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Occupational Health And Safety Act – Guidelines For The Construction Regulations, 2014
On Friday, 2 June 2017, a notice (GNR.489) was published in Government Gazette No. 40883, which contains guidelines/explanatory notes in relation to the Construction Regulations, 2014.
South Africa
13 Jun 2017
Urban Development Zone Allowances Under The Income Tax Act
In line with international models, South Africa has attempted to incentivise investment into the development and renewal of certain urban areas.
South Africa
23 May 2017
Is There Still Place For Fixed-Term Contracts In The Construction Industry?
Can a construction contractor automatically terminate its employees' contracts when skills are no longer required for a construction project?
South Africa
8 Dec 2016
The Case Of The Unconditional Guarantee That Wasn't
When the wording of a construction-related guarantee is ambiguous, the intention of the parties involved is key in determining its true nature.
South Africa
14 Jul 2016
An Agreement With An Agent As Contemplated In Section 37(2) Of OHASA – Why It Is Necessary
With the advent of the Construction Regulations, 2014, additional duties are now placed on the "client" that did not exist under the previous regulatory regime.
South Africa
17 May 2016
Building Spats Offer No Defence For Guarantors
Allegations of poor workmanship at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead have recently made headlines again following an official visit to the estate by MPs and members of the media last month.
South Africa
4 Sep 2015
Construction Industry Development Regulations
The Minister of Public Works has announced that he intends to amend the Construction Industry Development Regulations of 2004, which were passed under the Construction Industry Development Board Act of 2000.
South Africa
9 Jul 2015
UK Decision – Important Lessons For Employers
The recent UK Court of Appeal decision in the case of MT Holgaard A/S v E.ON Climate and Renewables (2015) EWCA Civ 407 illustrates the ultimate catastrophe if there isn't sufficient interface between legal and technical teams.
11 Jun 2015
Land Developments: No More Big Brother Oversight By Provinces On Appeal
The Constitutional Court has confirmed a decision that section 44 of the Land Use Planning Ordinance is unconstitutional and invalid.
South Africa
25 Apr 2014
Review Of The New Construction Regulations, 2014 As Part Of The Occupational Health And Safety Act, 1993
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant published a notice under Section 43 of the OHASA containing the new Construction Regulations, 2014.
South Africa
10 Apr 2014
Engineering Contracts – Tubular Holdings And FIDIC
The dispute resolution terms of engineering contracts can cause problems.
South Africa
27 Nov 2013
Implementing Strategic Infrastructure Projects
The Bill takes a robust approach to clearing the usual bureaucratic stumbling blocks, which have historically led to the backlog in infrastructure development.
South Africa
30 Aug 2013
Patel Urges Even-Handedness
ECONOMIC Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says it is important to have an appropriate balance between actions that are necessary to stamp out collusion and pricefixing in the construction industry.
South Africa
15 Jul 2013
PICC - Taking The Next Step
The South African government has stated that it plans to inject about R845 billion into public infrastructure projects over the next three years, with a further R4 trillion over the following 15 years.
South Africa
7 Jun 2013
A Plan With Political Will Behind It
A discussion dealing with legislation aimed at fast-tracking strategic infrastructure delivery and boosting infrastructure development.
South Africa
7 Jun 2013
A Plan With Political Will Behind It
The Draft Infrastructure Development Bill empowers the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission to determine and develop infrastructure priorities in South Africa.
South Africa
7 Jun 2013
The Infrastructure Development Bill: Part 2 – Administration Of The SIPs
The management and administration of the projects envisioned in the Infrastructure Development Bill is overseen by various committees at different levels of authority.
South Africa
6 Jun 2013
Perils of the Silver Book: Contractors Beware
The Silver Book was FIDIC's response to market demands for greater risk security and cost and time certainty in construction projects.
South Africa
21 May 2013
Infrastructure Development Bill - Introductory Article
The South African government has stated that it plans to inject approximately R845-billion into public infrastructure projects over the next three years, with a further R4-trillion to follow over the next 15 years.
South Africa
3 Apr 2013
The Builder's Lien : Not Necessarily An Unassailable Right - Beware Of The Bona Fide Dispossessor
This is a recent decision of the South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg. The case is summarised in this article as the facts underlying the decision demonstrate how a Contractor, in exercising a builder’s lien over property as security for outstanding payment, may lose possession to a third party who acquires possession in good faith (the bona fide possessor), thereby foregoing the right to retain the lien. The court applied established law.
South Africa
3 May 2012
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