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cidb Champions Bricklaying at the WorldSkills National Competition

The 2017 WorldSkills national leg is around the corner.  Come and show your support for the talented youth in South Africa from  14 to 17 February 2017, at the Durban ICC. Learners from various TVET colleges participated in provincial bricklaying competitions late 2016, now it is time for their skill and poise to be tested amongst their peers nationally.  With a mandate to improve skills development among young people, the cidb supports WorldSkills in their efforts to showcasing the value of skills and raising the recognition of skilled artisans worldwide.  This  national competition is in preparation for the WorldSkills International competition which will take place in Abu Dhabi later this   year.  For more information about the WorldSkills competition and other trades competing, please visit:


BEPEC Expands its Membership to Include the Contracting Sector

The Build Environment Professionals Export Council (BEPEC) has officially opened its doors to contractors who wish to become its members. Membership will enable contractors to partake in all export promotion initiatives of BEPEC, as well as enjoy the benefits of the export enhancing offerings of the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). The expanded BEPEC membership was launched by BEPEC, the cidb and dti on 02 February 2017.


Mfezeko Gwazube is cidb's Acting Chief Executive Officer

Mr Mfezeko Gwazube is the new Acting CEO of the cidb with effect from 01 February, 2017. The cidb Board Chairperson, Mr Lufuno Nevhutalu made the announcement in Pretoria yesterday. Mr Gwazube is seconded to the position from the Department of Public Works, where he has held various positions over a period of years. Announcing the secondment, Chairperson Nevhutalu said that Mr Gwazube comes highly recommended in terms of his education and vast experience in the construction industry. He takes over the baton from Ms Hlengiwe Khumalo who was the Acting CEO until her departure in January 2017.  


Compliance Monitor - January 2017 

The 4th quarter cidb Compliance Monitor providing indicators of the level of compliance to i-tender/ Register of Projects by public sector construction client is now available




Construction Mnitor - January 2017

The cidb Construction Monitor (previously the cidb Quarterly Monitor) provides an overview of the contracting sector in South Africa.  This 4th quarter instalment of the publication places emphasis on Transformation.   ​​



Q4 - SME Business Condition Survey, December 2016

Read about the contractor's sentiments on business conditions in the construction industry in our 4th quarter SME Business Conditions Survey released in December 2016. The Business Conditions Survey measures business sentiment among contractors in cidb Grades 3 to 7.



cidb Newsletter:  Concrete​ Issue 7 

Download a copy of the latest cidb Concrete newsletter and read about: the cidb Board Member: Dr Natalie Skeepers​; the 2016 cidb provincial stakeholder liaison meetings; building information modelling  and much more.  ​​Read​ here...


NOTICE:  cidb Fax Number Change

​Please be advised that the cidb is now making use of a national fax number 087 238 5555, which is already active.  The previous individual fax numbers will remain active up until Wednesday, November 30th, 2016.  Both the old and new numbers are available for use with the old numbers decommissioned 30 November 2016.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.​

 cidb Annual Report 2015/2016

This is an integrated annual review and summary of our operations and financial statements for the financial year 2015 /2016.  To access the annual report click here…​