with soap and water; 

·         Use our enclosed bins to dispose of tissues;

·         Avoid greeting people with a handshake;

·         Keep a distance from any person visibly sick and sneezing. The recommended distance is at least 1 metre;

·         Cover your mouth with tissue when coughing or sneezing. Or cough into the crook of the arm.

We will keep you updated as developments unfold.