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ARC acquires 18.36% stake in Afrimat

Minerals and construction supplier group Afrimat announced on Friday, 23 September, that African Rainbow Capital (ARC) had offered to buy 18.26% of its shares from the black economic partner...

3 days ago

New research to stimulate trade growth in stainless steel sector

Research undertaken by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) and the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa has provided local stainless steel fabricators insight into growth opportunities in new export markets as well as import substitution within the South African market...

23 Sep 2016

SA steel production falls 9.9% y/y in August to 446,000 tons: worldsteel

South African steel production fell 9.9% year on year (y/y) in August to an estimated 446,000 tons after an 11% drop in July and a 6.9% rise in June, according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel)...

By Helmo Preuss 23 Sep 2016

Two top China steelmakers announce merger to combat glut

Two of China's top steelmakers announced plans Tuesday, 20 September, to merge, creating the world's second-largest manufacturer of the commodity as markets struggle with a glut caused by Chinese overcapacity...

21 Sep 2016

The South African scaffold rental market

Access to the right equipment, during any construction project is a fundamental requirement to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget...

Issued by Analytix BI 19 Sep 2016

Building sector confidence up to 38 points in Q3

After falling to 34 in the second quarter of 2016, the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index increased by four points to 38 in the third quarter...

15 Sep 2016

17 experts address PIPES X Conference

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) recently hosted its PIPES X Conference in Midrand...

14 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Flourishing in the new age of connection

Futurist, innovator and Autodesk's explorer in residence Jonathan Knowles recently addressed attendees at this year's Autodesk University Extension South Africa (AUx) event...

By Sindy Peters 12 Sep 2016

Innovation Hub, Gelvenor Textiles challenge SA entrepreneurs

The Innovation Hub's OpenIX, toegther with Gelvenor Textiles, a South African fabric engineering company, has launched a challenge to identify innovative entrepreneurs for joint product and market development...

12 Sep 2016

Gold recovery and fixing the environment

Gold from recovered materials and a cleaner environment have enhanced a miner's bottomline...

6 Sep 2016

Arcelor delighted new pricing principles suit steel industry

ArcelorMittal SA's new CEO, Wim de Klerk, says the company's new pricing policy for sales of flat steel products, agreed with the government, does not have precedent elsewhere in the world...

By Mark Allix 6 Sep 2016

East Africa cement consumption on the rise

East African governments, and Kenya in particular, are now focused on infrastructure delivery and ways to close the most important infrastructure gaps in planning for new cities...

5 Sep 2016

ITC-SA elects new board of directors

The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), at its recent AGM, elected its new board of directors...

5 Sep 2016

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