CMA and CMACS difference


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The Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) is the primary representative of the precast concrete industry. Now in its 45th year, it promotes the use of precast concrete.  The CMA publishes leading industry guides, presents workshops and facilitate training.  The CMA initiates standards in close cooperation with SABS and collaborates with its members in developing new products and services.

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Membership is open to any precast concrete manufacturer, provided certain quality-based criteria are met.  View Member Benefits by clicking on the "Membership" tab in the Main Menu above.

Find Products

CMA Approved Members are listed here.  Search by Producer Name, keyword, province or precast product tag.  Source quality precast concrete units ONLY from CMA producer members.


Access a collection of industry leading publications.  Complied by experts over a period of 40 years, these are the most concise and accurate industry brochures, manuals and publications available in South Africa.

CMA Profile

A click away from the corporate information: Profile, Operational & Management, MOI, Social Responsibility, Code of Ethics and Panel of Experts.

Find a CMA Member

Through association with industry bodies, institutes, organisations and "Associations", the member shows it's professional demeanor and commitment to the industry "morals" as set by the association.  In the case of the CMA; "Quality Cast in Concrete:! 

The BIGGEST benefit of association membership is the image which this member affiliation portrays to the market being serviced.  Association Membership is synonym with quality, honesty, professionalism and proper code in conduct!

  Superior Precast Concrete Units are supplied in South Africa by CMA Producer Members.

Click on the map to search for CMA Producer Members by name, keyword, province or product tag.  This is the consumer's porthole to procuring precast concrete with confidence.

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Certification and "Mark of Approval"

CMA Certification Services

CMA Certification Services (Pty) Ltd is a Product Certification Company, accredited by SANAS to provide certification services, according to SANS Specification, to the precast concrete manufacturing industry.  Note;  there is a big difference between CMA Membership and CMA Certification Services - for more information follow the link at the top of the home page.


CMA Membership is not a prerequisite to apply for CMACS certification services and the CMACS Mark of Approval.  Verify mark holders by clicking on the link in the top right hand corner of the home page or by navigating the main menu.  Precast producers not listed here does not carry CMACS Product Certification or the CMACS Mark of Approval.


In order to lodge a complaint concerning a precast concrete unit bearing the CMA Certification Services Mark of Approval, please make use of the contact details supplied under "Certification and Mark of Approval" drop-down list, in the main menu above, and submit your complaint.

Impartiality Statement

CMA Certification ensures that decisions are based on objective evidence and conformity obtained through a competent audit process in which decisions are not influenced by other interests or by other parties. To download the Impartiality Statement, click on "Certification and Mark of Approval" in the main menu above, and select "Impartiality Statement".

Recent News

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CMA concerned over firing of SABS board

This is the word of CMA executive director, Frans Minnaar in response to the dismissal of the entire South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) board of directors due to its failure to exercise its fiduciary duties in terms of the Standards Act and the Public Finance Management Act. The decision was made by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies last week, having received numerous complaints regarding a lack of service delivery by the SABS. “This may have a ripple effect through the SABS and may effect service delivery throughout its different business units including concrete manufacturing and products. ... Read More

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Davies dissolves SABS board after ‘unpersuasive’ representations

Also highlighted in his statement was the SABS's alleged complicity in the approval of coal for Eskom from the Gupta-family-linked mining company, Tegeta. The Minister said he had acted having received numerous complaints regarding a lack of service delivery by SABS and having considered “unpersuasive” written and oral representations from board members over the past few days. The SABS had failed to perform in line with its mandate, Davies said in a statement, adding that he had lost confidence in the board’s ability to manage the entity effectively. On June 8, Davies wrote to individual board members indicating that he was considering their removal. Three board members subsequently tendered their resignations, ... Read More

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Construction industry in a state of emergency – MBA North

“The writing is on the wall unless we unite as an industry to discuss the challenges we all face and come up with solutions. There is no time to be lost – if we lose our big construction companies, we lose not only many jobs but also our national capacity to build the infrastructure a growing economy needs.” Construction industry declines again Basil Read’s announcement comes in the wake of the news that the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and more specifically the construction industry, declined during the past quarter. This is the fifth consecutive quarter in a row that ... Read More





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