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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...
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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,...
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 Australasia...
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 comparable...
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 South...
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.
 
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