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Nov 29, 2012
Diamond major De Beers is seeking expression of interest for the construction of a brick-manufacturing plant near its Kimberley Mines operation, in the Northern Cape. Senior supply chain officer Claire Calvert told Mining Weekly Online that the slime, or residue...
Nov 28, 2012
Group Five on Wednesday reported a gentle uptick in its total construction order book to R12.08-billion, up from R11.3-billion at the end of June. The infrastructure group’s new multiyear operations and maintenance order book, which stood at R4.85-billion at the...
Nov 23, 2012
While it has always been common practice in the construction industry for a client to outsource contract responsibility to engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) companies or engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, there has...
Nov 23, 2012
The performance of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) and the Southern African steel construction industry’s level of professionalism are, as a whole, on par with the best in the world, says Saisc executive director Dr Hennie de Clercq.
Nov 23, 2012
Steel, tube and pipe manufacturer Robor played a signicant role in three projects that took top honours at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) Steel Awards 2012.
Nov 23, 2012
The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) has announced that it will offer the Institute of Concrete Technology’s (ICT’s) internationally- recognised 'Concrete Technology and Construction – Concrete Practice' course in South Africa. The course will be presented...
Nov 23, 2012
Civil engineering group Protech Khuthele managed a financial recovery in the six months ended August 31, with CEO Anthony Page on positive the company could “keep on showing this trend going forward”. Protech posted a 7% increase in revenue from the comparable...
Nov 23, 2012
Although the rand has plummeted in recent months owing to decreased investor confidence in local industry, it is still too strong for the steel export market to flourish, says International Steel Fabricators of South Africa (ISF) director and industry stalwart Kobus...
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Nov 19, 2012
Cement producer Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) has been awarded an indigenisation certificate in Zimbabwe after complying with that country’s 51% indigenous ownership requirement. The South Africa-headquartered company said on Monday that its Zimbabwe subsidiary,...
Nov 16, 2012
While the downgrading of South Africa’s credit rating is a “big threat” to the country, there also lurk some opportunities in the move, says Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden.
Nov 13, 2012
As South Africa entered a potentially slow growth year, rising cement demand in the rest of Africa presented strong growth opportunities for JSE-listed PPC, said outgoing CEO Paul Stuiver on Tuesday. The cement producer, which sees a number of African countries,...
Nov 12, 2012
JSE-listed industrial minerals exploration and development company Sephaku Holdings has agreed to buy ready-mix concrete company Métier Mixed Concrete for R365-million. CEO Lelau Mohuba said that adding Métier Mixed Concrete to Sephaku’s asset base was a...
Nov 08, 2012
Adverse market conditions, notably in the construction and steel environment, were still impacting on the Aveng Group, said chairperson Angus Band in a statement at the company’s annual general meeting on Thursday. He noted that the construction market in...
Nov 06, 2012
Construction materials supplier WG Wearne reduced its comprehensive loss by 85.34% or R21.1-million, to R3.6-million during the six months ending August, driven by increased revenues and margins, as well as reduced operating expenses. The group’s revenue grew by...
Nov 05, 2012
Civil engineering group Protech Khuthele managed a financial recovery in the six months ended August 31, with CEO Anthony Page on Monday positive the company could “keep on showing this trend going forward”. Protech posted a 7% increase in revenue from the...
Nov 02, 2012
South Africa is championing an ambitious integration and development agenda in Southern Africa in an attempt to advance what Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies describes as trade and customs cooperation between customs alliance the Southern African Customs Union...
Nov 02, 2012
As bitumen shortages continue to impact on the road construction industry, construction company Basil Read believes the use of concrete is a viable alternative construction material that offers long-term benefits.
Nov 02, 2012
As climate change continues to affect the environment, there is a constant need to mitigate the impact of unexpected natural disasters such as rockfalls that damage infrastructure.
Nov 01, 2012
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While the downgrading of South Africa’s credit rating was a “big threat” to the country, there also lurked some opportunities in the move, said Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden on Thursday. The more international sentiment and the global media turned against...
Oct 26, 2012
Industrial flooring specialist Concrete Laser Flooring (CLF) has been awarded a contract to complete a 42 000 m2 floor for sugar manufacturer Illovo Sugar’s new R354-million distribution centre near Sobantu, in Pietermaritzburg.
Oct 26, 2012
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Oct 26, 2012
Specialised construction products supplier a.b.e Construction Chemicals, part of the Chryso Southern Africa group, says its a.b.e screed polyurethane (PU) flooring system has been specified for a variety of warehouse and factory flooring projects throughout South...
