The cidb mourns the death and celebrates the life of a World Icon
The Construction Industry Development Board and the industry at large joins South Africa and the world in mourning the death and celebrating the life of the world icon Tata Mandela; a man whose ideals and dreams will live for decades to come.
Nelson Mandela has been integral to the present and future struggles and successes of our nation and of our industry. His ideals were embodied in the establishment of the cidb which coincided with Tata Mandela’s term in office as first President of a democratic South Africa. The cidb will continue to live by his ideals and dreams and continue to develop and empower contractors in line with Mandela’s aspirations of a fair, non-racial and undivided country and therefore undivided construction industry.
As our industry itself comes through some of its most difficult and darkest hours in history, we encourage the industry to honour what Nelson Mandela has done for this country and to honour the opportunities that he has created for this industry. We call upon construction labour and unions to provide leadership towards stability on construction sites in particular during this period.
For us to honour the Nelson Mandela legacy, will mean to hold hands and to continue on the path to collectively create an integrated and transformed construction industry that serves the nation, a construction industry that is free from corruption and collusion and delivers value, quality and positive economic contribution to the country and the people that it serves, and a construction industry that creates meaningful opportunities for its people.
Hamba kahle, Tata Madiba, the cidb and the construction industry salutes you, in life and in death you unite the industry and the nation. We have lost an epic symbol of humility, equality, justice, peace and hope which lives on through his legacy - our duty to keep alive.
Mr. Bafana Ndendwa
Mr. Mzwandile Sokupa
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