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Sephaku lifts volumes in highly competitive cement market

By: Ilan Solomons     14th July 2017 JSE-listed minerals exploration, development and investment company Sephaku Holdings’ (SepHold’s) net profit increased by 12.8% year-on-year to to R68.1-million for the year ended March 31, despite its revenue having decreased to R839.9-million on the back of lower prices and reduced demand in... 

Sephaku lifts FY17 profit despite challenging economic environment

By: Ilan Solomons     30th June 2017 JSE-listed minerals exploration, development and investment company Sephaku Holdings’ (SepHold’s) net profit increased by 12.8% year-on-year to to R68.1-million for the year ended March 31, despite its revenue having decreased to R839.9-million on the back of lower prices and reduced demand in... 

Cement Dust Solutions for Africa

     3rd March 2017 Despite the slow economic growth of recent months, infrastructure development continues to fuel the demand for cement in many African countries. However, the cement industry is also responsible for an estimated 5% of the world’s greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. With sustainability... 

Cement volumes rise 15.6% in Q1

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th July 2015 Data released by cement producer PPC on Wednesday showed a 15.6% surge in South Africa’s year-on-year domestic cement sales to 2.87-million tonnes during the first quarter of 2015. Sales were, however, lower than the 3.16-million tonnes recorded in the fourth quarter of 2014. 

SepCem targets steady-state capacity utilisation in Q2 2015

     31st March 2015 South African cement producer Sephaku Cement (SepCem) is planning for its cement plants to reach steady-state capacity utilisation by the end of the second quarter of this year, subject to demand. By the end of December 2014, the company’s two cement plants had achieved a combined annualised... 

Sephaku reports H1 loss, SepCem ramps up production at Delmas 

By: Leandi Kolver     3rd November 2014 JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings on Monday reported a loss for the six months ended September 30 of R3.74-million, as opposed to a R6.26-million profit during the prior corresponding period. The company explained that, owing to a one-off noncash contingent consideration loss of R22.2-million for the... 

Cement production at Aganang to start this month

By: Leandi Kolver     1st October 2014 Cement production at Sephaku Holdings subsidiary Sephaku Cement’s (SepCem’s) Aganang integrated plant, in the North West, was scheduled to start this month, following the successful start of clinker production in August, the company announced on Wednesday. Further, during the first week of... 

Sephaku starts clinker production at Aganang

By: Leandi Kolver     21st August 2014 Cement producer Sephaku Cement (SepCem) on Wednesday started producing clinker at its flagship Aganang integrated plant, in the North West, following the completion of the plant’s hot commissioning last week, Sephaku Holdings said in a statement on Thursday. The plant start-up was initially... 

Aganang cement plant to come on line by end-July

By: Leandi Kolver     30th June 2014 Cement producer Sephaku Cement (SepCem) hoped to bring its Aganang cement production facility on line by end-July, following commissioning during the first half of the year, Sephaku Holdings CEO Dr Lelau Mohuba said on Monday. SepCem was 36% owned by Sephaku Holdings, with Nigeria-listed Dangote... 

Sephaku Cement projects, South Africa

     4th April 2014 Sephaku’s 1.4-million-ton-a-year Delmas milling plant will ramp up to full output by mid-2014. 

Sephaku Cement projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th January 2014 Cement production has started at Sephaku’s 1.4-million-ton-a-year Delmas milling plant, in Mpumalanga. 

Sephaku Cement projects, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th December 2013 Sephaku Cement’s cement milling plant, in Delmas, Mpumalanga, is 95% complete and on track for production to start early in the new year. 

Sephaku Cement projects, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th November 2013 A new limestone operation that will supply Sephaku is scheduled to get under way early next year near Lichtenburg, in the North West. 

New limestone mine gets under way 2014 for cement producer 

By: Martin Creamer     20th November 2013 A new limestone operation that will supply JSE-listed cement producer Sephaku is scheduled to get under way early in the New Year near Lichtenburg, in North West province. Sephaku Holdings on Wednesday reported an operating profit of R33.8-million for the six months to September 30 compared with... 

