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ArcelorMittal shares fall sharply after it warns of a widening loss
ArcelorMittal shares fall sharply after it warns of a widening loss

ArcelorMittal SA's share price on the JSE plummeted on Thursday, 20 July, after SA's biggest steel producer flagged a widening in its first-half headline loss...

By Andries Mahlangu 1 day ago

Cape Town bag manufacturer offers employees direct shareholding
Cape Town bag manufacturer offers employees direct shareholding

With funding from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), PP Excel officially opened its Cape Town plant this week...

2 days ago

Prominent Paints launches first franchise store
Prominent Paints launches first franchise store

Paint manufacturer Prominent Paints has launched its first franchise store in Midrand as it seeks to expand its distribution footprint...

18 Jul 2017

PPC and AfriSam still in merger talks
PPC and AfriSam still in merger talks

Formal discussions on a potential merger between PPC and AfriSam are continuing, PPC said on Monday, 17 July...

By Karl Gernetzky 18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts
#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts

A core focus in the Corobrik CSI strategy is upskilling members of the communities in which it operates...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

Steel and engineering sector in a quagmire
Steel and engineering sector in a quagmire

The knives are out in SA's metals and engineering sector...

By Mark Allix 17 Jul 2017

Tools & Build Show brings quality Chinese manufacturers to SA
Tools & Build Show brings quality Chinese manufacturers to SA

For three days from 30 July producers, buyers, distributors and users of hardware products and building material will converge on Gallagher Convention Centre to find what's new or improved in the tools and build industry...

Issued by Ex-Easy Network & Technology 13 Jul 2017

SA stainless steel industry battles economic storm
SA stainless steel industry battles economic storm

South Africa's R15bn stainless steel industry has felt the strain of a contraction in its apparent consumption figures in the last two years...

13 Jul 2017

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Dawn moves to sell rest of GDW

Distribution and Warehousing Networks (Dawn) has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the controlling shareholders of Grohe Dawn Watertech (GDW) for the potential disposal of Dawn's 49% holding in GDW...

By Mark Allix 13 Jul 2017

Mercantile's role in the liquidation of Alert Steel heads to court
Mercantile's role in the liquidation of Alert Steel heads to court

Mercantile Bank's role in the liquidation of Alert Steel is heading to court, with plaintiffs, including ArcelorMittal, demanding R351m damages, Fin24 reported on Monday, 10 July...

By Robert Laing 11 Jul 2017

Steel safeguard duties 'will cut jobs and protect ArcelorMittal monopoly'
Steel safeguard duties 'will cut jobs and protect ArcelorMittal monopoly'

The National Employers Association of SA (Neasa) does not think tariffs on cheap, mainly Chinese, steel imports will help an industry in crisis...

By Mark Allix 7 Jul 2017

Deals above board, Corobrik protests
Deals above board, Corobrik protests

Corobrik has hit back hard over charges by the Competition Commission that it has engaged in price fixing...

By Mark Allix 7 Jul 2017

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Brick manufacturers face price fixing charges

Six South African brick manufacturers have been charged with price fixing...

6 Jul 2017

Sephaku grows profit despite a decline in revenue
Sephaku grows profit despite a decline in revenue

Sephaku, which owns 36% of the South African operations of Nigerian cement maker Dangote and 100% concrete supplier Metier, managed to grow its profit on lower revenue in the year to end-March...

By Robert Laing 3 Jul 2017

How UWC plans to turn mountains of coal-ash into low-cost building materials
How UWC plans to turn mountains of coal-ash into low-cost building materials

Thanks to groundbreaking research from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the artificial coal-ash mountains that changed the landscape of the Highveld and Mpumalanga, posing a significant environmental threat, could become a thing of the past...

29 Jun 2017

Five reasons you need electrician apps to run your business
Five reasons you need electrician apps to run your business

If you own an electrical contracting business, using an application that streamlines your workflows is a great way to get maximum results in less time...

Issued by Monetary Library 22 Jun 2017

South African steel production drops 3.5% in May
South African steel production drops 3.5% in May

SA's steel production fell by 3.5% year-on-year in May to 561,000 tonnes, according to the World Steel Association...

By Dominic Preuss 22 Jun 2017

#TEDTalk: Is it time for us to use less glass in our cities?
#TEDTalk: Is it time for us to use less glass in our cities?

In this TED Talk, architecture critic Justin Davidson laments the overwhelming use of glass that now dominates the world's cities...

21 Jun 2017

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General Electric appoints new CEO

NEW YORK, US: General Electric on Monday announced the departure of chief executive Jeff Immelt, who had made the risky bet of refocusing the American conglomerate on its industrial roots...

13 Jun 2017

Paint courses address skills shortage in local paint industry
Paint courses address skills shortage in local paint industry

Prominent Paints is addressing the skills shortage within the local paint industry by offering free paint courses, twice a month, to experienced and inexperienced painters...

12 Jun 2017

Mechanical pipe joining systems can help keep costs low
Mechanical pipe joining systems can help keep costs low

SAPOA warns that signs of weakness in the office sector are becoming apparent and that developers should place emphasis on avoiding unnecessary costs during building, expansion, or maintenance of office buildings...

9 Jun 2017

Stanley Black & Decker launches three tool brands in SA
Stanley Black & Decker launches three tool brands in SA

At a recent One Tool Company (OTC) event, Stanley Black & Decker launched three tool brands to the South African market...

8 Jun 2017

Advances in green building changing construction industry
Advances in green building changing construction industry

With carbon dioxide emissions continuing to be a major environmental concern, we decided to take a look at some of the most interesting advances in green building...

By Cala van der Westhuizen 7 Jun 2017

Getting up to speed with timber roof truss fire regulations
Getting up to speed with timber roof truss fire regulations

As with every aspect of building, timber roof trusses must be manufactured and erected in line with the National Building Regulations and SANS 10400, which provide for fire safety...

6 Jun 2017

Sanral boosts development of emerging contractors
Sanral boosts development of emerging contractors

A group of 11 SMMEs from Lusikisiki enrolled in the Sanral community and training development programme for the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road recently attended a business training programme at Mamlambo Construction...

5 Jun 2017

Steel maker closes R4.5bn loan facility
Steel maker closes R4.5bn loan facility

ArcelorMittal SA has closed a revolving R4.5bn structured commodity-trade finance facility over 36 months to finance working capital, as part of its balance sheet restructuring...

By Mark Allix 26 May 2017

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...

26 May 2017

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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
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

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