South Africa's annual builders' holiday traditionally starts around 16 December and ends in the first or second week of January.
Last year, most building contractors chose to shorten the break and make up for lost time caused by hard lockdown.
But this year things are different and, according to Databuild, 63% of contractors surveyed indicated that they would close for the upcoming builders' break.
This data shows that the industry is starting to show pocket-sized signs of recovery.
Much of South Africa's construction sector will observe t