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Infinité apartments development, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th December 2017 The project involves the construction of a new luxury ten-storey apartment building, in Johannesburg. 

African operations shine as PPC delivers higher H1 earnings

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd November 2017 Cement producer PPC produced double-digit earnings for the first half of the 2018 financial year, with the JSE-listed group’s rest of Africa cement operations delivering a shining performance. For the six months ended September 30, net profit attributable to PPC shareholders increased by 188% to... 

Infinité Project Rolls On For Tri-Star, Afrisam

     13th November 2017 After the turning of the first sod in April 2017, construction of the glamourous Infinité apartments in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, has been proceeding apace – with AfriSam supplying readymix concrete and cement to contractors Tri-Star Construction. The luxury ten-storey block of 198 high... 

Bayferrox Pigmentation For Upmarket Helicopter Workshop Floors

     30th October 2017 Bayferrox pigmentation supplied by Chryso South Africa was used by OnTime Readymix Concrete for the coloured flooring of a new private helicopter workshop at Rand Airport’s Hangar 24. Shaun Gayaram, Chryso SA Project Manager – Concrete Aesthetics, says Lanxess’ Bayferrox yellow colour pigment was... 

Concor Buildings Showcases Flexibility On Makro Riversands Project

     14th August 2017 Visible Felt Leadership is a philosophy that Concor Construction drives and an excellent example of a project where this is reaping significant rewards is the Concor Buildings Makro Riversands contract. Concor Buildings, previously known as Murray & Roberts Buildings, is part of Concor... 

Fibres In Concrete Save Time, Money At Clearwater Project

     14th August 2017 The use of polypropylene fibres in concrete flooring applications has provided major benefits for all stakeholders in the Clearwater Corporate Office Park project on Gauteng’s East Rand. The building will be the first in South Africa to employ the CHRYSO Durus S400 Macro Fibre from concrete and... 

Howards Quarry Meets Much Asphalt Standards With Quality Dolerite Stone

     7th August 2017 High quality dolerite aggregate from B&E International’s Howards Quarry at eMalahleni is keeping Much Asphalt’s nearby static plant well stocked to produce asphalt for the N4 highway project and developments as far as Nelspruit over 200 km east. As one of southern Africa’s largest commercial... 

AfriSam Readymix For Unique Dynamic’s Droogheuwel Reservoir Project

     7th August 2017 Gauteng continues to be an urban magnet drawing job seekers from far and wide, making the Droogheuwel municipal bulk water reservoir in Randfontein a vital piece of infrastructure to keep sufficient water flowing to the growing area of Randgate. Hard at work on this 20 megalitre reservoir is the... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st July 2017 The project to lengthen and deepen two berths at the Durban Container Termnal has been approved. 

Several Green trends expected to emerge this year

By: Simone Liedtke     16th June 2017 As the green-building groundswell takes hold globally, construction materials supplier AfriSam says industry can expect to several trends emerge this year. 

New audit service to support concrete product manufacturers

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th May 2017 Cement and construction materials supplier AfriSam is providing additional support for its Concrete Product Manufacturers (CPMs) customers through its new Efficiency Audit service offering. AfriSam national sales manager Amit Dawneerangen says there has been a downturn in infrastructure projects... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     5th May 2017 Forming part of a six-berth reconstruction project at the Port of Durban, berths 13 and 14 are now fully operational. 

Green Answer For Readymix Returns At Jukskei Quarry

     2nd May 2017 AfriSam’s Jukskei Quarry in Midrand has cracked the problem of returned concrete with an environmentally-friendly solution that even pays its own way. Every provider of readymix concrete must expect a certain amount of returned material as a result of unforeseen circumstances on the construction... 

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. 

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