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PPC Imaginarium Awards announces 2016/2017 regional finalists

Fifty five finalists have been chosen from across South Africa as the PPC Imaginarium Awards reveals its 2016/2017 regional finalists...

20 Mar 2017

Planting restrictions cause timber shortage

The government's stringent restrictions on the issuing of forestry and planting permits have led to a timber shortage...

By Colleen Goko 13 Mar 2017

Sassda launches app-based life cycle costing competition

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) has launched a competition in which entrants need to use sassda's life cycle costing (LCC) app to calculate the long-term maintenance savings that could have been achieved had the Eiffel Tower been constructed from stainless steel...

8 Mar 2017

Cashbuild interim net profit up 41% to R272.55m

Cashbuild on Tuesday, 28 February, reported a 41% rise in net profit to R272.55m in the six months to end-December from the year-earlier period...

1 Mar 2017

Sparking business change with building information modelling

Construction and contracting companies in the UK and many other markets are driving transformation of their businesses with a concept called building information modelling (BIM)...

By Thabo Ndlela 21 Feb 2017

Why alternative building methods aren't yet feasible in SA

Alternative building methods can potentially be more expensive than traditional methods, don't inspire customer trust and may not be as aesthetically pleasing. Alternative building methods also come with a hidden price tag that can impact on quality and finish...

17 Feb 2017

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

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