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Breaking barriers and building a better tomorrow

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

09:30

Welcome address 
Tracy-Lee Behr, Portfolio Director: Built Environmentdmg events

09:40

Keynote Address

Speaker: Alan Winde, Premier of the Western Cape, Western Cape Government*

09:55

Spotlight on provincial investment and development 

  • Market trends and investment opportunities to watch out for in the Western Cape construction sector in 2022/23
  • Major business opportunities and initiatives for construction, infrastructure development, spatial transformation and inner-city refurbishment in the Western Cape

Speaker: Honourable Minister, Tertius Simmers, Minister, Department of Human Settlements, Western Cape Government*

10:20

Reducing Red Tape for the Ease of Doing Business in the Western Cape

  • Making it easier, cheaper, and faster to do business in the province through business process improvement (BPI) projects in a municipal setting.

Speaker: Michelle Ellis, Director: Red Tape Reduction

10:45

Building the Western Cape together – Panel discussion

  • Public and private sector collaboration to unlock construction bottlenecks
  • Overcoming industry challenges to smoothly move projects from pre-construction to post-construction phases
  • Providing support for construction industry participants and building confidence in the industry

Moderator:
Luvuko Mqaqa, National President, The South African Institute of Building Design (SAIBD)*

Panelists:
Des Patterson, Master Builders Association of the Western Cape*
Bheki Twala, President, Township Economic Commission SA (TECSA)
Cheryl Walters, Planning and Building Development Management – City of Cape Town*
Michelle Ellis, Director: Red Tape Reduction, Department of Red Tap Reduction Western Cape

11:15

Questions and answers

11:45

Closing remarks from panellists

  • Where do we go from here to build the Western Cape of tomorrow?