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Form-Scaff’s impressive range of products is made up of over 2500 individual items in over 26 product lines. More than 90% of all products have been designed and manufactured in-house for over 50 years to the company’s strict quality standards.

Because Form-Scaff is fundamentally a rental company and most of the stock is for own use, Form-Scaff’s products are built to last.

By understanding the South African market conditions such as labour, culture, climate, finishes, typical sizes etc. so well, Form-Scaff’s products are perfectly suited to always ensure the customer achieves what is required in the best possible time and most cost effective way.


Vital Engineering: ensuring quality and safety standards don’t slip in the local and pan-African mining sector

20th September 2018 “Electra Mining has definitely grown exponentially over the past few years in terms of the scale and variety of companies, products and solutions showcased”, was the observation by Glen Pringle, Technical Director at Vital Engineering, on visiting the show with members of his sales team last... 

Solidarity CE writes open letter to Sasol directors amid ongoing strike

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th September 2018 Solidarity CE Dr Dirk Hermann has written an open letter to two Sasol directors, on the eve of the union’s lawsuit to seek approval for a Section 77 application at the High Court, which will enable all the union’s members nationwide to strike along with those members employed at Sasol, who have... 

Tribunal to pursue alleged price-fixing, collusion in R240m Eskom tender

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th August 2018 The Competition Tribunal has refused an application to dismiss a complaint against companies accused of alleged price-fixing and tender collusion in a R240-million tender issued by State-owned power utility Eskom in March 2015. The tender was for the supply, installation and dismantling of... 

Unique design solution for 92 Rivonia Road project

By: Melissa Zisengwe     3rd August 2018 Formwork and scaffolding manufacturer PERI South Africa was able to supply a unique design solution for the challenging 92 Rivonia Road mixed-use development. This allowed main contractor WBHO to come to grips with the striking ‘feature brows’ at the project, lead engineer: key and strategic... 

System installed at sugar refinery

20th July 2018 Industrial equipment group Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE), in partnership with authorised dealer Maverick Industrial Cleaning Solutions, recently supplied and installed a Delfin vacuum system at agroprocessing company Tongaat Hulett sugar refinery in Rossburgh, Durban, the company noted in a... 

A leading producer of welded structural tube and pipe to world class quality standards

6th July 2018 Macsteel Tube & Pipe has expanded its diverse manu-facturing capabilities over the past 35 years to become one of the leading tube and pipe producers in Africa. Additional value-added offerings include customised cutting, precision laser cutting, forging, coating, welding, plasma cutting and the... 

Grayston drive bridge collapse inquiry to resume on July 2

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th June 2018 The Department of Labour (DoL) will, on Monday, resume its inquiry into the Grayston drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse with testimony from the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA). The October 2015 incident resulted in the death of two people, while 19 others were injured.... 

Rocla And Ocon Brick Shine At 2018 PMR .Africa

22nd June 2018 Business Excellence Awards Rocla and Ocon Brick, part of the IS Group of companies, both excelled in the 2018 Business Excellence Awards, with Rocla walking away with the Diamond Arrow Award, whilst Ocon Brick picked up its 10th PMR Award by being awarded a Gold Arrow Award. The awards... 

Sugar refinery spotless thanks to Delfin vacuum system from GCE

20th June 2018 Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE), in partnership with authorised dealer Maverick Industrial Cleaning Solutions, recently supplied and installed a state-of-the-art Delfin vacuum system at the Tongaat Hulett sugar refinery in Rossburgh, Durban. The plant refines and packs over 610 000 tons of sugar... 

Rope-access service reduces maintenance costs

By: Paige Müller     15th June 2018 Using rope access for legally required maintenance tasks at large petrochemicals plants can result in significant savings for operations in terms of maintenance and associated downtime. Rope access specialist Skyriders marketing manager Mark Zinn tells Engineering News that petrochemicals plants... 

African Construction & Totally Concrete Expo announce grand return in 2019

31st May 2018 South Africa’s only multidisciplinary built environment show seals outstanding edition in 2018, and announces further growth as part of The Big 5, one of the world’s largest construction events. Hosting over 8 000 professionals from 44 countries, the 6th edition of the African Construction &... 

