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Designation of Steel Products and Components for Construction – Well done to all involved!

steel-fabrication-4 National Treasury has published an instruction note that from the 1st of February 2017 steel products and components for construction have been designated. The SAISC started the process with powerlines in 2009 and applied for designation of power station steelwork in 2012. Many people and government departments have been involved and we need to thank the dti for their help and support. What does this mean?


Pilot programme seeks to align artisan training with industry needs

steel-fabrication-4 The Centres of Specialisation pilot programme has been launched by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to develop a focused and industry-led apprenticeship structure for 13 priority trades required for infrastructure development. The objective is to test the effectiveness of direct private-sector involvement in the training of artisans to ensure that up-to-date training, which fulfils the necessary practical experience requirements of their qualifications, is provided.


Understanding weld standards crucial to the welding industry

steel-fabrication-4 To ensure quality in the welding industry, pipes supplier Marley Pipe Systems product specialist Ian Venter says it is important to not only use the standards required in welding but also understand them. Delivering a keynote address at the Thermoplastic Welding Technology Day, hosted by industry body Plastics SA last month, Venter said common variables – including the working environment and environmental conditions, the condition of the product, product preparation, and health and safety – needed to be taken into consideration on a weld.


Aveng to sell rail business to Mathupha Capital for R133m

steel-fabrication-4 JSE-listed infrastructure group Aveng announced on Wednesday that it would sell its rail business to black-owned investment company Mathupha Capital for R133-million. The proposed transaction is subject to several conditions, including Competition Commission approval, but it is nevertheless expected to close by no later than December 31.


Local content key to safeguarding components industry amid powertrain revolution

steel-fabrication-4 The global automotive industry is facing the rapid development of new powertrain technologies, such as electric and hydrogen vehicles, eager to displace the internal combustion engine (ICE), which has powered the industry for more than a century. The local automotive manufacturing industry is acutely aware of the changes taking place on the global stage.



steel-fabrication-4Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – The global trade war between two of the world’s largest economies has the potential to render global growth less synchronised, less certain and less supportive of emerging economies. Moreover, weaknesses in the global economy would make it even more difficult for South Africa to accelerate its fortunes and for the metals and engineering (M&E) cluster, the mining and construction sectors and the auto manufacturing industries to maximise their potential, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa Chief Economist Michael Ade said this afternoon.


What makes Geo Stott the best choice for vehicle security?

row2With car theft increasing, the best thing for a car owner to do is reduce the chance of your car being either broken into or stolen. Geo Stott automatically becomes a relevant name to any car owner who’s serious about their car security.


What are the new trends for the upcoming year for the Construction Industry?

girders-1Keeping abreast with new and emerging trends in the construction industry is imperative and not only does it help you keep your company from falling behind, it helps you prepare for the future. This year has been exciting, with various changes to supply routes and technology. With the ever-evolving nature of the construction industry, company owners must stay up-to-date if they want to remain relevant and competitive.


Light Steel Fabrication Division

pole-04The Light Steel Fabrication Division manufactures and supplies a wide variety of steel fabricated components for a variety of industries


The Light Steel Fabrication Division manufactures and supplies components that can be integrated into a multitude of industries and contexts. These industries include mining, civil, power, telecommunications and transport.


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