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WARNING: Beware of Contractor Registration Renewal Email Scam

We are urging all cidb registered contractors to be aware of a scam that is doing the rounds targeting contractors for bogus registration renewal and annual registration fees. Please be on high alert for suspicious 'cidb' registration fee reminders and threats of registration suspensions. NEVER pay fees into any account, other than the cidb bank account provided in the cidb registration application forms, obtained from the cidb website:  Report suspicious e.mails to the cidb fraud hotline: 0800 11 24 32. 


Compliance Monitor - July 2017  

The 2nd 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




cidb Newsletter: Concrete Issue 8

Download a copy of the latest cidb Concrete newsletter and read about: the cidb Board Member; Denzel Maduray; DPW bursary programme; the new promulgated PPPFA regulations and much more. Read here...

General Builder and Civil Contractor Sentiment Remains Pessimistic in 2017​

Pretoria 09 May, 2017: During the first quarter of 2017, the confidence of general builders as measured by the cidb SME business conditions survey barely moved to 46 index points (from 45 points previously). In all, sentiment remained pessimistic, as building activity weakened. Tendering competition intensity abated slightly, and this helped alleviate some of the pressure on profitability. Read here...


cidb Grade 1 Contractor Study 

In the highly competitive world of construction, what does it take for a cidb registered Grade 1 construction company to succeed? Using a review of literature as well as data collected from 1200 construction firms, this study provides an in-depth look at the typical construction company registered at this level – a must-read for anyone wanting to gain a comprehensive understanding of Grade 1 contractors.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Draft cidb Standard Published for Public Comment

The draft Standard for Contract Participation Goals for Targeting Enterprises and Labour through Construction Works Contracts has been published for public comment in Gazette Notice 40793.  Read here...

The Standard will promote uniformity and standardisation in contract participation goals (CPGs) and provide conflict resolution mechanisms where contract participation goals are used in a construction works contract.

Interested persons and the public are invited to submit comments on the draft Standard within 30 days of the date of this publication, and are requested to forward their comments in writing for the attention of Dr Rodney Milford at


​​Construction Monitor - April 2017

The cidb Construction Monitor (previously the cidb Quarterly Monitor) provides an overview of the contracting sector in South Africa. This 1st quarter instalment of the publication places emphasis on Supply & Demand.    ​



  Q1 - SME Business Condition Survey, March 2017

Read about the contractor's sentiments on business conditions in the construction industry in our 1st quarter SME Business Conditions Survey released in March 2017. The Business Conditions Survey measures business sentiment among contractors in cidb Grades 3 to 7.



Drivers of Cost of Construction Assessment and Recommendations 

Read about cost drivers in public sector construction in this joint cidb and Department of Public Works report. The report looks at trends in infrastructure costs and quantifies the main cost drivers in construction.



Young Bricklaying Stars Shine at WorldSkills SA 

Congratulations to Mihle Mvelakubi  of Northlink College in the Western Cape who won  the 2017 WorldSkills SA national bricklaying competition in Durban on 17 Februay2017. Mvelakubi and runner up Basi Sibulelo, will now be undergoing intensive training in preparation for the World Skills trades competition in Abu Dhabi where one of them will be representing South Africa in Bricklaying, in October 2017.  We wish the SA contestants all the best for Abu Dhabi!​

You have the Grade.  Now Add the Advantage!

If you are a registered contractor with competencies or management systems matching up to the new cidb standards you may be in line for cidb recognition. The call to contractors in the relevant grades to apply for recognition to cidb's new Competence Standard as well as the Standard for Management Systems got off to an exciting start with three workshops for Grade 4 to 9s in Pretoria on 7 and 8 March 2017.  More workshops are scheduled to take place in other provinces, starting in Kwazulu Natal and Western Cape in March 2017. Contact 012 482 7277 for more information. ​

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.