The Master Builders and Allied Trades’ Association, Western Cape, known to most people in this area simply as “the MBA”, is a registered trade association for employers in the building industry. Its membership comprises some 400 companies in the Western Cape, most of whom are either builders, building subcontractors, building merchants or manufacturers of building products.
The Association was founded in 1891 and is the oldest organisation of it’s kind in South Africa. It is affiliated to M.B.S.A., the Master Builders South Africa, but is totally autonomous.
The MBA’s primary objective is to ensure that the reputation of members in this area remains high and that investment in building is therefore attracted to it. It does this by insisting that Members work to the highest possible standards, aesthetically, technically and ethically – in short, that they conduct their business in a thoroughly professional manner at all times.
Membership of the MBA is on a voluntary basis. Our members handle some 70% of all the building work in Cape Town and employ a similar percentage of the total building industry workforce.