Public Works Minister Nathi Nhleko is gearing to introduce "radical economic transformation" in construction by revamping the construction sector code to align it with this purpose. Nhleko, the former police minister of the "firepool" infamy", replaced Thulas Nxesi when President Jacob Zuma reshuffled the Cabinet in March. The construction sector charter was in the process of being finalised and was awaiting Trade and Industry Rob Davies’s approval, as well as that of the Cabinet, said Nhleko, who was eager for the process to be finalised soon. Should Nhleko have his way, benchmarks would be set for businesses that tender to the department in a bid to transform the construction sector. The department would do this by incorporating this in the new construction sector code. "The ministry, through the Construction Industry Development Board, is putting in place a transformation co-coordinating committee which will compose of industry to look also at a possibility of developing a policy...

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