An investigation into the labour productivity trends in the North-West Province of South Africa

Dineo Moswane, Clinton Aigbavboa, Modupe Mewomo

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The construction industry plays a substantial role in the development of any national economy and it contributes considerably to employment and growth. Notwithstanding its importance, its productivity trends carry great significant effects on national economic growth. Thus, this study seek to investigate the labour productivity trends for the South African construction industry with specific interest in the Northwest Province. The research focuses on construction labour productivity, the labour working conditions and the factors that may impact productivity in the South African construction industry. The research is based on systematic reviewing of selected articles on labour productivity and productivity statistics in South Africa, within the period of 2006 and 2016. The findings revealed management factors, material factors, human/labour factors and technical factors to be the most critical factors affecting labour productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2018, WCE 2018
EditorsA. M. Korsunsky, David WL Hukins, Andrew Hunter, S. I. Ao, Len Gelman
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404893
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20186 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


Conference2018 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Construction Industry
  • Labour
  • Northwest Province
  • Productivity trends
  • South Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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