Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi has published proposed amendments to the construction industry development regulations in the Government Gazette, which would improve chances for emerging contractors to maintain grades on the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) register of contractors.
The public comment period on the proposed changes opened on October 5 and would end December 5.
The proposed changes seek to improve the register of contractors and also to create better alignment of the register to the construction industry and economic developments in the country.
When implemented, the changes would help contractors meet registration requirements and would reduce the rate of failure to meet upgrades, as well as the three-year renewal requirements.
“The proposed amendments are designed to maintain the register of contractors as a macro-risk management tool for the public sector while ensuring that it is easier for our developing contractors to maintain their registration with the CIDB and are able to upgrade,” said CIDB CEO Ursula Ntsubane.
A public comment period on the proposed changes would end on December 5.