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Slow Economy Demands Efficiency, Quality In Readymix

13th January 2020 With South Africa’s construction sector in the doldrums, it is vital that material suppliers get smarter. AfriSam’s Jukskei readymix plant is doing just that, says operations manager Kevin Naidoo. “Readymix is a high-speed game,” Naidoo says. “The poor state of the market, and the continuous... 

Minerals Council joins calls for govt to ensure increased electricity self-generation 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th December 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa has welcomed the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) statement that it is committed to the development of adequate generation capacity to meet electricity demand in the interests of economic growth. However, the council said the industry... 

Cape Town central train line still suspended as officials seek cable theft solution

By: News24Wire      12th December 2019 Train commuters on Cape Town's central line are still without rail services as continued fears over cable theft, safety and subsequent repairs have hindered Metrorail's services. For the last month, commuters from areas such as Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain have been forced to make use of... 

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin SAEED Al Maktoum Inaugurates The Big 5 2019

25th November 2019 The show welcomes an expected 68,000+ participants on its 40th anniversary The Big 5 2019 kicks off with six specialised events providing solutions across the full construction value chain The first ‘Voice of the Construction Industry Report’ is launched during the high-level CEO Forum   His... 

Agrément South Africa awards Rocla Certificate of Recognition for Lightweight Top Structure of Sanitation Units

By: Maxine Arries     22nd November 2019 South African technical assessment agency, Agrément SA, awarded Rocla a certificate of recognition for its lightweight concrete toilet top structure at a function held in Pretoria recently. Rocla’s precast concrete sanitation unit is a cost-effective solution to one of the most basic and... 

Sephaku reports R7m interim loss

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th November 2019 Despite a “challenging” interim period characterised by negative earnings, JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings is committed to weathering the downturn and emerging as a renowned building materials entity. The company reported a net loss of R7.7-million for the six months ended September 30, compared... 

Moody's leaves South Africa teetering on brink of 'junk'

By: Reuters     2nd November 2019  Moody's left South Africa on the brink of "junk" status on Friday after it revised the outlook on the country's last investment-grade credit rating to "negative," piling pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa to quicken the pace of reform. Moody's said the outlook revision on its 'Baa3' rating,... 

Saville stresses importance of this year’s MTBPS

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th October 2019 Cannon Asset Managers founder and CEO Dr Adrian Saville believes the upcoming Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) might be the most important one for South Africa yet. With a resurgence of load-shedding, crisis-level unemployment rates and economic growth teetering between 0% and 1%,... 

Bobcat skidsteer attachments ideal for materials-handling applications

25th October 2019 Skidsteer loaders from Bobcat Equipment South Africa are ideal for a wide range of materials-handling applications in agriculture and construction, from cleaning-up operations to trenching and loading. This is due to the fact that they can be customised by means of a range of attachments, turning... 

Paragon Group wins GIfA Award of Excellence 2019 for 140 West Street

25th October 2019 The Paragon Group emerged a winner at the Gauteng Institute for Architecture (GIfA) 2019 awards ceremony held at Wits University on the evening of 25 October 2019. The architecture and interior architecture company won a coveted Award of Excellence, one of only two awarded by GIfA, for its work... 

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