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Top Durban expo a much-needed return to one-on-one industry-supplier interaction

HELD between 16 and 18 February at the Durban Exhibition Centre, the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) 2022 was the first trade show of...

How welding apprenticeships can help solve SA’s skills crisis

WELDERS it seems are a dime a dozen, but highly skilled welders are not. This is the stark reality facing the South African industrial...

Zinc thermal spray ideal for steel repair on land and sea

ENGINEERING and technical staff often get confused by the various terms bandied about in the coating industry such as ‘galvanized’, ‘cold galvanizing’ or ‘zinc-rich...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

Continued increase in manufacturing production and sales data is encouraging

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is encouraged by manufacturing data released by Statistics South Africa’s (StatsSA) today which indicates...

New welding tech cuts construction site clutter

AFROX has announced a new construction site solution which combines the Miller ArcReach offering with Afrox GasReach. According Afrox’s Business Manager for the Manufacturing Industries,...

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...

Encouraging uptick in manufacturing production and sales

THE improvement in Metals and Engineering (M&E) production and sales is encouraging as it indicates the economy is slowly gaining momentum despite COVID-19, the...

SA’s engine component remanufacturing ‘a national asset’

SOUTH Africa’s diesel engine component remanufacturing capability is a strategic national asset, which offers numerous advantages including job creation, cost effectiveness, environmental sustainability and...

Safeguard steel import duties case settled

MACSTEEL, one of South Africa’s largest steel manufacturers, merchandisers and distributors has agreed to a settlement with the Minister of Department of Trade, Industry...

Manufacturing data an ‘encouraging sign’ of recovery

THE year-on-year improvement in April production and sales data is encouraging and bodes well for overall economic recovery in South Africa, the Steel and...

Steel franchise model shows its mettle with third store

MACSTEEL launched the third of its independently owned Macsteel Express franchise partnerships in Nelspruit recently. It joins the first two of these concept outlets which...

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Financial reports won’t save local government crisis, warns town and regional planners

By Burgert Gildenhuys: Director, BC Gildenhuys & Associates IT is unclear whether South Africa has the will or guts to confront issues contributing to the...

N3 truck blockade: It’s ‘economic sabotage’, say ministers and business

ANOTHER truck blockade saw Van Reenen's Pass on the N3, the country's main domestic trade route, being closed on Thursday 16 June. This protest...

Factory of the Year competition returns as economy bounces back

FOLLOWING a challenging two years in the manufacturing sector, Kearney, a leading management consulting firm, is excited to announce the return of the Factory...