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Recent changes in government to have significant impact on construction sector

The country is currently experiencing a palpable positive mood of change since the recent changes in government...

By Njombo Lekula 17 Apr 2018

SAPPMA stands fast on manufacturing standards

According to Jan Venter, CEO of SAPPMA, its board members decided during a recent strategic planning session to remain steadfast in their focus on quality...

16 Apr 2018

Builders Warehouse African expansion gains momentum with third store in Mozambique

Builders Warehouse embarked on its African expansion in 2011 and is about to open its seventh store on the continent and the third store in Mozambique...

11 Apr 2018

Clinic scoops global design award

A R23m South Africa health facility has won first prize in the Health Completed Buildings at the Berlin World Architecture Festival Awards.

3 Apr 2018

SA steel production slips 0.9% year-on-year in February: worldsteel

South African steel production fell 0.9% year-on-year in February to 491,000 tonnes, after an 8.1% jump in January to 577,000 tonnes, according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel)...

By Dominic Preuss 28 Mar 2018

SA pleads it is 'no threat' to US steel and aluminium sectors

SA's steel and aluminium exports to the US are such a small proportion of its total imports that they do not pose a threat to US national security and to the US steel and aluminium industries...

By Linda Ensor 27 Mar 2018

Building sector hopes confidence is no house of cards

The rebound in the FNB/BER building confidence index is a "positive surprise", says John Loos, property economist at FNB...

By Mark Allix 23 Mar 2018

SA to engage US on steel, aluminium tariffs

The Department of Trade and Industry is engaging the United States on its decision to impose a global tariff of 25% on imports of steel and of 10% on imports of aluminium...

6 Mar 2018

Sassda to celebrate innovation at 2018 stainless steel awards

Sassda has announced the launch of its biennial stainless steel awards, this year under the theme Celebrating Innovation, acknowledging world-class thinking and success at a local and international level...

2 Mar 2018

PPC in shareholder talks over priorities

SA's largest cement group PPC is in discussions with its biggest shareholders about the alignment of its board with the company's "strategic priorities"...

By Mark Allix 26 Feb 2018

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 Décor 21 Feb 2018

Claassen has 'the right skills' to lead PPC

Cement group PPC has appointed Johan Claassen as CEO and executive director with immediate effect...

By Mark Allix 16 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

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