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PPC cement

Make or break time for PPC

PPC, one of South Africa’s biggest cement makers needs to rebuild credibility with investors after it was forced to raise R4 billion in a rights offer earlier in 2016 to service debt.  CEO Darryll Castle said 2017 will determine the company’s future after the share price almost halved in 2016. (more…)

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Readymix usage keeps rising

In recent years the use of readymix concrete on large scale building and construction sites has grown to more than 50% and the trend is continuing. (more…)

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AfriSam honours top suppliers

AfriSam honoured its top suppliers at the 8th annual Suppliers’ Awards, an event which has become the highlight of the industry to those who provide an excellent service to the company throughout the year.   Suppliers play a critical role in AfriSam’s business and are seen more as strategic business partners in the company’s long-term […]

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Wanted: Sustainable solutions to emissions reduction

The November 2013 United Nations climate change conference identified human actions as the dominant cause of global warming and highlighted an urgent need to reduce carbon emissions by at least 4% per annum in order to stay within the global carbon budget and prevent further harm to the environment.   Alongside other major industrial sectors, […]

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Sephaku helps artisans

Sephaku Cement recently celebrated its first grouping of new artisans, trained through an Artisan Development Programme that is facilitated and fully sponsored by the company. “Any of those from our first group of qualified artisans, born and bred in the communities surrounding our plants will be an asset to their employer,” says Pieter Fourie, Sephaku […]

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Upgrade boosts education

As an integral part of the Lichtenburg community for over 13 years, Lafarge is keenly aware of the importance of education in helping to break the poverty cycle and creating opportunities for the community.   Established in 2007 following BBEEE transaction with Sinako, the Lafarge Education Trust has, to date, spent over R11 642 891 […]

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New low-water, high strength admixture

Part of the Mapei Dynamon SP system, the newly introduced Dynamon SP1 admixture is a superplasticiser based on modified acrylic polymer for precast concrete. The features that make this admixture unique are the low water-cement ratio and the extremely high mechanical strengths achievable at early and final ages. Dynamon SP is a system based on […]

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Ash Resources to move to Longmeadow

South Africa’s leading supplier of fly ash, Ash Resources, will next year be moving to new corporate offices in Longmeadow Business Estate. The company, currently based in Randburg, will from January 24 next year operate from a separate wing in a building owned by one of its shareholders, Lafarge. Ash Resources MD, Graeme Smith, says […]

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Call for entries

Pretoria Portland Cement, in conjunction with the Association of the Arts Pretoria, invites all interested participants to submit entries to the PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards Competition before 29 September 2010. Photographic entries of up to two sculptures may be submitted. Participants must be eighteen years of age or older and young in the art of sculpting […]

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Owner-Driver scheme turns 30

One of South Africa’s pioneering owner-driver schemes is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the fact that it has put wheels under hundreds of drivers who it has supported with financial assistance of more than R38 million. “The Lafarge South Africa lorry owner driver (LOD) scheme launched in the 1980s and began with “a single driver, […]

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