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Eight innovative ways drones are being used today

This year non-military use of drones is believed to double as new companies and organisations rapidly come up with innovative ways to improve efficiency with drones...

By James de Villiers 21 Jun 2016

Hardware retailers lead drop in building confidence

Hardware retailers led a fall in building confidence, a quarterly poll by Stellenbosch University's Bureau for Economic Research (BER) reported on Thursday...

By Robert Laing 10 Jun 2016

Craig Brookes appointed Flowcrete president

Craig Brookes, previously the Flowcrete Group VP and international MD, has been appointed president, spearheading global operations...

6 Jun 2016

Energy-efficient firing method for brick-making industry

Langkloof Bricks in Jeffreys Bay currently burns waste tyres at 1200°C, to dry the clay bricks...

30 May 2016

ArcelorMittal's Saldanha plant to keep running

ArcelorMittal SA fears a disaster for the country if the primary steel industry collapses, as the sector underpins national economic growth and social development...

By Mark Allix 27 May 2016

Cigarette butt bricks burn away pollution

Researchers have found a way to cut down global littering by incorporating cigarette butts into 2.5% of the world's annual brick production...

By Jamie Matroos 26 May 2016

State is preparing measures to protect the steel industry

The Department of Trade and Industry is finalising a raft of measures to protect the primary and secondary steel industries, says deputy director- general for industrial development Garth Strachan...

By Linda Ensor 24 May 2016

Steel makers push to be used in state's infrastructure plan

Steel industry players are pushing the government to designate local steel products for use in the state's R4tn infrastructure plan...

By Mark Allix 23 May 2016

Recycled polystyrene used in construction of R285m project

The 20,850m² Village of Hope, nearing completion in Kosmos in the North West Province, is being built entirely from a new building and construction method that incorporates recycled polystyrene...

11 May 2016

Bamboo: Africa's untapped potential

The new economic force is generating income, creating jobs and protecting the environment...

By Zipporah Musau 10 May 2016

Free consulting service offered for entry into stainless awards

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) is offering a free consulting service to assist companies requiring help with the entry process in the 2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards...

6 May 2016

Former CEO sues paint company he founded for R610m

In an unusual turn of events, the former chairman and CEO of KwaZulu-Natal-based paint company Chemical Specialities (Chemspec) is suing the company he founded for R609.5m...

By Shaun Harris 5 May 2016

Molecular architects: how scientists design new materials

When Thomas Edison wanted a filament for his light bulb, he scoured the globe collecting thousands of candidates before settling on bamboo...

By Gregory McColm 28 Apr 2016

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