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Sephaku Cement increases production towards steady state at both plants

Sephaku Cement, a Nigerian-backed newcomer to the regional cement industry, is ramping up production towards steady state at both its Delmas and Aganang plants as its 100%-owned concrete subsidiary Metier increases its footprint in Gauteng...

By Mark Allix 29 Jun 2015 07:32

Five sectors ripe for transformation by the Internet of Things

The spread of technology is an interesting phenomenon. In some instances, it is only available to the wealthiest people or the largest businesses...

By Yannick Decaux 15 Jun 2015 06:05

Coega to install a third fire ring at IDZ

The Coega Development Corporation has announced that it is in the planning stages for the installation of a third fire ring to be erected in Zone 7 of the Industrial Development Zone (IDZ)...

2 Jun 2015 12:15

Itac applies cement duties on Pakistan

The International Trade Administration Commission of SA (Itac) has imposed provisional antidumping duties of between 14.29% and 77.15% on Pakistani cement imports, up to and including 13 November 2015...

By Mark Allix 19 May 2015 14:30

Arcelormittal SA Q1 total sales down 4.9% y/y

ArcelorMittal SA (ACL) has suffered a 4.9% decline in first-quarter sales on a year-on-year basis.

7 May 2015 14:07

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

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