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Industry faces expertise shortage amid international competition
23rd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African defence industry continues to grapple with diminishing skills availability amid a competitive market dominated by international defence companies. However, increased government... 


metal works with sparks
Metals, engineering output up 1.7% but still far below 2008/9 peak
20th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

While aggregate production in the South African metals and engineering sector increased by 1.7% last year, which is slightly higher than the 1.5% increase in 2022, it remains 18% below where it was... 


Itac creates temporary rebate provision for several products
1st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) has created a temporary rebate provision for the importation of certain cold-rolled steel and painted steel; a rebate... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Metals and engineering employers, trade unions sign landmark relationship agreement
1st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Employers and trade unions who attended a Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) meeting on January 31 have signed a landmark process or relationship agreement, paving the way... 


Seifsa COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza
More than 290 000 jobs on the line as steel sector continues its decline, Seifsa warns
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Over a five-year period, the average 1.3% a year decline in the metals and engineering sector will lead to an average 2.9% decline in employment, or 293 754 direct and indirect job losses, industry... 


Rows of round steel bars
Downstream companies implore ArcelorMittal South Africa, govt to avoid long steel plant closures
24th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

The South African downstream steel industry has urgently appealed to both steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) and the government to find immediate solutions that will allow the... 


Metalworker
Seifsa warns of dire consequences if govt fails to intervene on AMSA longs closure
8th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) is calling on government to take urgent and decisive action to support the domestic steel sector following ArcelorMittal... 


An image of one of the dimple tubes on offer from Bosch
Tech enhances mill productivity
8th December 2023

Several sugar mills in KwaZulu-Natal have received productivity-enhancing benefits following installations of manufacturer of engineering consumables and components Bosch Projects’ new dimple tube... 


XA Global Trade Advisors CEO Donald MacKay
Report poses serious questions about effectiveness of scrap export ban
6th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Serious questions about the effectiveness and desirability of South Africa’s prevailing scrap export ban have been raise in a new report, which calls for its immediate lifting unless evidence can... 


An African Stove Company cookstove which is helping rural areas reduce their emissions
Financial backing boosts decarbonisation initiative
1st December 2023

Financial institution Standard Bank announced last month it had finalised an agreement to support global carbon project developer The African Stove Company (TASC) with funding for what is believed... 


A steel section being made
Finding immediate steel alternatives a concern as AMSA prepares to wind down longs unit
29th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has indicated that it will enter discussions with buyers of its noncommodity long-steel products in an effort to limit the disruption that is set to arise because... 


The above image depicts the Pick n Pay Distribution Centre East Port project that earned a place in the Guinness World Records for the innovative solutions for handling and installation required of the unprecedented roof sheeting lengths
Local sector a major player
24th November 2023

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s (Saisc’s) 2023 Steel Awards highlighted the collaboration between steel value chain participants, including architects, designers, engineers... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Opinion: It’s more than just about wages
23rd November 2023

In this article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) CEO Lucio Trentini writes about the importance of collective bargaining as the metals and engineering sector... 


PROBLEM SOLVING
The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application
Company’s innovative approach helps solve industry challenges
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Within industrial product supplier BMG's expansive collection of industrial slurry valves lies a diverse selection of pinch valves meticulously engineered to regulate the movement of liquids,... 


Sigombeni Rural Portable Water System
The project involved the installation of a gravity-fed pipeline stretching 5.6 km from the Mtilane river to Sigombeni
Strategic valves, fluid control hub for Mbombela
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to a market need for specialised services within the fluid control industry, steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has established a standalone branch in... 


TRANSFORMATIVE LEAP
Formatura Iniezione Polimeri S.p.A’s (FIP’s) products were introduced to the South African market by Astore Keymak
Valves offer cost-effective solutions, durability
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While traditional metallic alloy valves have historically dominated the valves industry, a transition occurred following the advent of thermoplastic valves, which can provide substantial cost... 


COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS
Bilfinger Intervalve Africa and Steinmüller Africa are able to provide comprehensive solutions for power, mining, petrochemical and pulp and paper industries
Supplier improves efficiency, productivity
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Valves supplier Bilfinger Intervalve Africa (BIA) has succeeded in improving the steam system of a paper mill, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity as well as reducing operational costs,... 


