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Aug 31, 2012
Local steel fabricator Carbon Steel Fabricators (CSF) has trained 45 welders in its newly opened welding training facility, in Vanderbijlpark, and aims to train welders from all its sister companies under industrial holding company VBV Holdings, says CSF GM Duncan...
Aug 30, 2012
Construction and engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R) has confirmed that it has disposed of the Cape Town Iron and Steel Works (Cisco), in Kuilsrivier, in the Western Cape, for an undisclosed fee. But the JSE-listed group says it is restricted, through a...
Aug 23, 2012
JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore has agreed to extend the interim pricing arrangement it has with ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal), which sees it supplying the steelmaker with iron-ore from its Sishen mine, to the end of December.Subsidiary Sishen Iron Ore would sell a...
Aug 17, 2012
Marking and identification company Traceability Solutions will soon release a lower-cost identification system for the galvanising industry, reveals sales manager Kyle Parker. He explains that the traceability of steel becomes a problem after a product has been...
Aug 17, 2012
While building confidence among contractors, materials manufacturers and quantity surveyors has increased marginally over the last two years, the immediate outlook for the South African construction industry remains challenging, says credit solutions provider Coface...
Aug 17, 2012
Public interest in light steel frame building (LSFB) continues to grow, despite the slowdown in the building industry in South Africa, which is operating at about half of its prerecession capacity, says Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (Sasfa)...
Aug 17, 2012
This year’s Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) Steel Awards will focus on sustainability and green living, hence the decision to make the theme for 2012 ‘Steel Leaves a Legacy’. The institute feels it is important to recognise steel...
Jul 30, 2012
JSE-listed aluminium products producer Hulamin regained momentum as it worked to recover from a 25 000 t production backlog created by the failure of a motor on its Camps Drift hot mill, in Pietermaritzburg, during April. The group’s record achievement of 219 000...
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Jul 16, 2012
Workers belonging to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Monday embarked on industrial action at steel and vanadium producer Evraz Highveld’s plant in eMalahleni over possible retrenchments. The JSE-listed company warned in May that it...
Jul 16, 2012
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has issued two large tenders for the procurement of 1 064 locomotives for its general freight business (GFB) – the acquisition programmes, which will be implemented between 2013 and 2019, could involve an investment of...
Jul 13, 2012
The Competition Commission has approved a merger application filed jointly by Sasol Oil and BP Southern Africa (BPSA), in which the approval of a proposed joint venture (JV) between the two companies was requested.
Jul 13, 2012
South Africa’s small-scale steel sector, also known as the cottage steel industry, has the potential to develop into a more pertinent sector, which, if developed, could create downstream benefits for the rest of the steel industry, says International Steel...
Jul 13, 2012
Local industrial equipment, electronic and mechanical components supplier Elquip Solutions has supplied and successfully commissioned two Behringer high-performance bandsaws, valued at more than R5-million, for a heavy-duty engineering company in the steel industry.
Jul 13, 2012
The outlook for the local steel industry, which is valued at about R20-billion a year, is cloudy at present, says Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) education director Spencer Erling.
Jul 13, 2012
The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) plans to move the Structures for Mining and related Materials Handling (SMMH) conference abroad at some point, education director Spencer Erling tells Engineering News.
Jul 13, 2012
Cape Town-based Air Compressor Engineering (ACE) was awarded a compressed air supply contract in March by diversified resources group BHP Billiton for its Mozal aluminium smelter, in Mozambique.
Jul 13, 2012
AltX-listed steel merchant BSi Steel’s processing division, Shearcut, is now ISO 9001 accredited; an accreditation that Shearcut director and BSi COO Jerry Govender believes will eventually extend to other divisions in the company.
Jul 13, 2012
Steel and vanadium supplier Evraz Highveld Steel has identified 2015 as the target year for commissioning its cogeneration plant, which will produce between 75 MW and 150 MW of power, depending on the final process design and capacity converted, says COO Franz Holy.
 
 
 
