Dear Members

As your association we want to prepare you in advance and ensure  that you are ready to return to work once the announcement is made for Lockdown to operate on Level 3. We would like you to be able to start immediately without experiencing the rush and delays that can come with the compliance to legislation required to reopen your sites.

NB: We are aware that majority of our members will fall under Level 3 and 2. As a member operating within all lockdown levels, you are required to prepare- by producing and implementing a Workplace Readiness Plan.

Practice Note – Workplace readiness_30April2020 (clean links to come)

You are also required to apply for a certificate with the Companies & Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has confirmed that employers who can operate under Lockdown levels must request a certificate from the CIPC. You will be informed if these requirements change.


Creating a Workplace Readiness Plan:

Initial COVID-19 Workplace Readiness Plan –

The process for creating and implementing a workplace readiness plan is entailed in the attached document: Practice Note-Workplace Readiness. Please go through the full requirements of the plan to ensure that you are fully compliant and ready to open for business.

*PAY Special Attention to Section 5 in the plan*

This Plan includes applying for permits for your staff members to perform essential services (included in this email) and applying for a certificate with the CIPC outlined below.


Applying for a CIPC Certificate to operate during Lockdown


This certificate can be obtained online via the Biz Portal Site:

CIPC only control companies and closed corporations.

False declaration by the company is a criminal offence and will result in prosecution. This certificate may be revoked if there are changes to the regulations or to improve implementation of the lockdown.

Please use the following enterprise number format when requesting a new certificate.

If you are a company registered:

BEFORE 1 May 2011:     M2010123456

AFTER 1 May 2011:        K2014123456

If you are a:

Close CorporationB2011123456

Cooperative: C2018133556

Please note further that employers who have a certificate for 16 to 30 April 2020, do not need to reapply. Despite this, some employers have experienced difficulties with the old certificates not being accepted.

Therefore, it may be prudent to acquire an updated certificate.


  1. MBA North Construction Health & Safety (CHS) Team back at work

We are happy to report that the MBA North CHS team is fully operational and back in the office as of Monday, 11 May to assist you with:

Your COVID-19 compliant Health & Safety Files, advise and implementation.

Cost of the COVID-19 Safety Files: R2,000 Ex VAT (Members) / R3,000 Ex VAT (Non-members)

Please contact Ashleigh Feeny for COVID-19 Safety Files

 CHS Team available –  Contact details below:

Gerhard Roets CHS Manager 082 825 1179
Ashleigh Feeny CHS Administrator/ Reception 0827943777
Zenzele Mabuza CHS Safety Officer 063 689 9590
Manie Van As CHS Safety Officer 0710348465
Mbuya Ramabulane CHS Safety Officer  

Duncan Ebersohn CHS Safety Officer 0718950432




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