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Cement Industry To Appeal For Protection Against Imports

26th March 2019 The Concrete Institute (TCI) will be lodging an appeal to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of SA to impose import tariffs on cement imports to protect producers from the mass importation of cheaper cements from countries such as China and Vietnam. Bryan Perrie, MD of The... 

Precast Concrete Slabs Speed Up Housing Delivery

11th March 2019 South Africa’s massive backlog in affordable housing is likely to see continued demand for precast hollow core concrete slabs from Elematic SA, given the high quality finish and the time that this technology saves in the construction process. “With rapid urbanisation and the increased premium on... 

AfriSam expects ‘tough 2019’ amid continuing political, policy uncertainty

21st February 2019 Construction materials company AfriSam CEO Rob Wessels expects “a tough 2019”, especially amid ongoing political and policy uncertainty. Wessels was, on Thursday, joined by political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi and AfriSam sales and marketing executive Richard Tomes at a briefing post Finance... 

Hearings into alleged cement industry cartel continues, judgment expected by June

25th January 2019 The Competition Tribunal turned its focus back to the case of alleged cartel conduct in the cement industry on Thursday, with a judgment in the case against KwaZulu-Natal-based Natal Portland Cement (NPC) Cimpor expected to be announced by June. The Competition Commission in 2008 launched an... 
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Two people injured as military helicopter crashes in Centurion

Two people were injured when a military helicopter crashed on the corners of Ruimte Road and Old Johannesburg Road in Centurion on Friday afternoon, paramedics said. Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said Emer-G-Med Paramedics responded to the call and found two patients had sustained... 

Organisations call for responsible transformation in the construction sector

The Black Business Council (BBC), the BBC in the Built Environment and the Forum for Radical Economic Transformation on Thursday condemned the disruption by local business forums of construction projects in South Africa. The parties met to discuss issues focusing on local economic participation... 
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