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membership picAfter much debate and discussion it was agreed that at this stage the membership of ASOCSA will be interdisciplinary, drawing membership from such disciplines as architecture, civil engineering, construction management, quantity surveying, and information technology. It is likely that this aspect will be reviewed given the concern such diversity might stifle the growth and development of the fledgling association. ASOCSA is seeking affiliation with similar institutions such as the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) in the United States with which initial discussions have already drawn an expression of support and interest in such a relationship.

In summary, benefits of membership of ASOCSA which are self-evident include participation in meetings of Heads of construction programs throughout the region, access to the Journal of Construction, reduced rates at all ASOCSA events, involvement at regional level with industry-academia forums, interaction and networking opportunities relative to, for example, collaborative research, curriculum development, external moderation of courses, and external examination

Master Builders Association

KwaZulu-Natal Master Builders and Allied Industries Association is an Employers’ organisation registered in terms of the Labour Relations Act, the Association exists to represent the interests of members, as well as to provide them with specialist support services to assist them in the successful running of their business. The membership comprises over 700 enterprises involved in the building industry and related activities in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The organisation has been in existence for 114 years and is recognised and respected by a wide range of role players in the building industry and beyond.

The Head office is based in Essex Terrace, Westville, supported by area offices across the province in Zululand, South Coast, Midlands, and Northern Natal. The Association continually strives for excellence in service delivery in all areas of operation, providing a wide range of services including training, building services, occupational health and safety, employee benefit schemes and more.

Construction Industry Trust Fund

CITF was established as a special fund under section 25 of the finance and audit Act (CAP 54:01). It was inaugurated on the 13th December 1991 through the statutory instrument No. 139 of 1991. The need for the formation of the fund was generated by a critical shortage of semi-skilled and skilled artisans to handle the large amount of work during NDP6. CITF was established as a centre for crash-course training, using competency based modular training (CBMT) for training and upgrading the skills of artisans and craftsmen to meet the demands and challenges posed by the building and construction industry.




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Member institutions: Durban University of Technology (DUT), University of Johannesburg (UJ), University of the Free State(UFS), University of Pretoria(UP), University of Kwazulu-Natal(UKZN), Central University of Technology (CUT), Stellenbosch University, Master Builders Association, Construction Industry Trust Fund