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n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Barriers towards the development of emerging contractors in the Limpopo Province, South Africa

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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Abstract

This analysis presents research findings of a study that investigated factors that adversely affect sustainable development of emerging contractors in the construction industry in the Limpopo Province. The stud y investigated 104 emerging contractors doing construction works. The study was based on quantitative and qualitative research dissected through stratified random sampling. Results obtained from Pearson's chi-square tests of associations showed that there were significant associations between barriers to sustainable development of emerging contractors and lack of vision for business (P=0.000), lack of transparency in tender processes (P=0.000) and payment delays (P=0.009). Further, based on the results obtained from binary logistic regression analysis, growth and development of emerging contractors was significantly influenced by lack of marketing business [OR=8.58, P=0.001, 95% CI = [2.48,29.67]] and adverse political environment [OR=15.41, P=0.002, 95% CI = [2.72,87.34]]. According to the findings established from the in-depth interviews, emerging contractors in Limpopo are significantly impeded by lack of subcontracting works, inadequate investment in infrastructure projects and shortage of skilled personnel. From the findings of the study, key recommendations are made to the Limpopo Provincial Government and key stakeholders in the construction industry so that principal barriers deterring the development of emerging contractors can be adequately addressed.

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2012-01-01
2019-11-20

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