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Jul 19, 2013
South African cement producer PPC has appointed Salim Abdul Kader as group COO with immediate effect. Previously occupying the role of MD of the South African operations, Kader would now be responsible for all group and head office human resource functions, as well...
Jul 19, 2013
The proposed Durban dig-out port (DDOP) and the high-speed rail link between Johannesburg and Durban will enhance KwaZulu-Natal’s (KZN’s) position as an attractive import stopover, says industrial concrete flooring experts Concrete Laser Flooring (CLF) director Lance...
Jul 19, 2013
FIRST HIGH SCHOOLThe R100-million high school in Mvezo in the Eastern Cape will underpin three pillars of the Siemens commitment – skills development, sustainability and local commitment
Former President Nelson Mandela’s birth town of Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, is having its first high school built.
Jul 19, 2013
NEW DESIGN The building has a modular design and was built using a light-steel frame design with layered walls to improve insulation
A new restaurant of fast-food franchise McDonald’s opened in Goodwood, in Parrow, in the Western Cape last month. The 132-seater restaurant, café and drive-through was built in 105 days and uses 20% less electricity and water than conventional designs, says...
Jul 15, 2013
First Tech Group, the parent company of liquidated structural steel company Cosira, has started voluntary business rescue proceedings, after admitting in its application that the group was “financially distressed” and could not pay its debts. The 20-year-old company,...
Jul 12, 2013
JSE-listed Iliad has agreed to sell its ceramics business Ferreiras as a going concern to Portion 140 Springs Properties for R49.64-million. “The strategy developed after reviewing Iliad’s business in the midst of the macro financial crisis has been steadily...
Jul 12, 2013
The South African mainstream building market has been cautious in accepting light-steel frame building (LSFB), unlike in the US, Australia and New Zealand where it is being used increasingly, yet the building method’s advantages – substantially faster construction...
Jul 12, 2013
Consulting engineering firm Aurecon’s R70-million project involving the construction of a study centre at the University of Pretoria’s Engineering 1 building, which comprises 158 t of structural steel, is scheduled for completion this month.
Jul 12, 2013
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Jul 03, 2013
South Africa’s construction industry saw its average profit margin plunge from 5% in 2009, to 2.8% in 2011, said Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) statistician-general Pali Lehohla on Wednesday. Income in the sector reached R267-billion in 2011, down from...
Jun 28, 2013
Construction and engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R) reported on Friday that it had agreed to sell four of its construction-products businesses for R1.3-billion to consortiums comprising private-equity companies and management. The group of businesses disposed...
Jun 28, 2013
Although lightweight steel structures and cold-formed sections manufacturer Robor Structural Solutions faces challenges in meeting State-owned power utility Eskom’s initial product-volume requirements, coupled with an erratic steel supply, the company worked with all...
Jun 07, 2013
JSE-listed materials supplier Afrimat on Thursday increased its offer to the minority shareholders of resources group Infrasors from 35c a share to 65c a share to acquire their stake in the company. This was a premium to the current trading price of Infrasors of...
Jun 07, 2013
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A new roof-tile manufacturing machine from Swedish roof-tile specialist ABECE is expected to provide Africa with a complete roof-tiling solution, filling the gap in concrete solutions and technology provider Pan Mixers South Africa’s (PMSA’s) product offering. PMSA...
Jun 04, 2013
On the back of anticipated improved market conditions in the 2014 financial year, construction materials supplier WG Wearne would invest R700 000 in new product lines in its concrete manufacturing products division. The firm indicated that the additional product...
Jun 04, 2013
South African cement producer PPC on Tuesday launched its ‘Builders’ App’ for smartphones, at the TotallyConcrete Conference and Expo, in Sandton. PPC marketing manager Sibongile Moko said the software’s main objective was to enable builders and construction workers...
May 31, 2013
Construction materials supplier WG Wearne on Friday said it expected to report a headline loss a share of between 5.5c and 6.5c for the year ended February 28, an improvement on the headline loss of 19.88c apiece incurred in the previous year. The company, which is...
May 31, 2013
A chemical concrete-additive causes impermeable crystals to grow inside and seal cracks, pores and capillaries and preventing liquids from penetrating the concrete. This nontoxic additive can be used to seal concrete structures in potable water systems and in more...
May 24, 2013
The biggest culprit in Stefanutti Stocks’ R162-million loss for the year ended February 28, is the building division’s dismal performance, says Stefanutti Stocks CEO Willie Meyburgh. While the proposed R323-million penalty imposed by the Competition Commission,...
 
