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cidb temporarily closes its offices from 25 March 2020

In accordance with the national lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, all cidb offices will be closed from 25 March 2020.  The cidb supports the President's measures in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in South Africa and we remain committed to working with our stakeholders in growing the construction industry, especially during these challenging times.  The early closure of our offices on 25 March is regrettable, but critical to ensure that all current applications for contractor registration are completed and that a backlog is avoided.

We will keep you updated as developments unfold.  

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.  

cidb Western Cape and the Northern Cape office telephone lines are temporarily down

The cidb's Western Cape provincial office and the Northern Cape's provincial office's telephone lines are temporarily down. We are urgently addressing the problem. For assistance, kindly call our national number 086 100 2432 and ask to be put through to our call centre. We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause.

We are improving our IT systems

We are transforming our IT systems to better your experience as a customer by implementing cloud technology and ERP. This may temporarily affect our registration turnaround times as we stabilise the systems to ensure the integrity and reliability of our processes. The cidb is moving with urgency to minimise delays. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated and our regular query handling channels remain open to assist you on 086 100 2432 or     

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. 

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 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.