oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Department of Public Works tackling HIV / AIDS in the construction industry

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... RESEARCH INDICATES THAT the construction industry has the third highest incidence rate of HIV/Aids per sector in South Africa - and that the effect of the pandemic on the industry could raise the current skills shortage levels to 35 %. In response to the impending crisis, the National Department of Public Works (DPW) developed an HIV/Aids strategy for the industry. Community Life Projects (CLP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Pretoriabased multidisciplinary professional services consultancy Africon, assisted the DPW in testing and finalising the strategy. The national rollout to all the department's regional offices and provincial departments commenced in March ..

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