Panel de­bates at Mas­ter Builders SA congress

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

THE 2009 Mas­ter Builder SA Congress will take place at the Sand­ton Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in Joburg from Septem­ber 27 to 30 and will be a plat­form for in­dus­try-re­lated panel dis­cus­sions.

Dr Rod­ney Mil­ford, of the Construction In­dus­try De­vel­op­ment Board (CIDB); Cas Coova­dia, manag­ing di­rec­tor of the Bank­ing As­so­ci­a­tion; Fred Wa­ge­nar, tech­ni­cal man­ager of the Na­tional Home Builders Regis­tra­tion Coun­cil; Lil­li­beth Mool­man, chair of the SA Na­tional Con­sumer Union; and Dr Thandi Ndlovu, chair of SA Women in Construction (SAWiC), will dis­cuss con­sumer pro­tec­tion and qual­ity as­sur­ance.

A panel de­bate on oc­cu­pa­tional health and safety will be taken up by Dr Bill Pom­fret, manag­ing con­sul­tant of Safety Projects in Ottawa, Canada; Tho­bile La­mati, chief in­spec­tor at the Depart­ment of Labour; Ray­nard Looch of Klaas Looch As­so­ci­ates; and Michael Kruger ,of SHE Learn­ing Sys­tems.

In ad­di­tion, po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst and jour­nal­ist Jus­tice Malala and Pro­fes­sor Theo Haupt, of the Cape Penin­sula Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, will join the list of speak­ers at the congress.

PPC Ce­ment is this year’s ma­jor event spon­sor.

Other com­pa­nies and or­gan­i­sa­tions spon­sor­ing the event in­clude the Fed­er­ated Em­ploy­ers Mu­tual As­sur­ance Com­pany, the CIDB, the Alexan­der Forbes Group, Gri­nakerLTA, Mur­ray & Roberts Build­ings, Tiber Bon­vec Construction, Bar­loworld Equip­ment, Wiehahn Form­work and Scaf­fold­ing, HINO and Steeledale Re­in­forc­ing. Op­por­tu­ni­ties for spon­sor­ship are still avail­able.

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