Following the gazette of the draft amended Construction Sector Code for public commentary and closure of the commentary period on the 28th December 2016, the Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) has issued a statement regarding the progress thus far.
It is envisaged that the confirmation of all proposed changes and corrections should be completed before the end of March 2017
Following the gazette for public comments, a total of 35 comments (including recommendations and suggestions), were received
A Follow-up meeting will be held in the first week of March 2017 to finalize all outstanding areas related to the process.
Once all these have been discussed and processed, a final recommendation will be made to the Minister to have the Final Gazette of the Construction Sector Code approved for gazette and publishing.
There will be no transitional period provided for in the implementation of the new construction sector code for the following reasons:
Throughout the negotiation and alignment of the construction sector code, the industry as a whole was expected to know that there will soon be a new construction sector code
Voluntary Associations who made up the charter negotiation process had been mandated for their representatives (industry stakeholders) to negotiate a new sector code
Once published for public comments for 60 days, members of the industry would have had an opportunity to know how the new construction sector code will look like, as such preparing their systems and spend along those lines
Since many Construction Sector Measured entities are currently measured in terms of the Generic BBBEE Codes of Good Practice, these will, once the final gazette has been signed, be allowed, should they wish to do so, to switch and be measured in terms of the finalized sector code.