African Construction & Totally Concrete Expo Announce Grand Return In 2019

31st May 2018 South Africa’s only multidisciplinary built environment show seals outstanding edition in 2018, and announces further growth as part of The Big 5, one of the world’s largest construction events. Hosting over 8,000 professionals from 44 countries, the 6th edition of the African Construction &... 

How the application of proper construction site management techniques can reduce your impact on the community and environment

31st May 2018 Any construction site has a million moving parts to it, so this means that there is a lot that can go wrong. Construction sites and projects are incredibly dynamic and they change constantly, sometimes on an hourly basis.  This article focuses on just a few of the basics of how you can minimise... 

Rope specialist introduces drones to NDT at Eskom

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     18th May 2018 Rope access specialist Skyriders has introduced the collision-tolerant Elios drones to its nondestructive (NDT) testing offering, and has started using them at State-owned power utility Eskom. The drones are part of Skyriders’ turnkey solution offering that improves the efficiency of the NDT and... 

Skyriders progresses with five-year contract at major petchem producer

13th April 2018 From work at tank farms to power station boiler inspection, Skyriders’ five-year contract at a major petrochemical (petchem) producer in South Africa has progressed in leaps and bounds. The access specialist began its association with the company by carrying out maintenance and inspection work on... 

Skyriders scores full marks for NDT inspection at Eskom power stations

10th April 2018 Rope-access specialist Skyriders has been honing its Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) expertise since 2002, having received the stamp-of-approval from Eskom to conduct this specialist service at its power-station fleet, including Kendal in Mpumalanga. NDT forms part of a holistic Wear Failure System... 

Safety solution provided for contractor at Sappi mill

30th March 2018 Rope-access specialist Skyriders has provided a working at height safety solution for a contractor undertaking maintenance at paper and pulp manufacturer Sappi’s Ngodwana pulp and paper mill, in Mpumalanga. The company explains that this follows an earlier successful project in 2016 where it... 

Waco Africa is now a 52% Black Owned Business

29th March 2018 A learnership programme for 60 females from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, with disabilities, was recently implemented by Sanitech, a division of Waco Africa. The learners, who all reside in rural areas around South Africa, embarked on a General Education and Training Certificate in... 

Andrew Mentis Expanded Metal Products Increase Safety

19th March 2018 On-site safety remains a major focus for all industries. While slips, trips and falls can be attributed to a number of factors, inadequately designed and manufactured walkways remain a primary contributor to on-site accidents. According to Lance Quinlan, national technical sales consultant at... 

Skyriders provides working-at-height safety solution for Sappi mill

9th March 2018 Rope-access specialist Skyriders has provided a working-at-height safety solution for a contractor undertaking maintenance at the Sappi Ngodwana pulp-and-paper mill in Mpumalanga. It follows an earlier successful projects in 2016 whereby Skyriders undertook inspection and repair work on the... 

Rope access company using new technology at petrochemicals giant

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     9th March 2018 Rope access solutions provider Skyriders Access Specialists has started using the Elios drone, from Swiss drone manufacturer Flyability, at a large petrochemicals company, in Mpumalanga. “Skyriders is at the forefront in terms of using drones in tandem with rope access services; they complement... 

Steel manufacturer manages processing upgrades despite hostile industry

2nd March 2018 Despite the plethora of difficulties facing the steel industry, steel tubing and profiling manufacturer Augusta Steel has invested in processing line upgrades to improve its offerings. Augusta Steel says the local steel industry has been made to compete with cheap imports, rising production and... 

A Recent acquisition by Sanitech, a division of Waco Africa, has increased its ability to meet customer needs as well as expand its footprint further into Africa.

23rd February 2018 Rent-A-Toilet’s Namibian operations were integrated into Sanitech as from October 2017. This acquisition allows Rent-A-Toilet great opportunities for both employees and customers, while increasing Sanitech’s footprint into Namibia. Sanitech, known as Kwikform in Namibia, has made in-roads into... 

Infrastructure specialists help municipalities accelerate service delivery to poor communities

14th February 2018 New sports complex construction projects in Limpopo are providing many members of poor communities with employment opportunities and driving skills development in the South African construction industry. Moreover, these projects have become an important pipeline of work for emerging contractors.... 

