NEWS ANALYSIS: Steel and engineering sector in a quagmire

Bitter conflict goes back to court-mediated arguments between parties to collective bargaining agreements under the auspices of the Metal and Engineering ...

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Keneilwe Moloko to step down as Group Five director

Share price dipped sharply at the end of April ahead of disclosures about changes at executive and board level

Dawn moves to sell rest of GDW

Shareholders already hold 51% the business

Deals above board, Corobrik protests

Corobrik hits back hard over charges by the Competition Commission that it has engaged in price fixing

ANALYSIS: Steel safeguard duties ‘will cut jobs and protect ArcelorMittal monopoly’

National Employers Association of SA says ArcelorMittal SA’s high pricing "no doubt is a prominent contributor to the 25,000 jobs lost in the downstream sector ...

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Six brick makers charged with price-fixing

Competition Commission says Corobrik was in deal with Era Bricks, Eston Brick and Tile, De Hoop Brickfields, Clay Industry and Kopano Brickworks to divide ...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Drought hits Calgro M3 housing plans

It is not only farmers, farm workers and their families who will feel the costs of the damaging drought, writes Mark Allix

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Metair gives its European and Asian expansion a jolt with purchase of Moll stake

The German battery maker has a distribution network across Europe and Asia, and will help Metair broaden its product range

Construction group Calgro M3 scales back work in drought-stricken Cape

The company is making further cuts to its water use, but says no jobs will be lost as a result

M&R opts for share buyback

Market fails to react as construction contractor says it will spend equivalent of 4.3% of its market capitalisation

Order book keeps Hudaco on track

While group turnover was up 7% to R2.7bn for the period, and operating profit rose 9% to R269m

JSE gets tough on boards that drag their heels

New rules will set time limits for boards to meet shareholders' demands for a meeting

Sephaku grows profit despite a decline in revenue

Building materials maker says the market remains fragmented, with all manufacturers using price competition to defend sales volumes

NEWS ANALYSIS: Rabbits pulled out of hats in the name of transformation

It remains to be seen whether the fortunes of SA’s once-mighty construction and engineering sector can be revived, writes Mark Allix

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Argent chides state for ArcelorMittal help

Metal products maker, which will close a plant after exit of General Motors, says import tariff protection for steel maker is encouraging a monopoly

Group Five gives in on proxies deadline

The move to withdraw time restriction may not be sufficient to avoid a challenge to the validity of proxy votes

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