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#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with app

According to Sassda executive director John Tarboton, one of the biggest obstacles to the specification of stainless steel in certain applications is the misperception that it's more expensive in comparison to other initially cheaper options...

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

Heidi van Eeden wins at Regional LafargeHolcim Awards

South African architect Heidi van Eeden was announced the winner in the Next Generation category of the Regional LafargeHolcim Awards held recently in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Sep 2017

SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference focuses on sustainability and invention

The SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference took place in Gauteng earlier this month, covering issues relating to plastic piping, water infrastructure and engineering...

13 Sep 2017

PPC tells market it will trim its capex

Cement maker PPC presented its outlook to investors on Friday, 8 September, saying it reduced its capital expenditure guidance for the next two years, a move analysts said could help assuage fears about its liquidity position...

By Karl Gernetzky 11 Sep 2017

Italtile-Ceramic deal to take effect in October

Building materials retailer Italtile said on Wednesday, 6 September, its deal to acquire Ceramic Industries would take effect on 2 October, after the companies receive regulatory clearance...

6 Sep 2017

New country CEO for Lafarge South Africa

Rossen Papazov has been appointed country chief executive officer (CCEO) of Lafarge South Africa Holdings with effect from 1 October 2017...

5 Sep 2017

AfriSam revises merger offer to PPC

AfriSam says it has submitted a revised merger proposal to PPC while Canada's Fairfax Africa Investments has a firm intention to buy R2bn of ordinary shares in PPC...

By Mark Allix 5 Sep 2017

Cashbuild aims to push ahead with expansion

Cashbuild, the bakkie builders' go-to store, will not retreat from its expansion plans despite warning that trading will remain extremely tough...

By Giulietta Talevi 31 Aug 2017

Meeting nature halfway: A sustainable future built with timber

Buildings, be they domestic, commercial or industrial, are major consumers of energy the world over and this applies to much more than just their day-to-day running...

By Werner Slabbert 30 Aug 2017

Hi-tech boost for business

A new machine housed at the Propella Business Incubator has the potential to save time and money for Nelson Mandela Bay innovators...

By Odette Parfitt 28 Aug 2017

Drakenstein achieves significant water loss reduction after installing HDPE pipes

Under a 20-year master plan to replace old or aging asbestos pipes with HDPE pipes, the Drakenstein Local Municipality in Paarl, Western Cape has achieved significant successes in reducing water loss...

25 Aug 2017

ArcelorMittal SA to cut staff as steel sector outlook dims

ArcelorMittal SA is to retrench more than 50 workers as the poor economy and continuing cheaper Chinese steel imports gave it "no option but to review staffing levels"...

By Mark Allix 16 Aug 2017

New deadline for Italtile deal

Italtile and its shareholders will know by 30 September whether a planned acquisition of Ceramic, for a consideration of R3.61bn, will get the go-ahead...

3 Aug 2017

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Dubai developers unveil mega projects despite downturn

Property developers in Dubai showcased new multibillion-dollar mega-projects on Monday, 11 September, despite falling prices, in the hope of stimulating demand and helping to end a three-year market downturn.

12 Sep 2017

Six rules for rebuilding infrastructure in an era of 'unprecedented' weather events

Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on 25 August, there was little doubt that its impact would be devastating and wide-ranging.

By Thaddeus R. Miller and Mikhail Chester 8 Sep 2017

Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017, the first of its kind in the Arab world. Located in Abu Dhabi, the opening celebrations will include a range of public programmes including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists.

7 Sep 2017

Why China's audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies

It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious. A massive infrastructural development program that will potentially span 60 countries, and cost an estimated $5tn, it will mean building new rail networks, roadways, and pipelines across Asia, Europe, and Africa.

By Ricardo Reboredo 7 Sep 2017

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