Construction Trends 2018

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Bright times lie ahead for black-owned concrete business

Bright by name. Bright by nature. Bright through sheer hard work and dogged determination participated in the Sasol Siyazenzela Youth Programme (SSYB) in 2015, facilitated with the assistance of female-owned Tushiyah Advisory Services...

Issued by Stone D├ęcor 21 Feb 2018

Italtile bucks trend as turnover soars

Italtile saw trading profit leap as turnover soared in the six months to December 2017, despite consumer sentiment in SA being "by and large down"...

By Mark Allix 8 Feb 2018

Volume of cement PPC sold in 2017 falls, but it remains ahead of competitors

The volume of cement PPC sold in the nine months to end-December fell about 2% - half the overall South African cement industry's 4% decline, the group said in an operating update on Friday, 2 January...

By Robert Laing 5 Feb 2018

ArcelorMittal says profits more than doubled in 2017

Global steel giant ArcelorMittal said Wednesday, 31 January, that its net profit more than doubled last year as the worldwide market for steel improved...

1 Feb 2018

South African steel production rises 2.6% in 2017 to 6.3m tonnes, says worldsteel

South African steel production rose by 2.6% in 2017 to an estimated 6.301-million tonnes after falling by 4.2% in 2016, according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel)...

By Dominic Preuss 26 Jan 2018

Analyst hails PPC's debt rescheduling at DRC plant

PPC says it has finalised a capital-repayment moratorium with funders of its new plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), improving liquidity...

By Mark Allix 23 Jan 2018

Fungi can help concrete heal its own cracks

Infrastructure supports and facilitates our daily lives - think of the roads we drive on, the bridges and tunnels that help transport people and freight...

By Congrui Jin 22 Jan 2018

Scania-PPC construction deal ensures efficient work

Investments continue to be made in construction-related equipment in spite of the fact that the industry is predicted to continue to experience moderate growth over the next few years...

19 Jan 2018

Hurdles lie ahead for single-body metals industry wage deal

The majority of employers in the steel and engineering sector have implemented self-determined wage increases for workers in the absence of an industry wage agreement...

By Theto Mahlakoana 16 Jan 2018

Manufacturing output growth beats expectations

SA's manufacturing output grew 1.7% in November from the same month in 2016, beating the economists' consensus of 0.45%, Statistics SA reported...

By Sunita Menon 12 Jan 2018

#Newsmaker: Marli de Wet on her award-winning design project

Last year's winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer Competition, Marli de Wet, will this year take up her prize by attending an international design fair of their choice with her Design Time lecturer...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: A brave new world for South African stainless steel manufacturers

Here are some of the 'hot spots' in the local stainless steel sector over the next year...

By Lesley Squires 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Enter Generation Z: Fusing the old with the new

Traditionally the domain of a serious set of older engineers, cement / concrete technology and civil engineering are currently undergoing a slow but steady transition...

By Hanlie Turner 8 Jan 2018

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International

SA group seals R5bn Saudi water deal

SA-based investment company PSG Group has not had to wait long for its investment in GrahamTek, a desalination and water purification company, to start paying off. On Tuesday, 6 February, GrahamTek confirmed it had clinched a R5bn contract to build a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

By Marc Hasenfuss 8 Feb 2018

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