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The cidb was established to provide leadership to stakeholders and to stimulate sustainable growth, reform and improvement of the construction sector for effective delivery and the industry’s enhanced role in country’s economy.

Scam Alert
It has come to our attention that cidb registered contractors are falling foul of criminals posing as public sector clients and demanding refunds on monies supposedly ‘deposited’ into the contractors account in error. Please be vigilant. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be alert!.

Our Telephone Number has Changed
Please note that with effect from 18/8/2015 the cidb Head Office, Gauteng Provincial Office and the Limpopo Provincial Office numbers have changed to 086 100 2432. Please dial the same number 086 100 2432 for all three offices. The 086 100 2432 national number will be phased in at the rest of the cidb Provincial Offices on: KwaZulu Natal (25/8/ 2015), Mpumalanga (28/8/2015), Free State (01/9/2015) Eastern Cape (04/9/2015), Western Cape (08/9/2015), North West (15/9/2015) and Northern Cape (22/9/2015).

Change of Requirements for Submission of Financial Statements by Contractors
Effective 1 July 2015 the cidb will only accept financial statements compiled by the accounting officer or auditor that appears on the contractor’s cidb application form. Contractors are accordingly advised to ensure that they reflect the correct accounting officer or auditor who will be compiling their financial statements when they apply for new registration, 3 year renewal and for upgrades. Should a contractor need to change accounting officers or auditors, a letter written on the contractor’s letterhead must be submitted to the cidb stating the change as well as particulars of the new and old accounting officers The letter submitted must not be older than three months.

Proposed Measures to Curb Delayed Payments Published
Minister Thulas Nxesi of the Department Public Works has published proposed new measures to facilitate prompt payment of suppliers and contractors in the construction sector. The proposed measures will introduce automatic interest charges on delayed payments as well as the right of parties to refer payment disputes for adjudication. Comments are invited from interested parties. Click here to view Government Gazette 38822 of 29 May, 2015.

cidb Issues Collusion Charges Against Construction Companies
The cidb has charged 15 construction companies of collusive practices and contravention of the Code of Conduct for parties engaged in construction procurement. Though there are additional construction companies implicated in the collusion scandal, so far the cidb’s action is only limited to the 15 that have disclosed their participation in collusion to the Competition Commission. Click here to access the cidb media statement.

cidb Names Inba Thumbiran as Acting CEO
Ms Inba Thumbiran has been named by the Board as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the cidb. This follows departure of former CEO, Mzwandile Sokupa on 27 February, 2015, after a fourteen months stint at the helm of the cidb. Ms Inba Thumbiran has been appointed as interim CEO until further notice.

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