Master Builders and Allied Trades Association (Free State), known as MBA FS, was founded in 1952 and has been an institution for 68 year now. MBA Free State is affiliated with MBSA, which is an organisation which speaks on behalf of its members and specialised affiliate members. MBA Free State is part of a federation of registered employers’ organisations which represent contractors and employers operating in the building industry, and is regulated in terms of Section 107 of the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995.
MBSA and the MBAs promote a positive OHS (occupational health and safety) culture, which contributes to the reduction and elimination of occupational injury, disease, loss, and the prevention of damage to the environment. Compliance with the law and the well-being of both employer and employee is the foremost concern of MBSA.
Master Builders Free State Executive Committee 2020/2021
We have decided that with the pandemic, we will extend our Executive Committee to serve another year. They are as follows:
Arno van Zyl – President
Arno is the Marketing Manager at 3 Bricks; they are currently the biggest paving suppliers in Welkom and have done many projects with our members in the Free State, North West and Northern Cape.
Martin Westraad – Vice President
Martin is the Branch Manager at Formscaff Bloemfontein. Formscaff services include hire and sale of scaffolding, falsework, and associated services.
Ian Harris – Executive Committee
Ian is the Managing Director at Amokoro Training Welkom. They are a training provider and specialise in health, safety and environmental training nationwide.
Steven Nkgadima – Executive Committee
Steven is the Chief Operating Officer at Sompena Welkom. Currently they do logistics and civil construction.
Johan Naude – Executive Committee
Johan is the Director at Naude Construction Welkom. They specialise in plumbing, civils and construction.
Raymond Seboko – Executive Committee
Raymond is the Director of Mofomo Construction Welkom. The company specialises in building and civil contracting.
Stefan Roos – Executive Committee
Stefan is the Sales Manager of FS, NC, NW and WC AfriSam, which provides quality construction materials and technical solutions. This includes cement, aggregate and readymix concrete construction material.
Shabeer Moosa – Executive Committee
Shabeer holds the position of CEO of Namcon Construction. The company is a Level 1 B-BBEE compliant construction company, which has developed a core focus in building, civil and water reticulation works. It has also been listed on the vendor contractor database for Santam insurance in the Free State Province.
Paul van Heerden – Executive Committee
Paul is the Director of Kandula Construction. The company’s services include building, foundations, roofing, tiles, plumbing, painting, boilermaking, ceilings and more.
Master Builders Association Free State Staff
Francois du Plessis – Executive Director
Francois has been on the Executive Committee, was elected as the Vice President and then become the President before he was offered the role as Executive Director of MBA FS. Francois is stationed in Bloemfontein where he is busy promoting the MBA FS services among the construction companies in Bloemfontein.
Stephan Claassen – Regional Health and Safety Advisor
Stephan has been working for MBA FS for five years, where he started as a Junior Health and Safety Advisor and worked to the top to become the Regional Health and Safety Advisor. Stephan oversees two Health and Safety Advisors who are working under his supervision. He is stationed in Welkom, but travels frequently between Bloemfontein, Northern Cape and North West to assist our members with their health and safety needs.
Werner van Zyl – Junior Health and Safety Advisor
Werner has been working for a year now at MBA FS, and was first appointed as a Health and Safety Advisor Trainee, and was then offered the Junior Health and Safety Advisor position. He is currently stationed in Welkom and serves all our Northern Free State members.
Monique Trollip – Health and Safety Administrator
Monique is stationed in Bloemfontein where she handles all the health and safety admin work for the Health and Safety Team.
Rehaba Lekhoto – MBA FS Receptionist
Rehaba is one of theoldest staff members at MBA FS and has been working here for 17 years. She started as the cleaning / tea lady, and eventually was offered the job as the receptionist at MBA FS. Rehaba helps our members with their provident fund claims, and handles all the queries for the Welkom office.