Oct 26, 2012
The concrete used for the construction of industrial floors, like that used in warehousing, is unique and differs from the concrete used for vertical structures, says Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) concrete technologist George Evans.
Oct 25, 2012
JSE-listed civil engineering and construction group Esorfranki has returned to profitablity in the six months ended August, with revenue increasing 33%. The company on Thursday reported 300% growth in its headline earnings share to 7.8c, up from a headline loss a...
Oct 22, 2012
JSE-listed industrial minerals exploration and development company Sephaku Holdings said on Friday its associate company Sephaku Cement had concluded a R1.95-billion funding deal with Standard Bank and Nedbank. The 10-year funding deal would provide Sephaku Cement,...
Oct 19, 2012
Flooring and chemicals group Accentuate has managed a successful turnaround for the financial year ended June 30, recording a modest R7.5-million profit, up from a R74.6-million loss in the previous year.
Oct 17, 2012
Construction materials supplier Afrimat expects its headline earnings to increase by between 20% and 25%, the JSE-listed company said on Wednesday. Earnings per share for the six months ended August were expected to increase by between 7% and 12%, while headline...
Oct 12, 2012
JSE-listed building and civil products supplier and manufacturer, Dawn returned to profitability for the financial year ended June 30, reporting an R84.3-million profit compared with a R28.9-million loss in the previous year.
Oct 12, 2012
Construction materials group AfriSam reports having invested in various internal capacity expansion projects as well as having re-engineered its product portfolio to meet future demand and avoid shortages in upcoming years, CEO Stephan Olivier tells Engineering News.
Oct 12, 2012
Water reticulation, drainage and pipe fitting systems manufacturer DPI Plastics has been recognised by the Southern African Vinyls Association (Sava) as a best practice polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer after becoming a signatory of the association’s...
Oct 12, 2012
Marketer of environment-friendly building materials Eco Exhibit, launched its permanent demonstration space to showcase sustainable designs and green building materials and products at the Northgate Estate, in Cape Town, in May.
Oct 12, 2012
Interior building solutions group Saint-Gobain Gyproc has launched its Gyproc SoundBloc plasterboard walling system, which is designed for high-impact resistance and the reduction of noise pollution.
Oct 12, 2012
Following the success of concrete paving solutions manufacturer Bosun’s redesigned Figure 8C castle bottom kerb, the company is now planning to also produce Figure 7 and Figure 3 barrier kerbs with castle bottoms.
Oct 12, 2012
Precast concrete products manufacturer Rocla will supply the last of three orders for precast concrete stormwater pipes and wing walls placed by Durban-based multidisciplinary civil engineering construction company and project contractor EXR Construction for the...
Oct 12, 2012
Concrete equipment and machinery manufacturer Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) will complete construction of its new two-storey 700 m2 concrete equipment showroom in November.
Oct 12, 2012
The plastic construction toys launched by start-up toy manufacturer Tugo Build Toys will help to develop delicate skills in children at play, says Vaal University of Technology (VUT) vice-chancellor and principal Professor Irene Moutlana
Oct 05, 2012
Construction group Murray & Roberts has concluded the recovery year of its three-year recovery and growth strategy, says CEO Henry Laas.
Oct 02, 2012
South African cement manufacturer AfriSam has started the construction of the second kiln at the Tanga plant, in Tanzania, at an estimated cost of $165-million. The second kiln, which was approved in May, would add 600 000 t/y of clinker production, more than...
Sep 28, 2012
Flooring and chemicals group Accentuate managed a successful turnaround for the financial year ended June 30, recording a modest R7.5-million profit, up from a R74.6-million loss in the previous year. Revenue increased 13% to R283-million.
Sep 21, 2012
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The Construction Industry Federation of Zimbabwe (Cifoz) has called on government to introduce legislation that will make it mandatory for government departments and local companies to give preference to local contractors ahead of their foreign counterparts when they...
Sep 21, 2012
The South African and African construction and engineering division should shoulder a substantial part of the blame for construction group Aveng’s 64% drop in operating profit to R535-million for the financial year ended June 30. Revenue was up 19% compared with...
Sep 21, 2012
South Africa's new energy efficiency in buildings standard, SANS 204, which has been developed to provide guidelines for the design of energy-efficient buildings, is now being marketed and popularised.
Sep 21, 2012
The growth in the construction industry, evidenced by government’s infrastructure development drive, has led the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) to advance cement blender, Value Cement, an amount of R35-million.
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