Builders face challenges

2015-06-25 06:01
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THE South Coast Master Builders’ Association (MBA) held an annual general meeting on Thursday where they discussed challenges and solutions to some of the problems they faced in the last financial­ year.

Association chairman Marcus Gon-zalves, who is presiding in the position for the next financial year, said there was a huge decline in profit over the past year,

“In the 114 years of the association’s existence 2014 has been the most challenging.

Gonzalves encouraged member companies to in-line more of their projects with government tenders.

He named a few projects of which were awarded to them by the municipality - namely rural housing project, Music City in Hibberdene and an affordable housing project also in Hibberdene.

He said one of the other factors contributing to the challenges they have been faced with is load shedding.

“Some of the projects are being shelled by load shedding,” he said.

Executive director of MBA Vikashnee Harbhajan said they, as part of their development plan, will be visiting municipalities proposing business and partnerships.

She said complaints from clients have declined by 46% due to disciplinary action that were conducted in the past year.

Harbhajan said their aim as MBA is that they do not look for quantity, but quality.

“We have a duty to produce quality,” she said.

No changes were made to the board as Marcus Gonzalves resitted as chairman, Ayanda Notshweleka (vice chair), June Smith (vice chair) and Marcel Poisson, Ray Basson, Thys Blom, Paul Tedder, Jaco Buitendag as committee members.

South Coast MBA was congratulated for the good work and MCB Construction from the South Coast for winning the best construction company award.

The association is looking forward to a more productive year as a new strategy for 2015 is being implemented. - Supplied

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