A tribute to Niek Zwart
Master Builders South Africa and South African Builder pay tribute to Niek Zwart, Master Builders’ General Secretary from 1989 to 1999, then known as BIFSA, who passed away at the age of 81 in Graaff-Reinet on 29 October 2017.
Niek devoted some 31 years to the building industry in South Africa, having worked at BIFSA as the Assistant Secretary and as Registrar of the South African Institute of Building from 1969 to 1974, and as the Secretary and later as Deputy Director of the Master Builders Association (Witwatersrand and Transvaal South) from 1978 to 1999. He also, after his retirement from BIFSA in 1999, served as a consultant at the Gauteng Master Builders Association’s Education and Training department, until 2003.
Niek will be remembered for his life-long energetic and friendly disposition. Niek was a tremendous asset to the organisation and the building industry.