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“Foreign appetite for South Africa’s building and construction sector is motivated by the exceptional value on offer and the opportunity for substantial earnings growth.”

– Overberg Asset Management weekly economic and market overview


Our current construction reality

  • In 2020, more than 1.34 million people are employed by the South African construction industry.
  • GDP from Construction increased to over R82.2 million in Q1 of 2021 from R82 million in Q4 of 2020.
  • In 2021, significant increases were seen in building plans for all segments including residential, non-residential, and additions and alterations.

Building South Africa’s future

  • Our 2021 budget includes R791.2 billion allocated for investment in infrastructure.
  • The South African National Roads Agency Limited will develop 13 roads projects worth R19 billion.
  • The transport sector had 15 gazetted projects worth R47 billion.

The global construction landscape

  • The global construction industry is expected to reach USD 11093.7 billion by 2024.
  • It will take 6-8 quarters from Q1 2020 for residential and commercial construction to return to a stable growth trajectory.
  • Regardless, the infrastructure construction sector is expected to maintain growth momentum.

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Of all our vast and varied business sectors, Building and Construction remains one of the most cyclical and volatile in the country. While the slumps might feel extreme, the upturns are likely to be even more dramatic and can provide lucrative business opportunities to those willing to use smart solutions and support to achieve their business goals. From satisfying a never-ending list of governmental infrastructure needs to working on rewarding private projects, the industry remains one of our most prominent and essential sectors.

Our embattled rand and slow economic growth are part of the challenges posed to our Construction Sector. Flexible solutions for business needs are essential for long term operational security. Changes in labour law and Constitutional Court proceedings need not affect your company when you receive support from a compliant and informed staffing solutions provider.


Flexible solutions are required for a volatile industry. Whether you need additional staff for your peak periods, specialists for a specific project, an emergency team during industrial action, or if you simply want to outsource your staff complement, we are available to share advice, provide support and keep you operational.

The categories of staff we supply to the construction sector include:

  • Artisans (Welders, Boilermakers, Pipefitters, Mechanical Fitters etc.)

  • Bricklayers

  • Concrete hands

  • Construction hands

  • Drivers

  • Engineers

  • General workers

  • Machine operators

  • Pipe layers

  • Plasterers

  • Reinforcing hands

  • Rigging

  • Safety officers

  • Scaffold erectors and scaffold inspectors

  • Shutter hands

  • Steel fixers

  • Supervisors

Availability of staff: We always try to recruit from the local community where possible, however, our constantly expanding database includes candidates across the country.

Quality of staff: Strict verification procedures and reference checks are conducted when recruiting candidates. Criminal and bureau checks can be administered when required.

Turnaround time: With a footprint in all major cities in the country, and into Africa, our impressive branch infrastructure facilitates quick turnaround times.

Training: All contract managers, supervisors and outsourced staff are fully trained and thoroughly inducted to ensure complete understanding of your business.

Supervision: We provide contract managers and, where necessary, in-store supervisors to ensure that predetermined service level standards are maintained.

Administration: We manage the administration related to outsourced staff including statutory registrations and payments, legal compliance, contractor management and payroll processing.

Transport: Transportation of staff can be arranged as per contract requirements.

Contact us today to optimise your construction operation.

087 135 8888 |

Contact us

Getting a job with us is mahala!

Start your journey with Workforce Staffing:

Click here for jobs