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SME Business Conditions Survey Quarter 3 2020 

The cidb's SME Business Conditions Index of Quarter 3 2020, reveals that the sector continues to be plagued by weak demand. This is especially true among higher grades. After falling to 17 in quarter 2, General Building gained 2 points in quarter 3. Civil Engineering confidence rose by 7 index points to 19 in quarter 3, this is the highest level this year. Read more …

Call for nominations to serve on cidb National Stakeholder Forum 2021-2023

The cidb is reconstituting the National Stakeholder Forum (NSF) - a platform that gives stakeholders a say in how construction needs to improve to benefit all players, the economy and society. Nominations to serve on the Forum are invited from stakeholders across all sectors of the industry.  Applications on the cidb nomination form must be accompanied by a motivation, the nominee's CV and copy of their ID. Nominations must be sent to by 30 October 2020. Click here to download the nomination form. 

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 …

Concrete Newsletter Issue 19

In this issue of Concrete Newsletter, ERWIC awards take centre stage as we celebrate exceptional women in construction. We take a look at the impact of Covid-19 in the industry while also exploring how the industry can move forward, and much 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. 

Compliance Monitor – Register of Projects July 2020

The cidb's aims and objectives is that the Compliance Monitor will contribute to improving compliance with the CID Regulations with regards to the tender awards and contract completion and thereby contributing to a better understanding of public sector infrastructure spend and the development of the construction industry. Read more…

Construction Monitor – Contractor Development July 2020

The cidb Construction Monitor – Contractor Development covers the state of contractor     development in the contracting sector. Details of contractor upgrades is obtained from the cidb Register of Contractors, which contains records of the gradings of contractors over the life of the Register. Read more…

Three-year renewal submission via email

The health and safety of our staff and contractors is of utmost importance to us. As part of our efforts to reduce long ques at cidb Provincial Offices, Grade 2 to 9 three-year renewal applications can be submitted via email. For more details, click here.

cidb online registration step-by-step

Avoid long queues and turnaround times. cidb's online contractors registration is now available for new Grade 1 application, annual updates, additions and change of company particulars. All this is done instantly on our online registration portal. Click here to watch a step-by-step video on how to use our online registration service.

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: