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Chryso Enviromix® Gives Contractors The Green Edge

     10th March 2017 Billed as a very innovative technology by CHRYSO, EnviroMix® is engineered to boost the performance of Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCM). SCMs are industrial by-products which when used as a partial replacement for Portland cement reduce the amount of cement that is required for... 

PPC’s R1bn empowerment deal boosts balance sheet

By: Anine Kilian     3rd February 2017 JSE-listed PPC’s balance sheet has shown significant improvement following the conclusion of its first broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) transaction. The BBBEE transaction resulted in a cash inflow of R1-billion in December, which PPC says will be used to further reduce its debt and... 

Belabela Quarries Supports Early Learning In Local Community

     25th January 2017 Early childhood education in Botswana has received a welcome boost in the Kgatleng District near the capital Gaberone, with the Belabela Quarries’ funding of a new building for reception-grade children at Matebele Primary School. The building and furnishing of the reception block was funded by a... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th January 2017 A a significant milestone has been celebrated at the Port of Durban, with the Maydon Wharf precinct having serviced Bright Sky, the first vessel to use the common-user Berth 14 after its reconstruction. 

AfriSam Committed To Responsible Transporation Methods And Road Usage

     14th December 2016 Leading concrete materials producer, AfriSam takes its responsibility towards the road-going public extremely seriously and has put various measures in place to ensure that its extensive fleet of readymix trucks takes both safety as well as the environment into consideration when on the road.... 

Eco Readymix Brings ‘Green’ To Concrete

     1st December 2016 In an industry first, AfriSam has released an environmentally responsible concrete range, Eco Readymix that blends high performance cement with carbon neutral mineral components to achieve excellent cementitious properties. The carbon footprint of this concrete has been reduced by between 46% and... 

Chryso Admixtures Key In Extended Cements

     23rd November 2016 Construction companies are increasingly appreciating the significant benefits which accrue from using extended cements. Eddie Correia, general manager technical services from CHRYSO Southern Africa, says the move in South Africa towards the increased use of extenders, such as pulverised fuel ash... 

Company obtains global GreenTag certification

     11th November 2016 Cement manufacturer and supplier Lafarge South Africa (SA), in August, announced that it had recently become the only building materials company in the country to provide the construction industry with environment-friendly level C global certification system Global GreenTag-certified products.... 

SA cement manufacturer adds green-certified offering to portfolio

By: Dylan Slater     28th October 2016 Cement company Lafarge South Africa recently became the only building materials company in South Africa to provide the construction industry with environment-friendly level C Global GreenTag-certified products.  

Concrete Benefits From New Technology Chryso Admixtures

     24th October 2016 The current evolution taking place with raw materials in the construction environment is exciting and should not be seen as any form of constraint. It is actually enabling for architects and contractors alike, opening up new avenues. This is according to Marc Plancon, marketing director for... 

Afrisam Helps Bpb Sindi Civils Lay The Foundations For Upliftment In Kwazulu-Natal

     24th October 2016 Some five kilometres outside of Wartburg, and neighbouring Trust Feed Village, essential infrastructure is being developed to support a highly anticipated housing project in KwaZulu-Natal. Once completed, this 160 hectare development will feature about 3 000 low and middle cost housing units as... 

Chryso Southern Africa To Supply Cwa 10 Integral Waterproofing Admixture For Temba Waterworks Project

     19th September 2016 Construction chemicals specialist CHRYSO Southern Africa supplied its CHRYSO® CWA 10 integral waterproofing admixture at the Temba Waterworks project undertaken by Group Five Civil Engineering. The readymix supplier for the project was Chromecrete. Deon Klopper, technical sales consultant CHRYSO... 

Launch Of Chryso Equalis 250 Hailed Exciting Move For Contractors

     5th September 2016 The introduction of CHRYSO® Equalis 250 will give hard pushed contractors an enormous competitive edge in the local construction market. Since its launch only a few months ago, this innovative admixture has already set a new benchmark for concrete workability. CHRYSO® Equalis 250 allows concrete... 

3Q Mahuma Concrete Builds Its Legacy With Chryso Admixtures

     25th August 2016 Admixtures have become an essential component of modern readymix concrete designs. And for many enterprising concrete producers access to a supply of these important sophisticated construction chemicals has been a cornerstone of their success. This has certainly been the case for 3Q Mahuma... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 Fourteen Terberg haulers have entered operations at Pier 1 at Transnet Port Terminal's Durban Container Terminal. 

Afrisam Powers “Green” Building Movement

     15th August 2016 A major focus point for AfriSam’s Centre of Product Excellence is its ongoing product development geared at using downstream materials such as slag which is well known for its ability to enhance the performance of readymix concrete. Slag is a by-product from the blast furnace iron manufacturing... 

Afrisam Centre Of Product Excellence Cements Knowledge In SA Construction

     1st August 2016 Not only is Roodepoort in Johannesburg, Gauteng, home to the AfriSam state-of-the-art clinker grinding plant, it is also a hotspot of construction materials expertise. AfriSam’s Centre of Product Excellence is a major driver of innovative cement, aggregate and readymix products and has become a... 

Afrisam Cements Growth Of Concrete Product Manufacturers

     8th July 2016 South Africa is home to a vibrant concrete product manufacturing industry, ranging from small to large scale manufacturers, with many of these turning to an independent third party to advise them on best practice in terms of concrete technologies. AfriSam’s Centre of Product Excellence has been... 

