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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 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.
Sep 21, 2012
Alert Steel Tshwane, of which Alert Holdings holds a 50% stake in, was awarded a three-year tender for the supply of carbon steel to the Koedoespoort and Germiston outlets of Transnet SOC.
Sep 14, 2012
Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) earned around 60% of its 2012 financial year revenue outside South Africa, says CEO Louwtjie Nel, up from 52% in the previous financial year, which was the first time in the 41-year history of the construction group that the majority...
 
 
 
 
Sep 14, 2012
Construction group Murray & Roberts has reported an attributable loss of R736-million for the financial year ended June 30, of which R208-million was in the second half of the year, as the group accounted for “significant charges and contract completion costs”...
Sep 13, 2012
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A collaboration agreement signed between Airbus, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR's) National Laser Centre (NLC) and aerostructure manufacturer Aerosud on Thursday would see the group test the viability of titanium powder-based additive...
Sep 13, 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. Revenue was up 12% to R4.3-billion....
Sep 06, 2012
JSE-listed tiles and sanitaryware manufacturer Ceramic Industries on Thursday reported a big decline in full-year profit as intense competition from cheap imports and limited investment in residential housing took their toll. Operating profit dropped by 33.1% to...
Sep 05, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) earned around 60% of its 2012 financial year revenue outside South Africa, said CEO Louwtjie Nel on Monday, up from 52% in the previous financial year, which was the first time in the 41-year history of the construction group that the...
Sep 03, 2012
Construction group Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) saw a 9.6% drop in profit for the financial year ended June 30, at R713-million, compared with R789-million in the previous 12-month period. Operating margin declined from 7.4% to 5.5%. WBHO attributed this to...
Aug 31, 2012
JSE-listed sanitaryware, floor and wall tiles manufacturer Ceramic Industries on Friday reported that the group’s operating profit for the year ended July was expected to be between 32% and 35% lower than the prior comparable reporting period. Headline earnings...
Aug 31, 2012
A “bittersweet year” is how Group Five CEO Mike Upton describes the 2012 financial year, which ended June 30, for the JSE-listed company. It was a year that saw the company attempt to wrap up legacy projects in the Middle East and India, as well as close down a...
Aug 29, 2012
Construction group Murray & Roberts on Wednesday reported an attributable loss of R736-million for the financial year ended June 30, of which R208-million was in the second half of the year, as the group accounted for “significant charges and contract completion...
 
 
 
 
Aug 28, 2012
Building materials provider Iliad Africa is starting to see the benefits of its portfolio adjustments over the past 18 months, CEO Eugene Beneke said on Tuesday, as the JSE-listed firm reported improved half-year financial results. Headline earnings a share...
Aug 24, 2012
Building and construction materials manufacturer Brikor said it would sell its Bronkhorstspruit properties and operations to businessperson Marius van Wyk for R10-million, to regain focus on its core operations and to strengthen its financial position. The...
Aug 23, 2012
JSE-listed construction company Basil Read has appointed Dr Claudia Manning and Nopasika Lila as independent nonexecutive directors to its board, effective August 23. This follows Given Sibiya’s resignation as independent nonexecutive director and chair of the...
Aug 21, 2012
Stakeholders in the construction sector are to sign a historic accord on Friday aimed at improving safety in the industry. These include stakeholders from business, organised labour, government, civil society groups and academics. 

 The event, which is being...
Aug 17, 2012
Change is brewing in terms of accelerating artisan development, says Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) skills development executive Janet Lopes. With the implementation of government’s National Skills Development Strategy and a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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