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PPC seeking buyers for CIMERWA stake

21 March 2023, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based PPC is looking to sell its shareholding in Rwandan cement producer CIMERWA . “PPC is selling its 51 per cent stake in CIMERWA and the government will discuss if it is able to buy the stake,” Rwanda Development Board CEO, Clare Akamanzi told a news agency. “PPC is looking for buyers.” A sale of its stake in CIMERWA would enable PPC to focus more on its South African core operations and further reduce debt. CIMERWA operates a 0.6Mta integrated cement plant in Bugar...

Cement price in Mauritius now set by authorities

06 March 2023, Published under Cement News

In Mauritius a 25kg bag of cement will now cost between MUR158-175 (US$3.39-3.76), depending on the location on the island, following an amendment to the Consumer Protection Regulation (Control of Price of Taxable and Non-Taxable Goods) 1998 legislation. The act allows the Ministry of Commerce to determine the maximum selling price for cement to prevent any potential increase affecting consumers, according to Le Mauricien. In addition, the State Trading Corp is also considering ways to int...

Clinker shortage result in surge in Mozambique prices

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Due to a shortage in clinker supply, prices of cement in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, have surged. Retail prices of cement are now priced at MZM700-800/50kg, up from MZM500-520/bag. The lack of clinker is caused by challenges in maritime navigation, which has impacted clinker imports in Cabo Delgado and northern Mozambique, according to Club of Mozambique. The clinker shortage has led to the 30-day closure of Fabrica de Cimentos de Cabo Delgado’s 0.25Mta grinding plant in Metuge district, w...