SAISC Steel Awards – a huge success, but what now for the rest of industry?

On 10 October this year, some 900 people attended the South African Institute of Steel Construction’s (SAISC’S) annual Steel Awards held at three venues simultaneously in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. And they were well rewarded for their attendance as this year they were treated to a record number of highly innovative entries. What is more, the Steel Awards enjoyed unprecedented sponsor support while the entries themselves with the most diverse seen to date. The range of building types entered was compendious and the quality and of the innovation brought…

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SAISC 2019 Steel Awards showcases local steel construction innovation mettle


Adversity often brings opportunities with it. South Africa’s steel industry has been going through a period of severe challenges, affecting the entire supply chain and seeing the most serious contraction for many years in the sector. Despite the prevailing ‘doom and gloom’, however, the South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has remained true to its role of industry champion during this challenging time, focusing on innovation, positivity and creativity – particularly with regards to this year’s Steel Awards. This approach has borne fruit, with the SAISC 2019 Steel Awards…

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Women of Steel: ‘tempered’ by empathy and experience and taking the industry forward

Despite the many women making a sterling contribution to many facets of the local steel industry today – from management, finance and procurement, sales, marketing, production and on the shop floor itself – the pivotal role women play in this sector is not widely known and seldom acknowledged. With this in mind, the South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) recently held what is envisaged as the first in a series of events to highlight and showcase the increasingly influential role which women are playing in the sector. Speakers included…

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