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Female Fusion: meet the ‘first women’ of welding

ALTHOUGH traditionally a male-dominated profession, welding is increasingly becoming the domain of women. From mining to maritime, fabrication and beyond, women are making headway...

‘World-class’ certification for welding institute lab

THE  Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) materials testing laboratory has achieved its South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) 5-year ISO 17025 renewal certification,...

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...

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...

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...

Cutting-edge partnership delivers premium equipment, support to SA steel fabricators

TAIWAN-based capital equipment supplier Everising’s long-term collaboration with South African representative First Cut, has enabled local customers to successfully streamline their production equipment and...

Sharp move! Acquisition aims to take a cut of Mpumalanga sawmill scene

WHEN the cutting equipment supplier and blade sharpener Bremsaw was up for sale, First Cut saw this as an ideal opportunity to further its...

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CEO of waste recovery company hands over reins

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