Most contractors in SA will close for the builders’ break – unlike last year’s Covid catchup

  • 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