From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
Cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates company AfriSam is focusing on providing high-level, responsive services and high-quality products to its clients as it weathers the sustained doldrums the construction industry remains in. Schalk Burger has the story.
The AfriSam Jukskei blue granite quarry is located next to some of the fastest developing, and high-demand, commercial and housing developments in Midrand and Gauteng. Across the N1 highway from the Waterfall City development precinct and the Mall of Africa, the Jukskei quarry team have implemented several techniques to suppress dust and noise and to ensure that its neighbours work and live safely.
AfriSam sprays its roads with water, which drains into the quarry and is reused, and has installed dust-suppression systems in its crushers. The Jukskei team also manages no-fly zones over the quarry during blasts, and has open and formal communications channels with the busy helipad adjacent to it.
The quarry supplies a range of aggregates to clients and large construction projects. It also supplies two of the company’s ready-mix concrete batch plants on the site, which have sophisticated ready-mix batching equipment in place and can accurately produce a range of ready-mix concrete batches to meet the client’s specifications.
AfriSam construction materials North regional manager Zielas du Preez provides details on some of the techniques used to manage the quality of materials it produces at the quarry and the sustainability of its quarrying operations.
AfriSam construction materials North regional manager Zielas du Preez:
AfriSam North and Central operations manager Kevin Naidoo provides insight into the ready-mix batching plants serving large-scale projects in Gauteng.
AfriSam North and Central operations manager Kevin Naidoo:
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