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People are dying from pollution in South Africa 

By: Bloomberg     27th June 2019 In Pullens Hope, your eyes itch and your nose clogs. It’s easy to figure out why. On the right side of the main street of the dilapidated village east of Johannesburg is a fenced-off electricity substation with a red sign warning of pollutants. On the left, a power plant belches emissions from... 

Sephaku expects weak construction materials demand to continue

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th June 2019 Amid weak demand, JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings focused on lowering its debt, defending its share of the market and improving cost efficiencies during the financial year ended March 31. Sephaku CEO Dr Lelau Mohuba on Wednesday said local building and construction materials manufacturers continued... 

Fast-Track Repurposing Of BMW Facility Completed By Concor Buildings

25th June 2019 Blurb for online platforms Concor Buildings has completed the fast-tracked repurposing of BMW Group South Africa’s distribution warehouse in Midrand, Gauteng, delivering a new Dealer training centre and information technology (IT) competence hub for the luxury motoring Group. 

Rolls-Royce reports strong progress in its civil aerospace 'IntelligentEngine' initiative

By: Rebecca Campbell     24th June 2019 UK-based global major power plant manufacturer Rolls-Royce has reported that its “IntelligentEngine” philosophy (also referred to as a vision) is making strong progress throughout its Civil Aerospace products and services “portfolio”, powerfully driven by the capabilities of digital technology.... 

Perdekraal East Wind Farm turbine foundations completed ahead of schedule

By: Simone Liedtke     24th June 2019 The developers of the Perdekraal East Wind Farm, in the Western Cape, last week completed the project’s 48 wind turbine foundations – three weeks ahead of schedule and still within budget. The first of the foundations was poured in November 2018. 

Fast-Track Repurposing Of Bmw Facility Completed By Concor Buildings

24th June 2019 Concor Buildings has completed the fast-tracked repurposing of BMW Group South Africa’s distribution warehouse in Midrand, Gauteng, delivering a new Dealer training centre and information technology (IT) competence hub for the luxury motoring Group.   

Manufacturer suggests nylon as best fastener material

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     21st June 2019 Fastening systems manufacturer Easyhold operations director Simon Barnard says nylon is the best plastic compound to use because of the functionality required for fasteners. Nylon has the flexibility and strength to generate strong pull or force for the company’s Easyhold fastener range avoiding... 

Company expands on fixing range

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     21st June 2019 Construction and fixing supplier Upat South Africa, the sole Southern African agents for fischer Fixings, has added its Duopower nylon expansion plug to its extensive range of fixings. Made from two different types of nylon, Upat technical sales director and co-owner, Kerry Kuhlmann, explains... 

Epoxerite reaffirms its commitment to quality

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th June 2019 Epoxerite, a leading South African producer of tailor-made chemical solutions, has invested in a new state-of-the-art testing laboratory at its factory in Westonaria, Gauteng. George Weideman, managing member of Epoxerite, says that the new facility, equipped with the latest testing equipment,... 

Afrimat Construction Index shows marginal improvement year-on-year

By: Simone Liedtke     20th June 2019 JSE-listed Afrimat’s Construction Index (ACI) for the first quarter broadly followed the same “disappointing trend” evident in overall economic activity during the quarter, with gross domestic product (GDP) having contracted by more than 3% quarter-on-quarter. Economist Dr Roelof Botha, who... 

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