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Working to keep concrete standards at cutting edge
17th September 2021

As a vital service to customers and the broader construction sector, AfriSam’s Centre for Product Excellence (CPE) continues to be a beacon of quality and high standards during recent challenging... 


Afrimat’s acquisition of Gravenhage assets gets Competition Commission’s green light
3rd September 2021 By: Donna Slater

The Competition Commission has unconditionally approved a proposed merger in which manganese miner Afrimat Manganese intends to acquire certain assets from Thabazimbi Joint Venture’s (TJV’s)... 


Image of AfriSam readymix operations channellinh grey water into settling pits
Environment-conscious management of readymix waste
20th August 2021

The challenge for the readymix industry to manage waste in an environmentally sensitive and sustainable way requires innovative solutions that focus on ensuring the health and safety of people and... 


Smart monitoring of concrete with Maturix
12th August 2021

Contractors need to know when their concrete has reached a certain strength, to move ahead with the next stage of construction, but this has never been very easy to find out – until now. Having... 


Managing readymix waste for a sustainable planet
10th August 2021

The management of waste poses various challenges for the readymix industry, and AfriSam has been following through its commitment to People, Planet and Performance with a range of innovative... 


AfriSam quality construction materials on site
Manufacturer stresses need for quality materials during downturn
30th July 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Amid strained economic conditions, contractors are opting to buy cheaper and lower-quality building materials, such as cement, to reduce costs, which cement manufacturer AfriSam cementitious... 


Readymix quality key to construction success
26th July 2021

It is no surprise that cost cutting is the order of the day in the construction sector, but this should not prevent contractors from ensuring that their readymix concrete is up to scratch. “The... 


Leg up for women truck owner-drivers
9th July 2021 By: Irma Venter

Building materials company Lafarge South Africa and Volvo Trucks South Africa have joined forces with other stakeholders to launch the AccelerateHer initiative, aimed at speeding up the development... 


Avoid delays in concrete finishing this winter
29th June 2021

As winter approaches, the colder ambient temperatures can cause delays in concrete strength development as well as finishing aspects. This is a real headache for contractors and precast production... 


Lafarge SA, Volvo Trucks SA launch initiative to establish women-owned truck operations
Lafarge SA, Volvo Trucks SA launch initiative to establish women-owned truck operations
11th June 2021 By: Irma Venter

Building materials company Lafarge South Africa and Volvo Trucks South Africa have joined forces with other stakeholders to launch the AccelerateHer initiative, aimed at speeding up the development... 


AfriSam works with SanteQ to bring Thembisa solid homes
2nd June 2021

In a housing market that is desperate for quality, robust and affordable homes, advanced building technology frontrunner, Sanjo Fabtech Sterling has been collaborating with construction materials... 


CONCRETE ASSURANCE
Quality is not only about the product delivered but also the entire value chain
Direct cement sales to industry drop
21st May 2021 By: Darren Parker

About 30% of cement sales in South Africa are going directly to the construction industry for construction projects, which is down from about 50% being sold directly to the construction industry... 


Power floating and finishing of a concrete hardstand
Pioneering pavement concrete
14th May 2021

An innovative concrete pavement solution, hailed as the future of hard stands, was recently launched in South Africa. It combines the volumetric retraction stability (VRS) additive Link EVR from... 


Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa – update
Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa – update
14th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Ten new diesel electric straddle carriers have arrived at the Durban Container Terminal Pier 2. 


Trust, respect, support underpin Concor success at Msikaba
4th May 2021

The breath-taking Msikaba bridge in the Eastern Cape demands not just an excellent result, but also a collaborative process that engages local communities and small, medium-sized and micro... 


V-shaped economic recovery to help surface miners recover, says economist
9th February 2021 By: Donna Slater

With signs of a V-shaped economic recovery, economist Dr Roelof Botha says the surface mining industry will recover in line with hard lockdown’s ending and increased demand for building materials.... 


Spring back for SA’s surface miners
9th February 2021

Esteemed economist, Dr Roelof Botha, says it will be all systems go when South Africa’s surface miners return to work in the New Year, as the strong recovery continues since the end of... 


Avi Bhoora
AfriSam notes readiness to bring more capacity on stream for roadworks
5th February 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With some important road contracts already secured for this year, building materials company AfriSam notes that it is well placed to bring more capacity on stream as and when there is an upswing in... 


Afrisam geared up for better year in roadwork
5th February 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

AfriSam’s Construction Materials Executive, Avi Bhoora, says AfriSam is well placed to bring more capacity on stream as and when there is an upswing in South Africa’s roadbuilding sector. With some... 


A particular challenge was the lack of space in the basement for the use of normal Class 3 formwork.
AfriSam helps build solid foundation for Cape Town mixed-use development
19th January 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Variable ground conditions at an upmarket mixed-use development in Cape Town has demanded some innovative solutions from contractor GVK-Siya Zama Construction and readymix specialist AfriSam. At... 


Solid foundation for De Waterkant heritage project
19th January 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Construction innovation played an important role, particularly in terms of readymix supply, at the Old Cape Quarter Project in De Waterkant. Here contractor, GVK Siya Zama Construction had to... 


Rustenburg Mall – built on concrete relationships
9th December 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The new 40 000m² Rustenburg Mall shopping centre remains on track for completion in April 2021, with main contractor Beckers Bouaannemers relying on readymix partner AfriSam for its concrete... 


PPC’s cost containment bears fruit, contributes to R610m interim profit
PPC’s cost containment bears fruit, contributes to R610m interim profit
8th December 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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%... 


CEMENTING SOLUTIONS AfriSam was collaborating with contractors on customised concrete solutions long before Covid-19; however, the pandemic has exacerbated the need for companies to contain costs
Sector recovery lies in collaboration – says cement maker
13th November 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The construction sector remains under pressure, despite the easing of the national lockdown to Level 1, and contractors need to work with materials suppliers to remain cost competitive, says... 


Another wind farm success for Concor
5th November 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Concor has put its stamp of experience and quality on another renewable energy project – this time the Roggeveld Wind Farm in the Karoo, 40 km north of Matjiesfontein. This project won the Civil... 


Chryso Southern Africa leads with fibre solutions
4th November 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

CHRYSO Southern Africa offers outstanding solutions when it comes to fibre reinforced concrete. A mutually beneficial partnership with Oxyfibre has resulted in world class products being available... 


PERFORMANCE PRIORITISATION
AfriSam is the pioneer of producing highly extended concrete without compromising performance parameters
Emphasis placed on supplying products to address industry issues
30th October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s civil structures are in dire need of improved performance and longevity, hence building materials company AfriSam’s emphasis on supplying quality products that “go beyond current... 


AfriSam dedicated between 14 to 17 trucks to the job of servicing WBHO’s concrete pumps during the large continuous pours of around 550 m3 each
Afrisam is WBHO’S concrete partner on BRT station
7th October 2020

Construction leader AfriSam has conducted two large continuous pours as part of its readymix supply to WBHO Roads and Earthworks’ contract at Watt Street Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) station in... 


Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa
Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa
25th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Another eight new electric straddle carriers have arrived at the Durban Container Terminal Pier 2. 


Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa
Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa
11th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Transnet has suspended the main marine contract for the project. 


The afrisam way leads to another success story
2nd September 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a leading supplier of construction materials and technical solutions, AfriSam was instrumental in the successful execution of a project in Spartan, Kempton Park. Working closely with contractor,... 


Houskeeping on-site made easy by Chryso
31st August 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Good housekeeping on a construction site is not negotiable. When working with cement and readymix concrete it becomes even more critical that surrounding areas are free from spills and build-up, as... 


Aspasa director Nico Pienaar
Aspasa takes action against dodgy concrete lab test results
20th August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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... 


PPC delays full-year results publication, restates FY19 earnings
PPC delays full-year results publication, restates FY19 earnings
18th August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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... 


Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa
Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa
7th August 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

The Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 has taken delivery of a further 13 electric straddle carriers, 


Afrisam makes a concrete contribution to the leap school in Diepsloot
23rd July 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

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... 


Efficiency a key driver in environmental stewardship
15th July 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Demanding economic conditions – aggravated by stoppages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – have highlighted the value of environmental stewardship in the construction sector. Bruce Paul,... 


Afrisam and the environment – an ongoing partnership
Afrisam and the environment – an ongoing partnership
7th July 2020

AfriSam is synonymous with environmentally conscious manufacturing processes, honouring their values of ‘People, Planet and Performance’. As a leading supplier of construction materials, AfriSam... 


Awards to take new shape
12th June 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

As cement, aggregate and readymix concrete producer AfriSam marks ten years since the inaugural AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Design + Innovation, the 2019/20 edition is likely to set new... 


THE WHOLE BATCH 
Batching ensures high and uniform quality of readymix concrete for each batch produced by a batching plant
Concrete batchers training in the works
5th June 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

The Concrete Institute’s (TCI’s) School of Concrete Technology is planning to offer a special one-day course for concrete batchers and batch plant staff in the second half of 2020. 


BUILDING CITIES
AfriSam’s range of construction materials has been contributing significantly to infrastructure development in Africa over the last 85 years
Company welcomes relaxed lockdown regulations
5th June 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Construction materials company AfriSam has welcomed the first steps in relaxing South Africa’s national Covid-19 lockdown, and looks forward to Level 3, which was earmarked to start at the... 


Level 4 allows some construction materials to flow
13th May 2020

As the gradual re-opening of the economy begins, the first steps in relaxing South Africa’s national coronavirus lockdown will allow critical supplies of cement and construction material to reach... 


AfriSam now operating under Level 4 restrictions
AfriSam now operating under Level 4 restrictions
13th May 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

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... 


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