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R1.5bn steel fund to come into effect in June

A R1.5bn steel competitiveness fund will come into effect next month, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Thursday, 25 May...

3 days ago

Joint centre for Barloworld and Caterpillar

Barloworld and Caterpillar are cementing their 90-year heavy equipment partnership in southern Africa by consolidating separate warehouse facilities into a new distribution centre...

By Mark Allix 25 May 2017

Seven factors to consider in hiring painting contractors for your office

Before you settle for a painter, it's a good idea to contact several painting contractors and have a meeting with all of them to increase your chance of getting the best...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 22 May 2017

Reducing carbon footprint of the built world with Solidiatech

Eco-friendliness can be achieved even in the granules with which we construct buildings...

By Emile Uys 22 May 2017

2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed

The finalists in this year's Women in Construction Awards have been announced...

19 May 2017

Afrimat's full-year headline profit up 25.4%

Minerals and construction materials supplier Afrimat said on Thursday, 18 May, that its full-year headline profit was up 25.4% due to a strong performance in its mineral-producing operations...

By Andries Mahlangu 19 May 2017

ArcelorMittal notches up $1bn profit in Q1

Global steel giant ArcelorMittal said Friday, 12 May, that "positive market momentum" and rising shipments enabled it to swing back into profit in the first quarter of 2017...

15 May 2017

Prominent Paints launches BuildersBox in Soweto

Prominent Paints has launched BuildersBox, a double-story specialised paint store in an adapted steel shipping container, in Soweto...

9 May 2017

AkzoNobel rejects third PPG takeover bid

Paintmaker AkzoNobel on Monday, 8 May, turned down a third revised offer bid from US-based rival PPG, saying it still undervalued the Dutch company...

9 May 2017

Nippon Steel holds off profit target on price uncertainty

Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal said on Friday, 28 April, it would not give a profit target for the current fiscal year owing to uncertainty over prices for raw materials and finished products...

2 May 2017

LafargeHolcim CEO to step down over Syria probe

French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim said on Monday, 24 April, its chief executive Eric Olsen is stepping down following an internal investigation into the company's activities in Syria...

25 Apr 2017

Numsa expects steel talks to be a test of state's resolve

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) expects unusually difficult wage talks in SA's embattled steel and engineering sector in 2017...

By Karl Gernetzky 25 Apr 2017

Fly-by-night fabricators undermine stainless steel promise

Consumers tend to veer towards the cheapest option during tough economic times and some contractors may be tempted to cut corners...

24 Apr 2017

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ArcelorMittal tipped to take over Italy's Ilva

A consortium led by global steel giant ArcelorMittal is tipped to take over Italy's troubled Ilva steelworks, one of the most polluting industrial sites in Europe, a source told AFP Friday, 26 May.

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As US mulls action on steel, foreign producers urge caution

Foreign steel producers on Wednesday, 24 May, called for prudence from the Trump administration as it considers possible actions to shield domestic companies from unfair imports on national security grounds.

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