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CE marked washer range offered by distributor
12th July 2024

The Swedish wedge-locking solutions manufacturer Nord-Lock range of securing washers, distributed and supported by industrial equipment supplier BMG, is reportedly the only brand on the market that... 

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New concrete fastener meets high-load demand
12th July 2024

Global fastener solutions manufacturer fischer India announced the launch of its pre-positioned undercut anchor, or FSU, which is a “ground-breaking addition” to fischer's line-up designed to meet... 

An Ejot EJOFAST JF3-2-6.0, a 6 mm self-drilling screw designed for solar installations on a solar panel
Fastener provider expands portfolio
12th July 2024

Solar system fastening solutions provider Ejot has announced the launch of its EJOFAST JF3-2-6.0, a 6 mm self-drilling screw that expands on Ejot’s already vast portfolio of fasteners for solar... 

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Strong relationships underpin success
5th July 2024

Structural steel fabrication company Cousins Steel International (CSI) asserts that succession planning and robust synergies are the catalysts that have led to its enduring success. The company,... 

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Bottlenecks affecting company’s operations
5th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Local supply chain and logistics bottlenecks have significantly impacted on steel trading and distribution company Tradecore Steel’s manufacturing operations. These bottlenecks can be attributed to... 

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Onus on sector to optimise steel capacity – SAISI
5th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the mounting challenges of slow economic growth and increased steel imports, steel representative organisation the South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) emphasises the need to address... 

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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 

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Company awarded tender for 100-t crane
5th July 2024

Steel manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has awarded a tender for a 100-t engineered crane to Southern Africa’s largest crane company Morris Material Handling. Morris... 

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Steel key to circular economy
5th July 2024

Not-for-profit trade organisation, the Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of South Africa (HDGASA) implores its members to embrace the important role that steel can play in promoting a circular... 

Brikor plans to delist from the JSE
4th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The board of directors of building materials manufacturer and supplier Brikor has advised shareholders that it is considering proposing an arrangement to repurchase the shares held by the remaining... 

PPC CEO Matias Cardarelli
PPC reports a 20.6% boost in revenue thanks to Zimbabwe business
24th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Cement company PPC has reported a 20.6% year-on-year increase in revenue to about R10-billion for the financial year ended March 31, compared with the R8.3-billion in revenue reported for the prior... 

Already green V&A Waterfront eyes starting up desalination plant, building second seawater cooling plant
21st June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Since embarking on its sustainability journey in 2008, the V&A Waterfront (V&A) in Cape Town has reduced its energy use by 40%, with 2 MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels generating 1 640 000 kWh... 

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Fatalities draw attention to health and safety standards
21st June 2024 By: Halima Frost

Recent tragic events, resulting in the loss of over 40 construction workers' lives across three sites last month, have brought heightened attention to both the wellbeing of construction personnel... 

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Eastern Cape road projects planned
21st June 2024

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) announced in March that it expected to inject close to R2-billion into the Dr AB Xuma local municipality, in the Eastern Cape, when it... 

A photo of the new Cape Town Station which has been re-imagined to house over 3 000 students and has sports grounds, a shopping centre and cinemas
Mixed-use project completed
21st June 2024

Privately owned construction company GVK-Siya Zama has worked “around the clock” to complete the redevelopment of Cape Town Station, in the Western Cape, into a mixed-use residential and retail... 

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Assembly has started of the world’s biggest land-based crane
20th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Netherlands-based global major engineered heavy lift and transport company Mammoet has announced that it has started assembly of its latest, and the world’s biggest and strongest land-based, crane,... 

Barloworld profit dips as local mining industry slows
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Barloworld’s South African businesses continued to face a myriad of challenging trading conditions, says CEO Dominic Sewela. Announcing the group’s financial results for the six months ended March... 

Construction of Msikaba bridge progresses to highly technical phases
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction at the Msikaba Bridge on the N2 in the Eastern Cape is set to move up a gear this year, with a number of challenging technical activities to be tackled. According to contractor Concor,... 

Tribunal confirms settlement agreement in plant and equipment hire cartel case
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Competition Tribunal has confirmed, as an order, a R480 000 administrative penalty imposed on plant and equipment hire company Hard Hat Equipment Hire as part of a settlement in a case in which... 

PPC cement factory
PPC to report higher full-year earnings as Zimbabwe operations improve
12th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed cement company PPC has informed shareholders that it expects to report increases in its earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) of at least 20% year-on-year for... 

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City of Cape Town hits apartment building developer with R1m fine
11th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has upheld a decision by the city’s Municipal Planning Tribunal to impose a record R1-million penalty for unauthorised building work. The penalty relates to a... 

PIC lifts stake in Raubex above 25%
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Infrastructure development and construction materials supply group Raubex Group has informed shareholders that the State-owned Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has acquired a beneficial interest... 

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Challenges, opportunities abound for industry
7th June 2024

In an address at the World Cement Association (WCA) yearly conference, WCA director Emir Adiguzel outlined the significant challenges and transformative opportunities facing the global cement... 

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Firm to operate power plant for Nigerian cement facility
7th June 2024

Innovative technology provider Wärtsilä has signed a ten-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement for a captive power plant to provide energy for a Nigerian cement production facility. The... 

Anchor bolts provide security in bolted construction elements
7th June 2024

In a continuous drive for product improvement, specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of structural and precast concrete construction elements Peikko South Africa has introduced the HULCO... 

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New cement enhances road durability
7th June 2024

Construction materials supplier AfriSam’s new AfriSam Roadstab Cement is a specialised, high-quality composite cement engineered specifically for road stabilisation tasks. This cement is designed... 

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Enhanced steel grade meets demanding needs
7th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Stainless steel producer Columbus Stainless, based in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, has improved on the “workhorse” 3CR12 utility steel by adding the high-strength 3CR12HP400 version to meet the... 

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Increased competition, challenges facing S African cement sector
7th June 2024

Cement producer Sephaku Cement notes that, over the last 20 years the cement industry has evolved and fragmented, which has, in part, resulted in challenges related to ineffective enforcement of... 

Contractors, subcontractors battling as late payments worsen – MBA North
31st May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The construction industry value chain is at risk of collapsing as shrinking margins, unfair practices and payment issues continue to undermine the sector. This is according to members of the Master... 

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Barloworld profit dips as slowdown in local mining industry takes its toll
27th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Barloworld’s South African businesses continued to face a myriad of challenging trading conditions, says CEO Dominic Sewela. Announcing the group’s financial results for the six months ended March... 

Brikor bricks
Brikor anticipates more than 100% improvement in full-year earnings
24th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

AltX-listed construction materials provider Brikor expects to post earnings a share of between 0.9c and 1.1c for the financial year ended February 29, compared with a loss a share of 0.7c in the... 

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Wood pushed as viable construction material
24th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Engineered wood has emerged as a viable alternative to concrete and steel in the construction industry, owing to its low-carbon footprint and technical performance as a structural material, says... 

Remote Metering Solutions (RMS) chief commercial officer Frikkie Malan
Smart metering to drive energy efficiency
24th May 2024

The age-old practice of monthly meter readings is drawing to a close in the face of the modern world’s dynamic and fluctuating energy demands says utility metering management solutions provider... 

Stefanutti CEO Russell Crawford
Things looking up for Stefanutti following y/y uptick in profits, contract revenue
23rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed multidisciplinary construction group Stefanutti Stocks has reported an improvement in contract revenue to R7.1-billion for the 12 months ended February 29, up from R6.1-billion in the... 

Contractors, sub-contractors battling as late payments accelerate – MBA North
Contractors, sub-contractors battling as late payments accelerate – MBA North
13th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The construction industry value-chain is at risk of collapsing as shrinking margins, unfair practices and payment issues continue to undermine the sector. This is according to members of the Master... 

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Raubex sees 28% bounce in its order book despite challenging environment
13th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Raubex saw a 28% jump in its order book for the financial year ended February 29, to R25.55-billion, compared with R20-billion in the previous financial year. “This is testimony to our diversified... 

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