The Master Builders Association (MBA) North has come out to condemn the growing trend of infrastructure projects being hijacked around the country under the guise of transformation.According to Kwakho Mpepho, Education and Transformation Manager at MBA North these lawless actions must be condemned because they compromises genuine transformation and will ultimately risk job cuts. “We have noted with concern that attempts to hijack infrastructure construction projects in KwaZulu-Natal, by criminal consortiums under the guise of transformation, is spreading to Gauteng “The Department of Trade and Industry created Black Economic Empowerment Codes to ensure that transformation takes place in an orderly manner, and that its results are able to be reported. The industry has bought into these codes,” says Mpepho.
“Unregistered entities who use transformation as a cloak to disguise illegal business practices are simply common or garden-variety criminals. Their actions have the potential to derail an entire industry.”