Factors influencing the performance of the South African construction industry: A case of Limpopo Province

Khotso Dithebe, Clinton Aigbavboa, Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke, Marvellous Akani Muyambu

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Abstract

The performance of the South African construction industry is a major cause of concern in the country. This study investigates the factors influencing the performance of the construction industry. Primary data was obtained through the questionnaire survey which was distributed to professionals in the construction industry. Quantitative method was adopted whereby a total of 50 survey questionnaires were distributed, however only 35 questionnaires were returned which gave a response rate of 70%. To analyse Statistical Packages of Social Sciences was used for the study. The value for the internal consistency and reliability of the research instrument was 0.866. The study revealed significant factors affecting the performance of the construction industry as; Instability/escalation of construction material prices, project cost overruns, backlogs of payment to contractors, material and equipment and inefficient funding of construction projects. The study contributes to the body of knowledge in relation to what influences the performance of the construction industry. It is evident that economic growth, regulatory bodies, skills and training programs influences the performance of the construction industry in South Africa. Therefore, an increase in infrastructure investment and firm regulatory implementation measures by CIDB can accelerate the economic growth and improve the performance of the construction industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1873-1880
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Volume2018
Issue numberNOV
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Pretoria, IEOM 2018 -
Duration: 29 Oct 20181 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • CIDB
  • Construction industry
  • Contractors
  • Economic growth
  • Limpopo province
  • Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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