An image depicting a smiling lady
Hub relocation allows for increased stock-carrying capacity
10th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

To better serve customers, national industrial supplies specialist Bearings 2000 relocated its Durban hub in September from Umbilo to a larger, more strategically positioned premises in Riverhorse... 


an image depicting Vesconite Superlube
Superlube vanes address concrete vibrator wear
10th November 2023

Wear parts and bushings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings supplied test vanes to a concrete vibrator manufacturer having difficulties with the vanes installed in its vibrators. The manufacturer... 


An image depicting bearings
Bearings manufacturer discusses technical paper at US conference
10th November 2023

Bearing selection plays a critical role in vertical turbine pump (VTP) performance, but application, medium and bearing material should also be considered during pump manufacturing or... 


An image depicting a factory worker
Predictive maintenance part of total service
10th November 2023

The introduction of a structured maintenance management programme, which can be implemented in-house, or partially outsourced to a professional organisation, is critical to maximising production... 


Mothballed Saldanha Steel Works, in the Western Cape
Study under way into producing green direct reduced iron at mothballed Saldanha Works
11th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is moving ahead with a study into the production of green hydrogen directly reduced iron (gHDRI) at its mothballed Saldanha Steel Works, in the... 


Seifsa reiterates willingness to work with govt as it celebrates its eightieth anniversary
9th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has decalred renewed goodwill and willingness to work with government after hosting Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana and... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Monage elected Seifsa president
6th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry veteran and industrialist Elias Monage has been elected president of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) at the organisation’s annual general... 


Abrasives used in robotic applications
29th September 2023

The use of robotics in manufacturing continues to grow at a rapid rate as businesses invest in automation to remain competitive. PFERD-South Africa national sales manager Dennis Phillips reveals... 


Sassda has identified and placed a focus on the following projects that can positively impact the local conversion of stainless steel
Stainless steel sector fights for right to supply local parastatal projects
18th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The use of local stainless steel is crucial to driving demand and the subsequent beneficiation of this highly prized metal, but work still needs to be done to cement the correct specifications of... 


a newly developed Jonker Sailplane in the air
Two aerospace research projects under spotlight
15th September 2023

Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), an initiative of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in conjunction with prominent aerospace design company Ontrack... 


A 20m high streetlight with a solar panel on top installed along Stanford Road in Gqeberha with the area in the background
Solar streetlights installed along Gqeberha street
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder has supplied its solar lighting highmast the SOLARFLOOD solution for the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, along a stretch of Stanford road in Gqeberha, in the... 


A solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-House' on show at Turnkey modular's manufacturing site in Germiston
First skid delivered to Free State client
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Prefabricated deployment solutions developer Turnkey Modular rolled out the first of multiple solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-Houses’ in July for... 


Constitutional Court denies leave to appeal extension of collective bargaining to nonparties
28th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Constitutional Court on August 25 dismissed the petition for leave to appeal the decision of the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) to extend the main agreement to... 


A solar and battery powered microgrid developed and built by Eskom at the Swartkop dam in the Northern Cape
Microgrid roll-out gaining traction
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

After the successful commissioning of State-owned power utility Eskom’s third microgrid, at the Swartkop dam, in the Northern Cape, the company aims to launch its next two microgrids at Nomalengena... 


The yellow Yale lift truck range lined up on a white background
SA distributor announced
18th August 2023

Materials handling solutions provider Barloworld BayWa (BHBW) has introduced Yale lift trucks to the South African market following its appointment by lift trucks and aftermarket parts manufacturer... 


A mesh of conveyor belts carrying ore with the sun behind
Global giant acquires materials handling supplier
18th August 2023

Mining and construction equipment manufacturer Metso signed an agreement to acquire privately-owned Australian company Brouwer Engineering in July. Brouwer Engineering specialises in automation,... 


A group of men and women in the Bolt and Engineering factory in Welkom staring up at the camera
Principles help supplier maintain foothold
18th August 2023

Owing to its 100/0 principle, fastener specialist Bolt and Engineering Distributors (BED) Group’s Welkom branch, in the Free State, maintains a firm position as supplier of choice to the mining,... 


A man in a Unitrans Visivest in front of a fleet of Unitrans Trucks
Logistics giant training tomorrow’s truck drivers
18th August 2023

With the company’s core service being safely delivering customers’ goods, specialist transport company Unitrans’ drivers are one of the most critical links in the chain, CEO Terry Bantock... 


A large conveyor system carrying coal
Yearly materials handling conference well represented
18th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s International Materials Handling Conference (IMHC), Beltcon21, was held on August 2 and 3 at the Emperor's Palace Conference Centre in Kempton Park, Gauteng. Beltcon – the leading... 


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