South Africa: Several of South Africa’s cement and concrete producers have united to form a joint industry association called Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA). The association consolidates the former Association of Cementitious Materials Producers (ACMP), Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA) and The Concrete Institute (TCI). It said that it aims to create long-term shared value and industry growth in South Africa through driving collaboration, skills development, innovation, and the highest standards in sustainable cement and concrete materials and products.
Chief executive officer Bryan Perrie said, “At a time when many conflicting and ambiguous messages are shared readily on various platforms, and with the proliferation of substandard products and services, the need for authoritative engagement with all stakeholders is critical.” He added, “We are excited about the future of the cement and concrete industry in South Africa. The staff of CCSA are ready to discuss membership options and benefits. We are poised to add value and unlock opportunities for all members, and the industry at large.”