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PPC records sales growth

06 February 2018, Published under Cement News

PPC reported that it has seen its sales volume grow by over 20 per cent YoY in Rwanda and Zimbabwe, for the nine-month period ended 31 December 2017. Assisted by stable pricing and a positive export performance, volumes increased by 20-30 per cent YoY in Rwanda. Similarly, its Zimbabwean operations registered an uptake of 30-40 per cent when compared to the year-ago period. However, PPC estimates that overall cement demand in South Africa declined by 3-4 per cent in the full-year 2017. ...

Foreign currency shortage leaves Sino Zimbabwe short of cement bags

01 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Sino Zimbabwe Cement company has a foreign currency shortage problem that has left it short of funds to pay for cement packaging material, reports the Zimbabwe chronicle. The Gweri-based cement producer has been pledged foreign currency allocations as a priority by the central bank to enable it to buy raw materials for cement production, but with demand for cement rising so quickly that there has been an increase in the need for bagging material as well for which Sino Zimbabwe needs foreig...

Sino Zimbabwe seeks land for industrial park and housing

21 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Sino Zimbabwe Cement is seeking land from Zimbabwe’s government to build an industrial park and housing on the outskirts of Gweru. In addition, it has approached the government to acquire 2500m2 in Gweru’s central business district for the construction of administrative offices. “Sino Zimbabwe Cement has approached us seeking land for its various projects.They want land from Gweru City Council for the construction of its administration offices,” said Midlands Minister of State for Provinc...

PPC Zimbabwe files High Court application

12 December 2017, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe has filed a High Court chamber application for an interdict order to stop the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) from recovering a disputed US$3m interest and liability claim from its accounts, according to NewsDay. PPC Zimbabwe has stated in its application that ZIMRA was threatening to recover the money although the issue had yet to be resolved in court. ZIMRA’s interest and liability claim is based on the interest accrued on a tax liability claim of US$22m, which PPC Zimba...

PPC 1H17 earnings strong on robust Zimbabwe and Rwanda sales

23 November 2017, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s PPC Ltd reported in its inaudited 1H17 accounts a 36 per cent YoY rise in first-half earnings, supported by a strong performance in Zimbabwe and Rwanda. Headline earnings per share increased from ZAR0.14 to ZAR0.19 per share. Group revenue edged up one per cent to ZAR5.188bn from ZAR156m in the comparable year-ago period, while EBITDA advanced four per cent to ZAR1.2bn. Volumes sold increased by two per cent to around 3Mt. Net profit attributable to PPC shareholders increas...

Livetouch Investments starts production at Redcliff plant

30 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Livetouch Investments has commenced cement production at its 410,000tpa capacity plant in Redcliff, Zimbabwe, a senior company executive said. Managing director Dongning Wang told The Sunday Mail Business that the US$34m plant had started operations and has the second biggest production capacity of all local cement producers. Livetouch’s production is currently being distributed to potential customers to give the potential consumers a feel of the quality of the products. "This is o...

PPC raises prices and volumes

29 September 2017, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based cement producer PPC said it improved effective selling prices in its South African cement business and is steadily increasing output at its operations in the rest of Africa. The company saw a rise in volumes of 15 and 35 per cent in Zimbabwe and Rwanda, respectively in the five months to August, according to an investor presentation at the RMB Morgan Stanley Big Five Investor Conference in Cape Town. Effective selling prices increased by two per cent in South Africa ...

PPC Zimbabwe's MD vows recent investments will come good

21 September 2017, Published under Cement News

PPC Zimbabwe's Managing Director, Kelibone Masiyane, has spoken out on the long-term commitment to the local cement market and on its recent Harare and Colleen Bawn investments. PPC Zimbabwe has invested over US$120m in different projects in Zimbabwe since 2009 and is looking forward to do more, Mr Masiyane told NewsDay. "We have invested over US$120m [since 2009]. Recently, we just commissioned the Harare plant at a cost of US$82m. In Colleen Bawn we installed modern great cooler at a ...

PPC 1Q17 results in line with expectations

21 August 2017, Published under Cement News

PPC revenue for the period ended 30 June 2017 (1Q17) is ahead YoY while group EBITDA is in line with the year-ago period. The advance has been attributed to good cost management. Johan Claassen, interim CEO, said: "Our focus is firmly on delivering improved profitability and liquidity in the shorter term while our longer term strategy remains unchanged. More specifically, we will focus our management effort on the new operations in the DRC and Ethiopia, ensuring that they deliver to expec...

Sino Zimbabwe sales boosted by housing developments

07 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Sino Zimbabwe Cement realised a 10 per cent YoY increase in sales volumes in the second quarter of 2017 driven by housing developments across the country.   Yong Wang, managing director of the local cement producer, told Business Chronicle (Zimbabwe) that the company has been facing a number of challenges including liquidity constraints and the alleged smuggling of cheap cement imports, especially from South Africa. However, he noted that “there has been progress,” mainly due to housing deve...