Congress 2018 grapples with issues affecting our construction industry and country
A summary of the 113th Master Builders South Africa Congress held on 10 and 11 September 2018 at the Boardwalk International Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth.
Issues impacting the South African construction industry - and the country as a whole - came under the spotlight at this year’s Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress.
At the Federated Employers’ Mutual (FEM) Gala Dinner held at Congress 2018 anticipation was high as announcement of the winners of the Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) National Safety Competition 2018 began.
Consequences of Cannabis Use in the Workplace
Master Builders Association North (MBA North), in collaboration with the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) and The Institute for Work at Height (IWH) are staging a special seminar in Midrand on 27 November 2018 to address this burning issue...
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