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Cement import growth of 85% is driven by Vietnam

Vietnam was the major driver of an 85 percent year-on-year increase in cement imports into South Africa last year, according to construction market intelligence firm Industry Insight. It said a total of...

PPC gains from aborted takeover

South African cement producer PPC's share price has gained more than 26percent on the JSE since it managed to shrug off a takeover attempt by AfriSam in November. The AfriSam...

First Tito Mboweni quits cement producer PPC’s board then CEO

PPC’s CEO Darryll Castle has resigned less than a week after Tito Mboweni stepped down from the board. According to Business Day, Mboweni allegedly quit over irreconcilable differences  about the strategic direction...

Tyred and tested

Production at cement giant PPC’s De Hoek plant near Piketberg has quite literally been retreaded. The De Hoek plant – which started production in 1923 – might be one of the...

PPC chairman Sibiya stands down

Shares in PPC plunged after the listed cement and lime producer reported that chairman Bheki Sibiya was standing down without anyone to replace him. PPC shares fell by as much...

Last day to enter “Women in Construction” Awards

The annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre, from Tuesday, 12 May to Thursday, 14 May 2015 offers a prime platform to showcase the...


We must protect SA’s groundwater

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager at Xylem Africa. THE borehole is a South African staple, accessing water from underground aquifers.  This is called groundwater,...


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