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New community centre built to cater for the sick, hungry and homeless

The heart of Warwick Junction is beating with new life in the form of the recently constructed community building, Denis Hurley Centre...

8 Apr 2015 15:00

Gauteng spends R939m on education infrastructure

Pretoria - The Gauteng province has spent R939m on education infrastructure in the 2014/15 financial year, Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza said...

25 Mar 2015 11:15

AfriSam back on track, says CEO

Afrisam CEO Stephan Olivier says "the health of the company has been restored" since the cement firm's balance sheet and shareholder registry were overhauled after a costly empowerment deal in 2007...

By Nick Hedley 23 Mar 2015 11:34

Pilot Crushtec wins Sandvik Distributor Awards

Pilot Crushtec International, the supplier of mobile and semi-mobile crushing, screening, washing and materials handling equipment, was recently honoured at Sandvik Mobiles' 2014 Distributor Awards...

2 Feb 2015 07:48

PPC's new board has work cut out

PPC's newly constituted board will have to work fast to arrest the cement maker's decline in market value and repair its dented public image. Its shares fell to an almost 10-year low on Monday, 26 January...

By Nick Hedley 28 Jan 2015 12:47

Cashbuild reports second-quarter revenue up 13%

Cashbuild (CSB) increased revenue 13% in the second quarter ended December 2014 from the second quarter in the year-earlier period‚ the retailer of building materials said...

22 Jan 2015 16:51

Domestic cement sales climb in third quarter

Domestic cement sales grew 4.6% in the third quarter of last year after contracting in the first two quarters, though sales for the full year were on track to come in lower than in 2013, industry data released yesterday by PPC shows...

By Nick Hedley 8 Jan 2015 13:45

PPC receives merger proposal from AfriSam

SA's largest cement maker PPC (PPC) on Wednesday, 10 December, received an offer from construction materials group AfriSam to merge the two companies...

11 Dec 2014 06:48

Disruptive technologies - 3D printing

The future of how things are made is evolving rapidly to fit a changing world. Driven by disruption, it's no longer science fiction or limited to the imagination, the design-led revolution is now underway...

By Imraan Lambat 10 Dec 2014 08:46

ArcelorMittal liquid steel production down 10.8% to 1.02-million tons in September

ArcelorMittal SA liquid steel production declined by 10.8% to 1.02-million tonnes in the quarter ended September 2014 from 1.14-million tonnes at the end of the June quarter‚ the steel producer said in a quarterly operational update on Friday, 7 November.

10 Nov 2014 14:45

PPC board warns of risk of destabilisation

The PPC board on 7 November 2014, warned that should shareholders vote to replace it at a shareholder meeting on 8 December, the company risked becoming destabilised.

By Nick Hedley 10 Nov 2014 14:40

Competition Commission approves Grohe acquisition

The Competition Commission recently announced its unconditional approval of Grohe Luxembourg Four SA's acquisition of joint control over South African-based Apex Valves South Africa, Cobra Watertech, Isca, Libra Bathrooms, Vaal Sanitaryware and Expiro Manufacturing (Watertech Companies).

By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014 07:45

Cross-shareholdings can create an element of transparency

Recently the Competition Commission conditionally approved a merger involving two cement producers, Holcim Limited and Lafarge SA.

By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014 07:38

Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says it's high time the built environment sector picks up the pace of transformation.

22 Oct 2014 07:32

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