Afrimat acquires Bethlehem-based quarry

By: Anine Kilian     7th July 2016 JSE-listed construction company Afrimat has acquired construction products provider WG Wearne’s quarry, Wearne Aggregates, located in Bethlehem, in the Free State, through its subsidiary Rodag Holdings,  as well as Wearne Ready Mix Concrete, for R30-million. The Wearne Bethlehem plant and... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 Having postponed any immediate development of the Durban Dig-Out Port, Transnet National Ports Authority is progressing with two more modest projects to expand the container capacity at the Port of Durban. 

Afrisam Partners With The Royal Bafokeng Group To Create Enterprise Development Opportunities

     8th June 2016 At a ceremony held at Phokeng, North West Province, AfriSam and New Business Consulting, a 100% Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Bafokeng-owned company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), cementing a partnership aimed at facilitating enterprise development and creating job... 

Afrisam Steps In To Create Possibilities For Maths And Science Learners & Teachers In Kimberley

     23rd May 2016 Leading construction materials group AfriSam, has partnered with the Maths and Science Leadership Academy to create possibilities of quality education aimed at learners and teachers across 38 schools in Kimberley. AfriSam’s commitment to the initiative is in line with its Corporate Social... 

Afrisam’s Thank Tank Recognises The Contribution Building Contractors Make To South Africa

     23rd May 2016 AfriSam acknowledges the role that all stakeholders play in creating a sustainable future for South Africa. At the Totally Concrete Expo held in May 2015, AfriSam ran a campaign asking visitors to pay tribute to the many builders whose efforts and craftsmanship make a tangible difference in the... 

Murray & Roberts Buildings Gives Old Dame A Major Makeover

     23rd May 2016 For most in the building sector, a project of the sheer magnitude and complexities of the Menlyn Park Reconfiguration Phase 2 project comes once or twice in their lifetime. This is just one of the reasons why Murray & Roberts Buildings operations director, Rui Santos, is so excited about handing... 

Murray & Roberts Buildings Gives Old Dame a Major Makeover

     23rd May 2016 For most in the building sector, a project of the sheer magnitude and complexities of the Menlyn Park Reconfiguration Phase 2 project comes once or twice in their lifetime. 

Exploration, mining expected to grow in importance for cement producer PPC 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd May 2016 The medium-term game plan of African cement producer PPC is to find new resources needed by its operations, which will probably require it to engage in some form of exploration and eventual mining close to where urban development is expected in Africa. Over time, the resources side of the... 

Concrete Footprint In Growth Nodes

     3rd May 2016 South Africa’s leading concrete solutions provider, AfriSam has strengthened its readymix production and supply capacities in the northern areas of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Since September 2015, its new batching plant in Phoenix has been supplying concrete for the construction of the massive Dr... 

PPC planning to double every ten years  

By: Martin Creamer     29th April 2016 The target of major cement producer PPC to more than double the size of its business every ten years to retain its market share in Africa is based on the continent’s world-leading rate of urbanisation and the projection that the population of Africa will double by 2050. 

Easy Going Between A Rock And Hard Place

     19th April 2016 Working next to the main haul road of a well-known iron ore mine and sequencing construction activity around its blasting programme are just two of challenges Murray & Roberts Infrastructure has to overcome on one of its current contracts. However, this leading South African construction company,... 

Grant Neser

     1st April 2016 This week we feature Grant Edward Neser, MD of Jo Jo Tanks, which is involved in the marketing, production, sales and distribution of roto-moulded PE tanks, containers and technology-specific industrial products 

Easy Going Between A Rock And Hard Place

     22nd March 2016 Working next to the main haul road of a well-known iron ore mine and sequencing construction activity around its blasting programme are just two of challenges Murray & Roberts Infrastructure has to overcome on one of its current contracts. However, this leading South African construction company,... 

Murray & Roberts Buildings Gives Old Dame A Major Makeover

     22nd March 2016 For most in the building sector, a project of the sheer magnitude and complexities of the Menlyn Park Reconfiguration Phase 2 project comes once or twice in their lifetime. This is just one of the reasons why Murray & Roberts Buildings operations director, Rui Santos, is so excited about handing... 

Superior Quality Hard Rock Dolerite Aggregates Readily Available From Howard Quarry

     22nd March 2016 Good dolerite sources are being systematically depleted and quality aggregates produced from this igneous rock have become scarce. The result is often that quality materials have to be hauled over ever increasing distances adding to the overall cost of a project. In a proactive move that will see... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th March 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority is continuing with its investment under Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy, despite poor economic growth. 

Chryso Group's Rapid Expansion Spreads To The Middle East

     9th March 2016 The Chryso Group has announced that it has acquired a production facility in the Middle East. Norman Seymore, vice-president of Chryso Group globally, and CEO of Chryso Southern Africa, has formally announced: "The Chryso Group has concluded the acquisition of Corrotech Qatar, a company... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     4th December 2015 The Transnet National Ports Authority is pressing ahead with its investment under Transnet’s MDS, despite poor economic growth. 

Cement maker PPC sales up but profit bumped by weak SA business

By: African News Agency      18th November 2015 Cement Maker PPC’s revenue grew 2% to R9.2-billion in the year to end-September – supported by growth in Zimbabwe and Botswana – but headline earnings a share dropped 19% to 145c owing to higher finance costs and a weak South African cement business, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.... 

Producer prioritises sustainable concrete solutions

By: Kimberley Smuts     13th November 2015 The demand for cement in South Africa dropped from a peak of around 16-million tons a year to about 14-million tons a year between 2014 and 2015, says Southern Africa’s largest concrete materials producer, AfriSam. AfriSam sales and marketing executive Richard Tomes adds that South Africa... 

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