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Continuous concrete pours into new Cape interchange

SINCE July 2021, well-established Cape contractor, Haw & Inglis Construction, has been proceeding apace on the upgrade of Cape Town’s Refinery interchange, supported by...

Sharing findings on traffic management on surface mines

LONG-serving Surface mining industry association (ASPASA) member, Afrisam recently conducted traffic management analysis that delivered a number of interesting results and findings that can contribute...

The use of extenders drops the clinker factor even further

THE use of extenders in AfriSam’s composite cements has over the years resulted in a substantial reduction in its clinker factor without compromising the...

Solid safe new road for Fort Beaufort and the rural link to Alice

A SAFER and less congested road on Section 13 of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL)’s busy R63 route in the Eastern...

Composite cements lead in sustainability drive

IT has been over two decades since AfriSam began accelerating its efforts to reduce carbon emissions from its cement production. This has put the...

Gqeberha water woes a symptom of wider budgetary chaos – Manuel

THE failure of Gqeberha to maintain its water infrastructure is just one symptom of widespread budgetary chaos rife in South Africa’s provinces and metropoles. That...

Prioritise responsible manufacture, urges cement leader

AS South Africa endures some of its most difficult economic times yet, the country should recognise the importance of supporting responsible manufacturing practice in...

Working to keep concrete standards at the cutting edge

AfriSam has kept its Centre for Product Excellence (CPE) operating throughout the pandemic, according to centre Manager Mike McDonald, although this had meant adapting...

Specialised cement helps stabilise EC road

A specially formulated cement is helping pave the way for a safer R67/5 road between Queenstown and Whittlesea in the Eastern Cape. The contractor –...

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Getting rubber manufacturers on the path to sustainable energy optimisation

FOR decades, South Africa’s rubber has been a major material used in both the mining and automotive sectors. Now, with increasing pressure to address...

Clean energy jobs outpacing employment in the fossil fuel sector

THE transition to clean energy is an environmental imperative and an economic juggernaut, now employing more people globally than fossil fuels, according to the...

Informal trade infrastructure investment to boost Mt Ayliff

THE eMaxesibeni Informal Trade Infrastructure project worth R26,5 million for the benefit of 150 informal traders at eMaxesibini (Mount Ayliff) in the Umzimvubu Local...

Mbhashe LG Mall’s abstract geometric patterns a distinctive feature

CONSTRUCTION on Mbhashe LG Mall in Mbhashe, Eastern Cape, has begun. The new rural retail centre will open in early 2025. Mbhashe LG Mall...