A leading supplier of materials and solutions into the basic services sector in southern Africa, PPC has 11 cement factories in South Africa, Botswana, DRC, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. PPC’s capacity is around eleven and a half million tonnes o... [more info]

Conflicts of interest, backtracking and moving the chessboard pieces

27 Jul 2020 /  Ann Crotty   9
It seems the BRPs doing large rescues didn't think through the ‘un-market-related’ fee issue before scurrying to submit their tenders, while Vodacom, PPC and Woolworths post results and Investec makes an announcement.

Zimbabwean exchange may resume trading early next week

17 Jul 2020 /  Ray Ndlovu and Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg   3
Plans for reopening still to be finalised.

Where are the risks lurking on the JSE?

29 Jun 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant    3
The most financially stressed small and mid-cap companies …

South Africa to disclose carbon emissions from its biggest polluters

9 Apr 2020 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   
These include Sasol, Eskom and Anglo American.

Zimbabwe restricts trading of Old Mutual, two other shares

16 Mar 2020 /     2
'We are disappointed with this action and felt that the market should have been allowed to continue.'

Zimbabwe suspends fungibility of Old Mutual, two other stocks

15 Mar 2020 /  Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg    2
In an effort to halt a rout of the nation’s currency.

NPC case dismissed after decade-long cement cartel probe

9 Dec 2019 /  Roy Cokayne   2
Its steps to expand capacity were inconsistent with capacity-based market sharing agreement – Competition Tribunal.

SA cement industry needs protection – PPC

21 Nov 2019 /  Roy Cokayne   15
Imports and sub-standard products are threatening its viability.

Rainbow Power Cement can’t manufacture or supply cement to SA – regulator

16 Oct 2019 /  Roy Cokayne   4
PPC says independent tests reveal 33% sample failure rate of 14 cement products in Gauteng.

Rand stronger as dollar dips, stocks up

10 Oct 2019 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters   
Demand for the dollar wanes as investors grow optimistic about a trade deal between China and the US.

PPC says CFO Ramano to step down  

10 Oct 2019 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   
Tryphosa Ramano will step down on October 31.

Imported cement volumes up a staggering 293%

23 Sep 2019 /  Roy Cokayne   14
Year-on-year increase has local producers in a fight for survival.

The good, the bad and the ugly on the JSE

21 Aug 2019 /  Adriaan Kruger   3
How the largest 90 shares performed during the last 12 months.

Cheap imports a threat to SA’s cement industry

14 Aug 2019 /  Suren Naidoo   6
The sector has applied for tariffs on imports and wants support from the Dti.

How the JSE has changed in 10 years

26 Jul 2019 /  Patrick Cairns   14
It's been quite a ride.

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