Whale Rock Cement starts sourcing local clinker

Whale Rock Cement starts sourcing local clinker
14 March 2019

Namibia's Whale Rock Cement, producer of the Cheetah Cement brand, has started to source clinker locally after initially sourcing it from Egypt, according to Zedekias Gowaseb, company chairman.

"The clinker we import was from Egypt, that is no secret," said Mr Gowaseb. "From December 2018 we have already started to produce clinker from the Whale Rock mine," he added.

Currently, the company’s cement products do not use the seal of approval from either the Namibia Standards Institute or South African Bureau of Standards. However, both agencies are now reportedly carrying out an audit, with testing expected to take another 45 days.

Once accreditation is received, Whale Rock will begin exports to local markets. "We are looking at the southern Africa market, currently we are busy expanding to Mozambique, Congo and Ivory Coast," said Mr Gowaseb.

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