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Covid-19 "Lock Down Statement"

Although the CMA experience the effects of this pandemic to the same degree as its Members, we are fortunate to be able to still communicate, create content and promote the use of Precast Concrete.  We remain in contact although our offices are closed and we commit to servicing the industry as we would have done during normal operation.

Product Certification continues and is a service not affected by the current lock down situation.  Electronic platforms were implemented to sustain audits, surveillance audits and the continuation of Product Certification.

We encourage you to take the opportunity to brows our website and familiarise yourself with our extensive resources.  Please note the valuable CMA books and brochures under the "Publications" heading in the menu.

We wish you to remain within the recommendation of Government with regards to the approach of the very challenging time we are facing.  Take care, be vigilant, apply social distancing and make sure we congregate for good business after this trying time.  Click on the banner / link below for the "Covid-19 South African Portal"


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.

Publications

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

Click the button to view the CMA's 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 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 - Click here!

CMACS Mark
Holders

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.

CMACS
Complaints

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 view and/or download the Impartiality Statement - Click here.

Recent News

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Cement sector welcomes presidential support.

TCI MD, Bryan Perrie, comments, “While we are highly-encouraged by the SIDS and look forward to partnering with government, the time is now ripe to turn words and policies into actionable and investable projects as identified in the SIDS’ ‘new infrastructure pipeline’. The South African cement sector is absolutely ready, willing and able to meet the infrastructure and build requirements of the SIDS.” Perrie notes that South African cement is of the highest certified quality and has been used to build the modern infrastructure of our economy. Schools, hospitals, airports, roads, bridges and major infrastructure projects, such as the Gautrain, ... Read More

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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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Precast Concrete Events

The Concrete Manufacturers Association will be attending the following events across south Africa. Keep your eyes on the Concrete Manufacturers Association's Social Media Pages (FacebookandLinkedIn) for the latest events and information. The CMA will also be hosting Precast Concrete related workshops during the year for the enrichment of the precast concrete industry.

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CMA NPC & CMACS Partnerships

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