Government’s non-payment culture is forcing contractors out of business

Government’s failure to pay building contractors on time or even not at all is one of the major causes of job losses in the construction industry, declares Databuild CEO Morag Evans. “Against the backdrop of an ailing economy, many companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMMEs), are being forced to close their doors as [...]

Cheap cement imports crippling local industry

Local cement manufacturers are being severely undermined by cheap imports from countries such as China, Vietnam and Pakistan. Government’s failure to stem the influx of these products could have a severe detrimental impact on an already struggling industry, says Databuild CEO Morag Evans. “In an industry already in the grips of a severe downturn [...]

Meet Databuild’s new fixer

Kate Sithole (AKA The Fixer)   With only 24 hours in a day at their disposal, the various role players in the construction industry are finding it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of new products and technologies, look for new opportunities and do more with less while keeping their businesses running. Enter Kate Sithole, newly [...]

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