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Mar 15, 2013
Financial services group Standard Bank aims to achieve a 5-star green rating for its modern customer-service office in Rosebank that will open in May, says Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Banking Real Estate head Stewart Shaw-Taylor. The building has already...
Mar 15, 2013
Strike action in South Africa cost JSE-listed construction group Murray & Roberts an estimated R200-million in the six months ended December 31, says CE Henry Laas. A nationwide transport strike, for example, impacted on the delivery of the group’s construction...
Mar 15, 2013
Sephaku Holdings (SepHold) has announced the completion of its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Métier Mixed Concrete for R365-million.   Metier Mixed Concrete will now become a subsidiary of SepHold. Métier Mixed Concrete is a supplier of...
Mar 14, 2013
Building and civil products supplier and manufacturer Dawn reported a healthy improvement in its financial wellbeing on Thursday, recording R90.1-million profit after tax for the six months ended December 31, 2012. This was an 88% improvement over the comparable...
Mar 12, 2013
Earnings for JSE-listed construction materials retailer Cashbuild remained relatively flat for the first half of the 2013 financial year, increasing by 1% to R150.2-million from R149.3-million in the prior comparative period. Similarly, the company said in an interim...
Mar 04, 2013
JSE-listed construction materials company Afrimat on Monday announced that it was now the controlling shareholder in Infrasors, as from March 1. At the beginning of February, Afrimat made an offer to acquire a 50.4% stake in Infrasors from Hanchurch Asset Managers...
Mar 01, 2013
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) confirmed on Friday that its recommendation that a rebate provision be introduced to cater for the duty-free importation of petroleum bitumen, which had been in short supply in recent years, had...
Mar 01, 2013
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Following the resignation of its main funding members, the 75-year-old Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) announced this week that it would be closing down. The C&CI said in a statemetnt that the process to give effect to its decision started on February 27 and was...
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Feb 15, 2013
The broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) shareholding of opencast mining contractor and construction materials supplier Buildmax had increased to over 25% following the conclusion of a new BEE deal. New BEE partner Mbewu Capital, formerly known as Tylox,...
Feb 15, 2013
The Competition Tribunal today unconditionally approved a merger between Humulani Marketing and construction equipment company High Power Equipment  (HPE). This was despite the Competition Commission having recommended that the tribunal approve the deal subject to...
Feb 15, 2013
Meeting the need for dedicated soil stabilising cement  
Feb 15, 2013
Feedback from member companies of the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) reflect that the quarry industry gained momentum in 2012, owing to an increase in infrastructure development with a positive industry outlook expected for 2013....
Feb 14, 2013
Despite consumer spending slowing appreciably during the six months ended December 2012, weighed down by increased utility costs and higher fuel and food prices, ceramic product distributor Italtile reported a 15% rise in its trading profit to R312-million. The...
Feb 13, 2013
South Africa needed to convene a “Codesa 3 or something similar” on its mining industry, said Group Five CEO Mike Upton on Wednesday. “We are not finding each other.” Codesa 1 and 2 refer to the Convention for a Democratic South Africa, which saw the country in the...
Feb 13, 2013
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Construction company Group Five was not being investigated by the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) for any anticompetitive behaviour, said Group Five CEO Mike Upton on Wednesday as he announced the construction company’s interim financial results in Johannesburg....
Feb 08, 2013
After the October 2011 bitumen shortage in South Africa, suppliers are better prepared for government’s planned infrastructure plans until 2030, as a result of valuable lessons learnt in the management of bitumen during such shortages, says asphalt supplier Much...
Feb 07, 2013
JSE-listed PPC’s Zimbabwean subsidiary Portland Holdings on Thursday announced it would build a new one-million-ton-a-year cement plant. At its centenary celebration, in Harare, the cement producer said the new plant would service the Harare and central Mozambique...
Feb 05, 2013
JSE-listed Protech Kuthele on Tuesday said it had appointed Sebasti Badenhorst as the concrete applications business executive at its readymix division Protech Readymix with immediate effect. She has 17 years of experience in the construction and materials supply...
 
 
 
 
Feb 01, 2013
JSE-listed construction materials company Afrimat has made an offer to acquire 50.4% of Infrasors Holdings from Hanchurch Asset Management, and a number of retiring Infrasors managers, in a deal which has been accepted by the sellers. The proposed transaction will...
Jan 28, 2013
JSE-listed PPC on Monday said it was pursuing additional acquisition opportunities, while the first quarter of its 2013 financial year was “characterised” by cement volume growth in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The group, which advanced its “Africa strategy”...
Jan 25, 2013
A new body, the Green Roads Council of South Africa (GRCSA), is seeking to develop a system rating the sustainability of road design and construction in the country. The South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) serves on the interim board of...
Jan 18, 2013
JSE-listed construction materials company Afrimat on Friday announced that it had made an offer to acquire 50.4% of Infrasors Holdings from Hanchurch Asset Management and a number of retiring Infrasors managers, which had been accepted by the sellers. The proposed...
Jan 18, 2013
A pilot programme to recycle the coloured or black contaminated polystyrene used in food packaging applications, including fast-food trays, takeaway cups and trays used to package meat and fresh fruit, has been launched in Pretoria through a joint venture (JV)...
Jan 16, 2013
JSE-listed Afrimat announced on Wednesday that it would provide funding to the Afrimat Black Economic-Empowerment (BEE) Trust to buy the about 6.4-million Afrimat shares held by BEE shareholder, the Mega Oils special purpose vehicle (SPV).
Jan 15, 2013
Former CEO Paul Struiver on Tuesday resigned from company's board.
Jan 08, 2013
Diversified miner Anglo American and cement producer Lafarge on Tuesday completed the merger of their UK-based assets after receiving the final go-ahead from the UK Competition Commission. The newly formed 50:50 joint venture (JV), Lafarge Tarmac, comprised the...
Dec 14, 2012
Group Five has seen 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 end of June, has...
Dec 13, 2012
A new body, the Green Roads Council of South Africa (GRCSA), is seeking to develop a system rating the sustainability of road design and construction in the country. The South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) serves on the interim board...
 
 
 
 
Dec 12, 2012
JSE-listed cement producer PPC on Wednesday announced that it would buy a 51% stake in a Rwandan company as it steps up its investments outside South Africa. PPC, which recently also entered the Ethiopian market, is paying $69.4-million for a majority shareholding...
Nov 30, 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 held earlier this month. He noted that the construction market in...
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 end...
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 at the...
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 period...
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...
 
 
 
 
Nov 23, 2012
The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) is investing time and money into finding new engineering techniques for the industry, based on the conviction that part of the success of an industry association is its ability to provide its members with...
Nov 23, 2012
The large quantities of fabricated structural steel coming into South Africa from China, Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey and Thailand, besides other countries, continue to significantly impact on the local economy, says Southern African Institute of Steel Construction...
Nov 23, 2012
The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) will, in March next year, host the SteelFuture Conference in Johannesburg – a gathering that will focus on the future of the global steel construction industry.
Nov 20, 2012
JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings’ associate company Sephaku Cement is on track to start production by the end of 2013 at its 1.2-million-ton-a-year cement production facility, near Lichtenburg, and a 1.4-million-ton-a-year grinding facility in Delmas. Speaking at an...
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,...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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