Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

The CIDB was set up in response to the CIDB Act (NO. 38 of 2000) under the Department of Public Works with the purpose of promoting best practice and improved delivery in the construction industry.

It is a requirement of the CIDB Act that local government, in this case eThekwini municipality, use contractors registered with the CIDB according to the stipulated grading.

Contractors can view this site at 

Here you will find out more about the grading system and Register of Projects.

Construction information and best practice guidelines are also available.

Business Support

The municipality's Business Support Unit helps businesses to grow by facilitating funding applications and providing advice and training courses.

More information can be found on the Business Support site.

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) is the Department of Trade and Industry's agency for supporting small business in South Africa.

Leeds City Council

The Procurement and Business Support Units are involved in a partnership with the Leeds City Council’s Procurement and Business Support Units. We aim to exchange best practice to improve the current policies and procedures. More information is available on the Procurement website at and on the International Relations website at >