Wednesday 01 July 2020; The South African cement industry, represented by The Concrete Institute (TCI), welcomes the outcomes of the much-anticipated Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium (SIDS) that took place last week. The symposium was convened by Dr Ramokgopa Kgosientso, Head of the Investment and Infrastructure Office in the Presidency. TCI welcomes the support of President Ramaphosa and the recognition that infrastructure build is of critical importance to South Africa’s economic recovery. Of importance, SIDS has prioritised cement-intensive network industries such as energy, water and transport, particularly given their multiplier and job-generative effects. In addition, TCI is encouraged by Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia De Lille’s comments that, “infrastructure is key to growing and building our country in every sense.”
The Concrete Manufacturers Association stands ready to assist the precast concrete industry with required certification of products in the event that the SABS will not be able to do so.
Master Builders Association North is calling for urgent action to save the construction industry.
This follows the recent announcement that Basil Read Construction is applying for business rescue. According to Mohau Mphomela, Executive Director, Master Builders Association North (MBA) this is a clear indication of the critical state of the construction industry.
2017 saw the introduction of The Concrete Conference and the event was hosted and completed with great success.
The 2018 CMA Regional Meetings kicks off during May with the first to be hosted on the 9th May 2018.
The 2018 CMA Awards for Excellence proved to be an evening of glamour and stature. The event took place on the 24th of March 2018 and was a huge success!
It’s all systems go for the first ever Concrete Conference, a joint initiative of South Africa’s concrete industry associations to bring concrete professionals together in the interest of developing the industry.