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Get Steel invites comment on proposed foundry project in Benoni
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local steel processing company Get Steel has invited interested and affected parties to submit comments on a draft scoping report into the refurbishment of the Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng.... 


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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... 


DSI technology innovation deputy director general Mmboneni Muofhe
South Africa's science, innovation dept launches circular minerals, metals initiative
11th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

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... 


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... 


Cape Town’s Copperheads unit recovers 53 km of stolen cable, 1.2 t of metal
Cape Town’s Copperheads unit recovers 53 km of stolen cable, 1.2 t of metal
29th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

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 president Elias Monage
Seifsa urges dtic not to extend scrap metal ban
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

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
27th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

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
11th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

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... 


A platinum group metals mine
DSI pursuing private sector partnerships to industrialise hydrogen catalyser projects
8th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

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... 


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Companies collaborate on voltage solutions for large EAFs
11th August 2023

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... 


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Company diversifying its international portfolio
11th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

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
7th July 2023 By: Nadine James

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... 


UPGRADES
Voestalpine has recently conducted facility upgrades at its Isando-based steel warehouse, and has expanded its product offering and services
Upgrades, expansion drive satisfaction
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As part of its ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and industry leadership, steel and technology group Voestalpine has recently conducted facility upgrades at its Isando-based steel... 


Vehicles on a production line
Manufacturing output up 3.4% y/y in April
8th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Manufacturing production increased by 3.4% year-on-year in April, Statistics South Africa has reported. The largest contributions were made by the basic iron and steel, nonferrous metal products,... 


Scrap metal
DTIC calls for comments on proposal to extend prohibition of exports of certain waste, scrap metal
16th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has proposed to issue a Trade Policy Directive and Notice that scrap metal may not be exported from South Africa for a further temporary... 


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Carbon border adjustment scheme raises anxiety among SA exporters
12th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Companies in countries that are carbon-intensive, such as South Africa, may face carbon border adjustment tariffs that are also linked to Scope 3, or indirect, emissions as the European Union (EU)... 


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Producer’s branch targets safety critical applications
28th April 2023

According to steel fabricator Macsteel Special Steels Bright Bar in Meyerton, Gauteng, a division of Macsteel South Africa, its Bright Bar range has been created for safety critical applications.... 


Global steel demand to rebound by 2.3% this year
Global steel demand to rebound by 2.3% this year
19th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) expects steel demand to rebound by 2.3% this year to reach more than 1.82-billion tonnes.  In its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for steel demand for 2023 and... 


City of Joburg vows to raid all scrapyards trading its stolen infrastructure
30th March 2023 By: News24Wire

The City of Johannesburg and its entity, City Power, have threatened to raid all scrapyards dealing with their stolen copper cables and infrastructure. Member of Mayoral Committee for Environment... 


Furnace adaptation can greatly reduce emissions
10th March 2023

Researchers from the University of Birmingham, in the UK, have designed a novel adaptation for existing iron and steel furnaces that could reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the steelmaking... 


An ABP Induction services furnace in operation with man in PE near molten metal
Two furnace tech providers join forces
10th March 2023

Parts formation provider Norican’s Monitizer platform and furnace equipment supplier ABP’s Digital Services announced an agreement had been made in February to interface their products in an effort... 


A concept image of a car engine which is due to be used as a template for a Die-set, against a blue background
Continued research makes for better die-cast materials
10th March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Steel and technology group Voestalpine boasts a strong footprint in the supply of metals used in various die-casting applications and strives, through continuous research, to further expand its... 


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G20 watchdog says commodity market concentration poses threat to wider economy
20th February 2023 By: Reuters

The pandemic and war in Ukraine highlighted weaknesses in commodity markets where a 'significant' concentration of firms, banks, exchanges and clearing houses threatens to transmit losses to the... 


Recycled copper
Thakadu, Mertech Marine form JV to recycle, beneficiate copper in South Africa
2nd February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Beneficiation and trading company Thakadu Resources and seabed telecommunication cables recovery and recycling company Mertech Marine have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) to beneficiate copper... 


A man wearing a  blue overall with the BMG logo on servicing a Danfoss drive
New drives added to extensive portfolio
27th January 2023 By: Halima Frost

Advanced engineering manufacturer Danfoss has successfully added its IC2 and IC7 drives, released in the final quarter of last year, to its existing VLT and VACON range of drives. The drives will... 


A man wearing PPE at the Marthinusen & Coutts manufacturing plant where they are manufacturing copper coils for many different industries
Coils and poles manufactured for client in Cameroon
27th January 2023 By: Halima Frost

Electric motor repair service provider Marthinusen & Coutts finalised the manufacture and delivery of four new replacement field coils and poles for a 25 MVA 36-pole generator at a hydroelectric... 


AMSA steel
AMSA warns of lower full-year earnings amid global, domestic headwinds
24th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

The JSE share price of steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) fell by nearly 22% on January 24, after it warned of lower profits for the financial year ended December 31, 2022. In a... 


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PRASA, Transnet welcome six-month ban on scrap metal trading
2nd December 2022 By: Darren Parker

State-owned rail companies the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) have both welcomed the six-month ban on the trade of scrap metal as government seeks to... 


The Impact Catalyst launches in Mpumalanga
21st November 2022 By: Donna Slater

Large-scale, socioeconomic development initiative driver The Impact Catalyst was launched in Mpumalanga on November 21 to promote initiatives designed to leverage collaboration to deliver a... 


Seifsa, Memsa celebrate excellence in the metals and engineering sectors
18th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), in partnership with the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa), hosted the yearly Metals and Engineering... 


Impala Platinum ingot
PGMs demand may taper off despite robust automotive demand forecast
21st October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Global demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) is forecast to taper off beyond 2030, despite a robust outlook for increasing automotive sales, according to platinum group metals producer Impala... 


A photo of scrap metal
Scrap metal export ban to buy time for SA to build systems to tackle illegal activity
23rd August 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The proposed policy to ban the export of waste, scrap and semifinished metal products for a period of six months is necessary to immediately reduce the ability of criminal syndicates to monetise... 


AFC invests $3m into Nyanza’s titanium dioxide pigment plant
22nd August 2022 By: Donna Slater

Infrastructure solutions provider the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has become a codeveloper and early-stage investor in titanium dioxide pigment manufacturer Nyanza Light Metals’ $550-million... 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye, Heraeus partner to bring green hydrogen electrocatalysts to the market
18th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater and precious metals refiner Heraeus Precious Metals have agreed to collaborate on the research and development of novel electrolyser catalysts containing... 


Reclamation Group says scrap metal prices to stabilise over 18 months even with an export ban
16th August 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Recycling company The Reclamation Group says that, on account of the already installed increased consumer capacity and the advent of new melting facilities already in the pipeline, over the next 12... 


Metal recyclers say proposed metal export ban will negatively impact price of scrap metal
11th August 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the Metal Recyclers' Association of South Africa (MRA) says the six-month ban on the export of metal proposed by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC),... 


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