On Friday, 9 September, Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) will be addressing key challenges of the construction industry in South Africa at its annual Congress. The event will be addressed by Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa from the Office of the Presidency.
Dr Ramokgopa is the Head of Investment and Infrastructure in the Office of the President of South Africa. He is expected to shed light on key interventions to rescue the construction industry from collapse and how a closer working relationship between government and the industry can be fostered to address infrastructure challenges in the country.
Commenting on the decision to host the event this year after a 2-year hiatus, the Executive Director of Master Builders, Roy Mnisi said it was the considered intention of the Federation to draw attention to the troubled sector following the impact of floods experienced in the 2021/22 rain season, social unrest of July 2021 and the socio-economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. “The combination of these adverse events has had a devastating impact on the construction industry, communities’ livelihoods and damage to social and capital infrastructure” said Mnisi.
Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) is a Federation of registered employer Associations representing contractors and employers in the construction industry and is regulated in terms of Section 107 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995. The Federation’s nine Master Builders Associations, and three Affiliate Associations represent more than 4000 contractors and employers in the industry.