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Italtile cements 15% rise in net profit

Italtile says it expects the second half of its financial year to be tougher than the first and will introduce a number of initiatives to cut costs...

By Colleen Goko 14 Feb 2017

ArcelorMittal puts focus on protection

ArcelorMittal SA is planning to step up its efforts to protect the local steel industry from cheap Chinese imports...

By Colleen Goko 14 Feb 2017

Vinyls SA 2017 Conference speakers announced

The Vinyls SA 2017 Conference is set to take place on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg...

9 Feb 2017

Kansai Plascon Africa Limited acquires Sadolin Paints

Kansai Plascon Africa Limited (KPAL), a subsidiary of Kansai Paint, recently announced the acquisition of 100% of Sadolin Paints' operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Burundi...

9 Feb 2017

Buoyant year predicted for ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal SA is likely to continue its rebound in 2017, according to a note on the South African steel industry released by BMI Research...

By Robert Laing 6 Feb 2017

PPC balance sheet improves after empowerment transaction‚ now plans to reduce debt, fund capex

Cement maker PPC says its balance sheet‚ which showed “significant degearing” to September 2016‚ has improved further following the conclusion of its first empowerment transaction...

By Mark Allix 3 Feb 2017

Johnson Controls launches new line of BACnet thermostats

Johnson Controls recently launched the T8800 series of BACnet thermostats which is designed for growing the network thermostat market and features building automation systems (BAS) integration capabilities...

31 Jan 2017

Nominations open for Women in Construction Awards 2017

The fifth instalment of the Women in Construction Awards is now open for nominations...

27 Jan 2017

SA steel production falls by 4.3% to 6.141m tonnes

South African steel production fell by 4.2% in 2016 to an estimated 6.141-million tonnes, according to the World Steel Association. This compared to an 0.8% rise in global steel production to 1.6285-billion tonnes...

By Dominic Preuss 27 Jan 2017

Funds released in BEE move by PPC

PPC has concluded the components of its 2008 broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) transaction, releasing R1bn in funding...

By Mark Allix 19 Jan 2017

Three construction game changers for 2017

Huge tower blocks built in weeks under one roof, automated bridge-building behemoths, bricklaying robots...

By Kenny Ingram 18 Jan 2017

Cashbuild increases revenue following expansion

Cashbuild says its revenue from the 20 new stores it has opened since July 2015 have contributed to a 4% increase in revenue for the second half of 2016...

18 Jan 2017

Insulating a building with chicken feathers

A student-led startup called Aeropowder leads the charge in sustainable insulation made of chicken feathers...

17 Jan 2017

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