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Beth Shirley

Construction company forges 
ahead with new workshop

14th August 2009 Steel construction company B&T Steel is in the process of erecting a
1 620-m2 floor space workshop featuring the infrastructure for two 10-t cranes and a 3-t crane, as well as double-storey offices, which will be shared by underground mining equipment manufacturer Phillips Mining and... 

Construction giant provides in-house training

14th August 2009 Structural steel fabricator and erector the Cosira Group provides in-house training on efficient project planning and implementation, to instill a holistic knowledge of the construction process, says Cosira Group general manager of planning Mike van Vuuren. 

New freestanding parking structures enter local market

14th August 2009 Manufacturer and distributor of free-standing parking structures Modular Parking Solutions (MPS) has introduced a free-standing parking deck in South Africa that can double the capacity of an existing or new surface area. 

Economic crisis provides impetus to diversify

14th August 2009 Erectors of structural steel design, detailing, fabrication and erection provider DSE Steel MD Kobus Marais says that the current economic downturn has given the company impetus to diversify and to focus its business in different industries. This is after the company experienced a quiet period... 

Zirconia producer diversifies product range

14th August 2009 Producer of zirconia primarily for the steel industry Foskor Zirconia announced its plans to diversify its product range, to reduce its dependency on the refractory and steel making industry. Foskor Zirconia CEO Charles Schmidt says that the recessionary conditions currently faced by local and... 

Australian, South African joint venture agrees to final commercial terms

7th August 2009 Australian miner Firestone Energy and South African coal-miner Sekoko Coal have agreed to revised, final and binding commercial terms, in respect of their second agreement, following a 12% increase in the coal resource tonnage from 995,9-billion tons to 1,1-billion tons, reports Firestone. 

New Mining Charter to provide helpful details to multinationals

7th August 2009 Law firm Tabacks mining law specialist Chris Stevens says that the new Mining Charter, currently under review and set for release later in 2009, will provide greater clarity and information regarding the parameters of ownership of mines by historically disadvantaged South Africans (HDSAs). This... 

Significant benefit for Australian miners in secondary listing on JSE

7th August 2009 There is significant benefit for Australian mining houses to dual list on the JSE, especially if the companies list with assets in South Africa and increase their value proposition, says JSE senior GM for marketing and business development Noah Greenhill. This is despite the perceived impediments... 

Growing demand for 
relocatable water 
storage tanks

31st July 2009 Water storage facilities company Rainbow Reservoirs, based in Polokwane, supplied water storage facilities for the construction of the Gautrain at the Rosebank site in 2007. Enquiries for re-locatable storage reservoirs of similar capacity have since been received from contractors working on... 

Manufacturer licensed to produce high-spec fibreglass tank

31st July 2009 Tank manufacturer Tseba Tanks, part of fuel management and containment systems manufacturer Colvic Petroleum Products (CPP), has been awarded the licence by US industry body the Steel Tank Institute, to manufacture the Permatank. This is the highest-specification fibreglass jacketed tank for fuel... 

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