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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... 

AECOM cuts stadium design-and-build to a record two years at Japoma

9th May 2019 An innovative design-and-build solution for the Japoma Sports Complex in Douala, Cameroon has seen integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM slash two years off the traditional timeframe for such a mammoth project. The Japoma Sports Complex consists of a 50 000-seat multi-sport stadium, an... 

Concor Buildings Gives New Shine To Skukuza With Sanparks Safari Lodge

15th April 2019 The wildlife-loving public can look forward to another upmarket venue in the Kruger National Park after Concor Buildings recently completed a new three-star safari lodge at Skukuza camp. Developed by South African National Parks (SANParks), the exciting development adds a new dimension to the... 

Universal considering offer from Afrimat 

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th April 2019 South Africa focused coal miner Universal Coal has received a conditional, non-binding indicative counter offer from JSE-listed Afrimat to rival a previous offer from a consortium headed by Ata Resources. Universal on Monday reported that Afrimat was proposing to acquire all the shares in the... 

Subdued construction activity, higher imports cut PPC's sales volumes

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th February 2019 JSE-listed cement producer PPC has reported difficult trading conditions for the nine months to December 31, 2018, with cement volumes down between 2% and 3%, against a backdrop of estimated market contraction of between 4% and 5%. The company said an uncharacteristically weak December retail... 

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