Productivity – Who (or What) Is To Blame?

Productivity – Who (or What) Is To Blame?

PRODUCTIVITY losses continue to form a major cost to employers and contractors alike. The argument as to who is liable for such costs will be continually debated and, in most instances, decided by a tribunal. Having carried out a recent survey into productivity, the...
Adjudication & COVID-19

Adjudication & COVID-19

In April and May of this year we provided a series of webinars. These focused on best practice for construction parties dealing with suspension or delay of works due to the COVID-19 lockdowns in various jurisdictions. In this article, we take a look at some of the...
Adjudication: An Overview

Adjudication: An Overview

This article takes a look at the merits of ‘adjudication’ as a means of resolving disputes and ensuring continued cashflow in the construction industry. A time-limited system for resolving a dispute, adjudication is typically limited to a four-week period for...
Damages in the post COVID-19 Period

Damages in the post COVID-19 Period

The national lock-down in South Africa witnessed the closure of construction sites. In the period since, there has been great debate on the recovery of losses where there has been a breach of contract or a claim in delict. It is most probable that the courts,...