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Invitation for new members to serve on IDT's board

DPWI Minister, Honourable P de Lille, invites nominations from members of the public to serve on the Board of Trustees of the IDT. Click here for more information. Send your nomination by 01 March 2021 addressed to: The Director-General, Attention: Mr Imtiaz Fazel, National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, Private Bag X65, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver to DPWI reception, Central Government Offices (CGO) Building, c/o Bosman and Madiba Streets, Pretoria. Click here for the nomination form.

cidb track record requirements are changing

The cidb will soon be moving to online verification of track record using the Register of Projects (RoP) only, when grading contractors. Contractors and clients must ensure that all construction contracts awarded from 01 April 2021 are registered on the cidb RoP. Projects awarded after this date which are not registered on the RoP will not be considered for grading purposes. For more information call our call centre on: 086 100 2432

Concrete issue 20 blurb

In the latest issue of our newsletter, we look at cidb's efforts in capacitating clients with the knowhow on construction procurement processes. We also feature the achievements of the outgoing cidb National Stakeholder Forum and highlight institutions that are filling the construction skills vacuum in South Africa. Click here to download a copy and read more.

The impacts of Covid-19 on the South African Construction Industry – a report by the cidb

Shortly after lockdown was declared, the cidb collaborated with the cidb Centre of Excellence at the University of Johannesburg to conduct a study on the impacts of the pandemic on the construction industry. The outcome was an in-depth report that examines challenges facing contractors and their recommendations for support measures during the pandemic and beyond. For insights from research project, click here for the full report.  

Compliance Monitor – Register of Projects January 2021

The Compliance Monitor provides indicators of the level of compliance with the Register of Projects by client bodies. These indicators can be used by clients to verify their compliance with the cidb regulations, and for the cidb to take appropriate actions and institute sanctions. The Compliance Monitor focuses on tender awards and contract closure. Read more …

Construction Monitor, Transformation Q4 2020

The cidb construction Monitor- Transformation of quarter 4 2020, covers empowerment issues in the construction industry, focusing on quarter 1 of 2020 to quarter 4 of 2020. The monitor presents an assessment of the state of transformation of the construction industry, with a focus on the consulting engineering and contracting sectors. Read more …..

South African Construction Sector COVID-19 online reporting

ConstructionSector.Online is a free to use online reporting and monitoring tool that assists contractors, government and relevant stakeholders to monitor COVID-19 on construction sites. Help the industry track Covid-19 prevalence and spread across the country and to determine which types of construction projects are at greater risk. Click here to follow the link.

SME Business Conditions Survey Quarter 4 2020

The cidb's SME Business Conditions Index of Quarter 4 2020, provided mixed results on the performance of the building and construction sector. From the perspective of general builders, conditions, especially activity, worsened compared to the previous survey round. Read more ….

Construction Monitor – Employment October 2020

South Africa has a challenge of high unemployment and skills shortage. At the end of 2020Q2 the unemployment rate was 23%, which was the lowest since 2009. This was due to lockdown and the fact that people were not able to actively look for work. Read more…

Best Practice Assessment Scheme Gazetted

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has announced the dates from which construction projects will become subject to the cidb Project Assessment Scheme. These are prescribed in Government Gazette 43726 which also prescribes tender values of projects that will fall under the Scheme.  Read more …

cidb Free State Office has moved to a new location

Our Free State office has moved to Uni Park Building, Nobel Street, Brandwag, Bloemfontein with effect from 1 September 2020. For your convenience, online and email applications services are also available. To find out more contact our call centre at 0800 100 2432. 

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: