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Atlantis SEZ designation to be completed in two months

The process of designating the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is to be completed within two months, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe. Powered by WPeMatico

R10bn budget slash for human settlements dept

The Department of Human Settlements is on the receiving end of a R10-billion budget cut over the medium term period. This, while the housing backlog stands at an estimated 2.1-million. Addressing a media briefing ahead of her budget vote speech, Human Settlements Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo said: “Ladies and gentlemen, you are aware that the national […]

AfriSam anchor sponsor for Fulton Awards

Leading concrete materials supplier AfriSam is the anchor sponsor for the 2019 biennial Fulton Awards, hosted by nonprofit organisation the Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA). According to AfriSam, the event recognises the possibilities that concrete structures create for society and, therefore, honours excellence and innovation in the design and use of concrete. “The types […]

Decorative concrete market looking good

Decorative concrete solutions can raise the aesthetic value of both new projects and renovations, and construction chemicals company Chryso Southern Africa is participating in the market to supply such solutions for aesthetic and practical applications, company CEO Norman Seymore tells Engineering News. “Industry is moving away from, for example, ceramic tiles to polished concrete floors, […]

Gas conditioning systems remain in high demand

As global pressure to reduce emissions mounts, owing to more stringent legislation, there remains a high demand for spray nozzle and spraying system manufacturer Lechler’s VarioCool Gas Conditioning systems in the cement producing industry, says Lechler representative in Southern Africa Industrial Nozzles & Systems director Steve Smith. The systems can be found in gas cooling […]

Stakeholders remain hopeful of growth in local cement industry

Various players in the cement and concrete industry say the sector is hoping and expecting that there will be improvements in the industry after being impacted on negatively for several years. Cement producer PPC technical information services specialist Hanlie Turner notes that the concrete industry was impacted on by the absence of significant infrastructure projects […]