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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... 


MPUMALANGA FACILITY
The integrated facility has been instrumental in advancing stainless steel production and application
Mill highlights benefits of stainless steel for sugar industry
5th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

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... 


An image of the N'’GENIUS 316LM4N grade wrought mech properties
Agreement extends stainless steel reach
5th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

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... 


AN image of Sassda trophies for the Sassda and Columbus Stainless Steel Awards
Awards return following pandemic interruption
5th April 2024

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... 


A burner at the Birn Foundry in Denmark pouring molten metal
AI tech reduces foundry’s energy consumption
8th March 2024

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... 


An image of galvanised steel sheets
Customs increase aims to level out steel products field
1st March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

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... 


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Low demand threatens sustainability
1st March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

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
5th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

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... 


Ferrochrome smelter
Regulator approves Eskom tariff discounts for ferrochrome groups
6th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Energy Regulator has approved six-year negotiated pricing agreements (NPAs) for ferrochrome smelters operated in South Africa by both Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture and Samancor Chrome. The... 


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Converter plants beneficial
27th October 2023

With a focus on future-oriented stainless steelmaking, metallurgical industry plant supplier SMS group offers converter steel plants for carbon and stainless steel worldwide. This includes complex... 


An image depicting Michel Basson
More education initiatives needed in local industry
27th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Education and skills development remain indispensable for the South African stainless steel industry, however, the training and development of productive and skilled staff has become a “major... 


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Summit outlines industry plans
27th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

International trade limitations, owing to slow market growth in Europe and the US, have in turn sparked the implementation of stringent trade conditions in the South African stainless steel... 


An image depicting Tafadzwa Chibanguza
Local sector facing pressures
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid power outages, poor service delivery, a depressed global economic environment and a declining domestic economy, the South African steel and engineering sector is described as a “sector in... 


Seifsa attends Brics Summit
6th October 2023

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has commended South Africa and the South African segment of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics)... 


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Seifsa celebrates eightieth anniversary
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) – after 80 years of representing and promoting the interests of the South African metals and engineering industry –... 


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... 


Image of hole plate tool for sausages
Firm launches smart tools range
1st September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Food safety hygiene, equipment efficiency, plant modernisation, sustainability and upgrades to reduce downtime are the key focus areas for the food and beverage industry, following increased local... 


SABS cautions suppliers, consumers to be wary of associations that appoint themselves as regulators, watchdogs or governing bodies
23rd August 2023

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has noticed an increasing trend of some associations and industry bodies trying to derail the credibility of the SABS and creating confusion by... 


Steel rolls
Global crude steel production up 6.6% y/y in July
22nd August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Global crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association increased by 6.6% year-on-year to 158.5-million tonnes in July. Africa witnessed a surge in production to... 


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Green steel producer receives clean audit on low CO2 emissions
11th August 2023

After officially releasing its steel plants’ cabon dioxide (CO2) emissions results, special steel products producer Swiss Steel Holding AG commissioned assurance and risk management provider DNV... 


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Furnace upgrades enhance productivity
11th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Heat induction specialist firm Electroheat Induction recently undertook an induction melting furnace upgrade project at a steel plant located in New Jersey to improve its efficiency, performance,... 


COVID CAUSE AND EFFECT
The post Covid-19 lockdown phase saw an acute shortage of hot rolled coil, which compromised the demand of the steel tube and pipe mills over successive quarters
Non-competitiveness, non-use plague South African steel industry
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The current state of the South African steel industry is one where a lack of competitiveness and the non-use of its installed production capacity continue at a concerning rate, relative to other... 


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... 


AMANUEL GEBREMESKEL
The initiative will also unlock new sources of revenue for the institute, which until now has relied largely on membership fees for its income
‘Brand for hire’ concept raises profiles
7th July 2023

An innovative Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) initiative will give member companies and other industry professionals the opportunity to directly benefit from its... 


Firm takes another step towards decarbonisation goals
7th July 2023

Despite volatile markets and a difficult geopolitical environment, metal supplier Swiss Steel Group is not wavering in its decarbonisation strategy and is working consistently on tracking carbon... 


PYLON SUPPORT
When complete, the bridge will have a main span of 580 m, supported from a pair of 127-m-tall pylons
Msikaba project harnesses local steel
7th July 2023

Steel company ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is one of the suppliers to the iconic Msikaba Bridge Project, which is currently under construction near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape. The... 


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... 


Amsa worker at work
AMSA, Numsa sign new wage agreement
8th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has signed a new wage agreement with steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA).   The agreement – which is valid from April 1 this... 


a grey scale image of various configurations of Bright bar ready for dispatch
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... 


Large rolls of flat rolled steel, set for distribution to manufactures according to the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association
Sector stays sturdy despite challenges
7th April 2023 By: Halima Frost

The stainless steel sector remains steadfast in its resilience, and is even more determined to fight for its well-deserved place in growing the South African economy, says Southern Africa Stainless... 


An aerial view of the sizable manufacturing facility at Columbus stainless in Middleburg South Africa, with buildings, storage facilities and waste water facility as well
Steel producer continues to grow manufacturing capacity
7th April 2023

Spain-based global stainless-steel producer Acerinox says its global footprint has transformed it into one of the most competitive producers of stainless steels and nickel alloys. The company... 


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... 


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