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South Africa needs to overcome alternative fuel challenges

07 August 2020, Published under Cement News

South Africa still has barriers it needs to overcome to make alternative fuels more accessible for cement producers. While Natal Portland Cement (InterCement group) has redesigned parts of its production process to accept several waste types, in other countries the group has a much higher alternative fuel usage. InterCement has achieved 50-70 per cent AF usage in some of its facilities, but in South Africa this is more difficult. Inland for EnviroSer which supplies liquid hydrocarbon to th...

Natal Portland Cement cleared in price-fixing case

06 December 2019, Published under Cement News

South Africa's leading antitrust tribunal has dismissed a price-fixing and market division case against Cimpor-owned Natal Portland Cement (NPC) more than a decade after an investigation was launched. The competition investigation was originally launched in 2008 and included PPC, AfriSam and Lafarge. The tribunal has come to the conclusion that NPC had not engaged in a price war. "It [NPC] was operating at maximum capacity, which it could not increase, and operated mainly, almost exclusivel...