An assessment of the effectiveness of the government's procurement policies, with respect to the small-scale building industry in KwaZulu-Natal
Mahlati, Landela N.
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The research is concerned with the success of the procurement policies, implemented by the Government of South Africa, with regards to the emerging contractors, in the Building Construction Industry. A total of 38 Building Contractors in KwaZulu-Natal were interviewed as part of the research to establish the effectiveness of Government procurement policies. The interviews with the construction firms were carried as follows: Sixteen in Durban, four in Ulundi, four in Pietermaritzburg, four in Port Shepstone, four in Richards Bay, two in Hammarsdale and four in Empangeni were interviewed as part of the research to hear their views. An overview of the state of the Building Industry in South Africa, together with all the major role players, is briefly discussed, with an in-depth analysis of the emerging contractors in KwaZulu-Natal. An in-depth analysis of the literature on emerging contractors in the Building Industry has revealed many problems and constraints experienced by emerging contractors, especially in the allocation of government contracts and other benefits. These constraints and problems affect the sustainability of the emerging contractors. These critical issues