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Verni MC

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th June 2017 Germany-based company MC Bauchemie have joined forces with South Africa-based Verni Speciality Construct Products. Verni will be marketing and selling the MC range of concrete crack injection systems for structural reinforcing, concrete repairs, structural waterproofing, sub-soil stabilisation... 

Old dame receives her makeover

26th June 2017 The old South African Police Service (SAPS) storage facilities in Cape Town, Western Cape, have undergone important upgrades that have given them a completely new lease on life. This extensive overhaul was driven by the South African Department of Public Works (DPW), which nominated JG Afrika as... 

PPC Imaginarium Awards 2017 winners announced

By: David Oliveira     16th June 2017 South African art and design competition PPC Imaginarium  Awards announced its overall winner, category winners and runners-up at a gala event hosted last month at the University of Johannesburg’s Art Gallery in Auckland Park. The winners were selected from the 55 finalists who submitted their... 

South Africa might not reach 2017 growth projection – Gigaba

By: Anine Kilian     15th June 2017 Owing to poor economic developments in recent months, including three ratings downgrades, South Africa may not realise its expected 2017 growth projection of 1.3%, according to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, who spoke at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday. Ratings agency Fitch this month... 

Digital Transformation in Africa: Real change requires a fundamental shift

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2017 Frost & Sullivan’s GIL 2017 Africa summit will discuss how to build effective digitalization strategies Global markets are being disrupted by an accelerating pace of technological change, and Africa is close behind. Digital transformation has entered an era of unprecedented change for... 

Reducing inequality through inclusive agro-allied industrialisation

9th June 2017 Much has been said regarding the level of poverty in Africa. But why are we poor? We are poor mainly because of the increasing risk of self-reinforcing poverty conditions in rural economies, which have manifested themselves in the wide gap between the urban and rural economies in African... 

Company wins $157m boiler contract

9th June 2017 India-based energy and environmental engineering solutions company Thermax has won export contracts from an undisclosed leading African conglomerate to supply four utility boilers, eight heat recovery steam generators and two flue gas steam generators for its upcoming refinery and petrochemicals... 

Structural supply side changes, growing demand support rising vanadium prices

By: Henry Lazenby     1st June 2017 Surging vanadium prices so far this year are underpinned by structural supply side changes and stable, growing demand from most end uses, analysis by independent market intelligence firm Roskill has found. Since falling to a 12-year low of $13.5/kg of ferrovanadium in the fourth quarter of 2015,... 

Pricing deal prevents us from adding protection to price, AMSA insists

By: Terence Creamer     26th May 2017 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) insists that the institution of a 12% safeguard duty on hot-rolled coil (HRC) from July 1 will not result in a commensurate rise in domestic prices for the primary-steel product, owing to a pricing agreement with government that regulates the... 

AMSA insists 12% hot-rolled-coil safeguard won’t translate into abrupt price hike

By: Terence Creamer     15th May 2017 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) insists that the institution of a 12% safeguard duty on hot-rolled coil (HRC) from July 1 will not result in a commensurate rise in domestic prices for the primary-steel product, owing to a pricing agreement with government that regulates the... 

Key Nepad programmes to be supported by SA’s space agency

By: Keith Campbell     5th May 2017 The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) and NEPAD have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which the former will support various programmes of the latter with Earth observation products and services. (NEPAD originally stood for New Partnership for Africa’s Development, but... 

AFRINIC to Hold IPv6 Training Courses for Network Engineers in Johannesburg

24th April 2017 Training Workshop to be Held in Johannesburg from 2-5 May as Part of AFRINIC’s Commitment to Capacity Building, Knowledge Share and Education to Improve Internet Infrastructure Development Throughout Africa.    Workonline Communications (Pty) Ltd &  ZACR  are partnering with the African Network... 

Packaging colour reduces package loss

11th April 2017 A South Africa-based self-lubricated polymer bearings and bushings manufacturer, Vesconite Bearings, is proud that lost packages are becoming a thing of the past. This is following the introduction three years ago of shocking pink packaging colours for all its outbound shipments. Chairperson Dr... 

Classic finds solutions for Forrestania

By: Esmarie Iannucci     10th April 2017 Junior Classic Minerals is advancing work on its Forrestania gold project, in Western Australia, and on Monday announced a toll treatment agreement. The company said it had secured toll treatment with the Lakewood processing plant, owned by Golden Mile Milling. 

DA to ask public protector to investigate Eskom acting CEO’s R1bn deals to stepdaughter 

By: African News Agency      27th March 2017 The Democratic Alliance will ask Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to launch an investigation into Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko for allegedly awarding tenders worth R1-billion to Impulse International, a company of which his stepdaughter is a director, the party said on Sunday. “Impulse... 

Olifants River Water Resources Development Project – Phase 2, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th March 2017 Phase 2B of the Olifants River Water Resources Development Project is under review with the DWS. 

Steel Dynamics Roanoke Bar Division orders new reheating furnace and finishing equipment from SMS group

9th March 2017 Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI), Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, awarded the contract for an expansion of the merchant bar mill at its Roanoke Bar Division, Virginia operation to SMS group www.sms-group.com. The upgrade is to integrate a new reheating furnace and a completely new finishing area into the... 

Rocla’s Versatile Concrete Poles

9th March 2017 In the last decade, questions about the cost effectiveness and environmental friendliness of timber and steel poles have inevitably made industry seek alternative solutions for applications across a wide variety of sectors which include electricity, electrical, telecommunications, security... 

