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14th June 2019 Government has given an assurance that South Arica’s carbon tax, implemented on June 1, has been designed not to raise revenue but to change the behaviour of plants such as AfriSam’s Dudfield factory, in the North West Province (pictured). The tax is being implemented at a time when the... 

Producer achieves 35% emission reduction, supports carbon tax

By: Cameron Mackay     7th June 2019 Construction materials supplier AfriSam has reduced the company’s carbon emissions, per ton of cement produced, by 35% from 1990 to 2018 and is focusing on further carbon reductions, sustainability and the implementation of the carbon tax in South Africa. “The 35% is close to the targets being... 

Embattled sector necessitates cost containment measures – AfriSam

By: Simone Liedtke     24th May 2019 With the South African construction industry remaining under pressure and in a state of accelerated decline, the need to contain costs continues and correct specification of construction materials remains critical. Construction materials company AfriSam construction materials executive Avi Bhoora... 

Making Roads And Bridges Last Longer With Afrisam

13th May 2019 Construction materials leader AfriSam leverages the power of applied research to make roads, bridges and other concrete structures more resistant to corrosive environments. Among its long term research is a project assessing the effects of highly corrosive environments on concretes, and how... 

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  

By: Simone Liedtke     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

By: Simone Liedtke     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... 

Concor Boosts Safety And Targeted Enterprises In Eastern Cape Road Project

18th January 2019 Safety of both pedestrians and motorists has been boosted by Concor Infrastructure’s rehabilitation of the R75 double-carriageway between Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, while the project has had considerable positive spinoff for local small targeted enterprises. The project, which began in May... 

Afrisam Takes Leading Role In Safa’s Youth Soccer Development Programme – Ima Nathi

4th December 2018 Leading construction materials group, AfriSam, today kicked-off the AfriSam Ima Nathi Soccer Development Programme in association with the South African Football Association (SAFA) and Ditsobotla Local Football Association (DILFA). To celebrate the launch of the programme, local community members... 

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