Feb 16,2023 / News / Legal Brief

Navigating the legal crosswinds affecting the construction industry

The challenges facing the construction industry started long before the pandemic-induced sector slump which hampered operations across the country and abroad, but resilience is the by-word of the South African condition.

Join our panelists as they take a constructive look at where we have come from and where we are headed and share their expertise, personal insights and learnings on the legal crosswinds faced by this industry (and many others) including the following topics:

  • A historic look at the impact of state capture on infrastructure projects and how to shore up against more of the same occurring in future.
  • Employment challenges including the impact of loadshedding and how companies are managing in an over-regulated sector.
  • Regulatory Environment:  Regional environmental impact assessments, implementation of policies aimed at streamlining the permit process, and other international trends.
  • Dispute resolution experiences from litigating on construction matters: where and why trip-ups happen.
  • Construction mafia: tackling the bullies.
  • Climate change and carbon credits – unpacking some legislative and policy highlights.

We welcome you to an informative hour long discussion. Let’s get the conversation started.


Construction Seminar

RSVP by: Johannesburg – 27 February 2023

Venue: Werksmans Attorneys

Time: 8:30am for 9:00am

Dates: Johannesburg – 9 March


For more information, please contact our events team.


Jennifer Smit  | Director | Head of Construction & Engineering

Jacques van Wyk | Director

Athi Jara | Director

Jeremy Gobetz | Director

Robert Driman | Director

Dewald van den Berg | Director

Tsele Moloi | Senior Associate

Kyle Grootboom | Candidate Attorney