Pothole Master: A single machine solution for pothole repair

JCB’s 3CX ‘Pothole Master’, designed to effect long-term pothole repair quickly and efficiently In a move that appears tailor-made for South Africa, Kemach JCB is distributing a special edition of the world-renowned 3CX backhoe loader, designed as a single-machine solution for urban road maintenance. The JCB 3CX has for many years been the most versatile […]

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NMMU releases report on Prevention of the Collapse of Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structures

Preventing the collapse of reinforced concrete (RC) structures, support work and formwork during construction A summary of a detailed report on an exploratory study by John Smallwood, Professor of Construction Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). Background The report is dedicated to the improvement of Health and Safety (H&S) performance in South African construction, and […]

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Steel sector meltdown continues

The South African steel industry closes ranks to consolidate and develop innovative solutions as the steel crisis deepens At a special workshop for its members held in Johannesburg in January, the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) outlined its consolidated approach and progress in dealing with the steel crisis. Working closely with the Department […]

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FROM THE DESK OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Let’s get over it. Let’s focus on the job at hand.   Last month I spoke about the rough ride our industry might expect during 2016. And that has certainly started off with a bang. But in these troubled times it pays to step back, keep one’s head down and focus on the work at […]

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MBA Greater Boland celebrates its 70th anniversary

Ursula Pekeur, Secretary of MBA Greater Boland reports In November 2015 the Master Builders Association – Greater Boland held a gala evening to celebrate its 70th birthday at the Protea Cumberland Hotel in Worcester. In attendance at this auspicious occasion were members, Office Bearers and staff of MBA Boland, those involved with the Federated Employer’s Mutual […]

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From the desk of the MBSA Executive Director

FROM THE DESK OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Our industry must brace itself for yet another rough ride in 2016 2015 has been a very challenging year for many sectors of our economy. Despite the slow economic growth, the building and construction sector continued to play its role in supporting our economic development. Like in any […]

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