ARTICLES RELATING TO CEMENT

Pretty up cement pots

2019-09-09 15:51

Give your cement pots a fresh new look with Woodoc Colours and Woodoc Tile and Cement sealant.

3 DIY cement floors

2019-02-12 15:02

Cement floors are more popular than ever and don’t need to cost a fortune. Here are three options for casting your own cement floor.

Regional operations carry PPC despite 'challenging' SA conditions

2018-06-19 18:27

A robust contribution from Zimbabwe and the rest of its African operations has seen cement producer PPC report a 7% growth in revenue.

PPC takes steps to ensure cement supply in W Cape

2018-02-02 22:00

Cement manufacturer PPC has implemented measures in the Western Cape to mitigate the impact of the ongoing drought.

More than 25% oppose AfriSam merger - PPC

2017-10-06 12:31

PPC says it has received letters representing "likely more than" 25% of shareholders indicating opposition to a proposed merger with rival AfriSam.

PPC creates 70 extra jobs at cement plant

2017-09-10 06:00

PPC has made an “extra effort” to create 70 more temporary local jobs at the SK9 expansion project at its North West Slurry cement plant, following a government investigation into the presence of at least 242 Chinese workers at the factory.

AfriSam to eye other deals if tie-up with PPC fails

2017-08-06 06:58

A merger between cement producers AfriSam and PPC would result in hundreds of millions of rands in savings, says AfriSam’s acting CEO, Rob Wessels.

Harare plant ups PPC cement volumes

2017-02-07 13:43

PPC’s decision to invest in a new plant in Zimbabwe is already paying dividends as cement volumes, which had been trending lower, are now showing improvement.

Too many players in cement industry - PPC CEO

2016-11-16 19:33

South Africa’s cement industry would benefit from consolidation because there are too many players for the size of the market, says PPC boss Darryll Castle.

PPC opens new cement plant in Zim

2016-11-11 15:04

JSE-listed cement and lime producer PPC has opened its $85m milling plant in Harare, which it said shows the company is committed to continue operating in Zimbabwe.

 

How to make cement dog bowls

2019-07-19 15:58

Shape the future with these dog bowls, one for food and one for water, made with Lafarge DuraBuild cement.

PPC expects difficult trading conditions in SA to persist

2018-11-23 11:25

Cement supplier PPC expects difficult trading conditions in SA to persist, requiring real cement price increases to recover operational cost increases.

PPC eyes new markets after two years of turmoil

2018-04-09 12:48

PPC is weighing expansion into new markets as it seeks to draw a line under a tumultuous two years that included an emergency rights issue and takeover interest from competitors.

SA, Nigeria woes to slow down Dangote Cement volumes

2018-01-05 13:10

Weakness in its SA and Nigerian cement markets is expected to drag down Dangote Cement’s overall volumes this year as rivals consolidate and streamline operations, say analysts.

Dangote ups bidding war for PPC with cash, share offer

2017-09-22 08:28

Dangote Cement has written to PPC offering cash and shares as part of a takeover deal that is fuelling a bidding war.

PPC reports positive first-quarter volumes in most markets

2017-08-23 10:21

In a trading update, Pretoria Portland Cement says it has made its first payments totalling $32m towards funding commitments in the DRC.

S&P downgrade sees PPC profits dive by 93%

2017-06-07 10:53

Cement maker PPC says full-year profits have declined by 93%, which was caused by an “unexpected S&P debt downgrade”.

PPC aims to beat junk status

2016-11-20 06:01

PPC is hoping to get back its investment grade credit rating before year end, now that it has slashed its debt following a R4bn share issue, says PPC CEO Darryll Castle.

PPC reports 66% earnings drop

2016-11-16 11:14

PPC has reported a 66% drop in half-year earnings, as finance costs soared following the arrangement of a R2bn liquidity and guarantee facility.

PPC appoints new board chairperson

2016-10-24 17:28

Shares in PPC closed higher after the cement company announced Peter Nelson will fill the post permanently as chairperson.

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