With the drastic water shortage currently being experienced in Cape Town, individuals and organisations need to do all they can to save water.

8th February 2018 One of the immediate actions which can be implemented is the use of portable toilets, which impacts on the physical saving of water as well as being a vital element of disaster management. “Although water saving has become a matter of urgency in Cape Town, it is relevant across South Africa and... 

Competition Commission exposes alleged collusion in R4.5bn Eskom tender

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th February 2018 A Competition Commission investigation has found evidence of alleged price fixing and collusive tendering, involving an Eskom tender worth R4.5-billion, on the part of Waco Africa, acting through its division SGB Cape, as well as Tedoc Industries, Mtsweni Corrosion Control and Superfecta Trading.... 

In October 2017, Pristine Health Services sold its Gauteng-based hygiene and pest control services to Sanitech.

23rd January 2018 Having purchased Pristine Health Services, Sanitech now has a greater presence in the pest control market as well as being able to offer current clients an extra service. “We c an now move into various industries where we may not have had a presence before, thereby increasing our experience in... 

Precast concrete provides a safer means of building

17th January 2018 One of the many of advantages of hybrid-concrete construction (HCC) is that it is a safer alternative to conventional in-situ building techniques. Sections or portions of a construction project are undertaken off site in a controlled factory environment, while only skilled teams are required to... 

CoreSlab keeps scoring milestones on municipal sports complex projects

15th January 2018 Precast concrete technologies are helping municipalities accelerate the delivery of sports complexes in many poor outlying areas of the country. These projects under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) create many employment, as well as skills-development opportunities during the... 

Assistance in overcoming bridge challenges

By: Simone Liedtke     15th December 2017 Industrial rope access specialist Skyriders Access Specialists installed temporary access platforms to allow for critical routine maintenance on the Crocodile river bridge, in Mbombela, Mpumalanga. 

CoreSlab behind cost-effective and efficient projects

11th December 2017 CoreSlab, a leading precast concrete specialist, has participated in many successful private- and public-sector building projects. Importantly, the company’s precast concrete systems have allowed professional teams to accelerate construction times and provided cost-savings for property... 

Amended BBBEE Construction Sector Code

11th December 2017 Who does it apply to? The Amended B-BBEE Construction Sector Code was gazetted on 01 December 2017 with immediate effect.  Those who already have an Amended DTI Code certificate have 2 options available to them, viz: 

Company supplies Western Cape-based distribution centre

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th December 2017 Concrete construction specialist Bedrock Group has supplied 194 precast tilt-up concrete columns for the construction of food retailer Shoprite Holdings’ 63 000 m2 main distribution campus for the Cape Town area, in Brackenfell, in the Western Cape.  

Pre-cast at the CORE of modern hotel

18th October 2017 The new six-storey 2Ten Hotel is immediately noticeable by the slender and elegant vertical and horizontal lines that traverse the full length and width of the east, west and south walls of the structure. Meanwhile, lean horizontal and vertical strips of pre-cast concrete coping on the perimeter... 

Specialist Knowledge Meets Innovation

10th October 2017 Local Engineering And Construction Company Develops Unique Formwork Solution For Dome Structures Durban-based engineering company, NOVARC, has developed a safe, fast and cost-effective formwork solution for concrete dome structures and reservoirs. 

Rules, regulations reinforced to minimise fatalities

By: Victor Moolman     29th September 2017 With the biggest cause of fatalities in the working at height industry being workers falling from height, the Institute for Working at Height (IWH), together with the Department of Labour (DoL), is reinforcing rules and regulations within the industry that will assist in minimising these... 

IBAS Group

By: Zandile Mavuso     29th September 2017 South Africa-based IBAS Group has grown to be one of most consistent service providers in the demanding industrial access and related value-add sector. 

Concrete Rehabilitation Success At Finsch By Botes & Kennedy Manyano

28th September 2017 Botes & Kennedy Manyano offered Petra Diamonds a practical workable solution for the rehabilitation of three concrete silos at its Finsch Diamond Mine in the Northern Cape. The design and construct project was aimed at restoring the structural integrity of the silos while addressing issues such... 

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