Tourism potential spurs new construction opportunities in KwaZulu-Natal

10 January 2018

Durban is currently scoring top marks when it comes to providing attractive infrastructure and boasts the lowest transportation costs per province in South Africa. 

However, as the City of Durban and the province of KwaZulu-Natal strive to achieve their full tourism potential, there still remains an increasing demand for improved service delivery and construction management.

Infrastructure investment is expected to spike in KwaZulu-Natal over the next three to five years.  Against this backdrop, the 2nd annual KZN Construction Expo provides an exclusive multi-disciplinary platform for KwaZulu-Natal’s built environment, focusing on buyer and seller engagements through free-to-attend content and face-to-face interactions under one roof.

The KZN Construction Expo provides an unprecedented opportunity to access the province’s building and construction value chain ranging from small contractors through to architects, quantity surveyors, property developers, government, industry associations and much more.  This interactive platform is not only catalytic for new investments into the sector but also builds capacity for local architects, construction professionals and underprivileged contractors through free education and technical skills development during training workshops. 

KwaZulu-Natal’s key development stakeholders and leading industry personalities such as Aubrey Tshalata, National President for the National African Federation for the Building Industry and Aubrey Shabane, Acting CEO of the KZN Growth Fund, will be attending the KZN Construction’s Stakeholders Engagement Forum which will be hosted at the event to answer questions about issues affecting the state of the local industry, how new investment is being driven into the province as well as the progress made towards national development milestones. 

The extended training programme also features content designed specifically for contractors, architects and other professionals with a presentation on workers compensation delivered by the Federated Employer’s Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), a discussion on dispute resolution and avoidance for contractors delivered by MDA Construction & Technology Attorneys and much more.  “The interactive training programme provides an opportunity for capacity building through freely accessible skills development, business networking and knowledge transfer amidst construction professionals of all disciplines operating in the KZN province,” explains Tracy-Lee Behr, Portfolio Director for the initiative.

Sponsored by Spider Mini-Cranes and supported by over 80 exhibiting companies and 40 association and media partners, the KZN Construction Expo is an unprecedented opportunity to access KZN’s building and construction value chain in a unique setting allowing for prestigious visibility, interactive networking and on-site demonstrations.

For more information:

Justin Marthinus
KZN Construction Expo
[email protected]
+27 87 654 3249

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