Construction: Master Builders executive dies

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MASTER Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) executive director Rob Johnson, who was also a board member of Master Builders South Africa (MBSA), has died. MBAWC president Craig Bain said Johnson had been a master builder all his working life and had served the building industry with dedication and passion, and his death came as a shock. Johnson was well-known for lobbying for the rights of employers in the building industry and their employees. He was also a fervent campaigner for skills development and training and the upholding of standards in the industry. Johnson was elected to the executive committee of MBAWC in 1995 and elected president of the association in 1999. He joined the MBAWC as a full-time staff member in 2000 and was appointed executive director. He is survived by his wife Margie, four children and two grandchildren. – Roy Cokayne

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