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PPC’s cost containment bears fruit, contributes to R610m interim profit  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th December 2020 After what had been a difficult start to the financial year, JSE-listed cement manufacturer PPC managed to turn a profit of R610-million for the six months ended September 30, which was a 77% improvement year-on-year. The company posted a restated profit of R344-million for the six months ended... 

Aspasa takes action against dodgy concrete lab test results

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th August 2020 The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (Aspasa) has hosted an urgent meeting of its technical committee to address inaccurate and procedurally incorrect laboratory tests that are costing the sand and aggregate industry millions of rands every year. Aspasa director Nico... 

PPC delays full-year results publication, restates FY19 earnings

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th August 2020 JSE-listed cement manufacturer PPC has advised that the publication of its financial results for the year ended March 31 has been delayed to the end of September. It had initially been scheduled for release by the end of August, but the impact of Covid-19 on the year-end audit process has been... 

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... 

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... 

Wearne Quarries Natal expands with two SANY front-end loaders

18th October 2019 An aggregate and readymix supplier based in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal has taken delivery of two SANY SYL956 five-ton front-end loaders (FELs) from Goscor Earth Moving (GEM) as part of its ongoing expansion programme. The SANY machines are ideal for this rugged application at Wearne Quarries... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     31st May 2019 Transnet has said that its contractor, CMI Emtateni Joint Venture, has terminated its R4.2-billion contract for a megaproject to create deeper berths at the Durban Container Terminal. 

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... 

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