24 April 2001
Jacob "JZ" Zuma, then SA deputy president, launched the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) at a dinner hosted by the National Department of Public Works at the presidential house in Pretoria. International and local guests from the building and construction industries attended the launch.

The presidency republic of SA,"Speech by Deputy President Zuma at the introduction of the Construction Industry Development Board",From: The presidency republic of SA,[Online], Available at: dev.absol.co.za,[Accessed on: 23 April 2014]|Burger, D. (ed)(2002). South Africa Yearbook 2001/02 , Pretoria: GCIS, p. 162