Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In
cidb Home
Untitled Page
There are no items to show in this view of the "Announcements" list.


Closure of cidb Head Office and Gauteng Provincial Office on 22 September 2017

Please note that the cidb Head Office and Gauteng Provincial Office will close at 12h30 on Friday, 22 September 2017.  Full business operations will resume on Tuesday 26 September 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you sincerely for your understanding. 

cidb Newsletter: Concrete Issue 9

Download a copy of the latest cidb Concrete newsletter and read about: the cidb Board Member; Mike Makhura; The suspension of downgrading for Grades 2 to 6; Mihle Mvelakubi of Northlink College in the Western Cape to represent South Africa in Abu Dhabi at the WorldSkills international trades competition; and much more.  Read here...

Construction Monitor - July 2017

The cidb Construction Monitor (previously called the cidb Quarterly Monitor) provides an overview of the contracting sector in South Africa. This 2nd quarter instalment of the publication places emphasis on Contractor Development.    

Improved Sentiment for Grades 3 & 4 Civil Engineering Contractors

After a predominately flat 2016 and a disappointing start to 2017, civil engineering confidence, as measured in the cidb SME business conditions survey, picked up by six index points to 43 during the second quarter of 2017. Read more…




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. 

Q2 - SME Business Condition Survey, June 2017

Read about the contractor's sentiments on business conditions in the construction industry in our 2nd quarter SME Business Conditions Survey released in June 2017. The Business Conditions Survey measures business sentiment among contractors in cidb Grades 3 to 7.

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




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


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.



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.