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Enhanced regulation, law enforcement needed to combat scrap metal theft
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Enhanced regulation and enforcement are needed to address the challenges of scrap metal theft in South Africa and potentially lift the ban on scrap metal exports, research and advisory firm Birguid... 


AMSA to convert one Vanderbijlpark blast furnace to an electric arc furnace by 2028
2nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster has confirmed that the company will be converting one of its three blast furnaces into an electric arc furnace (EAF) within the next... 


AMSA expects to break ground on Vanderbijlpark’s 200 MW solar plant this year
2nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is planning to start construction on a 200 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at its Vanderbijlpark facility, in Gauteng, towards the end of the... 


Opinion: Pollution in the Vaal Triangle – progress, but more must be done
2nd May 2024

In this article, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster writes that industry across the Vaal Triangle, together with responsible corporate citizens in the steel industry, must... 


Decarbonisation investment while paying carbon tax is impossible, says AMSA's Verster
30th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Paying billions of rands in carbon tax while simultaneously investing in decarbonisation efforts is impossible, steel maker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster has said. In South... 


Firm reports on successful global turnkey projects
26th April 2024

With the promise that its customised transfer point solutions will always perform to expectations, transfer chute technology provider Weba Chute Systems tackles its turnkey projects in a highly... 


New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 


Fabricator offers one-stop solution
26th April 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Turnkey steel service centre Fargo Steel Fabrication aims to streamline the complexities that occur during engineered projects by eliminating the need for companies or individuals to utilise... 


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Aluminium

Mozambique seeks to end 50-year hydropower pact with South Africa

Mozambique plans to end half a century of hydropower supply to South Africa’s State-owned electricity utility, raising risks for the continent’s most industrialized economy and threatening the... 


UK to implement carbon levy on imported goods by 2027

Britain will implement a new carbon import levy on some products from 2027 to help to protect businesses against cheaper imports from countries with less strict climate policies, the government... 


EU carbon tax could cost Africa $25bn, AfDB chief says

Africa could lose as much as $25-billion annually due to the European Union’s new carbon border tax, hurting the continent’s trade by penalizing valued-added exports such as iron and fertilizers,... 


Affirma exits pure play beverage can GZI investment after ten years

Private equity firm Affirma Capital has exited its investment in the GZI Group (GZI) to global investment business Oppenheimer Partners, following its ten-year investment in Africa’s largest... 


Opinion: R47bn of South Africa's exports exposed to EU CBAM as EU climate wave reaches South Africa’s shores

In this opinion article, sustainability consultant Rhys Newton-Hill and Brundtland Consulting partner Henk Sa provide an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of the European Union's (EU's)... 


First boiler at South32's Worsley Alumina converted to natural gas

Diversified mining and metals company South32's Worsley Alumina operation, in Western Australia, has completed the conversion of the first of its coal-fired boilers to natural gas, helping to... 


Hulamin appoints CFO Gounder as CEO

Rolled and extruded aluminium products manufacturer Hulamin has appointed its CFO Meganathan (Mark) Gounder as CEO, with effect from December 1. He will succeed Geoff Watson, who was appointed... 


Company launches new range of aluminium filter regulators

NYSE-listed technology and engineering company Emerson has launched its new ASCO Series 641, 642 and 643 aluminum filter regulators, which maximise process efficiency and reduce unplanned downtime... 


Carbon Steel

AMSA to convert one Vanderbijlpark blast furnace to an electric arc furnace by 2028

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster has confirmed that the company will be converting one of its three blast furnaces into an electric arc furnace (EAF) within the next... 


AMSA expects to break ground on Vanderbijlpark’s 200 MW solar plant this year

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is planning to start construction on a 200 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at its Vanderbijlpark facility, in Gauteng, towards the end of the... 


Opinion: Pollution in the Vaal Triangle – progress, but more must be done

In this article, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster writes that industry across the Vaal Triangle, together with responsible corporate citizens in the steel industry, must... 


