Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal Annual Awards 2018

Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal Annual Awards 2018

Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal held its Annual Awards event at the Durban International Conference Centre (ICC) on Friday, 26 October 2018.

Overall winner: Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN

The Annual Awards recognises and celebrates Excellence in Construction and Health and Safety within the KwaZulu- Natal Construction industry. The Association prioritises the promotion and development of the industry and seeks to inculcate a culture of excellence in the Province.

Executive Director, Mrs Vikashnee Harbhajan stated: “The Excellence in Construction Competition is intended to put the spotlight on quality workmanship, and professional standards displayed by Members of the Association. Our Members are committed to achieving and maintaining high performance standards, and this is proudly showcased by the Association. The Association champions Excellence in Construction and Health and Safety, in its quest to promote quality infrastructure development.”

There were 39 entries from 22 companies in the Excellence in Construction competition. The entries were not as widespread in comparison to prior years, with majority situated around Durban and Pietermaritzburg and as far as Newcastle in the interior.

The Health and Safety competition is open to all Association Members and FEM policy holders. There are 10 different categories in this competition. Tribute is paid to those who excelled in Health and Safety and contributed to the prevention of onsite fatalities and injuries. Notwithstanding the industry slowdown, we were pleased to have received 22 entries and it shows that member companies do not waiver on their commitment to Health and Safety during tough economic times.

The Competition criterion for the 55th Annual Health and Safety competition, remained stringent. Sites entered were audited on more than 20 different elements consisting of over 1 000 sub-sections.

WBHO Construction Pty) Ltd, Kwazulu-Natal Division with Joyce Dolly Tembe, Association President

Judges in both competitions are uncompromising and mandated to observe entrants that clearly demonstrate an unrelenting commitment to quality, excellence and responsible business.

President of the Association, Mrs Joyce Dolly Tembe opened the event by welcoming those in attendance. She honoured all competition entrants by stating that “Excellence deserves to be celebrated and acknowledged. We, at Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal endorse this concept and we are here tonight celebrating your achievements as individuals, as companies and as an industry.”

She reiterated that lobbying and advocacy were key ingredients of an effective Employer Organisation and the Association continued to engage at relevant platforms, thereby influencing pro-business legislation and policy positions. The Association’s key priorities were growth of the industry, transformation and skills development, quality infrastructure and health and safety compliance. Members were encouraged to embrace economic transformation as it would lead to a more sustainable construction industry.

Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal promotes health and safety continuously and believes that no employee should lose their lives for a job. The Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal Occupational Health and Safety Fund designed to further assist dependants of victims who have lost their lives in construction-related incidents within the Association membership was launched at the event. The initiative raised R 137 000.

East Coast Radio aired their evening show ‘East Coast Party People with J Sbu’ live from the event which included interviews with competition entrants and the Association’s Executive Director.

The Association also used the opportunity to launch its new Vision and Mission Statement along with its Core Values.

The Association Congratulates the recipients of awards in all categories. Special awards were also presented which recognise outstanding and positive contribution to the construction industry in KwaZulu-Natal.

Summary of winners

Award of Merit – Howard Schwegmann from Stefanutti Stocks

Award for Woman in Construction – Thandi F Ngcobo from Zamadunga Business Enterprise CC.

Supplier of the Year – Safintra South Africa (PTY) LTD

Safety Person of the Year – Kelvin Moodley from WBHO Construction, KwaZulu-Natal Division.

Supreme Award for Excellence in Health and Safety – AVENG GRINAKER-LTA for Henwood Road Plant Yard.

Supreme Award for Excellence in Construction – WBHO Construction (Pty) Ltd , KwaZulu-Natal Division for ABSA Regional Office KwaZulu-Natal.

Overall Winner – Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN

Well done KZN! The Association salutes you!

 

Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal, Annual Awards 2018

All the winners

Health & Safety – Allied Trades

Highly Commended

RMD Kwikform SA (Pty) Ltd

Allied Trade Yard

Health & Safety – Contracts R100-R250M

Highly Commended

Group Five Coastal (Pty) Ltd

Southern Waste Water Treatment Works

Manufacturers

Highly Commended

Much Asphalt

Coedmore Branch

Winner

Steeldale (Pty) Ltd

Steeldale Pinetown

Excellence- Single Residential Buildings (under R3m)

Highly Commended

Shospec (Pty)Ltd

House Wolhuter

Winner

Deck, Steel & Concrete Cc

House Daniel

Excellence -Single Residential Buildings(R3m to 8m) Highly Commended

HGN Projects (Pty) Ltd

Lakeview

Winner

Rods Construction

New Dwelling for RP Family Trust

Excellence – Subcontractors and/or Service Providers

Winner

Otto Kruger Electrical (Pty) Ltd

Greendale Super Spar

Excellence – Single Residential Buildings (above R8m)

Winner

Crest Developers

House Nortje

Excellence -Small Works

Winner

Idube Civils (Pty) Ltd

Winterton Soya Mill

Excellence – Commercial Buildings (under R50m)

