Member Advisory Notice to Member Organisations of the Established Sector - Application of Construction Codes
The Chair and signatories of the member organisations that comprise the "Established Sector" in alignment negotiations, namely SAFCEC; MBSA; ASAQS; SAISC; and CESA, met with the Chairman and CEO of the Construction Sector Charter and the DTi on Tuesday 12 October 2015. This meeting was held in response to a letter tabled to them by our Sectors, expressing concern over the current impasse on ownership percentages that has prevailed during the 14 months of negotiations with the Emerging Sector. This impasse has resulted in no agreement on aligned Codes by the DTi deadline of 30 October 2015.
Present at the meeting was Liso Siteto head of BBBEE unit at the DTi, together with Jacob Maputha, who gave general comments on the process thus far and it seems that of all the Sector Specific Codes, only Tourism will have their codes completed by 30 October 2015. Other pertinent issues confirmed in the meeting were:
The dti will not be extending the alignment deadline beyond 30 October and as a result Sector Specific Codes will not be applicable.
The Construction Charter Council will remain in place and continue to get funding from the DPW.
Once the revised Construction Codes are agreed they will be submitted to the DTi to be gazetted. This will mean that any company doing a verification between 1 November 2015 and the gazette date of the Construction Codes, will be verified against the RGCoGP.
The dti were very clear that they supported a construction sector code.