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South African Builder

South African Builder is the official journal for the Master Builders SA (MBSA). Published since 1923, it offers the latest news in the building and construction industry as well as topical discussion on industry projects, products, and personalities.

The magazine is distributed to all the members of the Master Builders Associations (MBA) in SA, as well as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), which include architects, structural engineers, quantity surveyors, small, medium and large contractors, sub contractors and builders' merchants.

An independent survey conducted recently revealed that South African Builder is the most widely read magazine in the industry with a readership of more than 30,000.

Content includes:

  • MBSA and MBA news
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Transformation and Emerging Contractors
  • Industry news
  • Project news
  • Product news
  • Company news
  • Legal issues
  • Training.
… and an array of monthly features.
Important industry events form an integral part of the in-depth coverage provided by South African Builder on an ongoing basis, amongst which are Master Builders SA annual Congress; MBSA National Safety Awards; MBA Regional Safety Awards; notable construction related expos and conferences; Occupational Health and Safety seminars, conferences and initiatives – to cite just a few examples.
South African Builder is also published online, in parallel with a strong news presence on the www.sabuilder.co.za website, Facebook and other digital platforms.