Tag: South Africa

29
May

Taking a stand for timber construction during COVID-19

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited Professional Body safeguarding the local timber construction industry for over 45 years, has taken several exceptional steps in supporting not only its membership, but the timber construction industry at large, as the country transitions to Level 3 of lockdown. Having seen its first confirmed local

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19
Apr

Learn at Home with Discounted ITC-SA Self-Study Courses

In a bid to support roofing professionals and individuals keen on learning more about the technical aspects of roofing, during South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown period, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) is offering its online self-study courses at specially-discounted rates for a limited time, ending 30 April 2020.  Roof Specialist Level 1 Online Assessment | Get R20 off – NOW

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17
Apr

DTI Media Release: CIPC Certification Process for Essential Services Businesses During Extended Lockdown

In a media statement issued by The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition on 16 April 2020, it is noted that companies, which are registered through the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission’s (CIPC) BizPortal to perform essential services during the lockdown period, will be required to have a new certificate from the BizPortal website for the extended period, which begins

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20
Mar

Government Gazette on COVID-19

Covid-19 or ‘coronavirus’ is reported to have originated in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei province of China, with the first COVID-19 cases having started in December of 2019. (1) The virus has since spread rapidly across the globe, with more than 246 000 confirmed cases. (2) South Africa has not been spared from the outbreak, with the first local case confirmed on

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20
Feb

Structural timber: Know your standard dimensions, truss types and profiles

South Africa’s unique climate,  combined with specie matching and genetic engineering conducted for over a century by local forestry and sawmilling industries, underpins the country’s structural lumber products as truly world class. With that, there are critical guidelines around standard dimensions of structural timber, truss types and their profiles that must be adhered to in order to meet standard building

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24
Oct

ITC-SA reverses dormancy resolution

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) reverses its resolution of dormancy following overwhelming feedback from various quarters of the structural timber industry, the full spectrum of its membership as well as government departments, on the critical role that the Institute has played – and should continue to play – in South Africa’s engineered timber construction industry. In view

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7
Oct

South Africa’s professional body for engineered timber construction prepares for dormancy

Established more than 45 years ago to help formalise and advance the timber roof construction industry and protect its consumers, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, announces its resolution of dormancy as of 1 November 2019. This resolution was formally agreed upon at a recent board meeting held

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6
Sep

ITC-SA condemns gender-based violence & calls for swift, decisive government action

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has borne witness, alongside a mournful South Africa, to the ever-increasing heinous acts, including abuse, assault, rape and murder, carried out against the women and children of South Africa. The Institute condemns gender-based violence in the strongest terms and calls on government not only to take a strong stance on this national

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7
Aug

4IR top of mind at upcoming STEM Conference & Career Expo | 4 & 5 October 2019

As South Africa faces a critical shortage of skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and youth unemployment is at an all-time high, closing this gap has become a vital imperative. In a bid to both tackle youth unemployment and seek innovative solutions to the STEM skills crisis in South Africa, the 3rd Annual STEM Conference

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5
Feb

ITC-SA brings timber construction expertise to KZN Construction Expo

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, has partnered with the KZN Construction Expo, which takes place from 20-21 February 2019 at the Durban Exhibition Centre, to share timber construction information and expertise in the province. The KZN Construction Expo, which was launched in 2017, is the only dedicated

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