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Steel merchant confident of ‘unlawful’ duties court case win

MACSTEEL’S Chief Executive Officer, Mike Benfield is bullish about the company’s prospects of success in its court bid to overturn government’s “unlawful” safeguard extension...

Metals, engineering indaba to tackle SA power supply problems

THE Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, which takes place on 24 and 25 May at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton will probe the...

Slow manufacturing recovery bad news for steel, engineering sectors

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned about the slow pace of recovery in the manufacturing sector. According to the...

The weld is their oyster: bursary boost for rising stars

THE South African Institute of Welding (SAIW) has announced the winners of its internationally recognised welding student training bursaries worth R120 000 each. Fhumulani Netshakhuma...

Diesel engine component cleaning for OEMs

METRIC Automotive Engineering now offers a cleaning service to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the diesel engine component remanufacturing sector. “We found that few OEMs...

Global brand beefs up SA supplier’s welding range

BMG has extended its range of offerings to the metal manufacturing industry to include Jasic welding equipment and tools. Jasic is a leading international...

The challenges and opportunities of skills gaps in robotics

WITH the alarming levels of unemployment in South Africa, it’s essential to identify where there are skills shortages and to encourage learners to study...

M&E sector awards finalists announced

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has announced the entrants for the sixth edition of the SEIFSA Awards for Excellence. The...

Stand-alone triggered rod drop monitoring system

CONDITION monitoring company Istec has announced the world-wide availability of its rod drop monitoring system for reciprocating compressors. It describes the the RecipSys 200 as...

Bringing French flair to SA woodworking and timber industries

SOME 20 years ago, local cutting consumables and capital equipment supplier First Cut began distributing the products of global French timber industry specialist Forezienne...

Gas group declares dividend despite COVID calamity

IN the face of the biggest fall in South Africa’s GDP since 1960, African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) has maintained a robust cash position enabling...

How welding skills can boost SA’s economic recovery

WITH skilled welding artisans at hand, South African fabricatos have an unprecedented opportunity to thrive, especially within the manufacturing sector where as much as...

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Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

R253m road project boon for EC town

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) met with the Dordrecht business fraternity recently to discuss the economic benefits and job opportunities presented by...

Council tweaks budget in bid to stop taps running dry

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council recently adjusted its capital budget in an attempt to prevent taps...

NMB drought mitigation plans ‘in overdrive’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s drought mitigation plans are in overdrive as the region continues to experience insignificant rainfall and low dam levels that...