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Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal hosts two very important annual functions for the Building & Construction Industry.

The Excellence in Construction Awards has become one of the most important functions on the Construction Industry calendar.  The competition celebrates excellence in construction and culminates in a gala function attended by over 500 entrants, members and Industry Stakeholders.  If you want to align your brand with that of the Master Builders Association then this is the event you should choose to partner with us.

Our other big annual function is the regional Health & Safety Awards.  This function is normally preceded by the National Health & Safety Awards, where members of Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal have fared exceptionally well (9/10 awards in the 2009 competition).  The event is attended by over 300 guests, all of whom have a vested interest in Construction Health & Safety.  If your company has a product or service that is in the Health & Safety sector, then you should definitely consider partnering with the Association for this function.

For more information on both of these functions, scroll down to the text below.  If you would like to reserve a slot for either function, contact Tanya on 031 266 7070 or fill in the enquiry form on the top right of this page.


Frequency:  Annual Event

Venue:  TBD

Attendance:  +/- 350 Guests

Opportunity:  See Excellence Awards Sponsorship Menu

The Master Builders Association of KwaZulu-Natal Excellence in Construction programme is aimed at recognising and acknowledging excellence in building and construction. The pursuit of excellence in construction is a particularly important calling, as buildings have a profound effect on their occupants and users - influencing and shaping the way in which we live, learn, work, contemplate and relax.

The Excellence Awards competition was launched in 2004 by the Association and was the first of its kind for a South African building association. It has gone from strength to strength, with a record number of entries being received in 2008.

The programme is open to all Association Members who can enter projects that they have completed. The Adjudicators are all industry veterans and include a retired architect and two former managing directors of major contracting companies. They inspect the projects entered and evaluate the standard of construction, by judging the process and the quality of the end product.

Previous entrants have found the programme to be a superb opportunity to showcase their work. The award not only gives tangible credibility to the promotion of excellence in the industry - it also provides a powerful marketing tool to the contractor and instils a tremendous amount of pride for the owners of the building.

The Award Ceremony for the 2009 competition, was held at the International Convention Centre in Durban. The function was a gala event with lots of entertainment.  Over 500 guests, including Association members, industry stakeholders, government representatives and members of both the regional and national press attended the function.


Frequency:  Annual Event

Venue:  Durban Country Club

Attendance:  +/- 200 Guests

Opportunity:  See Health and Safety Awards Sponsorship Menu

The annual Health and Safety Awards is the Associations second biggest function of the year. The Master Builders Association of KwaZulu-Natal has a very strong Health and Safety division, which is ably led by Neels Nortje. Neels is passionate about Health and Safety and was recently appointed to the Minister's Advisory council for his input.

The 46th annual Health and Safety Awards function was held at the Durban Country Club.  More than two hundred delegates attended the function and witnessed how the Master Builders Association paid tribute to members who excelled in the 2009 Health and Safety competition.

The recipients were praised for their adherence to health and safety. This was made even more noteworthy, when one considers the pressures under which construction companies are currently working. Some 50 sites entered into the 2009 regional Health and Safety competition and as there was only a small window of opportunity during which the sites could be judged (when work is usually at peak), the number of entries was extremely gratifying.

The standards were extremely high, when one takes into account the fact that the sites were scrupulously audited on more than 20 different elements. These included administrative and legal requirements, training, public safety, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, scaffolding, electrical safeguarding, plant and machinery, excavations, transport and material handling to name but a few.

Our Members came through with flying colours this year - no less than 9 entries received the presidential award for scoring more than 95% and came first in their respective categories in the National Health and Safety competition.


The Association arranges an annual golf day in Durban and on the South Coast. Golf remains an excellent way for our members to network and to interact with suppliers.

All the monies raised from the sponsorship of holes and prizes go towards the specific event, and our goal is to make each golf day the premier golfing event in the region.  The day's golf is followed by a prize giving and dinner.

To book a Hole at one of our Golf Days or to sponsor a prize, contact Tasveera on 031 266 7070 or fill in the contact form on the top right of this page.


Venue:  Various Courses

Date:  To be confirmed (Check the Networking Calendar)

Participants:  Up to 120 Players - All players receive a goodie bag at registration worth up to R100.


Prize Sponsor:  Longest Drive

                      Closest to Pin

                      Lucky Draw - 2

                      1st Place x 4

                      2nd Place x 4

                      3rd Place x4


The Association also hosts an annual Race Day at the Scottsville Racetrack in Pietermaritzburg.  The event has been very popular with our Members and is a great way to relax and network at this recently refurbished venue.

Venue:  Scottsville Racecourse

Guests:  +/- 100 Players (Members and Prospects)

Opportunity:  Sponsor Prizes

The Race day is extremely popular with our Members and we have had up to 130 people attend previous events.  It is an informal gathering, with no long interruptions or speeches. The venue lends itself to a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with punters being able to watch the races in the comfort of one of the largest restaurants in South Africa.