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In the coming months, 23 award-winning women in construction will undergo business development coaching with Grow South Africa, compliments of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure. The Department have sponsored the Grow Master Class programme for the winners of the inaugural Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards 2020, an awards programme developed by the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) to celebrate and encourage women in the construction industry and showcase women-led projects and achievements....

The built environment industry, like many other technical and engineering industries, has traditionally been male dominated. This is unsurprising given the nature of the work at its core, historically aligned with physically demanding manual labour. However, as the construction industry has evolved, so too has its workforce. From civil and structural engineers, through to consultants, contractors and construction workers, women on the jobsite is no longer an unfamiliar scene. ...

With the aim of celebrating and encouraging women in the construction industry, the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) has developed an awards programme to showcase their projects and achievements. The Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards consist of ten awards categories, which are open for entry to any entity which is registered with the cidb and is at least 51% female-owned. The awards also recognise clients, entities and individuals who support gender transformation and mentorship of women within the industry. Entries are open on the 15th June with winners named during Women’s Month in August. ...