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AfriSam invests in construction training programmes

16 October 2023, Published under Cement News

To stay ahead in the industry’s war for talent, AfriSam has over the years placed skills at the forefront of its people development initiatives. With its several training programmes, the company has successfully created a pool of talent, not only to the benefit of its operations but the industry at large.   Glenn Johnson, general manager of construction materials at AfriSam, believes it is fundamental for the construction materials industry to develop people. The industry, he says, ...

Judge blocks acquisition of Tanga Cement in Tanzania

22 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The proposed acquisition of AfriSam  subsidiary,  Tanga Cement , by Heidelberg Material 's  Scancem International DA has hit a snag as a tribunal judge ruled a decision to accept the deal to be against the law. Judge Salma Maghimbi of The Fair Competition Tribunal (FCT) in Tanzania, has ruled the decision by the Federal Competition Commission (FCC) to accept the merger was wrong, stating that the FCC does not have jurisdiction over the matter. Chalinze Cement of Tanzania has also oppose...

AfriSam awaits government infrastructure spending

06 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The outlook for South Africa’s struggling construction industry remains uncertain, hovering between the massive infrastructure expenditure figures being publicly mooted and the state’s seeming inability to implement its economic recovery plans.   Richard Tomes, sales and marketing executive at AfriSam , said: “Although the operating environment remains challenging, one of the positive elements AfriSam has noted is the increase in the infrastructure spend budget allocation, and we rema...

AfriSam supplies N3 highway construction

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Work is proceeding apace on the N3, one of South Africa’s most vital arterial highways, between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Road upgrades, including extensive bridge work, are being conducted by Raubex Construction between Dardanellas and Lynnfield Park with cement, aggregate and ready-mix supplied by AfriSam .     Since April 2021, JSE-listed Raubex Construction has been active on a 4km stretch from Dardanellas to Lynnfield Park. The project is a major overhaul of the road surface, wit...

AfriSam supplies new border crossing project

23 March 2022, Published under Cement News

AfriSam has supplied some 7000t of its High Strength R42.5 Cement from its Roodepoort plant near Johannesburg for a new border control post between South Africa and Zimbabwe at Beitbridge. The cement for the project's 125,000m 2 of roads and parking area which is being shipped in from AfriSam’s Roodepoort cement plant. AfriSam will have delivered around 10,000t of bulk cement by the time work is completed – delivered in 34t tankers.   Adele Wentzel, AfriSam's sales manager manufact...

South Africa’s long walk to recovery

08 February 2022, Published under Cement News

While 2021 saw some pick-up in South Africa’s cement market, analysts do not expect a full recovery before mid-2024. By Industry Insight, South Africa. As the COVID-19 mutation Omicron sweeps through the country, South African cement producers see market recovery postponed (Photo credit: AfriSam) The South African economy remains in crisis. Although there was a recovery in local production and consumption in 2021, record lows due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a lockdown-ravage...

AfriSam executive calls for responsible cement manufacture

01 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Hannes Meyer, cementitious executive at leading cement producer AfriSam, calls for improved an circular economy, responsible manufacturing practices and a level playing field for South African cement producers on carbon emissions. “To produce this valuable resource, we must start with mining our own deposits. We then process the ingredients through complex technologies that demand considerable financial investment and expertise,” he says.  The range of products that result must form ...

AfriSam wins Roadstab cement road stabilisation order

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

AfriSam's specialised Roadstab cement is creating a safer and wider R67/5 road between Queenstown and Whittlesea in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.   The Raubex Construction and Roadmac Surfacing Cape Joint Venture (RBX / RMSC JV) project will consume around 180,000 bags of AfriSam Roadstab cement. The project’s stabilisation design requires a three per cent portion of AfriSam Roadstab cement in the G4 sub-base. The 150mm base layer is of G1 imported crushed stone, compacted to 88 per c...

AfriSam now permitted to supply certain customers

15 May 2020, Published under Cement News

As South Africa has lowered its national coronavirus lockdown to Level 4, the supply of cement and other construction materials can now reach specific markets, according to Engineering News.  "With the lowering . . . to Alert Level 4, the new regulations permit AfriSam to resume some of its production and to supply certain customers," said AfriSam sales and marketing executive, Richard Tomes. AfriSam is now reportedly set to supply cement, aggregates and ready-mix to permitted Level 4 cus...

AfriSam call for fair market conditions over imports

23 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Speaking after AfriSam’s Annual National Budget breakfast event held in Sandton recently, AfriSam CEO, Rob Wessels emphasised the need for fair competition in the cement sector. He said industry was engaging government and trade authorities to ensure fair conditions over the import of cement, including the enforcement of existing port tariffs for these goods.  "For a number of reasons, South Africa is unfortunately de-industrialising its economy," Mr Wessels said. "As committed corporate ...