The South African Women in Construction (SAWIC) in partnership with the Department of Human Settlements will be celebrating 20 Years of Existence at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre from the 17th - 18 August 2017.

img_1796The theme for this year’s Conference is ALTERNATIVE BULDING TECHNOLOGIES – The future to accelerated delivery of human settlements.

 The Conference, which will be followed by an inaugural golf day at the Randpark Golf Club in Randburg on the 18th August 2017, will be attended by more than 500 women from all national structures of SAWIC.

SAWIC advocates for economic emancipation of women in the construction and built environment by lobbying relevant stakeholders to partner with and work tirelessly to influence policies that speak to transformation for the achievement of the gender equality and SMME business development.

Some of the achievements over the 20 years include 1956 Women Contractor Development Programme which is taking place in all nine Provinces currently.

SAWIC has also identified the successful models to enhance the capacity in the construction sector through skills development and access to funding.

Human Settlements Department has increased participation through Provincial Women in Human Settlement Forums to focus on women empowerment and to increase economic activity in economically depressed environments.