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ELB-Group

ELB Group reports a return to profitability

Despite political uncertainty, currency volatility and difficult trading conditions the ELB Group has managed to lift itself out of its 2016 financial slump with a return to profitability across all group segments. The engineering solutions...
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Engineering sector strike averted

The engineering sector narrowly escaped a strike by National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) workers after the union agreed to sign the wage proposal offered by SEIFSA, a federation of employer associations. Numsa, which represents...
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Getting more from automotive and e-waste scrap metal

UPDATE: Heavy non-ferrous fractions of material left over after shredding and processing large automotive or e-waste scrap components still hold value. A tonne can contain up to 20 g of gold and up to 300 g of silver, as well as platinum group...

Building confidence takes a dive

After reaching its highest level in more than a year of 43 points in 1Q2017, the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index fell sharply to 32 in 2Q2017. All of the sub-subsectors measured registered a drop in confidence, which has only happened in five...
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CESA condemns Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has expressed its dismay with President Jacob Zuma’s recent cabinet reshuffle. The association, which represents over 500 companies which employ over 23000 people across the consulting engineering sector,...