Summary about the course

The Joint  Building  Contracts Committee® NPC as the author of  the  JBCC® suite  of  building contracts invites you  to attend an interactive virtual seminar on the appropriate application of the 2018 JBCC® Edition 6.2 Principal Building and N/S Subcontract Agreements, and its supporting documentation, with reference to the 2018 JBCC® Edition 5.2 Minor Works Agreement and the requirements applicable to Organs of State contracts. In addition, the two new 2020 JBCC® contracts, the Small and Simple Works Contract and the Direct Contractor’s Contract, will be introduced.


After completion of the course you should be able to:

    • Understand the importance of construction law as the basic foundation to construction contracts;
    • Describe the development of the various types of building contracts in use in South Africa;
    • Identify the important role of the JBCC documents in the South African building industry;
    • Understand the historical background and structure of the JBCC agreements /contracts;
    • Know what the suite of JBCC documents comprise of and its application in the South African building industry and elsewhere in Africa;
    • Know what the duties are of the Principal Agent arising from the JBCC documents; and
    • Understand the mechanisms and day-to-day use of a selection of commonly encountered provisions


  • Construction Law
  • Pre-Contract Activities
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement / Contract Data
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Mediation
    • Adjudication
    • Arbitration


  • Definitions
  • Offer and Acceptance Documents
  • Agents/ Design
  • Duties of the Parties
  • Subcontractors
  • Contract Instructions
  • Execution & Completion
  • Penalties (Damages)


  • Payments
  • Adjustment of the Contract Value
  • Insurances & Securities
  • Suspension & Termination
  • Differences between editions 4.1, 6.1 and 6.2
  • State Contract Data
  • New Contracts (SSWC & DCC)

CPD CREDITS: 7 hours/ 1.0 Credit

Presented by JBCC CEO – Rakesh Singh
Rakesh Singh is an admitted attorney and is a member of the Society of Construction Law for Africa. He gained valuable practical experience during his erstwhile employment in the public sector regarding legislation that governs state procurement and processes relating to infrastructure development. He has vast knowledge in the areas of contract and construction law.


  • Session One
    8th Jun 2021
    14:00 - 16:30
  • Session Two
    15th Jun 2021
    14:00 - 16:30
  • Session Three
    22nd Jun 2021
    14:00 - 16:30
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