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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 must come under the Scheme.  Read more …

cidb offices opening hours on 23 September 2020

Please note that all cidb offices will be closing early on 23 September.  Normal business hours will resume 25 September.

The operating hours for the different offices are as follows:

Head Office8:00 - 11:00
Gauteng            8:00 - 10:00
Eastern Cape                  8:00 - 10:30
KwaZulu Natal              8:00 - 10:00
Western Cape                 8:00 - 10:30
Free State                    8:00 - 10:00
Northern Cape               8:00 - 10:30
Limpopo  8:00 - 11:00
North West                8:00 - 12:00
Mpumalanga                 8:00 - 11:00

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

We thank you for your understanding, and Happy Heritage Day!  

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…

ERWIC Awards make headlines in media

The cidb ERWIC Awards attracted great reviews in the media. Congratulations to our winners who made it happen and to each and every one of the 185 contestants who entered the race. Click here to view what the media had to say about the awards. 

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. 

Welldone to our ERWIC Awards winners

The cidb would like to congratulate all the ERWIC Awards winners and to thank everyone who attended the event, especially our online viewers. A special thanks to Minister Patricia de Lille for her inspiring address,  the judges, the Steering Committee members and everyone who made the event a success. We hope that our winners will continue to inspire and pave the way for other women in the construction industry. 

cidb gets certification to SANS Anti-Bribery Management System 

The cidb has taken the step to lead the anti-corruption fight in the construction industry by example, with the first certification to SANS 1734 Anti-bribery management system for a government agency. Find out more in articles published in Fin24 and Engineering news

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…

SME Business Conditions Survey Quarter 2 2020

The COVID-19 -related near total economic shutdown had a marked effect on building and civil construction activity in 2020 Q2, with many firms only able to operate from 1 June 2020. Confidence in General Building fell to an all time low of 17 in Q2 from 33 in Q1. Civil Engineering fell to a new record of 12 in Q@ from 16 in Q1. 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.

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.  

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:

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.