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Jul 12, 2013
Operating from two large modern factories in Germiston and Brakpan and with additional processing facilities in Pinetown and Queenstown, Macsteel Roofing is Southern Africa’s leading supplier of metal roofing products and cold formed sections. Included in its...
Jul 12, 2013
Macsteel Trading’s market reach through its strategic network of 22 branches throughout South Africa extends to most steel consuming sectors and key industries, offering valued customers high-quality steel products combined with excellent service at competitive...
Jul 12, 2013
INCREASED CONSUMPTIONSome 45% of the steel produced in the world goes into construction, and increasingly more is used in developing countries, such as Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa
The global steel industry, including the steel industry in South Africa seems to be in a constant state of flux.This was one of the trends identified at the SteelFuture conference, hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc), in March,...
Jul 12, 2013
Manufacturer and supplier of steel windows, doors, doorframes and garage doors Duro Pressings says the advantages of using steel in the manufacture of its products, specifically its inner and outer South African Bureau of Standards- (SABS-) approved Cliscoe windows,...
Jul 12, 2013
Macsteel Service Centres SA’s wide range of products and value added manufactured products are sold and distributed to international markets via Macsteel Exports. Staffed with a very knowledgeable team with vast African market experience, each having the skills in...
Jul 12, 2013
The extension project at the existing University of South Africa (Unisa) Cape Town Campus, situated in Parow, displays the power of local ingenuity for an institution that ranks among the greatest of its kind in the world and is one of several good entries in this...
Jul 12, 2013
US-based laser-cutting and engraving systems manufacturer Kern Laser Systems’ new HSE 150 W and HSE 400 W laser systems can be equipped with technology that enables the laser systems to accurately cut sheet metals made from stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum and...
Jul 05, 2013
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SABS CEO Boni Mehlomakulu and Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
A new technical instrument has been introduced to support South Africa’s strategy of increasing the level of local content in the goods and services procured by government and State-owned entities and to add impetus to the country’s re-industrialisation efforts. The...
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Jun 07, 2013
To explore potential areas of cooperation and new business prospects between the steel sectors of South Africa and Turkey, high-level delegates from the Turkish Steel Exporters’ Association (CIB), comprising 17 prominent steel exporters and manufacturers currently...
Jun 04, 2013
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Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) has again warned that the National Treasury’s proposed carbon tax will have a yearly negative financial impact on the company of between R600-million and R650-million. It has also confirmed that it is preparing a...
Jun 04, 2013
South Africa’s Bushveld Complex was the country’s largest but least-mined iron-ore resource, independent South African mineral policy analyst Paul Jourdan told the International Mining and Metals third African Iron Ore conference here on Tuesday. While the Bushveld...
Jun 03, 2013
Global stainless crude steel production in the first quarter of the year amounted to nearly 9.4-million metric tonnes, marking a 6% year-on-year increase, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has found. However, besides China, all steel-producing regions...
May 31, 2013
The pressure is on local manufacturers to produce products in line with global standards that can compete with imported alternatives, states stainless steel casting manufacturer Steloy Castings.
May 31, 2013
Welding, cutting and gas products company Afrox will launch its new range of Vacuum packaging (DriPac) stainless steel welding consumables this year, which will be beneficial for operations in remote areas.
May 31, 2013
Abrasives manufacturer Klingspor says its advanced Germany-based research and development (R&D) department sets the company apart from its competitors, as it provides the stainless steel industry with technology that promotes efficiency in the manufacturing stage and...
May 31, 2013
Consulting and management services firm Deloitte has called for more action with regard to the implementation of South Africa’s Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP).
May 31, 2013
South Africa’s stainless steel apparent consumption hit a high of 228 258 t last year, despite economic difficulties in most countries, as a result of a global financial meltdown, states the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda).
May 30, 2013
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The decline in the value of copper theft seen in 2012 has continued into 2013, with R9.9-million worth of the element stolen in April, from R10-million in March and R11.2-million in February, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) stated on...
May 28, 2013
JSE-listed packaging manufacturer Nampak, which on Tuesday reported a 3% year-on-year rise in headline earnings a share to 108.8c for the six months ended March 31, announced that its CEO Andrew Marshall would retire in March 2014. “The board wishes to thank [him]...
May 27, 2013
Following “strong worldwide interest", a select number of bidders have been chosen to participate in the due-diligence phase of the disposal of Macsteel Service Centres SA (MSCSA) – the formal sale process was initiated in early February. Investec Bank, which is...