 
 
 
May 24, 2013
Local pharmaceutical company Cipla Medpro’s corporate social investment (CSI) arm, the Cipla Foundation, has launched an initiative aimed at mitigating the growing shack fire crisis plaguing informal settlements across South Africa. The project, called Ajuga, has...
May 24, 2013
Competitive pressures are “levelling off slightly” in the road construction industry, says Raubex Group CEO Rudolf Fourie. Discussing the road specialist’s results for the financial year ended February 28, he says the lower margins seen in the road industry in recent...
May 24, 2013
The R323-million penalty the Competition Commission wants to levy against construction group Stefanutti Stocks is “higher than expected”, says Stefanutti Stocks CEO Willie Meyburgh. He notes that the company is “giving consideration” to the proposed penalty it has to...
May 22, 2013
The majority of the large civil structures at Sephaku Cement’s new Aganang plant, in the North West province, were complete and the remaining civil work was progressing well, engineering project manager Heinrich de Beer reported on Wednesday. The greenfields project...
May 21, 2013
The Turkish Steel Exporters’ Association (CIB) on Tuesday said it would bring a high-level delegation of prominent steel manufacturers and exporters to South Africa to explore areas of cooperation and new business prospects with local companies. The delegation, which...
May 17, 2013
Following the closure of the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) in April, owing to the withdrawal of funding, major South African cement producers AfriSam, Lafarge and Sephaku have announced the establishment of a new agency, which will offer education and consulting...
May 17, 2013
The concrete admixture industry, which is directly affected by the cement industry, is recovering from negative growth consumption that it experienced in 2011. The industry experienced a slight 2.7% rebound in 2012 and is expecting further growth this year.
May 17, 2013
One of the major challenges still affecting the aggregate industry is that quarries are not being used to capacity, which has put a strain on employment in the industry, states the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa). “If quarries are...
May 17, 2013
The core services of the former Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI), including its training facility, information centre and consultant service, are being evaluated at the request of industry members to determine whether they are still beneficial to the industry. The...
May 17, 2013
To broaden the availability of knowledge about concrete and concrete equipment to the public and industry, brick, block and paving machinery supplier Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) will build a training centre behind its showroom, which was launched in Boksburg last...
 
 
 
 
May 17, 2013
Cement, concrete and aggregate manufacturer Lafarge Group encourages skills, training and development, and supports its employees at all levels in order for them to develop their full potential. The company also actively recognises a responsibility to help develop...
May 17, 2013
In South Africa’s emerging economy, and particularly, within the context of the National Infrastructure Plan (Nip), local clinker and cement producers have value to add by working with government to support the R4-trillion, 15-year project states concrete and cement...
May 17, 2013
Chemical company a.b.e Construction Chemicals’ upgraded manufacturing plant, in Boksburg, is better equipped to undertake cementitious blending, owing to its dustless technology. The upgrade is expected to double the plant’s production capacity without having to...
May 17, 2013
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The Southern Africa Readymix Association (Sarma) is continuing its efforts to implement rules and regulations to protect the readymix industry, which is picking up, from oversaturation and a lack of regulation. Sarma director Nico Pienaar tells Engineering News that...
May 16, 2013
South African cement producer PPC reports that it is exploring ways to add momentum to the execution of South Africa’s multibillion-rand infrastructure programme, on which the immediate outlook for domestic cement demand rests. During the interim period to March 31,...
May 15, 2013
JSE-listed construction firm Aveng Group officially opened an office in Maputo this week in a move to strengthen the group’s overall offering in Mozambique. “The step we are taking today formalises our long-standing relationship with Mozambique and it is a strong...
May 14, 2013
The biggest culprit in Stefanutti Stocks’ R162-million loss for the year ended February 28, is the building division’s dismal performance, said Stefanutti Stocks CEO Willie Meyburgh on Tuesday. While the proposed R323-million penalty imposed by the Competition...
May 14, 2013
The R323-million penalty the Competition Commission proposed to levy against construction group Stefanutti Stocks was “higher than expected”, said Stefanutti Stocks CEO Willie Meyburgh on Tuesday. Announcing the company’s financial results for the year ended February...
May 13, 2013
Construction group Stefanutti Stocks said on Monday that the proposed penalty it had to pay the Competition Commission in this body’s nationwide investigation into collusion in the local construction industry, had been set at R323-million. “However, with respect to...
May 13, 2013
Competitive pressures were “levelling off slightly” in the road construction industry, said Raubex Group CEO Rudolf Fourie on Monday. Discussing the road specialist’s results for the financial year ended February 28, he said the lower margins seen in the road...
 
 
 
 
May 09, 2013
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Building materials retailer Cashbuild reported marginal year-on-year revenue growth of 1% during the third quarter of its 2013 financial, as tough trading conditions continued. Nine new stores opened by the company since July 2011, contributed 2% of the increase,...
May 09, 2013
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JSE-listed Afrimat aimed to focus its efforts on what CEO Andries van Heerden commented was the company’s largest, most challenging turnaround project to date. The construction materials supplier, which reported solid financial results for the year ended February 28,...
May 03, 2013
Having finalised its takeover of Luxembourg-based pyro- and hydrometallurgical engineering company Paul Wurth, steel plant construction specialist SMS Siemag, a division of SMS Holding, is now the only service provider worldwide that provides a full spectrum of...
May 03, 2013
The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) drove a campaign through a special task group to promote the concept of prefabricated construction that is underused in South Africa.
May 03, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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