Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal held its annual awards evening at the Durban International Conference Centre on Friday 18 October 2019, where members of the Association were once again honoured for achieving exemplary standards in excellence in construction and health and safety.
The event recognises and celebrates excellence in construction and health and safety and plays host to the KZN construction industry with members of the Association, award winners, industry stakeholders and government representatives in attendance. Adding to the glamour and theme of ‘Building cultural diversity’ was entertainment by Nateshwar Dance Academy and comedy by Conrad Koch with Chester Missing. The MC for the evening was Xoli Mngambi of eNCA.
The President of Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Bhekisisa Samson Ngcongo opened the event by welcoming all guests. He reinforced the Association key priorities as growth of the industry, lobbying and advocacy, membership growth, promotion of members, transformation, skills development, quality infrastructure and health and safety compliance. The competition entrants were recognised for driving the sustainability of the building industry through the delivery of high calibre projects and members were encouraged to continue to embrace economic transformation.
Vikashnee Harbhajan, Executive Director of Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal stated that the annual awards event was designed to showcase and celebrate members who demonstrate unrelenting passion for excellence in construction and health and safety. There were 41 entries for the excellence in construction competition and 37 entries for the Health and Safety competition. Notwithstanding the industry slowdown and tough economic conditions, the number of entries is a strong indication that member companies remain committed to the pursuit of excellence in the construction industry.
The event saw the launch of the Master Builders KZN App, connecting members of the Association to the world of work. The App aims to complement the Association’s online Find-a-Builder and Find-a-Supplier directories and will enable clients and the public to easily access our members.
Smith & Winfield and A.G. Hall CC received the Platinum Loyalty Award for celebrating over 100 years of membership with the Association. This is a true testament of the strong brand value of Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal.
Special awards were presented, recognising outstanding and positive contribution to the construction industry in KwaZulu-Natal. The Association congratulates the recipients of all special awards:
Award of Merit - Ben Voogt of Norvo Construction.
Award for Woman in Construction - Sheritha Devduth of NSR Building Projects.
Supplier of the Year- BBF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd.
Safety Person of the Year- Joel Pillay of Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN.
Supreme Award for Health and Safety-AVENG GRINAKER-LTA for Henwood Road Plant Yard.
Supreme Award for Excellence in Construction - Leocon CC for Nuform premises.
Overall Winner- Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN.
The Overall Winner award recognises a Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal Member Company, for demonstrating overall excellence in both the Association Excellence in Construction and Health and Safety competitions. Congratulations to Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN on their outstanding hat-trick in winning this award.
The Association extends sincere appreciation to all its marketing partners for the event - Stefanutti Stocks Building KZN, RMD Kwikform SA (Pty) Ltd, SACPCMP, GVK-Siya Zama Building Contractors (Pty) Ltd, Patcon Building & Civil Engineering Contractors (Pty) Ltd, Much Asphalt (Pty) Ltd and Marsh (Pty) Ltd.
The Association salutes all its members!