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You can’t tar an entire industry with the same brush, but, unfortunately, cowboy builders do exist in South Africa.

A cowboy builder is a tradesman who rips off a homeowner by overcharging for shoddy workmanship and then “rides off into the sunset” with all the cash.

For the 2016/17 financial year, the National Home Builders’ Registration Council (NHBRC) received a total of 813 complaints, of which 550 were resolved.

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