A newly constituted industry body, The Concrete Institute, funded by AfriSam, Lafarge and new cement producer, Sephaku, will continue the valuable services provided by the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI), which closed down in April this year after 75 years of service to the industry, following the withdrawal of funding from some key funding members. It is hoped that this new body will also play a role in uniting other representative bodies in the built environment to present a more united front to government.
“The C&CI played an invaluable role in promoting the interests and general advancement of the cement and concrete industries as a whole in southern Africa and its closure prompted many industry voices to lament the loss of the important knowledge repository that would be lost,” Grant Neser, AfriSam sales and marketing executive says. “Its value lay in the fact that the C&CI was an industry body that represented the entire industry and the information it disseminated and the position that it represented was completely independent and professional and in no way biased in favour of the cement producers or a particular supplier.
AfriSam has raised funds for Mants’ase Children’s Home in Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho, through its Mbeu initiative. The funds were handed over to the home at a celebratory gathering this morning.
Leading black-controlled construction materials group, AfriSam, has handed over newly-built ablution facilities to the pupils and teachers of Metoloaneng Primary School. This follows years of the school’s operating without such facilities.
AfriSam, has donated a sixteen-seater minibus to Morester Children’s Home in Rustenburg. The minibus will be used to transport the resident children to and from school as well as take them to functions and other activities which they need to attend.
AfriSam has achieved another significant milestone in its history by becoming the first construction materials company to sign the 49M pledge. This step signifies the company’s commitment to the global agenda for energy efficiency as well asplaying a hands-on role in contributing to energy saving across South Africa.
AfriSam has announced that it has signed a lease agreement with the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) for the establishment of a cementitious milling and blending plant in Zone 5 of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ).
AfriSam is poised to expand its footprint into Africa with the decision to go ahead with the construction of a second kiln at the Tanga Cement plant in Tanzania.
AfriSam, in partnership with the Centre for Early Childhood Development (CECD) in Cape Town, has upgraded a learning facility for thirty-eight children at Jenny’s Daycare in Chatsworth, Swartland Municipality.
AfriSam has introduced a new range of branded premixed products that are expected not only to set the industry benchmark in terms of quality, but also to uplift communities around the country.
Construction materials producer, AfriSam, has gone beyond its business norm to assist in the economic growth of women in the Roodepoort, Johannesburg region.
AfriSam has been commended for the high quality and consistent strength above specification of ready mixed concrete delivered to Tharisa Mine’s R1billion chromite and platinum expansion project near Marikana in North West Province.
A year ago, a few women from Rethabiseng, outside Bronkhorstspruit, were struggling to make a living off the sales of their chickens to the local community. Today, just twelve months on, a multi-million rand enterprise development initiative from AfriSam will see these women’s dream of having a good income from sustainable farming come true.
AfriSama’s new specialist road stabilisation product, Roadstab Cement, delivered outstanding results in tests conducted on the higher clay containing soils found in the Free State, during stabilisation projects on the N8 in Tweespruit in the Free State, the N1 from Fonteintjie to Wurasoord, the N6 at Smithfield and the N5 from Bethlehem to Kestell.
AfriSam has launched an innovative new specialist product designed for road stabilisation applications. Called Roadstab Cement, the new product has been undergoing research, development and testing for the past three years.