The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) announced today that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of Cape Town (UCT) to exchange knowledge and expertise on geotechnical engineering, the branch of civil engineering concerned with
the engineering behaviour of earth materials.

The objective of this MOU is to facilitate and ensure cooperation between UCT and NHBRC scientific and technical personnel through joint studies and research on subjects of mutual interest to do with geotechnical engineering.

“Being able to access some of UCT’s resources will mean that the NHBRC can continue to fulfill it’s mandate of managing the skills shortage in the construction and home building industry. Similarly, UCT’s access to our resources will ensure the success of their projects in the field,” says NHBRC CEO Mongezi Mnyani.

“In addition, this is an effective means of ensuring that the NHBRC can minimize duplication of resources and functions by state entities”, concluded Mnyani.

About the NHBRC:
The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is a statutory body with the responsibility to provide protection in terms of the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act of 1998. It is mandated to provide protection for housing consumers, and to regulate the home-building industry.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Wanda Lubelwana on
011 317 0094/082 796 1805/ wandal@nhbrc.org.za.

NHBRC is an agency of the Department of Human Settlements
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