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 20, 2013
JSE-listed Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium on Monday reported a return to profitability, as it delivered a first-quarter profit after suffering significant losses during the first and fourth quarters of 2012. The group reported an operating profit of R50-million...
May 17, 2013
The Competition Commission has conditionally approved the sale of Nedbank- and Capital Africa Steel- (CAS-) owned shares in struggling Alert Steel to Cannistraro Investments, the AltX-listed steel retailer said on Friday. The transaction, in which Cannistraro agreed...
May 14, 2013
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba reported on Tuesday that initiatives would be announced in the coming months to add momentum to a “comprehensive industrialisation and transformation programme” linked to the multibillion-rand investment programmes of...
May 10, 2013
JSE-listed steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal), which declared force majeure in February after a fire at its Vanderbijlpark facility, said on Friday that it expected to turn around its first quarter loss and report “positive earnings” in the second...
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...
Apr 29, 2013
The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (Neasa) on Friday filed a second application in the Labour Court to review and set aside an April 12 decision by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant to extend the terms of a collective bargaining agreement to...
Apr 23, 2013
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Imperial Crown Trading 289 (ICT) and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) have lodged an application with the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal a March 28 Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling, dismissing their appeal against a 2011 decision by the North...
Apr 23, 2013
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Numsa on Tuesday demanded a 20% across-the-board pay rise in the auto assembly, tyre manufacturing, iron, steel, and base metals manufacturing sectors. "All wage increases, across all sectors, must be based on actual rates of pay and actual wage increases negotiated...
Apr 22, 2013
World crude steel production for March increased by a marginal 1% year-on-year to 135-million tonnes, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) reported on Monday. China posted improved production for March of 66.3-million tonnes, up 6.6% on the first quarter of 2012,...
Apr 19, 2013
The implementation of effective quality management systems (QMS), such as ISO 9001, will improve businesses’ service to clients and streamline internal processes to ensure best practice in the planning, control and management of companies, says Lloyds Register...
Apr 19, 2013
Metal pressing manufacturer Precision Press has established its own training academy to teach high school graduates the skills they require to work in a manufacturing environment.
Apr 19, 2013
It is widely accepted that South Africa has substantial remaining resources of unexploited industrial minerals. In fact the newly released Industrial Policy Action Plan 2013/14 concurs with estimates of there being remaining mineral reserves and resources worth more...
Apr 16, 2013
The share price of JSE-listed ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) rose on Tuesday morning after news that the fire-damaged Vanderbijlpark-based steel-making facility had resumed production. Three basic oxygen furnaces, besides other assets, were damaged in a fire –...
Apr 11, 2013
China’s steel industry has experienced explosive growth over the past decade – overtaking the rest of the steel-producing countries – that shows no sign of easing in the short term. China had built a “fearsome” low-cost steel manufacturing industry as the world...
Apr 05, 2013
International solid-carbide and steel rotary cutting tools manufacturer Dormer Tools last month launched a new range of multi application taps which are designed to support a high level of performance in a range of hard-to-machine materials.  
Apr 05, 2013
Energy efficiency in foundries can be improved through the implementation of material flow cost accounting (MFCA), Environmental & Sustainability Solutions executive director Seakle Godschalk said at the recent Metal Casting Conference. MFCA is a tool for...
Apr 02, 2013
The newly rebranded engineering services unit within State-owned freight logistics group Transnet is aiming to increase its third-party sales to railways customers to R6-billion a year by 2018/19 and is also moving to add ports and pipelines equipment to its...
Mar 29, 2013
The Metal Casting Conference provided a platform for industry members to share the latest technological developments and opportunities to drive a competitive advantage in the foundry industry. The conference was held in the North-West from March 13 to 16.
Mar 28, 2013
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The long-running iron-ore dispute between ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) and Kumba Iron Ore took a step towards resolution on Thursday, when the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dismissed an appeal by Imperial Crown Trading 289 (ICT) and the Department of Mineral...
Mar 28, 2013
International steel group Evraz has announced plans to sell 85% of South African steel and vanadium producer Evraz Highveld to a black economic-empowerment (BEE) consortium for $320-million – the transaction would be the largest BEE deal in the South African steel...
Mar 26, 2013
AltX-listed Alert Steel on Tuesday reported that Cannistraro Investments has bought Nedbank- and Capital Africa Steel- (CAS-) owned shares in the struggling steel retailer. Cannistraro agreed to buy a 47.5% stake in Alert Steel from CAS for a total consideration of...
Mar 22, 2013
The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has welcomed the publication of an International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standard that defines the calculation method of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission intensity from iron and steel production. The standard was...
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