Lafarge South Africa launches another industry first


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.





The EkhayaBag simplifies building projects as customers don't always require big amounts of concrete for their projects. Using this product, customers also don't need to purchase cement, sand or stone separately, as the EkhayaBag is delivered ready to use. No additional water or mixing is required, resulting in cleaner job sites.


"We are the first building materials company in the country to provide this unique value proposition, once again proving that we put innovation at the forefront of our business, and that we are always aim to provide solution our customers' needs," said Alta Theron, General Manager for Readymix at Lafarge South Africa.


The EkhayaBag's name is derived from the isiZulu term ‘Ekhaya' which means "At home".


"Homes are a pivotal part of communities and at the heart of our company's ambition of Building better communities through our range of innovative products and solutions," added Theron.


One EkhayaBag contains 0.5m3 (500 L) or approximately 1200 kg of material.

The EkhayaBag product range includes:


  • EkhayaBag concrete: available in two grades and can be used for domestic foundations, garage and house floors to light commercial floors, concrete walls and columns.
  • EkhayaBag mortar: available in a 12, 24 and 48 hours workable mix and can be used for laying masonry units such as bricks, blocks and stone.
  • EkhayaBag ArteviaTM Colour: a range of pigmented concretes in sandstone, mahogany and charcoal colour tones and can be used for floors, driveways, braai areas, swimming pool surrounds and patios.