Decarbonisation investment while paying carbon tax is impossible, says AMSA's Verster

Paying billions of rands in carbon tax while simultaneously investing in decarbonisation efforts is impossible, steel maker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster has said. In South... 


Decarbonised iron production possible using sodium, company says

A new process being pioneered by energy companies such as Israel-based Helios and Netherlands-based Alkalium proposes the use of sodium metal rather than coal or hydrogen to refine iron-ore into... 


Fog fluid product highlighted to prevent corrosion

Global corrosion protection company Cortec Corporation highlights that its CorroLogic VpCI-339 fogging fluid is fast, effective and convenient in addressing the challenges of void and corrosion in... 


South Africa's science, innovation dept launches circular minerals, metals initiative

South Africa's Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched the first of three new government-led collaborative... 


ArcelorMittal South Africa appoints Gavin Griffiths CFO

JSE-listed steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa has appointed Gavin Griffiths CFO and executive director from April 1. Griffiths is currently the company's chief strategy officer but has been... 


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Cape Town’s Copperheads unit recovers 53 km of stolen cable, 1.2 t of metal

The City of Cape Town’s (CoCT’s) specialist metals theft unit, the Copperheads, has recovered more than 53 km of stolen cable during the last six months of 2023. The unit says it executed 404... 


Seifsa urges dtic not to extend scrap metal ban

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says it has noted with concern submissions by other entities to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic)... 


FCEVs to reach 1.5m units by 2030

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are poised for rapid growth and are expected to reach nearly 1.5-million units globally by 2030, according to the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). 


Three scrap metal companies brought to book for violating trade permit conditions

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) has taken legal action against three companies that it says attempted to export scrap metal and copper ingots without valid... 


DSI pursuing private sector partnerships to industrialise hydrogen catalyser projects

Speaking at the Devac Hydrogen-H Conference in Johannesburg on September 7, Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) hydrogen and energy acting chief director Dr Cosmas Chiteme said the... 


Companies collaborate on voltage solutions for large EAFs

Global solutions provider Tenova and leading power conversion company GE Power Conversion signed a Cooperation Agreement in June, combining their efforts on target projects that are aimed at... 


Company diversifying its international portfolio

The Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) is finalising plans to expand and diversify the product and service offering of its subsidiary, industrial solutions provider DGC Africa, says DGC chairman... 


Increased interest in XRF, OES from steel sector

Portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) equipment provider Innov-X-Africa has noted increased interest in its products from the steel sector, with salesperson... 


Stainless Steel

South Africa's science, innovation dept launches circular minerals, metals initiative

South Africa's Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched the first of three new government-led collaborative... 


Mill highlights benefits of stainless steel for sugar industry

Using stainless steel in the sugar industry, where processing conditions can be particularly corrosive, has proven to be an effective solution in mitigating wear-related challenges, says South... 


Agreement extends stainless steel reach

Austenitic stainless steels specialist N’GENIUS Materials Technology has reached an agreement with UK-based stainless steel manufacturer Project Pipeline Supply (PPS) to sell and distribute... 


Awards return following pandemic interruption

Industry association Southern Africa Stainless Steel Association (Sassda) is set to mark its sixtieth anniversary with the return of the Sassda and Columbus Stainless Steel Awards. The Covid... 


AI tech reduces foundry’s energy consumption

Danish iron foundry Birn announced in December it had completed an artificial intelligence (AI) project in cooperation with automatic pouring technology developer and manufacturer Pour-tech AB to... 


Customs increase aims to level out steel products field

Industry association Southern Africa Coil Coaters Association (SACCA) has applied for an increase in the general rate of customs duty on certain coated or plated flat-rolled steel. The proposed... 


Low demand threatens sustainability

The South African steel sector is facing significant challenges, primarily because of oversupply, in addition to very little demand, coupled with economic constraints. Resolving these issues... 


Seifsa calls for alternatives to scrap metal export ban

In anticipation of Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel’s decision on the way forward regarding scrap metal regulations, and following the extended public comment period which... 


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