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Dear Elsie

Many thanks indeed for your participation in the UBS Infrastructure Day. We appreciate the time and effort in putting together your presentation material, and joining us on the day. We trust you found the event engaging and worthwhile, and we sincerely hope you will join us at future UBS events.

Yours sincerely
UBS South Africa( Pty) Ltd.
Kwame Antwi
Associate Director
Analyst, South Africa,
14 October 2014

Dear Elsie,

Thank you for taking part in the 2014 African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos, your valuable contribution helped to make the events successful. Your knowledge and expertise of the South African construction industry provided us with much needed valuable insight.

Kind Regards,
May 2014

Hi Kat

I just wanted to thank you and Elsie for your time and the great presentation!

Kirsten Kelly
Communications Manager
March 2014

Focus Forum

On the 25th of May 2016, we will be hosting a focus forum where attention will be given to the Forecast Report. Once again, our focus forum will provide you with excellent networking opportunities to share and discuss opinions.

Please RSPV by the 18th of May to

PSS Dashboard

The contractor and supplier survey is a monthly survey conducted amongst contractors to determine the suppliers involved in active projects across the country. Through one-on-one conversations with contractors across the country, information is obtained from the ground up. The Preferred Supplier Survey (PSS) thus allows the client to compare statistics on a real time basis to what their internal marketing team has understood their products Market Exposure Rate (MER) to be.

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Woman in Construction Breakfast Network

On the 19th of August, we hosted our first Woman in Construction Breakfast Network in celebration of Woman's Month.

Thank you to all of the ladies who joined us, we had a lovely time!
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Influential African Women Recognised in Johannesburg

CEO Communications recognises Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government.

On the 30 July 2014 at the Gallagher Convention Centre was a powerhouse of influential business executives, government officials and ambassadors. Everyone gathered for the annual event, Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government, hosted by CEO Communications. Industry Insight's CEO Elsie Snyman was one of the finalists in this prestigious award.

Well done Elsie, your team at Industry Insight are so proud of you. We are constantly reminded of what an inspiring women you are and are grateful that we share in your vision daily.
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PSS Visits April 2015

In April Kat and Ronel did PSS (Preferred Supplier Survey) visits to our clients on this extremely customised service. We were once again so thrilled with the response from the clients to the bi-annual visits, it is such a pleasure to have Ronel our senior researcher to visit with them. Ronel always brings invaluable insight to the meetings as she is able to speak first hand as to what is going on at ground level with the contractors currently busy with projects nationally. We would like to welcome Afrisam Cement as our latest client to the PSS service. Should you require information on this service please feel to contact Kat on 011 431 4328 or

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Preferred Supplier Survey visit at Kansai Plascon

Industry Insight completed the last of the PSS (Preferred Supplier Survey) visits for the year, last week. Ronel Kotze our researcher for this unique product came up to Johannesburg to meet with the PSS clients. These visits are always so informative on both sides as the information and understanding of the market exposure rates and the all important motivations can be discussed in depth. Thank you to all the PSS clients for your time, and Ronel your knowledge of our market is inspiring.

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Megan Kronberger (Kansai Plascon), Kat McClure and Ronel Kotze.

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Introduction to Economics and Construction
2 March 2016
(Presented as part of a training course to CESA at CESA HQ by David Metelerkamp)

2016 Post Budget Seminar: Construction Sector
25 February 2016
(Presented on behalf of SEIFSA by Elsie Snyman)

Prospects for the South African Construction Sector
23 February 2016
(Presented at the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) by David Metelerkamp)

Databuild Training
3 February 2016
(Presented at Databuild by Elsie Snyman)

Focus Forum: Investment Map
29 October 2015
(Presented by Elsie Snyman and David Metelerkamp)

Current and expected outlook for the South African Civil Construction Industry
9 September 2015
Presented on behalf of SAFCEC by Elsie Snyman at SARB

Drivers of the Western Cape Construction Industry
12 August 2015
(Presented at the Cape Construction Conference and Expo by David Metelerkamp)

Current market opportunities and challenges in the South African building industry
31 July 2015
(Presented to Corobrik by Elsie Snyman)

Focus Forum 2nd Quarter Forecast Update
(Presented by Elsie Snyman and David Metelerkamp)

Review of key trends affecting the Consulting Engineering industry

4 May 2015
(Presented on behalf of CESE following the completion of the Bi-Annual Economic and Capacity Survey July –December 2015 by Elsie Snyman

Drivers of the Kwazulu Natal Construction Industry
May 2015
(Presented at Natal Portland Cement at their HQ in Durban by David Metelerkamp)

Outlook for the Civil Construction Industry
4 March 2015
(Presented to Group Five by Elsie Snyman)

Focus Forum: Budget Review 2015/16 – Implications for the Construction Industry
March 2015
(Presented by David Metelerkamp and Elsie Snyman)

Introduction to Economics and Construction
March 2015
(Presented as a part of a training course to CESA at CESA HQ in Johannesburg by David Metelerkamp)

Current and expected outlook in for the South African civil construction industry
4 February 2015
(Presented at SAFCEC as part of the Pre-Bargaining Conference by Elsie Snyman)
State of the South African Construction Industry
2nd Quarter 2012
2nd Quarter 2011
2nd Quarter 2010

Gautrain Visit

On the 27th March Industry Insight was invited to a site visit at the new Sephaku Cement Factory in Lichtenburg. It was a day that both had one in awe of the sheer size of the project and the commitment by the Sinoma International Engineering Chinese workers. The construction on the site started late last year and they anticipate that the first cement production is scheduled for September 2013. We were hosted by Werner Kieweg who is the Aganang project manager, currently there are 238 Chinese workers and 38 local workers on site.

This will be the fifth local cement player in South Africa once production starts, this facility will have the latest European technology. I was an exciting experience and we look forward to the next visit. Industry Insight congratulates Sephaku on an amazing achievement thus far.