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Last edited 29 Dec 2020
Construction Industry Development Board (cidb)
The Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) - a Schedule 3A public entity - was established by Act of Parliament (Act 38 of 2000) by the Republic of South Africa to promote a regulatory and developmental framework that builds:
- Construction industry delivery capability for South Africa’s social and economic growth.
- A proudly South African construction industry that delivers to globally competitive standards.
The cidb’s focus is on:
- Sustainable growth, capacity development and empowerment.
- Improved industry performance and best practice.
- A transformed industry, underpinned by consistent and ethical procurement practices.
- Enhanced value to clients and society.
Construction plays a pivotal role in South Africa's economic and social development. It provides the physical infrastructure that is the backbone of economic activity. It is also a large-scale provider of employment opportunities. The role of the cidb is to facilitate and promote the improved contribution of the construction industry to SA's economy and society.
Amongst other things, the cidb must promote:
- Uniformity in construction procurement.
- Efficient and effective infrastructure delivery.
- Construction industry performance improvement.
- Development of the emerging sector, including industry transformation.
- Skills development.
The scope of work of the cidb excludes home building, which is regulated by the National Home Builders Regulatory Council (NHBRC). Accordingly contractors undertaking housing projects for the public sector do not need to be registered on the cidb Register of Contractors. However, all clients are required to register construction projects on the cidb Register of Projects. These are projects above R200 000 in value, in the public sector and those above R10 million for the the private sector and state-owned entities.
 Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works is responsible for approval of the cidb strategies and plans as articulated in the cidb Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan (APP). The cidb reports on its performance to the Minister on a quarterly and annual basis. Progress is also reported annually to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Works, which has oversight responsibility.
The Board is the Accounting Authority in terms of the Public Finance Management Act. Its role is to provide leadership on cidb strategies and priorities. Board members are nominated by the public and appointed by the Minister at least once every three years. They are appointed on the basis of individual experience, expertise and knowledge of the construction industry. Individual members are eligible to serve a maximum of two executive terms.
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