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Built environment practitioners are key drivers of public health

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2020 “Practitioners of the built environment should consider themselves as public health practitioners as well. This is because the work that they do has both an immediate and long-lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of the people in the communities, settlements and urban areas within which... 

Afrisam makes a concrete contribution to the leap school in Diepsloot

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 In a partnership that started in 2014, AfriSam has donated construction materials for the construction of the new LEAP Maths and Science School in Diepsloot, Gauteng.  AfriSam was approached by one of the main sponsors of the school, Aveng Infraset, to support this initiative through the donation... 

AfriSam now operating under Level 4 restrictions

By: Simone Liedtke     13th May 2020 The first steps in relaxing South Africa’s national coronavirus lockdown will allow critical supplies of cement and construction material to reach specified markets. “With the lowering . . . to Alert Level 4, the new regulations permit AfriSam to resume some of its production and to supply... 

Deadline for AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award entries extended

By: Donna Slater     23rd April 2020 Entries for the yearly AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award have been extended to July 3, as a result of the disruption brought about as a result of Covid-19. Cement, aggregate and readymix concrete producer AfriSam points out that strict lockdown measures in most countries around the world... 

Not all is lost for the construction industry, says AfriSam 

By: Simone Liedtke     28th February 2020 The 2020 Budget, as outlined by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni earlier this week, “didn’t give much hope to the construction industry”, construction materials company AfriSam sales and marketing executive Richard Tomes told Engineering News on Friday. Growth in this sector was expected to remain... 

Afrisam Urban Quarry And Plant Define Good Neighbourliness

4th February 2020 Increasingly hemmed in by urban development, AfriSam’s Jukskei quarry and readymix plant have been applying ever more stringent controls and standards to remain a friendly neighbour. When the Jukskei quarry began operation some seven decades ago, its location was decidedly rural. However, the... 

Slow Economy Demands Efficiency, Quality In Readymix

13th January 2020 With South Africa’s construction sector in the doldrums, it is vital that material suppliers get smarter. AfriSam’s Jukskei readymix plant is doing just that, says operations manager Kevin Naidoo. “Readymix is a high-speed game,” Naidoo says. “The poor state of the market, and the continuous... 

Concor Buildings Does It Again At Construction World Best Projects

8th November 2019 Concor Buildings received industry recognition at Construction World’s 2019 Best Projects awards last night when the company scooped the winning place in the Building Contractors category with its Oxford Parks Phase 1 Project. Concor Buildings received industry recognition at Construction World’s... 

HOLISTIC APPROACH

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... 

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