18Dec, 2020

Women in Construction Summit 2020

On Thursday, 05 November 2020, the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu hosted a Women in Construction Summit on. The Summit, which was partly virtual and physical, aimed at unlocking the value chain to allow broader participation of women in Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation projects and programmes. Minister Sisulu says the […]

18Dec, 2020

NHBRC KZN Hosts Home Building Training Workshop

On the 13th to 19 October 2020, NHBRC conducted a training workshop for the youth in the home building Industry in partnership with KZN Office of the Premier, The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and Umhlathuze Municipality. The workshop was well attended and Covid-19 regulations were adhered to by all participants and […]

18Dec, 2020

The Value of a Home

By Agnes Van den Berg How does one add value to a house? Millions of RDP/BNG houses have been built in South Africa since 1994. The spatial approach created communities that are far from centres of economic activity and functional infrastructure. Yet, how do we add value to the existing houses? For some people a […]

18Dec, 2020

Mthatha women-owned construction enterprises benefit from technical skills training

In a bid to empower women-owned enterprises operating in the male-dominated construction industry, the NHBRC in partnership with the National Construction Incubator (NCI) hosted a successful three-day construction technical skills training workshop at Vulindlela Heights in Mthatha from 15 – 17 September 2020. The NHBRC, an agency of the National Department of Human Settlements mandated […]

18Dec, 2020

Phambil-e: Where are we now?

Digitisation is a  buzzword that has evolved into a topic of serious discussion in society, academia, and industry.  The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures introduced by the South African Government has catapulted digitization to the forefront where the pandemic has become the engine for digital transformation with a profound impact on social life and the […]

18Dec, 2020

Nyandeni LM youth receive home building and occupation health safety

About 20 unemployed youth and emerging construction enterprises from Nyandeni Local Municipality recently participated in the NHBRC’s Home Building Technical Skills and Occupational Health and Safety training programme. The training which forms part of the NHBRC’s Social Transformation and Empowerment Programme was made possible by a partnership between NHBRC and Nyandeni Local Municipality The three […]

08Dec, 2020

NHBRC issues public warning against third party agents

The NHBRC warns the public to act with caution when dealing with third party agents who advertise NHBRC builder registration services to prospective builders through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram. Those adverts are misleading and are aimed at defrauding builders of their hard earned money. NHBRC has 23 offices across […]

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