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

2 days ago

By Shaun Greiner –
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 3 days ago

Seven factors to consider in hiring painting contractors for your office
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
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

Afrimat's full-year headline profit up 25.4%
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

2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed
2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed

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

19 May 2017

ArcelorMittal notches up $1bn profit in Q1
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 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
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
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
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
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
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

Kenya, Tanzania decorative paints, coatings market set for high growth
Kenya, Tanzania decorative paints, coatings market set for high growth

The combined Kenyan and Tanzanian decorative paints and coatings market is expected to achieve a CAGR of 6.7% up by 2020...

21 Apr 2017

Kwane acquires 63.75% stake in TFM Group
Kwane acquires 63.75% stake in TFM Group

Kwane Capital has acquired a 63.75% stake in the TFM Group in a cash transaction...

20 Apr 2017

Bell Equipment announces a 30% black-woman-owned empowerment transaction
Bell Equipment announces a 30% black-woman-owned empowerment transaction

Bell Equipment, a manufacturer and distributor of heavyweight equipment, announced that it had entered into a broad-based black economic empowerment agreement with SiBi Capital, an entity entirely owned and managed by black women...

6 Apr 2017

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RDP brick supplier referred to Competition Tribunal

The Competition Commission has referred a supplier of the main ingredient in RDP bricks to the Competition Tribunal for charging excessive prices...

3 Apr 2017

Factors igniting growth in centrifugal pumps market
Factors igniting growth in centrifugal pumps market

According to Frost & Sullivan, water and wastewater end-user demand, power generation in emerging economies, and investment in modernising water and wastewater infrastructure are factors igniting pockets of growth in the global centrifugal pumps market...

31 Mar 2017

Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wall
Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wall

The City of Paris on Tuesday, 28 March, dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift "Paris Plages" beach over the company's readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall...

29 Mar 2017

SA steel production rose by 3.6% in February to 496,000 tonnes
SA steel production rose by 3.6% in February to 496,000 tonnes

South African steel production rose by 3.6% year on year (y/y) in February to 496,000 tonnes after falling by 4.2% in 2016 to an estimated 6.141-million tonnes (Mt), according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel)...

By Dominic Preuss 23 Mar 2017

PPC Imaginarium Awards announces 2016/2017 regional finalists
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

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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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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

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