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NUM members on strike at PPC Cement in Pretoria

By: African News Agency      17th April 2019 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday confirmed a strike by workers at cement producing company PPC, at Hercules, in Pretoria, over wage increases.  NUM PPC branch secretary Surprise Baloyi, said workers were embarking on a protected strike over the company’s refusal to bargain on... 

Orocobre and Toyota Tsusho approve Japan plant

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th April 2019 Lithium miner Orocobre and its joint venture partner Toyota Tsusho Corporation have approved the development of the $77.6-million Naraha lithium hydroxide plant, in Japan. “We are excited to announce the approval of the Naraha project. The construction of the Naraha lithium hydroxide plant will... 

SKF’s smart OEM-quality remanufacturing solution saves Capex for mining customer

10th April 2019 When a long-standing customer in the platinum mining space required urgent assistance to salvage its spherical roller bearings, SKF readily came to the fore. Through its in-depth remanufacturing expertise and capabilities, SKF was able to successfully refurbish twelve pallets of bearings for the... 

PPC delivers practical help to local communities in Eastern Cape

9th April 2019 With the state health system under huge pressure, corporates like PPC can play a role in plugging the gaps for local communities. Given the health challenges facing the country, and the consequent strains on budgets and staff, it’s no surprise that many smaller health-related projects can fall by... 

Ivanhoe reaffirms its support for the DRC

By: Mariaan Webb     9th April 2019 TSX-listed mining company Ivanhoe Mines is committed to the responsible development of the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and will work with the newly elected government to introduce the country to investors from around the world. This is according to co-chairperson... 

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5th April 2019   Aggregate testing Core drilling & testing Concrete testing Cement compliance testing Concrete masonry testing Concrete mix design Site quality control Consulting A Foundation of Precision 

Successful elevator chain solution cements second order for SKF

2nd April 2019 It is widely accepted that machines and equipment utilised in the cement industry operate in highly corrosive environments. When a leading cement producer faced constant down time due to frequent unforeseen failures of their elevator chain last year, the company turned to SKF South Africa for... 

PPC Zimbabwe to adjust to RTGS dollar reporting

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th March 2019 PPC Cement will consolidate PPC Zimbabwe financial results in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards. This follows after Zimbabwe changed the functional currency of Zimbabwean businesses to the real-time gross settlement (RTGS) dollar in October.  

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... 

Oxford Parks Success Earns Concor Buildings Next Phase

25th March 2019 Concor Buildings has kicked off construction on the second phase of the prestigious Oxford Parks project in Rosebank, Johannesburg, after their successful completion of the first phase last year. The Phase 2 project comprises two office buildings, and construction began in February 2019. Each... 

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