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Minister invites nominations for new members to serve on cidb Board

The Honourable Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), Ms P de Lille (MP), hereby invites nominations for new members to serve on the CIDB. Nominations must reach DPWI by 13 January 2021 and must be addressed to: The Director-General (Attention: Mr Mpho Mashaba), Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, Private Bag X65, Pretoria, 0001, or hand delivered at the CGO Building, corner Bosman and Madiba Streets, Pretoria. Click here for more information and requirements

Dr Natalie Skeepers appointed as new Chairperson of the cidb Board

Dr. Natalie Skeepers has been appointed the new Chairperson of the cidb Board from 25 November 2020. Her appointment comes after the resignation of Ms Nonkululeko Sindane. Dr Skeepers has experience in Governance, Risk and Compliance, specialising in the Occupational Health and Safety discipline. She is a member of several professional organisations and affiliations, both local and international.

2019/2020 Annual Report

During the 2019/2020 financial year, the cidb got better capacitated to handle the challenges of its new five-year strategic plan to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders. The filling of positions created by the organisational design was based on a more effective structure. It also came closer to its ideal for digitisation to improve performance.  For more about this and other achievements,  click here to download a copy of the Annual Report. 

Walk-ins for Grade 1 applications to be phased out in Gauteng

With effect from 16 November 2020 the cidb Gauteng Provincial office will no longer accept manual Grade 1 applications. Contractors are advised to use the cidb online registration service. Only contractors applying for new EB class of works will be allowed to visit the branch. 3-year renewals, annual renewals, Tax Clearance updates and updates of electrical certificates must be emailed. Click here for provincial addresses where applications can be emailed

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…

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 …

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. 

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: