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  1. 30/08/2016

    Lafarge South Africa is proud and excited to have launched another industry first, this time, offering the EkhayaBag, an innovative readymix solution of smaller quantities of mortar, concrete or ArteviaTM Colour delivered to site in bags and ready to use.

     

     

     

     

  2. 30/08/2016

    Lafarge South Africa recently became the only building materials company in the country to provide the construction industry with environmentally-friendly level C Global GreenTag® certified products!

     

     

  3. 22/07/2016

    Lafarge South Africa confirms that it has regrettably had to dismiss some of its employees following several illegal work stoppages in the past few weeks.

     

     

  4. 20/06/2016

    Lafarge South Africa today officially opened a Service Centre that will offer a full range of building solutions in a first-of-a-kind for South Africa, in Orlando West, Soweto.

     

     

  5. 07/04/2016

    Lafarge South Africa awarded applicators and architects for outstanding use of the company's Artevia product at the 2016 Artevia Awards held at the Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton on Tuesday, 5 April 2016.

     

     

  6. 18/03/2016

    It was back to school for Lafarge South Africa when they handed over two classrooms, ablution facilities and play facilities to Mbombo Combined School in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga earlier today.

     

     

    The buildings material company donated the resources to the school after discovering that the Grade R learners were being taught in an unsafe, dilapidated structure and that they did not have ablution facilities. Despite being designated a Quintile 2, non-fee paying school with over 60 children in a class and a substantial number of orphans, Mbombo has consistently recorded matric pass rates of over 70% for the past four years. The pass rate was 77% last year.

     

     

  7. 22/02/2016

    Striking Lafarge South Africa employees affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have returned to work this morning following an agreement that saw an end to a 12-day long strike. The company and NUM were locked in talks that involved a number of issues including salary increases

     

     

  8. 19/02/2016

    Lafarge South Africa, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, continues negotiations with the National Union of Mineworkers this weekend in an effort to end industrial action by NUM members at a number of its operations across South Africa.

     

  9. 15/02/2016

    Lafarge South Africa, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, has over the weekend met with striking workers to deliberate further over outstanding matters that led to the industrial action. 

     

     

  10. 12/02/2016

    Lafarge South Africa, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, can confirm that some of its National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) affiliated employees have embarked on a second day of protest. 

     

  11. 10/02/2016

     

    Lafarge South Africa, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, can confirm that an estimated 800 employees will embark on a protected strike on Thursday evening, 11 February 2016. Following extensive negotiations, the company and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), have not been able to reach an agreement over several matters. 

     

  12. 09/09/2015

    Friday 4 September was a memorable day for the Sakhamkhanya community near Stanger in KwaZulu-Natal. A major two-year upgrading project for the St Christopher Primary School, sponsored by Lafarge Mining South Africa in partnership with the Lafarge Education Trust, culminated in a handover ceremony for a total school refurbishment, construction and equipping of a kitchen, Grade R classrooms, ablution facilities and a well-equipped playground. 

  13. 09/09/2015

    The development of fully integrated building materials supply and management solutions by Lafarge South Africa focuses strongly on the needs of its construction contractor customers and their projects. The approach is proving to be highly effective, offering customers both peace of mind and better value in a competitive marketplace. The company is in a unique position to meet the needs of the construction industry through having a strong presence in all of its construction related business lines of cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and fly ash. 

     

     

  14. 09/09/2015

    On 24 July, community members of Bodibe Village in the North West Province attended the annual Lafarge Community Trust Awards for Excellence ceremony, held at the EH Mogase Primary School.

     

     

  15. 03/09/2015

    On Saturday 9 May 2015, Lafarge South Africa held a Lafarge Community Day event at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto to celebrate its partnership with the stadium management. The impressively Lafarge branded stadium was the setting for a day of non-stop entertainment and soccer tournaments, enjoyed by company employees and their families, together with invited guests and learners and staff from surrounding Orlando schools.

     

     

  16. 03/09/2015

     

    Lafarge South Africa, a member of the LafargeHolcim group, the world leader in the building materials industry, views its operating sites as integral parts of local communities. "We have a responsibility to help turn them into sustainable, healthy societies. In keeping with a world-wide group Volunteering programme, all our employees are encouraged to contribute time to bettering the circumstances of less fortunate communities," comments Unathi Batyashe-Fillis, Lafarge South Africa's Country Communications Manager. 

     

  17. 03/09/2015

    Lafarge South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Unathi Batyashe-Fillis as Country Manager: Communications. 

     

  18. 03/09/2015

    The recently opened Maragon Avianto Pre-Primary and Primary School marks another major step in the development of the superb Avianto integrated lifestyle estate. Set in lovely indigenous surroundings alongside the Crocodile River, in Mogale City, the architecture of the school has understated Mediterranean influences developed from the nearby Avianto Hotel. 

  19. 03/09/2015

    Lafarge South Africa extends its congratulations to the winners of the prestigious biennial Fulton Awards, which were announced by the Concrete Society of South Africa on Saturday, 6 June 2015. The high standard of the entries was a fine tribute to the capability of the local concrete construction industry to display excellence and innovation in executing a diverse range of structural projects.     

     

     

  20. 03/09/2015

    South Africa has seen a strong trend to sustainable development, whether in the form of stringent environmental specifications in infrastructure tenders or developers realising the long-term financial and marketing benefits of ‘green' buildings. Well-positioned to support this trend, Lafarge South Africa is recognised as a market leader in providing innovative, sustainable development building materials and solutions. 

     

     

  21. 03/09/2015

    Lafarge South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Vishal Devan as the new General Manager: Supply Chain for Lafarge South Africa.  The position is a newly created role for Lafarge South Africa following the company's decision to adopt a more integrated Procurement model. 

     

     

  22. 03/09/2015

    On 12 June 2015, Lafarge South Africa's Country CEO, Ken MacLean, handed-over four new classrooms to the Busy Bee Primary School near Kaalfontein, Gauteng, on the occasion of the school's 20th anniversary. Congratulating the school on this milestone, MacLean said "Lafarge South Africa believes in being a responsible and supportive neighbour to the communities close to its operating sites. Nothing is more important in our endeavours to contribute to the sustainable development of local communities than helping the children receive a proper education. We are pleased to have made a significant contribution to improving the well-being of these children."  

     

  23. 03/09/2015

    Lafarge South Africa, a major cement manufacturer in South Africa, welcomed the preliminary report issued by the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) on the 15th of May 2015, following an investigation that provisional anti-dumping duties have been imposed against Pakistan cement manufacturers. 

     

     

  24. 03/09/2015

    After qualifying as a civil engineer, Pfariso Khorommbi was selected for the Lafarge South Africa training programme LAMP (Lafarge Aggregates Management Programme) and showed such good development potential that she was appointed a foreman at the company's Coega Quarry, near Port Elizabeth. At the age of 26, she displays the vital characteristics for building a rewarding career: a passion for her chosen profession of engineering and a dedication to hard work. 

     

     

  25. 19/05/2015

    Located in Mbombela (formerly known as Nelspruit), the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens is famous for its many plant species and the largest collection of cycads in Africa. It now has an exciting project to build a new attraction in the form of a labyrinth.

  26. 18/05/2015

    Lafarge South Africa's Readymix business line has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification after a two year rigorous auditing procedure. This internationally highly-respected Quality Management System (QMS) gives customers peace of mind by verifying that the procedures and people in the organisation are focused on continually meeting or exceeding customers' expectations. 

  27. 17/04/2015

    .Lafarge South Africa continues to demonstrate its leadership in cement and concrete innovation with the launch of CastCrete bulk cement. Designed specifically to meet the needs of the precast and ready-mixed concrete producers in coastal regions, this quality cement offers excellent all-round strength performance, enhanced workability and concrete with superior durability.

  28. 07/04/2015

    A strong focus on innovation is one of the key differentiating features of Lafarge South Africa, the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, a world leader in building materials.  Customers who have sought the technical services of Lafarge South Africa's  Quality Department Southern Africa (QDSA) based at Industria, Johannesburg, have come to appreciate the unique scope of services available from Lafarge and the ability of the QDSA staff to empathise with their needs. 

  29. 19/03/2015

    Johannesburg: Two seemingly diverse entities with proud long histories in South Africa signed an exciting joint venture agreement on 1 February 2015. Lafarge South Africa, one of Southern Africa's leading building materials manufacturers, concluded a sponsorship deal with Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) for the exclusive naming rights to the famous Orlando Stadium in the heart of Soweto: to be known as the Lafarge Orlando Stadium. Branding is currently underway and the dramatic transformation of the Stadium's appearance will be revealed at a prestigious launch function scheduled to be held in May.

  30. 06/03/2015

    Chronolia™ ready mixed concrete is another technological breakthrough from the Lafarge Group, a world leader in building materials. It is the fruit of five years of extremely advanced research in nanotechnologies, focused on understanding the clear need from customers to control their construction schedules and to be able to work as rapidly as possible. Chronolia™ has already achieved considerable success on various construction projects in the USA, Canada, Europe and, more recently, South Africa.

  31. 09/02/2015

    When Chevron South Africa, a leading refiner and marketer of petroleum products, looked for a landmark sustainable design for its new headquarters in Century City, Cape Town in 2011, it invited architects to compete for the design contract. Winners, Louis Karol Architects & Interiors, proposed a ‘naked' white concrete building but the client was initially sceptical that the local construction industry could successfully build a major structure in white concrete. As the concrete solution, Lafarge South Africa proposed its innovative Artevia™ decorative concrete.

  32. 09/02/2015

    The purpose of the National Environmental Management Waste Act, 2008 (NEMWA) is to reform the law regulating waste management, in order to protect public health and the environment. Among the wide-ranging topics that NEMWA addresses is the establishment of a national waste information system and provision for the licensing and control of waste management activities. While society increasingly recognises the importance of promoting recovery, recycling and reuse in sustainable development, this has to be balanced against potential health issues. The current reality is that waste disposal remains the principal way of dealing with waste in South Africa as evidenced by an estimated 1 200 active landfill sites. The fact is that defining ‘waste' is by no means as easy as it appears, and it is difficult to establish an integrated approach to waste management.  

  33. 06/02/2015

    The Lafarge Group's team at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, the world's largest mining investment conference, aims to highlight the Group's commitment to contribute to the success of regional and national mine infrastructure development programmes. Attending the event in Cape Town from 9-12 February 2015, Lafarge is to be represented by delegates from its local presence, Lafarge South Africa, and from Lafarge Zambia.

  34. 23/01/2015

    South Africa's leading building materials company, Lafarge South Africa, worked closely with Cape Town architects Stauch Vorster right from the design phase of South Africa's first green taxi rank in Wallacedene, in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. For the construction of the building, Lafarge supplied its innovative, market-leading product, Agilia™ self-consolidating concrete.

  35. 19/01/2015

    Lafarge has recently welcomed Praveen Bechoo as its general manager for aggregates.

  36. 04/12/2014

    A South African leader in the design and installation of modern Commercial and Residential Interiors, OmDev Interiors offers fast, efficient and cost effective solutions in creating Internal Walls, Bulkheads, Suspended Ceilings and Flush Plastered Ceilings.

  37. 04/12/2014

    In line with the Lafarge Group's commitment to innovation and Building Better Cities, Lafarge Gypsum South Africa offers a wide range of Plasterboard and Ceiling Solutions, working closely with built environment professionals to put together custom interior solutions that deliver thermal, acoustic and fire rated requirements.

  38. 04/12/2014

    When The Break-Through Centre - a facility in Katlehong, Gauteng that aims to ensure basic early learning education is accessible to all children - asked Lafarge to contribute towards its expansion, leading local contractor MND Enterprises brought its Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) construction expertise to the project.

  39. 03/12/2014

    On the 28th of November 2014, Lafarge South Africa, the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, paid tribute to the company's six local winning teams as well as its global winning team in recognition of their excellent performance during the 2014 annual Global Lafarge Awards. The programme was designed to promote and transfer best practices and processes within the Lafarge Group.

  40. 02/12/2014

    Working with both local and international clients, Bharat Trikam Architects' commitment to client satisfaction is a vital part of the company's offering. According to Director and Senior Architect Bharat Trikam, using the right materials for every job starts at the concept stage.

  41. 20/11/2014

    With the expressive theme of ‘Speed, Simplicity, Trust', Lafarge South Africa held its 6th annual National Supplier Day function on 20 November at the upmarket Scarlet Ribbon conference venue in Stoneridge Shopping Centre, Johannesburg.

  42. 30/10/2014

    As the extensive upgrade of the William Nicol highway, north of Fourways in Johannesburg takes shape, the superb siting of Auto & General Park can be fully appreciated. In full view of the highway, the dramatic porte-cochère of this new building reaches out to the Helderfontein Spruit. The striking yet eco-friendly development is home to Telesure Investment Holdings, part of an international financial services group that houses leading insurance brands in South Africa, including Auto & General Insurance, 1st for Women Insurance, Dial Direct Insurance, Budget Insurance and direct life insurance provider ILife, which were previously in six dispersed separate buildings throughout Gauteng. 

  43. 20/10/2014

    Lafarge South Africa: focused on their customers - innovative with their solutions

    Customers in the local construction industry, whether contractors, architects, developers or retailers, associate the Lafarge name with reliable, quality solutions for their building material needs. Offering the widest range of designed-for-purpose products and delivering genuine customer-focused service are Lafarge South Africa's key ingredients for success in today's highly competitive market.

     

    The company is the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, a world leader in building materials, with unparalleled technical strength and capacity for innovation that has been proven in 62 countries around the globe. Lafarge South Africa has a strong position in all its local businesses of cement, aggregates, readymix concrete and gypsum plasterboard. In line with the Group's brand baseline of Building better cities, the company's ambition is to contribute solutions for constructing better cities that are more durable, more beautiful and help sustain a healthy prosperous society for all our people.

     

    Some of the products that illustrate the market-leading spread of solutions available from Lafarge South Africa include:

  44. 15/10/2014

    Since 2011, the Lafarge Community Trust has supported the Annual International White Cane Campaign to help aid awareness about visual impairment. The Trust is a staunch supporter of Eye Care Month held annually during October and is aimed at creating national awareness around the importance of eye health. To date the Trust has also donated 500 canes to individuals, schools and visually impaired self-help groups to improve mobility.

  45. 02/10/2014

    Lafarge South Africa: focused on their customers - innovative with their solutions

    Customers in the local construction industry, whether contractors, architects, developers or retailers, associate the Lafarge name with reliable, quality solutions for their building material needs. Offering the widest range of designed-for-purpose products and delivering genuine customer-focused service are Lafarge South Africa's key ingredients for success in today's highly competitive market.

     

    The company is the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, a world leader in building materials, with unparalleled technical strength and capacity for innovation that has been proven in 62 countries around the globe. Lafarge South Africa has a strong position in all its local businesses of cement, aggregates, readymix concrete and gypsum plasterboard. In line with the Group's brand baseline of Building better cities, the company's ambition is to contribute solutions for constructing better cities that are more durable, more beautiful and help sustain a healthy prosperous society for all our people.

     

    Some of the products that illustrate the market-leading spread of solutions available from Lafarge South Africa include:

  46. 12/09/2014

    The generally impoverished region around Lesotho's capital, Maseru, has historically suffered from water shortages, a situation which is well on the way to being alleviated by the Metolong Dam and Water Supply Programme (MDWSP).  The scheme will improve water delivery to domestic users and the country's textile industry, an important source of employment.

  47. 12/09/2014

    12 September 2014: An incredible 38 awards were presented by Lafarge Community Trust (LCT) at the Bodibe Community Awards Ceremony which took place at the Mokakana Primary School in the North West Province. A new award was added this year by LCT, ‘Best Community Garden' to further support much needed self-sustainability within the community.

     

    The aim of the Lafarge Community Trust (LCT) Awards ceremony is to give recognition to those who have applied themselves to their studies and to those who played significant role in helping to uplift their community. 

  48. 05/09/2014

    Port Elizabeth 05 September 2014: Lafarge South Africa is proudly hosting the 2014 Debating Tournament at the ETC Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth, for the school community of Motherwell, including one school from Booysen Park for the second time. Lafarge, as the main sponsor of the event is encouraged and pleased to see 10 schools participating this year."Lafarge decided to sponsor this tournament as it is our policy to encourage our operating sites to be involved in projects that benefit the surrounding communities. In assessing community projects to support, the Debate Tournament satisfies many of the criteria that we use to assess such projects.  One of the key points that we look for is whether there is a sustainable benefit. Learning to stand up and confidently present a clear line of argument in English is valuable training that will benefit learners from all walks of life, and certainly qualifies in terms of our sustainability criteria", says Jacques Schutte, Lafarge South Africa's Country Strategy and Business Development Manager.

     

     

    Esther Seabi, Transformation Manager, Lafarge South Africa strongly supports debating as a valuable tool for Lafarge's CSI programme. For the debating tournament, the students had to research set topics and develop strong well-reasoned arguments", says Seabi. This year the debate teams are expected to speak persuasively and defend their opinions in a very heated and exciting event in which top-notch arguments and counter-arguments will be the order of the day. The debate tournament includes five rounds, two semi finals and a final round in which the last motion ‘South Africa is a good example of a democratic state' will be debated.

     

    Winning teams will receive IT Resources generously supplied by sponsor Lafarge South Africa. Prizes include laptops, printers and internet access to enhance the learning experience for these deserving schools.

     

    By making use of the basic formal SACEE (South African Council for English Education) debating rules, a practical structure is set and consistency in standard is achieved. More specifically this debate competition addresses the need to improve communication, research and critical thinking skills.

     

    "At Lafarge we take a holistic view of education instead of just pursuing more matric passes. We want to assist learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to be well educated, articulate and good all-round citizens ­- this is why we feel debating tournaments are so important", explains Schutte.

     

    Lafarge regularly forms partnerships of this nature as a proudly South African company. "Our success depends on these students becoming engineers, managers, leaders and possibly our customers in the future. We want to be closely involved with the betterment of young South Africans", explains Seabi.

     

    Background: Lafarge CSI policy:

    "We firmly believe that a responsible company must meet the challenges of society; that it has an active role to play in the development of the communities within which it operates; and that the implementation of proactive measures in favour of sustainability creates value not only for its shareholders, but also its teams, its customers and all its stakeholders". (Lafarge Sustainability: Our ambitions for 2020 handbook).

     

    Lafarge is committed to having a positive impact on its stakeholders, particularly the communities within which it operates. To this end, Lafarge makes a variety of investments into the wellbeing of the communities. This includes product donations, monetary contributions and other non-cash support extended to beneficiaries.

     

    Lafarge South Africa, the local subsidiary of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials, has repositioned its global brand to reflect the huge trend to urbanisation taking place throughout the world. It is committed to using its technical strength to help provide solutions for Building better cities that are more durable, and have more housing, are better connected, more beautiful and more desirable places for everyone. The Group actively assists in promoting the well-being of communities surrounding its operating sites. In particular, it focuses on the development of the youth in those communities. 

     

    Other Lafarge sponsorships focus on skills development. Lafarge provides bursaries, experiential training at its facilities and learnership opportunities.

     

    Examples of recent Corporate Social Investment projects are:

     

    • The help given to Ntsonkotha Senior Secondary School in Agnes Rest near Lady Frere, by constructing an administration block and general amenities. In addition, the company furnished the entire facility. The school had been achieving exceptionally good results under very difficult circumstances.

     

    • At Chumani Primary School in East London, Lafarge built an Early Learning Centre for preschoolers, Grade R to Grade 1. This involved three multipurpose classrooms with roller doors between them enabling them to be used as one large hall. Lafarge also donated key equipment such as learning kits, jungle gyms and training for the teachers.

     

    • In Limpopo, Lafarge is sponsoring another debating tournament, organised by the Polokwane Debating Society.

     

    By far the largest impact that Lafarge is having on education is through the Lafarge Education and Community Trusts. Ongoing programmes are benefiting 41 schools that are near the company's largest manufacturing plants in the North West province and in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The Trusts' programmes have already uplifted the education of almost 20 000 learners and students.

     

    Ends

     

     

    NOTES TO EDITORS

     

    About Lafarge

     

    A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 64,000 people in 62 countries, and posted sales of €15.2 billion in 2013. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. 

     

    In South Africa, the company manufactures and supplies cement, aggregates, readymixed concrete, gypsum plasterboard and interior building fittings. It focuses on providing solutions to help the sustainable development of better cities that benefit the country's people. Through having a strong presence in all of its business lines, it is in a unique position to contribute to urban construction, while also helping to build better cities, rural towns and villages.

     

    Lafarge South Africa also demonstrates active concern for the conservation of the country's wildlife heritage and is a major supporter of the world's first dedicated baby rhino orphanage in Limpopo Province.

     

    Additional information is available on the website at www.lafarge.co.za

    For further information, please contact:

     

    Chantál Stewart

    Communications Manager

    011 657 0000

    Chantal.stewart@lafarge.com

     

    Glasshouse Communication Management

    Bridget von Holdt

    011 646 9992 / 0826100650

    bridget@ghcm.co.za

  49. 29/08/2014

    Passion and partnership have been key ingredients in the building of a bakery by Lafarge South Africa at the New Jerusalem Children's Home (NJCH), based in President Park, Midrand. This 24-hour residential care centre provides a holistic and integrated quality care of orphaned, abandoned, abused, traumatised, vulnerable and HIV positive children. 

  50. 27/08/2014

    The annual Polokwane Debating Tournament finals were attended by over 800 guests, media and the members of 44 debate teams. This event under the Patron of the Executive Mayor, Cllr Thembi Nkadimeng was generously sponsored by Lafarge South Africa. 

  51. 04/07/2014

    light-steel-frame building is providing a structured, safe space to learn and play for preschool children, says early-childhood development Breakthrough Centre programme director Zodwa Latola.

  52. 23/06/2014

    Lagos - Lafarge Cement Wapco Nigeria Plc on Saturday said the consolidation of its Nigeria and South Africa businesses would create more jobs for Nigerians and enhance return on investment.

  53. 11/06/2014

    The creation of Lafarge Africa, the clearance of the Cemex West acquisition by Holcim in Germany and the sale of Lafarge's assets in Ecuador all hint at the scale of business that LafargeHolcim will command when it comes into existence. The implications in developing markets are worth exploring, especially in Latin American and Africa.

  54. 09/06/2014

    Africa currently makes up less than 0.5% of commercial real estate investments, but international capital is beginning to move in as investors seek to access the continent's growth prospects.

  55. 09/06/2014

    Johannesburg - Lafarge, the international building materials group that last week announced the merger of its South African and Nigerian assets, has started rolling out an expansion strategy in sub-Saharan Africa that will add an additional 10 million tons of cement capacity a year in the region within the next four years.

  56. 06/06/2014

    Lafarge South Africa has the widest range of designed-for-purpose products covering every application. What sets us apart is the research and development that we invest in to ensure customers can be confident Lafarge products will be user-friendly and perform consistently.

  57. 06/06/2014

    EU antitrust regulators cleared a bid by Holcim for Cemex's western German plants plus sites in France and the Netherlands. The European Commission's probe "found that the merged entity will continue to face competition from a number of competitors", the regulator said yesterday in a statement.

  58. 05/06/2014

    Lafarge South Africa, the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, a world leader in building materials, recently donated innovative concrete products to create a community stage for cultural events at the Alliance Française of Pretoria.

  59. 03/06/2014

    New entity to be listed on the Nigerian stock exchange.

    Lafarge SA, the French cement maker that plans to merge with Holcim Ltd. of Switzerland to become the world's biggest, will consolidate some African operations under a new entity to be listed on the Nigerian stock exchange.

  60. 15/05/2014

    Lafarge Gypsum recently expanded the children's centre located close to the Kathlehong site to support the children of the families that work for Gypsum. Lafarge South Africa is the local subsidiary of the international Lafarge Group, a world leader in building materials. This is part of Lafarge's focus on providing solutions to help the sustainable development of building better cities and to offer solutions to improve the lives of the people that reside in the areas that the company operates in. Through having a strong presence in all of its business lines, it is in a unique position to contribute to urban construction, while also helping to build better rural towns and villages.

  61. 24/04/2014

    When the SABC put out a call on its "Touching Lives" segment of the daily news, Lafarge

    South Africa didn't hesitate to answer in providing support for the Mosiane family from Mantja Village, outside Mafikeng. Lafarge, the world leader in building materials, has a well-recognised track record for providing the local construction industry with innovative products, solutions and services in line with the Group's ambition of ‘Building better cities' which means contributing towards building more cities and towns with more housing, cities and towns that are more compact, while also being more durable, more beautiful and more desirable living environments for everyone.

  62. 24/04/2014

    Company name:

    Lafarge South Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd  

  63. 22/04/2014

    After two terms of office, the inspirational Chairperson of Lafarge South Africa, Nonkqubela Mazwai, has stepped down and handed over the reins to Thandi Orleyn, previously a non-executive director of Lafarge Mining South Africa and Lafarge Industries South Africa. We asked Mazwai to describe the Lafarge of today compared with the company whose board she joined on 15 February 2007, and her leadership contribution to the transformation.

  64. 16/04/2014

    Innovation differentiates Lafarge South Africa

    Lafarge South Africa, the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials, is proud to be the recipient of Diamond Arrow and Golden Arrow 2014 PMR Awards.

  65. 02/04/2014

    Lafarge South Africa, the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials, is closely involved in Phase 1 of the visionary Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for Westonaria Borwa in the West Rand. This exciting development perfectly illustrates the essence of Lafarge's new branding with its ambition to contribute to Building better cities. The ambition reflects the huge global trend to urbanisation that we witness dramatically throughout South Africa. The Group is committed to using its unparalleled technical strength to help provide solutions for building better cities that are more compact, have more housing, more durable, more connected, more beautiful and are more desirable places in which people can live, work and play

  66. 25/03/2014

    Because the only thing certain in life is change, Lafarge Gypsum's Finesse® Demountable Partition System has been designed to evolve with the needs of end users, the people who are going to be comfortable in their spaces as building interiors require transformation to suit new requirements.

  67. 12/03/2014

    Lafarge Gypsum has raised the bar - to ceiling height. Once a mostly ignored part of interior design, ceilings are now an integral part of the aesthetics and performance of both homes and offices, housing lighting and incorporating various style and safety features.

  68. 04/03/2014

    Lafarge South Africa, the world leader in building materials is proud to announce that they are the new sponsor of the University of Johannesburg's Civil Engineering Student Society. This three year sponsorship is one that goes far beyond the simple branding of a building - it's an important partnership of support, training and skills development. "We at Lafarge are very proud to partner with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in contributing to creating highly valuable human capital. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders and engineers, who help to shape our country and ultimately build better cities," says Desmond Maharaj, GM Cement, Lafarge South Africa.

  69. 02/02/2014

    Lafarge South Africa is the local presence of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials. The Group's new brand baseline ‘Building better cities' pledges Lafarge's commitment to help create sustainable cities and rural developments that are desirable sustainable living environments. Lafarge South Africa's innovative AgiliaTM self-compacting concrete and ArteviaTM decorative concretes are examples of providing construction solutions that are helping to build better, more durable and more beautiful cities for all of our people.

  70. 27/11/2013

    An immense contribution recognised

    At the annual Chairman's Breakfast event of the inland branch of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA) on 21 November, the Concrete Achiever of the Year Award was presented to Dr Reinhold Amtsbüchler, the recently retired manager of Lafarge South Africa's Quality Department Southern Africa (QDSA).

  71. 22/11/2013

    On the 19th of November 2013, Lafarge South Africa paid tribute to the company's top suppliers in recognition of their excellent performance and outstanding support during 2013 at the annual Lafarge Supplier of the Year Awards.

  72. 14/11/2013

    The third Lafarge Artevia™ decorative concrete awards function was held at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton on 13 November. Sponsored by Lafarge South Africa's Readymix concrete business line, in partnership with Chryso Southern Africa and Lanxess, to showcase the excellence of construction projects using Artevia™ decorative concretes, the popular event was first launched in 2009.

  73. 29/10/2013

    Ash Resources, the country's leading fly ash producer, was the recipient of the prestigious Construction World 2013 Best Projects Award in the Supplier category. The Award recognised the exceptional supply performance in the reliable delivery of consistent high quality classified fly ash for the construction of Medupi Power Station in Limpopo Province.  

  74. 28/10/2013

    Well-known producer of grain-based staple foods, Sasko, is developing a greenfield site at Umhlali on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Sasko required the main contractor for the project, Group Five, to create an impressive signage feature at the site entrance.  The contractor was familiar with the use of Lafarge South Africa's innovative self-compacting concrete Agilia® Vertical and approached the company to provide a solution.

  75. 23/10/2013

    It was a proud day for five owner drivers when they received the keys to their brand new truck-tractors from Lafarge South Africa. An intensive process of selection, concentrating mainly on driving skills, transportation experience and safety, qualified them for the Lafarge cement business line's small business development scheme. Cargo Carriers will mentor the new small enterprises and offer technical support out of their national depot structure.

  76. 09/10/2013

    Lafarge South Africa, subsidiary of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials, has a well-established reputation for providing the local construction industry with innovative products, solutions and services. The company is launching road shows throughout the country to demonstrate to customers how its Efficient Building Systems (EBS) approach to product development implements the Group's ambition of ‘Building better cities'.

  77. 04/10/2013

    Lafarge South Africa, subsidiary of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials, has a well-established reputation for providing the local construction industry with innovative products, solutions and services. From September to November, the company is presenting road shows throughout the country to demonstrate to customers how its Efficient Building Systems (EBS) approach to product development implements the Group's ambition of ‘Building better cities'.

    "Our innovative products are focused on addressing customers' needs for efficient, more productive construction methodologies, while meeting society's need for more durable and beautiful concrete structures," said Sal Govender, Lafarge South Africa's National Marketing Manager - Readymix, at the inaugural road show in Nelspruit. "EBS provides solutions to meet key criteria for sustainable building: Energy efficiency, Carbon dioxide (CO2) performance, Cost optimisation and End-user design."

  78. 09/09/2013

    Veli Gwamanda, Human Resources Director for Lafarge South Africa, is a seasoned human resources (HR) professional with a heart for people and their careers. She has worked with various multinational companies over the years and has brought her considerable experience gained there to Lafarge. She joined the South African component of the world leader in building materials in 2009, initially as the Cement HR Director. Subsequently, she was promoted to Country HR Director.

  79. 06/09/2013

    Lafarge South Africa, the local subsidiary of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials, recently launched its repositioned global brand that reflects the huge trend to urbanisation taking place throughout the world. It is committed to using its technical strength to help provide solutions for building better cities that are more durable, and have more housing, are better connected, more beautiful and more desirable places for everyone. The Group actively assists in promoting the well-being of communities surrounding its operating sites. In particular, it focuses on the development of the youth in those communities. 

  80. 28/08/2013

    Lafarge South Africa's Witfontein Quarry hosted a group of visitors from the Knysna branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) on 23 August. U3A is an active group of retirees who have been running a series of monthly geology lectures in conjunction with field excursions. Witfontein Quarry is of particular geological interest and the visitors were keen to examine the various rock formations.

  81. 19/08/2013

    Further to last year's donation of R100 000, Lafarge South Africa has pledged ongoing support for the world's first dedicated baby rhino orphanage created at the Legend Golf & Safari Resort in Limpopo Province.

  82. 05/08/2013

    Thirteen years ago, the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials, was the first industrial group to enter into a worldwide Conservation Partnership with the environmental protection organisation, WWF International. One of the key outcomes of that partnership was a commitment by the Group to reduce its global cement plant carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20% per ton of cement compared with 1990 levels, by 2010. The objective was achieved a year earlier than the original 2010 target date. An ambitious revised target was recently set at a 33% reduction in emissions per ton of cement by 2020 compared with 1990 levels.

  83. 02/08/2013

    Compliance with SANS 204 energy efficiency standards, SANS 266 - which guarantees the product is manufactured in a controlled environment under controlled conditions - as well as Lafarge Plasterboard's listing on ecospecifier, is just part of the company's ongoing commitment to building better cities.

  84. 26/07/2013

    Mmuagabo Primary School in Bodibe Village, North West Province, was the venue for the second Lafarge Community Trust Awards for Excellence ceremony. The Awards were launched in 2012 with the aim of motivating school learners, educators and community members to strive for excellence by showing public appreciation for their efforts. The Awards complement the work of the Lafarge Education Trust (LET), which in partnership with the Adopt-a-School Foundation has implemented the Whole School Development programme in 11 schools in Bodibe.

  85. 03/07/2013

    "Lafarge is a well-established, experienced building materials producer on the African continent", was the clear message to a gathering of 70 key South African construction and engineering industry leaders at the prestigious ‘Lafarge in Africa' breakfast seminar on 3 July in Sandton.

  86. 03/07/2013

    Lafarge South Africa is the local subsidiary of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials, and a leader in its industry for sustainable development. The Group uses its unparalleled technical resources to contribute innovative products and solutions for building better cities, rural towns and villages that will sustain growth and improve the lives of all people.

  87. 01/07/2013

    Lafarge South Africa was the first cement company to introduce a complete range of lower carbon products some years ago and still is the only one to offer its customers this choice of cements.

  88. 20/06/2013

    Lafarge South Africa is one of the major cement producers in Southern Africa and a subsidiary of the international Lafarge Group, which is not only the world leader in building materials but also a leader in its industry for sustainable development. The production of cement is a high energy, high greenhouse gas emission process. The Group has for many years transparently put into effect a wide spectrum programme of actions to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing and products, as well as promoting sustainable development in general.

  89. 30/05/2013

    A world leader in building materials, Lafarge never loses its people focus and applies its unparalleled technical skills to producing sustainable solutions for better cities and a better quality of life in rural areas. However, laying the foundations for a better future in traditional ways is not a viable option and requires innovative thinking to achieve a balance between cost-effective construction solutions and the needs of people and the environment.

  90. 28/05/2013

    When Cape Town Municipality was designing its Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system, they needed to create clearly identified dedicated bus lanes in coloured concrete. The challenge was to provide a long-lasting colour able to withstand heavy traffic in a marine environment.

    The ideal solution was Lafarge South Africa's Artevia™ Coloured decorative concrete, which is exceptionally durable and contains integral UV-stable colour pigments.

  91. 28/05/2013

    Bloemfontein CBD's taxi rank had fallen into disrepair, prompting the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality to develop a modern transport hub. Designed to provide commuters with integrated taxi and bus ranks sheltered from the elements, the double storey building also includes offices, shops and restaurants.  Lafarge South Africa supplied a range of building material solutions for the project, including waterproof readymix concrete, durable paving mix with fibres, mortar and plaster mixes.

  92. 28/05/2013

    Lafarge South Africa, the local subsidiary of the international Lafarge Group, the world leader in building materials, uses its experience and technical skills to benefit sustainable development projects for underprivileged local communities. The company recently partnered second year architecture students at the University of Cape Town in a project aimed at improving conditions for people of the Imizamo Yethu settlement in Hout Bay.

    It is estimated that 25 000 people live in the settlement with limited service provision in terms of water and sanitation. The students' project was to design and build a washing platform to provide more dignified places for water collection, spaces for the washing of clothes and, where possible, to integrate these with existing shared toilet facilities. The platform also serves as a social gathering space.

  93. 23/05/2013

    Lafarge South Africa was the first cement company to introduce a complete range of lower carbon products some years ago and still is the only one to offer its customers this choice of cements. The success of the products comes from innovative formulations that combine a wide range of performance advantages with the environmental benefits of replacing some cement clinker with siliceous fly ash, a quality cementitious extender. Whereas the manufacture of cement clinker involves high emissions of ‘greenhouse' gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2), fly ash is a processed by-product of coal-fired power stations and involves zero emissions.

  94. 17/05/2013

    The Lafarge Education Trust Schools Handover and Awards Ceremony

    The ceremonial handover on 17 May of two fully-equipped new classrooms to Sihubela High School and administration blocks for both Njingili and Zinqobele High Schools by the Lafarge Education Trust was a special occasion for the Mzimela community of northern KwaZulu-Natal. Adding to the excitement on the day was the presentation of the annual Lafarge Community Trust Awards for Excellence.

  95. 01/05/2013

    Lafarge Readymix has become established as the leading readymix concrete solution provider, regardless of the construction challenge. Backed by the unequalled technical resources of the global parent Lafarge group, a world leader in building materials, the company has introduced a wide range of innovative concretes to the local construction industry, transforming building practices and productivity. 

  96. 28/03/2013

    Lafarge South Africa's Placing & Finishing Service was awarded the contract for the supply and placing of decorative concrete to renovate Bara Square, the Central Precinct that forms the gateway to Soweto. The project was part of the R7,5 million Bara Central Urban Renewal Project undertaken by the Johannesburg Property Company. The challenge was to provide paving that combined attractive aesthetics with high durability to cope with the enormous volume of pedestrians passing through the area daily.

  97. 28/03/2013

    Q:  What are different cement applications for the home?

     

    Cement is used to build a solid, durable house and create attractive features that add real value to a home. A good quality cement can be used with confidence by DIY enthusiasts and small building contractors for all concrete, mortar and plaster jobs. Some examples are:

    • For reliable concrete foundations and slabs, use a general purpose cement such as Lafarge Buildcrete
    • For  smooth, crack-free screeds for floors, a quality product such as Buildcrete will ensure good results
    • Lay and finish blocks and bricks for walls with a user-friendly mortar made from Buildcrete for consistent quality results
    • Well-designed driveways, paths and steps can be made with Lafarge Buildcrete or    the premium technical cement, Powercrete Plus. These cements are also used in the Lafarge range of ArteviaTM decorative concretes, which give unique and beautiful finishes
    • An attractive patio floor can be created with ArteviaTM Polish or Exposed 
    • To construct a water feature or pond for a tranquil garden, an ‘extended' cement such as Lafarge Buildcrete is recommended. The concrete mix will be easier to apply and will produce an impermeable (less chance of leakage) finished result  
    • Garden walls (plastered concrete block or maintenance-free face brick) give privacy and security. Use a good quality general purpose cement such as Buildcrete

     

    Lafarge cements such as Fastcast or Rapidcem will have probably already been used to manufacture concrete blocks or bricks and roof tiles.

     

    The range of quality cements from Lafarge South Africa are designed to suit the

    particular application, have guaranteed performance and are also formulated to be

    more environmentally-friendly.

  98. 22/03/2013

    Q: What is the importance of cement in buildings?

     

    Cement is important in buildings since it is the vital ‘glue' to bind stone and sand to form concrete, the world's most widely used building material. Cement mixed purely with sand and water is used to make mortar and plaster.

  99. 13/03/2013

    Lafarge South Africa, subsidiary of the international Lafarge Group, a world leader in building materials, uses its technical strength to provide innovative products and services for customers engaged in bitumen and concrete road construction.

  100. 06/03/2013

    It may be true that the glass ceiling still exists for female employees. On the other hand, dynamic and determined ladies like Tsidi Luse don't allow themselves to be limited by something as transparent and fragile as that ceiling.

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