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Pace of Transformation in the Construction Industry Shows Little Signs of Improvement

Pretoria 19 January, 2018: According to the latest cidb annual Construction Monitor: Transformation, even though there is a steady increase in the number of black-owned contractors in higher grades, less than 40% of cidb registered Grade 9 contractors are black-owned. Read here...

Construction Monitor - January 2018

The cidb Construction Monitor (previously called 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. 

Compliance Monitor - January  2018  

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.  

Q4 - SME Business Condition Survey, December 2017

Read about the contractor's sentiments on business conditions in the construction industry in our 4th quarter SME Business Conditions Survey released in December 2017. The Business Conditions Survey measures business sentiment among contractors in cidb Grades 3 to 7.

Minister Invites Public Comment the on the cidb Project Assessment Scheme - Draft Regulation

The Minister of Public Works has published draft Regulation on the cidb Project Assessment Scheme for public comment (  Interested persons are invited to submit comments on the proposed regulations to the Director- General of the Department of Public Works by 01 January 2018, by email to

Celebrating 10 years of the cidb Post Graduate Conference!

Come join us to celebrate our 10 year success story - the prestigious cidb post graduate conference, hosted in collaboration with SA universities.  The momentous 10 year cidb post graduate conference will be co-hosted by the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) and the Central University of Technology Free State (CUT) at the Protea Hotel  by Marriot in Port Elizabeth Marine form 25 to 27 February 2018.  Opportunities are available for post graduate students to submit abstracts and for industry to support this important platform for research discourse with sponsorships. For more information visit:

cidb Newsletter: Concrete Issue 9

Download a copy of the latest cidb Concrete newsletter and read about: How Compeitors Felt the Heat as Abu Dhabi Decided on the Most Skilful; Building a Tradition on Truly Masterful Events; Small Players Tough it Out in Rough Times; and much more.  Read here...

Red Tape in the Procurement of Public Sector Construction

Market access and government efficiency are the biggest constraints facing SMMEs, according to local and international studies. The studies highlight regulation as one of the cost drivers, and that both design of the regulations and their poor administration can impose unnecessary costs that reduce productivity.  The cidb has undertaken a study on Red Tape in the Procurement of Public Sector Construction to assess  the regulatory cost of doing business in the SA construction industry

General Builders and Civil Contractors Confidence Continues to Fall in Q3

According to the cidb SME Business Conditions Survey, general building confidence dropped in the third quarter. The ongoing pessimism in the sector was in line with the broad-based weakness in underlying indicators.  Read here... 

cidb Annual Report 2016/2017

The latest cidb Annual Report highlights milestones that the entity has achieved as well as challenges that it faced during the 2016/2017 financial year.  To access the Annual Report click here...

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.