Winner

Sonqoba Motha’s Building Construction CC

Pre-Eminence Studio

Excellence – Residential Alterations, Additions & Renovations

Winner

New Look Projects

Excellence – Health Facilities

Winner

Belo & Kies Construction (Pty) Ltd

Mediclinic Newcastle – Kintsugi Centre

Excellence – Community Buildings

Winner

Dlabane Construction (Pty) Ltd

Technology Hub at Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone

Economic Housing

Winner

Allied Cable Trenching (Pty) Ltd

Beacon Park

                                                       SPONSOR

South Coast Granite

Excellence – Subcontractors and/or Service Providers

Highly Commended

South Coast Granite CC

Ninamich House

Highly Commended

South Coast Granite CC

Villa 13914 San Lameer

D Barnard Contracting T / a D Construction

Excellence- Single Residential Buildings (under R3m)

Highly Commended

D Construction

House Barnard – St Johns Village

Excellence – Single Residential Buildings (above 8m)

Highly Commended

D Construction

House Deeplaul

ENZA Construction

Health & Safety – Contracts R40-R100M

Highly Commended

Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd

Malvern Heights

Health & Safety – Contracts R250- 400M

Highly Commended

Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd

KwaDukuza Mall

PATCON Building and Civils

Health & Safety – Contracts under R15M

Highly Commended

Patcon Building & Civil Engineering Contractors (Pty) Ltd

New Warehouse Facility Westville

Winner

Patcon Building & Civil Engineering Contractors (Pty) Ltd

Vopak Growth 4

CHA CONSTRUCTION

Excellence -Single Residential Buildings (R3m to R8m)

Highly Commended

CHA Construction CC

Villa 14408 for Dr. D. Kirsten

Excellence – Single Residential Buildings(above R8m)

Winner

CHA Construction CC

Villa 13914 San Lameer

Waco Africa t / a Form – Scaff

Health & Safety – Allied Trades

Highly Commended

Waco Africa t/a Form-Scaff

Form-Scaff Ballito

Highly Commended

Waco Africa t/a Form-Scaff

Form-Scaff Margate Yard

Winner

Waco Africa t/a Form-Scaff

Form-Scaff Durban South Premises

INYONI HOMES

Excellence – Residential Alterations, Additions & Renovations

Highly Commended

Inyoni Homes CC

Caisa Villa

Excellence -Single Residential Buildings (R3m to 8m)

Highly Commended

Inyoni Homes CC

39 On Lagoon

Excellence – Apartment/Townhouse Buildings (under R15m)

Winner

Inyoni Homes CC

Renishaw Hills – Maisonette 42-45

AVENG GRINAKER

Health & Safety – Contracts R100-R250M

Highly Commended

AVENG Grinaker-LTA

Coral Point Apartments

Health & Safety – Contracts over R750M

Winner

AVENG Grinaker LTA / Enza Construction JV

Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital

Health & Safety – Plant yard

Winner

AVENG Grinaker-LTA

Henwood Road Plant Yard

GVK Siya Zama Building Contractors (Pty) Ltd

Health & Safety – Contracts R40-R100M

Highly Commended

GVK Siya Zama Building Contractors (Pty) Ltd BMW Supertech Pinetown

Highly Commended

GVK Siya Zama Building Contractors (Pty) Ltd Hillcrest, Phase 3

Highly Commended

GVK Siya Zama Building Contractors (Pty) Ltd Prince Edward Government Garage

Winner

GVK Siya Zama Building Contractors (Pty) Ltd Scottburgh Private Hospital

WBHO

Health & Safety – Contracts R15-R40M

Highly commended

WBHO Construction Pty) Ltd, Kwazulu-Natal Division

Pioneer Foods: New Conditioning and Flour Bins

Health & Safety – Contracts R100-R250M

Highly Commended

WBHO Construction (Pty) Ltd, Kwazulu-Natal Division

CCI New Building

Excellence – Commercial Buildings (above R50m)

Winner

WBHO Construction (Pty) Ltd, Kwazulu-Natal Division

ABSA Regional Office Kwazulu-Natal

Health & Safety – Contracts R400 – R750M

Winner

WBHO Construction (Pty) Ltd, Kwazulu-Natal / Sibonele Africa (Pty) Ltd JV

Oceans Umhlanga

Stefanutti Stocks

Health & Safety – Contracts R250- 400M

Highly Commended

Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN

Hirt & Carter, Triumph & Uniprint Print Park

Health & Safety – Contracts R400 – R750M

Highly Commended

Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN

Park Square

Excellence – Commercial/Industrial Alterations, Additions & Renovations (above R20m)

Winner

Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN

Tsam – Quantum Extensions

Excellence – Industrial/Civil (above R50m)

Winner

Stefanutti Stocks Building Kzn / Ladysmith Construction JV

Southern Cross

Health & Safety – Contracts R100-R250M

Winner

Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN

Durban Christian Centre

ACCOUNTABILITY

ACCOUNTABILITY

It’s little wonder that South Africans are inclined to duck below the parapet as daily new disclosures of this corruption or that deception fly around the media doing untold harm to our country’s reputation. Seemingly without there being any real punishment for the perpetrators.