Rocla’s Versatile Concrete Poles

7th March 2017 In the last decade, questions about the cost effectiveness and environmental friendliness of timber and steel poles have inevitably made industry seek alternative solutions for applications across a wide variety of sectors which include electricity, electrical, telecommunications, security... 

New Bill on way to boost State involvement in mining

By: Martin Creamer     10th February 2017 A new Bill is to be presented to the South African Parliament to strengthen the State’s role in the industry, currently dogged by legislative, regulatory and administrative tensions between government, business and labour. The Mining Company of South Africa Bill will be presented to Cabinet and... 

Mining won’t be bullied into submission – Froneman 

By: Martin Creamer     7th February 2017 South Africa’s mining industry will not be bullied and beaten into submission and all stakeholders have a role to play to improve the South African situation, Chamber of Mines (CoM) VP and Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman said on Tuesday. Speaking assertively at the Investing in African Mining... 

Sun City to Boshoek road resurfacing project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     27th January 2017 The project involves the resurfacing of 40.6 km of road between Sun City and Boshoek. 

Olifants River Water Resources Development Project – Phase 2, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     27th January 2017 Phase 2B of project is under review with the Department of Water and Sanitation. 

Construction steel designation confirmed after intensive lobbying effort

By: Terence Creamer     26th January 2017 The long-awaited stipulation that domestic steel, as well as locally made steel products and components, be used in public-sector construction projects has been welcomed by South Africa’s leading steel producer, as well as by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC). It is the... 

TNPA celebrates key milestone at Maydon Wharf

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th January 2017 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) last week celebrated a significant milestone, when the Port of Durban’s Maydon Wharf precinct serviced Bright Sky, the first vessel to use the common-user Berth 14 after its reconstruction. Forming part of a six-berth reconstruction project at the port,... 

Right-First-Time Construction

16th January 2017 The competitive construction market demands quality results – first time around – to keep clients happy and business profitable. Gauteng-based contractor Probuild has its own proprietary quality management software to make sure this happens. It is busy applying this technology and approach on the... 

TSX notches small gain as materials stocks rise

By: Reuters     23rd December 2016 Canada's main stock index edged higher in morning trade on Friday as materials stocks led a broad but shallow rally and some heavyweight financial shares slipped. At 10:07 am ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 23.84 points, or 0.16%, at 15 359.07. It is on track for... 

As competition for streaming deals intensifies, Silver Wheaton willing to step back, look to consolidate

By: Henry Lazenby     17th December 2016 The pioneer and largest proponent of the precious metals streaming model is willing to step back from current frenzied activity by several new market entrants, each vying to get a foot in the door. “To quote one of the bankers: ‘they [new market entrants] have a very strong need to transact’,”... 

SEIFSA Commends The Launch Of A New Black-Owned Steel Company In South Africa

8th December 2016 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) today commended the official launch of RSC AVELO in Roodepoort – South Africa’s only black youth-woman-owned and managed reinforcing steel and reinforcement steel manufacturer.... 

Southern Africa faces worst drought in decades

By: African News Agency      8th December 2016 Nearly 14-million people in southern Africa are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance as the region faces the worst El Nino induced drought in decades. United Nations (UN humanitarian agencies and partners launched a revised action plan to outlining their response to the needs of an... 

SA needs to get out of its petrochemicals cul-de-sac

2nd December 2016 In this article, Dr Rod Crompton makes the case of more refinery capacity in South Africa, which could provide competitively priced transport fuels and feedstocks for petrochemical factories that can compete with Sasol 

Aveng nears completion on Sasol Place

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th November 2016 Aveng Grinaker-LTA is nearing the completion of Sasol’s new global headquarters, Sasol Place, in Sandton. The building is designed in an S-shape, which links the core of the building with two atriums and represents the linked particles of the Sasol logo. The internal structure of the building is... 

Work starts on R50bn KZN lifestyle development

By: Dylan Slater     25th November 2016 During the construction of the Sibaya Coastal Precinct – situated along the northern corridor of KwaZulu-Natal between the natural boundaries of the Ohlanga river and uMdloti river estuaries – more than 300 000 jobs are set to be created and an estimated R50-billion invested to produce the... 

Iron-ore’s party gives way to hangover as China stockpiles surge

By: Bloomberg     21st November 2016 For iron-ore, it is the morning after the night before. Prices have given up most of the gains inspired by Donald Trump’s surprise win and a speculative frenzy in China, with a surge in port stockpiles in the top user reminding investors that fundamentals still count. “The speed of the recent... 

AMSA announces steel price increases from December 1

By: Terence Creamer     15th November 2016 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) announced on Tuesday that it would be increasing prices on flat- and long-steel products from December 1 – a move it attributed to market movements, rising input costs and the need to staunch losses at its Vanderbijlpark Works. The group outlined... 

Grand Falls-Windsor dam project, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     11th November 2016 The project entails the extensive rehabilitation of the Grand Falls-Windsor facility at the hydroelectric plant. 

Tradecore Steel Milestone: Celebrating 1 Year Trading

2nd November 2016 01 November 2016 marks the first 1st anniversary for TradeCore Steel. Tradecore Steel has grown from a small trading facility to an internationally recognized supplier of steel products. TradeCore Steel (Pty) Ltd opened its doors as a privately-owned steel trading and distribution company in... 

Chernobyl nuclear reactor 4 new safe confinement structure project, Ukraine

By: Sheila Barradas     28th October 2016 Construction on the dividing walls between units 3 and 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, against which the new safe confinement structure over Unit 4 will be placed, has been completed ahead of schedule. 

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