Pratley replicates its famous suspended bulldozer stunt
Pratley replicates its famous suspended bulldozer stunt

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Pratley Group earlier this year marked the occasion by replicating its memorable launch of Pratley Wondafix in 1985 which saw CEO Kim Pratley stand underneath a 13-tonne bulldozer...

5 Sep 2018

2018 ITC-SA Timber Engineered Product Awards winners announced
2018 ITC-SA Timber Engineered Product Awards winners announced

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) recently hosted its Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards in Cape Town...

16 Aug 2018

Stainless steel sector growth should be integrated in global value chain - Sassda
Stainless steel sector growth should be integrated in global value chain - Sassda

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) has said that it welcomes any and all beneficiation of South Africa's raw materials...

10 Aug 2018

Eco-homes: Building materials of the future
Eco-homes: Building materials of the future

Sorry to disappoint the sci-fi junkies out there, but futuristic movies that portrayed glistening silver cities filled with metallic buildings might have missed the mark...

By Adrian Goslett 3 Aug 2018

Accessing the inaccessible - RopeTeam
Accessing the inaccessible - RopeTeam

South Africa welcomes RopeTeam, an innovative Rope Access firm with the aim of achieving safe and attractive high-rise building maintenance, using effective Rope Access techniques...

Issued by RopeTech 25 Jul 2018

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Sassda looks to boost East Africa stainless steel trade

According to Sassda market intelligence specialist Lesley Squires, Tanzania and Kenya are primed for increased bilateral trade with South Africa...

20 Jul 2018

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Local steel, aluminium no threat to US security

South Africa has re-emphasised that its steel and aluminium products does not pose any threat to US national security...

17 Jul 2018

Agni Steel SA gets green light for expansion
Agni Steel SA gets green light for expansion

Steel recycling and processing plant Agni Steel SA, situated in the Coega SEZ, recently received authorisation for its phase two and three expansion plan...

9 Jul 2018

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2017/18 AfriSam-SAIA Awards shortlist announced

The shortlisted projects for the 2017/18 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation have been announced...

6 Jul 2018

Networking and trade opportunities abound at second Global Trade Show
Networking and trade opportunities abound at second Global Trade Show

Business opportunities exhibition Global Trade Show of Networking and Matchmaking South Africa 2018 (GTS2018) is back for a second year...

5 Jul 2018

A jumble of steel scrap. Daniel Cooper,
How recycling more steel, aluminum could slash imports without a trade war

Many economists expect President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to increase what American companies and consumers pay...

By Daniel Cooper 19 Jun 2018

SA explores ways to save steel industry from collapse
SA explores ways to save steel industry from collapse

Government is committed to work with the steel industry to save jobs...

15 Jun 2018

HomeFixer teams up with Hirsch's for simplified home improvement
HomeFixer teams up with Hirsch's for simplified home improvement

Local home improvement app, HomeFixer, has entered into a partnership with Hirsch's, a popular South African independent home appliances and furniture store...

12 Jun 2018

IFPA resolves to qualify welding procedures
IFPA resolves to qualify welding procedures

The Installation and Fabrication Plastics Pipe Association (IFPA) has announced that it will be qualifying welding procedures and weld jobs performed by its members going forward...

11 Jun 2018

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MIGA backs Nigerian float glass plant

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued guarantees amounting to $71.9m in support of Nigeria's first float glass plant...

6 Jun 2018

Global marble and travertine market loses steam
Global marble and travertine market loses steam

According to a report from IndexBox, the marble and travertine global market showed a mixed pattern from 2007 to 2016...

25 May 2018

SA left disappointed as US denies steel tariff exemption
SA left disappointed as US denies steel tariff exemption

South Africa has expressed disappointment at not being granted exemption...

2 May 2018

Construction starts on 'world's most advanced steel plant'
Construction starts on 'world's most advanced steel plant'

Europe is getting its first steel plant in 40 years...

30 Apr 2018

Softened growth for wood-based panels global market - report
Softened growth for wood-based panels global market - report

According to market research and consulting firm IndexBox, after a slight reduction from 2008 to 2009, the wood-based panels market grew to 408-million cubic metres in 2016...

26 Apr 2018

Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory
Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory

As part of its multi-billion rand investment roll out, South African brick maker Corobrik is investing R800m in a mega factory...

23 Apr 2018

New government to have significant impact on construction sector
New 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
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 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

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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
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 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
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
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

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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

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