Construction Law

Challenges and Prospects for the Construction Industry in South Africa

South Africa is a country that is famous for facing and overcoming adversity. However, the latest adverse situations have presented themselves in the form of riots, COVID-19, and political unrest. Although it might not be obvious, these elements have a direct impact on the construction industry and general Construction and Contractual Law, especially with regards to delays and occupational health and safety. If you need expert legal services as a contractor or sub-contractor in South Africa, Allardyce & Partners Attorneys is your first choice.

The Impact of COVID-19 and Riots

The COVID-19 pandemic is a topic of discussion that raises several roadblocks and red flags for many businesses and their employees. The general consensus in South Africa is that the vaccines deliver a solution by immunising yourself against the virus. Unfortunately, it has been proven many times over that the vaccines do not protect you from contracting and spreading the disease, and merely aids in curbing the severity of the virus body assisting your body to fight the virus. As a result, several issues such as occupational health and safety are still on the table and causing construction delays. Usually, contractual obligations will have a deadline for the work to be done within the construction industry. Therefore, delays will cause legal disputes.

Experts also agree that the riots and looting in South Africa will slightly boost the construction industry, with several building and structural damages to see to. Much like finding a silver lining on a stormy cloud, the construction industry is faced with unprecedented levels of adversity and is urged to find a way forward. As a contractor/sub-contractor, you can trust that Allardyce & Partners Attorneys is your answer to professional legal services, with experts in this domain who can guide you on your legal options. We can also offer our service on a “no win, no fee” contingency when representing you in a legal dispute, in line with our terms and conditions. Please contact us today on 011 234 2125 or email us at for details on how we can assist your business.

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