 
Jun 29, 2012
Construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) reported on Friday that it has reached an agreement in principle with a prospective buyer of its Cape Town Iron & Steel Works (Cisco) steel mill, in the Western Cape. The identity of the buyer was not disclosed, nor was the...
Jun 28, 2012
The outlook for reducing copper theft in South Africa “remained positive”, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Thursday, as it reported a drop in the May copper theft barometer. The barometer fell to R23-million in May, from...
Jun 26, 2012
The South Gauteng High Court on Tuesday ordered ArcelorMittal International to meet its R241.3-million shareholders’ agreement with Kalagadi Manganese within ten days, Kalagadi chairperson Daphne Mashile-Nkosi reported on Tuesday. High Court Judge P Coppin also...
Jun 20, 2012
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South Africa’s steel production declined by 21.5% year-on-year in May, statistics released by the World Steel Association (worldsteel) showed on Wednesday. South African output fell to 580 000 t, from 739 000 t in May 2011.
Jun 19, 2012
A Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Infrastructure Master Plan (RIMP), which could involve cross-border projects with a combined investment value of up to $500-billion, has been finalised and will be presented to the subregion’s heads of State...
Jun 18, 2012
JSE-listed aluminium products producer Hulamin on Monday reported that its Camps Drift hot finishing mill, in Pietermaritzburg, has been repaired and recommissioned, 46 days after initial component failure. The company said it had lost 25 000 t of production during...
Jun 18, 2012
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) said on Monday that the industry’s yearly wage increases as per the three-year wage deal negotiated with the trade unions last year had been finalised. The increases would be in accordance...
Jun 14, 2012
Despite weaker first-quarter stainless steel production, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) said on Thursday it was still forecasting a slight improvement in 2012 output. Global stainless steel production declined by 2.8% year-on-year to 8.6-million tons...
Jun 08, 2012
AltX-listed steel merchant BSi Steel is acquiring Richards Bay-based steel plate profiling service centre and steel merchant Brown McFarlane Africa, says BSi Steel South African stockists CE Ross Teichmann.
Jun 06, 2012
Despite barriers to entry, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) believed that there was still room for additional steel production capacity in South African and that the focus should be on developing low-cost steel production methods and technologies....
 
 
 
 
Jun 01, 2012
South Africa’s apparent steel use remained much the same in 2011, at 5.3-million tons of finished steel products, slightly up from 5-million tons the previous year, World Steel Association reported. The association’s ‘World Steel in Figures 2012’ report that...
Jun 01, 2012
The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) plans to introduce e-learning courses to make its training and skills development programmes more accessible to industry, the association’s skills development manager, Mankabe More, tells...
Jun 01, 2012
Technology company 3M reports a growing interest in its abrasive system technology, which assists in reducing the risks associated with heat build-up in the stainless steel industry.
Jun 01, 2012
South Africa is importing thousands of tons of consumerware products, such as cookware and cutlery, from Asian countries, despite having the capability to manufacture these products itself, says Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda)...
Jun 01, 2012
A thermal-mechanical test system, the Gleeble 3800, has been installed in the Centre for Materials Engineering at the University of Cape Town owing to a National Research Foundation special equipment award. The Gleeble 3800, worth $1.05-million, is a...
Jun 01, 2012
To mark the global celebration of the 100 years since stainless steel was first produced, the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) has themed its Stainless Steel Awards for 2012 ‘A century of innovation’.
Jun 01, 2012
Counterfeit products in the consumer industry are of increasing cause for concern and impact negatively on businesses that are targeted by counterfeiters, says stainless steel and aluminium cookware manufacturer Hendler & Hart CEO Nash Soni.
May 25, 2012
Local rotating electrical equipment repairer Marthinusen & Coutts (M&C), in March, completed the repair and design change of a 28 MW Jeumont Schneider synchronous motor for steel products manufacturer ArcelorMittal South Africa’s Saldanha Steel plant, in the...
May 18, 2012
Steel producer Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium (Highveld) recorded a headline loss of R94-million for the three months ended March, mainly owing to lower sales volumes. The quarterly loss compares with a profit of R21-million in the first quarter of 2011, South...
May 17, 2012
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has indicated that the procurement of 1 064 new locomotives by State-owned freight logistics group Transnet could cost about R35-billion. He told lawmakers this week that, during the next quarter, Transnet would begin...
 
 
 
 
May 14, 2012
JSE-listed aluminium products producer Hulamin on Monday reported that it stood to lose 23 000 t of production as its Camps Drift hot finishing mill, in Pietermaritzburg, was being repaired. The mill was shut down owing to a component failure and was expected to be...
May 10, 2012
JSE-listed steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) has confirmed the acquisition of nearly 20% of an iron-ore exploration project in the Northern Cape province. CE Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita reported on Thursday that early stage exploration activities,...
May 09, 2012
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JSE-listed Evraz Highveld Steel on Wednesday said it was moving forward with its comprehensive cost reduction plan, which included labour restructuring. The steel producer was expected to start formal consultations with employee representatives on May 9, following...
May 09, 2012
The South African Iron and Steel Institute (Saisi) reported on Wednesday that its assistance to value-added steel exporters had been increased by 28.2%, from R135/t to R173/t. The increase in the rebate to those adding value of more than 20% to primary steel...
May 07, 2012
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State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has confirmed the receipt of nine bids in response to a request for proposals (RFP) for the purchase of 95 electric locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) general freight business. The electric locomotives...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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