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Macsteel has a rich legacy that spans 116 years.  Over this time, we have proudly become Africa's leading manufacturer, merchandiser and distributor of steel and value-added steel products with an extensive product portfolio, stockholding and robust infrastructure.  Our technical competencies and our continuous improvement initiatives have ratified our status as the pre-eminent supplier of steel products on the continent. The foundation of Macsteel now focuses on six primary pillars, with Macsteel Trading incorporating four business divisions under one pillar.  The 6 primary pillars operate through a strategic network of over 40 service centres, branches and warehouses. This enables us to provide customers exceptional levels of personalised services through the entire steel supply chain.
 

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Corobrik’s face bricks used to create homes in Roodepoort’s Princess Plots Informal Settlement

17th March 2020 The first phase of the Princess Plots Informal Settlement Upgrade Project has seen 281 homes handed over to residents in this Roodepoort-based settlement, with the construction incorporating Corobrik’s dynamic Fynbos Geel and Fynbos Rooi clay face bricks. The project, which got underway in 2014,... 

Commission recommends tribunal approve Barnes Reinforcing buyout

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th January 2020 The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that it approve a proposed transaction whereby Barnes Group Holdings intends to acquire Barnes Reinforcing (BRI). Barnes Group manufactures steel tubes, pipes, black galvanised wire, and fencing posts and gates, as well as... 

Cimic wins Rio contracts

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th December 2019 Mining major Rio Tinto has awarded some A$150-million worth of contracts to ASX-listed mining contractor Cimic’s subsidiary CPB Contractors. CPB Contractors will deliver three separate packages of work at Robe Valley, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, worth approximately $150 million,... 

Illegal miners at KCC operations remain dispersed – Katanga

By: Mariaan Webb     18th December 2019 Glencore subsidiary Katanga Mining, which trades on the TSX, has installed nearly 20 km of new perimeter security fencing at its Komoto Copper Company (KCC) site in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where at least 41 illegal miners died earlier this year when part of the copper and cobalt... 

All Sterling Industrial Park units to be completed before year-end

By: Simone Liedtke     29th August 2019 A further four units at JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties’ R240-million Sterling Industrial Park development, in its Centralpoint innovation district, have been completed and the final two units will be completed before the end of the year. The first two units at the 27 000 m2 development are... 

Theft, vandalism slow new train rollout at Metrorail 

By: Irma Venter     21st June 2019 While the Gibela factory in Gauteng has started to steadily produce new, made-in-South Africa trains for the Metrorail system in South Africa, it appears it may take some time before these trains all start carrying passengers. The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium is to deliver 600 new trains (3... 

Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st June 2019 The Transnet National Ports Authority and Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo have said that they are on track with developments at the Port of Ngqura. 

Emira’s Denver warehouse attracts tenants looking for ‘state-of-the-art’ facilities

By: Simone Liedtke     19th June 2019 JSE-listed Emira Property Fund’s refurbished warehouse facility, in Denver, Johannesburg, has opened its doors and is attracting tenants looking for state-of-the-art facilities paired with contemporary office space and energy efficiency. The real estate investment trust invested R8.2-million in... 

Building and construction applications get a coatings sustainability boost

14th June 2019 Multinational speciality chemicals producer Clariant aims to contribute more sustainability and safety solutions to meet the building and construction industry’s challenges, says Clariant flame retardants segment coating manager Achim Hennemann. Clariant offers pigment paste producers and... 

Competition Commission prohibits merger between forestry companies

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th June 2019 The Competition Commission has prohibited a proposed transaction whereby Africa Forestry Fund II (AFF) intended to acquire Vuka Forestry Holdings and Glen Village Trading. The commission found that there were substantial short- and long-term anticompetitive effects that were likely to arise... 

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