Sephaku Holdings, today announced the establishment its second major project, a 3000tpd facility near Dwaalboom in Limpopo Province, some 300km north-west of Johannesburg in South Africa. The go-ahead for this project follows the recent completion of a 12-month limestone prospecting programme in the project area.
Africa Geo-Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd (AGES) has been appointed as environmental consultants for the environmental authorisation application and the new order mining right application.
Construction on the plant is anticipated to begin in 2013 once the Aganang project moves into production. The experience gained in building the Aganang plant will ensure the necessary expertise and team is in place to begin construction on the new plant.
Sephaku Cement MD Pieter Fourie said today, "At Sephaku Cement we remain firmly of the view that the South African growth story is not yet over, and that it has legs deep into the future. In addition, we foresee shrinking clinker capacity for the next five to eight years. Given the lead times required for projects of this nature we believe that Sephaku Cement will be extremely well placed in the sector when our second plant comes into production in 2015."