Where there is a future, there is cement

By: sue charlton     1st November 2013 Clinker producer Sephaku Cement reports that the first of its new cement projects, in Delmas, Mpumalanga, will open in January 2014. Sephaku Cement was established in 2006 after its founding shareholder, Sephaku Holdings, secured limestone resources and injected the initial seed capital required... 

Sephaku Cement projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     25th October 2013 Sephaku Cement continues to advance the ramp-up of its cement milling plant, in Delmas, Mpumalanga. 

Company Announcement: Sephaku Cement co-funds concrete promoting industry body

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2013 South Africa’s forthcoming entrant into the cement market, Sephaku Cement, has concretised support for pragmatic skills development in the industry by co-funding a new organisation that will drive concrete-related training and accreditation 

Sephaku Cement projects, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th May 2013 Construction of the Sephaku Cement Aganang plant, in the North West, is forging ahead. 

Manufacturer supports National Infrastructure Plan

     17th May 2013 In South Africa’s emerging economy, and particularly, within the context of the National Infrastructure Plan (Nip), local clinker and cement producers have value to add by working with government to support the R4-trillion, 15-year project states concrete and cement manufacturer Sephaku Cement.... 

Sephaku Cement projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd February 2013 The project is proceeding according to plan and is within budget to start production at the end of the year. 

Sephaku cement plant still on track to start production by end-2013

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     21st February 2013 JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings and its 36%-owned subsidiary Sephaku Cement on Thursday said construction of the 1.2-million-ton-a-year cement production facility it was building near Lichtenburg, and a 1.4-million-ton-a-year grinding facility, in Delmas, was proceeding according to plan and within... 

Sephaku Cement projects, South Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     25th January 2013 Sephaku Cement has released a tender for a logistics provider for its projects. 

Sephaku Cement projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd November 2012 Sephaku Cement is on track to start production by the end of 2013 at its 1.2-million-ton-a-year cement production facility, near Lichtenburg, and a 1.4-million-ton-a-year grinding facility, in Delmas. 

Sephaku projects on track, keen on another ‘Métier-like’ acquisition

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th November 2012 JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings’ associate company Sephaku Cement is on track to start production by the end of 2013 at its 1.2-million-ton-a-year cement production facility, near Lichtenburg, and a 1.4-million-ton-a-year grinding facility in Delmas. Speaking at an investor presentation in... 

Sephaku to buy ready-mix concrete group for R365m

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th November 2012 JSE-listed industrial minerals exploration and development company Sephaku Holdings has agreed to buy ready-mix concrete company Métier Mixed Concrete for R365-million. CEO Lelau Mohuba said that adding Métier Mixed Concrete to Sephaku’s asset base was a “significant link” in the group’s... 

Company Announcement: Sephaku Cement invests in local workforce

     10th September 2012 Local cement production entrant Sephaku Cement is living up to self mandated contractual requirements to ensure R1.7bn in local investment through construction of the first new clinker and cement plant in South Africa 

Real Economy Report  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th August 2012 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says volatile food prices in South Africa necessitate local food production and that commercial farmers, as well as small subsistence farmers, should join in.... 

Sephaku Cement projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th August 2012 Five-hundred Sinoma International Engineering employees are currently working on site to construct cement producer Sephaku Cement’s new Aganang cement production facility. 

Sephaku Cement saves 25% by using Chinese contractor  

By: Leandi Kolver     10th August 2012 Five-hundred employees of Chinese company Sinoma International Engineering are currently working on site to construct cement producer Sephaku Cement’s new Aganang cement production facility, near Lichtenburg, in the North West, with 200 more to arrive within the next few weeks. The Aganang... 

Sephaku Cement projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th April 2012 Sephaku Cement has reported that Chinese workers are speeding up construction at the company’s Aganang cement production facility, near Lichtenburg. 

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