Sustainability of Women-Owned Construction Enterprises in South Africa: ‘A Burning Issue’

  • Sminny N.M. Jonas
  • Vhonani Olive Netshandama
  • Makondelela John Mudau


The dawn of democracy in South Africa brought recognition of building skills in the market as having an impact on the broader economic growth of the country. As expected, this recognition introduced the need for the transformation and regulation of the construction industry in order to enable greater participation by historically disadvantaged individuals (HDIs). Furthermore, these efforts saw an influx of women who established their own construction enterprises, hoping that they too could contribute meaningfully to the economic development of the country.


Construction Industry Construction Sector Woman Entrepreneur Burning Issue Progressive Woman 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sminny N.M. Jonas
    • 1
  • Vhonani Olive Netshandama
    • 2
  • Makondelela John Mudau
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Rural DevelopmentUniversity of VendaThohoyandouRepublic of South Africa
  2. 2.Centre for Community EngagementUniversity of VendaThohoyandouRepublic of South Africa

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