John Matthews, President, Master Builders South Africa

But suddenly, somewhere in this endless inventory of misery we hear of someone having to pay the big price for practicing to deceive. The irony is, of course that former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene had been one of the good guys. But, after shocking the nation with a disclosure of meetings with the Guptas, he lost his job and apparently his political career.

For most South Africans, this was good news because for once someone was going to pay the price, and bad news, because in reality, a man who had previously turned down a R600 million bribe, should perhaps have been shown some leniency when he strayed. That’s a matter for discussion, but the Nene case awakened us to the almost non-existent concept of accountability on our political landscape.

We should be heartened by President Ramaphosa’s actions related to Nene, as it was clearly painful for him to lose one of his stalwarts. But if we are to believe in a South Africa capable of better governance, then we should be demanding a lot more of the same from our country’s leader.

And that is the further lesson for us all in our own daily lives and work. We are not dependent on political leadership to set our moral compass – in fact experience right now tells us that’s a remote possibility. As independent thinkers, and practitioners in an industry that has suffered badly from the fallout of misdeeds on a grand scale outside of our area of influence, we need to be even more morally accountable.

I would like us to end this tumultuous year on a note of regeneration and hope based on reasonable prospects of improved trading conditions in South Africa, backed by our own hard work to keep up the pressure for honesty and accountability. I wish President Ramaphosa the greatest success in the implementation of the investment strategy and the conversion of financial pledges into reality.

We are still only seeing a glimmer of the light we need to put South Africa back under the golden glow we enjoyed briefly after 1994. That glow may well have been based on illusion – but let’s now consolidate the good and embrace the necessary measures to ensure equality of opportunity for our entire nation. That’s the way forward.

Now, at the threshold of the holidays, thank you, all my colleagues, fellow-members and executive of MBSA for putting your confidence in me during 2018. I will do all in my power for the rest of my tenure as your President and onward, to further our cause and serve the association. I hope the coming Season proves to be what we all hope for – a time of peace, and family connections. Next year is probably going to be similar to 2018, but there’s no harm in making a few attainable resolutions that stand half a chance of lasting.

My very best wishes to you all.

John

 

South African Builder wishes all its readers a peaceful, safe and relaxing holiday season

Amanzi Abantu scoops Platinum at FEM Health & Safety Awards

Amanzi Abantu scoops Platinum at FEM Health & Safety Awards

Amanzi Abantu (Pty) Ltd is presented with the Special Award – Platinum – by Chairman of FEM, Nico Maas

A primary event on the annual construction sector calendar is the prestigious Federated Employer’s Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (Pty) Limited (FEM) Health and Safety awards dinner.

Here the company gives recognition to its policy-holding companies – employees in the building and construction industry – who have achieved consistently outstanding Health and Safety records.

The event was attended by achieving companies, a host of specialists in the Health and Safety field, captains of the construction industry, economists and members of the FEM Board.

CEO Ndivhuwo Manyonga welcomes achieving companies and all present to the FEM Health and Safety Awards dinner

FEM’s IT Director Gys McIntosh, explained the awards criteria, saying that FEM recognises policyholders that achieve excellence in health and safety. To receive these awards, policyholders must meet or exceed very stringent criteria as set out by the Company. In addition to their normal merit rebate payment, policyholders also receive an additional rebate.

Special awards in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum are also made to those companies with exceptionally low claims over a 10 year period.

Guest Speaker on the evening, Political Analyst Aubrey Matshiqi, provided the audience with insight to the country’s current political landscape

This year the Platinum Award in this category was awarded to Amanzi Abantu (Pty) Ltd. for their outstanding safety record for the period.

Winner in the High Risk High Employer category was Murray & Roberts Power & Energy – a Division of Murray & Roberts Limited.

The following are the winners in each category:

The Special Award Winners with exceptionally low claims over a 10 year period are:

Platinum: Amanzi Abantu (Pty) Ltd

Gold: Shula Construction CC

Silver: Robert Skinner Construction CC

Bronze: Cladcon CC

The normal Inland Award Winners are:

High Risk Small Employer: Waco Africa (Pty) Ltd – SGB Cape Division (Vaal)

High Risk Medium Employer: Construction Maintenance Services (Pty) Ltd

High Risk Large Employer: Murray & Roberts Power & Energy

            • a Division of Murray & Roberts Limited

Medium Risk Small Employer: Group Five Energy (Pty) Ltd

Medium Risk Medium Employer: Amanzi Abantu (Pty) Ltd

Medium Risk Large Employer: Advance Bulk Earthworks (Pty) Ltd T/A Advance Projects

Low Risk Small Employer: Dreycor Plumbing (Pty) Ltd

Low Risk Medium Employer: Brencon Hire CC T/A Brencon Plumbing

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