Sunday, February 14, 2016

Welcome to the online home of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa NPC – your unique Concrete Community!

About Us

infoThe Concrete Society of Southern Africa NPC (CSSA) is registered as a non-profit organisation which promotes excellence and innovation in the use of concrete and related products and services. The Society also provides a forum for networking and technology transfer between its members  and  local and international affiliates. Read more in About us.



Individual as well as Company memberships are available which offer unique benefits to all those interested in, or having a passion for, concrete. Read about the many activities  and  services that we offer to members, and if you wish to join us, visit the Membership Section.

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Concrete Society Members have their own exclusive section, requiring a User Name and Password which will be provided upon joining the organisation.

Concrete Beton Journal - Online Issue


The Concrete Beton journal has been published since 1976 and is a Department of Higher Education and Training-accredited technical publication approved by all the major South African universities and universities of technology. A panel of experts screens all technical papers published in this journal and we are proud to have maintained an excellent standard throughout the years.
This unique publication provides an invaluable source of information on the science and practice of concrete, reaching professional disciplines that encompass project management, consulting, civil engineering, construction management, architecture, quantity surveying, as well as specialist material supplies in the concrete sector.
In the fast-track world of construction Concrete Beton keeps industry professionals informed on the latest developments in this field, at home and from around the globe, to ensure best practice solutions continue to be applied in building South Africa’s infrastructure. Read more

Read the ONLINE version of Concrete Beton Guidelines for Submitting Articles & Advertising in Concrete Beton

Online Source Book

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The Online Source Book is a Directory of Services for Concrete Construction.
Download the printed version (PDF) here

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AfriSam SA (Pty) Ltd

afrisam logoAfriSam is one of the most widely spread construction materials groups in the southern African region, with operations in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. The company has a total annual cement production capacity of 5.8 million tons (including a 1.2 million annual cement production capacity from its Tanga Operation in Tanzania), produced from six production facilities and distributed to customers through strategically-located cement depots. AfriSam’s readymix operation can produce almost any concrete mix required by customers from any one of its 40 readymix concrete plants across the region.  The company has the capacity to produce in excess of ten million tons of aggregate from 16 quarries and aggregate operations every year. Its Slagment business, located in Vanderbijlpark, has produced Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slagment over the last 50 years for the construction of major structures, including buildings, dams, bridges, roads and water retaining structures. Website:

Lafarge Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Leader in vision: leader by example lafarge

Lafarge is the leading global cement brand and a world leader in building materials. Employing 68 000 people in 64 countries, the Group has top-ranking positions in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses. 
In South Africa, the company manufactures and supplies cement, aggregates, readymixed concrete, gypsum plasterboard and interior building fittings.
Lafarge applies its unparalleled technical strength to continually develop innovative building material solutions for the construction industry, while reducing the environmental footprint of its products and manufacturing processes.
The Lafarge brand symbolises integrity, openness, respect for people and the environment. 

BASF Construction Chemicals SA (Pty) Ltd

BASFBASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas.  As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful.  With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF offers the construction industry one of the most comprehensive portfolios of raw materials, formulations, and systems for energy-efficient and sustainable construction. A crucial objective consists of combining sustainable development with the best commercial and environmental approaches. Forming partnerships that benefit everyone involved is an essential condition as well as the guiding principle for our work.

PPC Limited

 PPC Group logo horizontalIn 2012, PPC celebrated 120 years of innovation as a leading cement producer in southern Africa. This milestone comes two years after PPC celebrated its centenary as a JSE-listed company, joining an extremely small and elite group of listed centenarians, not only in South Africa but worldwide. Established in 1892, PPC has tracked the growth and development of South Africa, producing the cement used in many of the country’s iconic landmarks and construction projects, including the Union Buildings, Gariep Dam, Van Staden’s River Bridge, Guatrain, Medupi Power Station and Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium.  PPC remains the leading supplier of cement in southern Africa through eight cement manufacturing facilities and three milling depots in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe with capacity to produce around eight million tons of cement products per annum. PPC also produces aggregates, metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite and limestone. Website:


AECOM (Pty) Ltd

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. Read more

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CHRYSO Southern Africa Group

The CHRYSO Southern Africa Group encompasses a.b.e. Construction Chemicals and CHRYSO Southern Africa. Read more  chryso group logo


Sephaku Cement (Pty) Ltd

Sephaku Cement was established in 2006 and is the first new clinker producer in South Africa since 1934. Sephaku Cement, an associate company of JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings Limited, is a 64%-owned subsidiary of Dangote Cement Plc. Read more sephaku



Sika South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Sika regards itself as a “multi-domestic” company, putting the needs of its local customers at the very centre of its business activities. The company’s products and systems, backed by comprehensive service packages. Read more  sika logo