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Nov 26, 2012
Resources group Anglo American reported on Monday that it had completed the R3.4-billion sale of South African steel group Scaw to a consortium led by the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The consortium also includes black economic-empowerment...
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
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.
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Oct 31, 2012
Instead of completing the R230-million dust-extraction system at its Vanderbijlpark plant to abate fugitive emissions that escaped from electric arc furnaces, steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) had taken the decision to close its furnaces...
Oct 31, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Sheet metal component manufacturer Fabrinox is undertaking a capacity expansion programme at its operations in Paarl, says MD Andre Visser.
Oct 26, 2012
Despite the numerous short-term challenges facing the South African stainless steel industry, the long-term outlook is positive, says Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) executive director Bill Scurr.
Oct 26, 2012
Water and wastewater treatment equipment supplier Circuit Water Engineering Equipment is providing mechanical equipment, of which about 80% is made from stainless steel, for the eThekwini municipality’s Northern Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW), in KwaZulu-Natal.
Oct 26, 2012
Stainless steel flat products producer Columbus Stainless has implemented a new information technology (IT) software system, which has enabled it to develop a new operations planning system to improve the facilitation of the planning and execution of its...
Oct 26, 2012
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Architectural metalwork, structural steelwork and sheet metal contractor Rebcon Engineering took top honours at the South African Stainless Steel Development Association’s (Sassda’s) 2012 Stainless Steel Awards, walking away as the overall winner for the stainless...
Oct 26, 2012
Metals finishing provider Rimex Metals South Africa will supply stainless steel for Phase 2 of Cape Town’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, the construction of which is planned to start in early 2013.
Oct 26, 2012
Structural steel specialist Portal Frame Structures, a subsidiary of the Pro Roof Steel Merchants group of companies, has supplied steel beams for the construction of a production and storage facility for steel fabricator Euro Steel, another subsidiary of Pro Roof...
Oct 26, 2012
Project management and contracting company Vinquip Projects has successfully completed the design and supply of equipment, as well as the project management, for the expansion and upgrade of a Paarl winery’s cellar.
Oct 24, 2012
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) has been ordered to cease operations at certain units at its Vanderbijlpark plant over air-emission concerns. The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Monday instructed the company to cease...
Oct 22, 2012
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Oct 17, 2012
The Department of Trade and Industry- (DTI-) facilitated mediation process between ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) and Kumba Iron Ore regarding an interim iron-ore pricing and supply agreement remains ongoing. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies appointed a...
Oct 12, 2012
It is not in the interest of South Africa’s embattled manufacturing industry to allow the trade unions in the sector to lose their “control and authority”, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) Henk Duys said on Friday. Delivering the...
Sep 28, 2012
Growth in South Africa’s aluminium industry has recovered slowly since the 2008/9 economic crisis, but volumes have not yet returned to pre-2008 levels, highlights Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) executive director Mark Krieg. He states that certain...
Sep 28, 2012
Aluminium, tilt casting and aluminium light-fixture manufacturer Wahl Industries is supplying thousands of aluminium overhead bulk fittings to various schools in the country. The company states that government has started to reinvest money in schools. Wahl has...
Sep 28, 2012
Aluminium products designer, Metal Graphics, has supplied aluminium-based products to various advertising, architectural, interior and product design companies. Products have been diverse and interesting, from an aluminium case housing a water bottle and the water...
Sep 28, 2012
The constant threat of cheaper finished product imports and rising input costs continue to place pressure on the local aluminium sector, asserts credit soloutions provider Coface South Africa risk analyst George Marais. “South Africa’s reliance on locally produced...
Sep 28, 2012
The construction of a new R4.5-million baghouse for secondary aluminium producer Zimalco has been completed. Air pollution control company, ‘About Air Pollution’, built the baghouse which will to enable the producer to maintain a continuous improvement of its air...
Sep 27, 2012
Copper theft losses during August fell to the lowest level since September last year, indicating a downward trend in copper theft despite the high levels recorded this year, the South African Chamber of Commerce (Sacci) said on Thursday. The organisation’s Copper...
Sep 25, 2012
Stainless steel production remained stable in the first half of 2012 at 17.22-million tons – a slight year-on-year decrease of 0.2%, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) reported on Monday. China increased its stainless steel production by 1.1% to...
Sep 21, 2012
Alert Steel Tshwane, of which Alert Holdings holds a 50% stake in, was awarded a three-year tender for the supply of carbon steel to the Koedoespoort and Germiston outlets of Transnet SOC.
Aug 31, 2012
The number of medium- and heavy-steel projects in South Africa and globally should ensure medium growth for industrial holding company VBV Holdings, but the company must remain globally competitive to grow, says VBV Holdings chairperson Gary van den Berg.
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 structures...
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 t...
Jul 25, 2012
JSE-listed steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal), which is currently exploring an as-yet-unnamed iron-ore resource in the Northern Cape, hopes to begin mining on the property by 2015, partly in a bid to close an anticipated supply gap that would arise...
Jul 25, 2012
ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) and Kumba Iron Ore will announce the outcome of negotiations on an interim supply agreement, which is due to expire on July 31, by next Wednesday. Mittal CE Nonkululeko Nzembezi-Heita would not be drawn on whether the supply...
Jul 25, 2012
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) reported weaker headline earnings of R106-million for the six months to June 30, 2012, a sharp decline from the R668-million reported for the corresponding period of 2011. But the performance did represent a...
Jul 17, 2012
JSE-listed aluminium products producer Hulamin on Tuesday reported that its headline earnings were expected to be between R54-million and R59-million for the six months ended June 30, compared with R71-million in the corresponding period of 2011. “Operational...
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