Daily Archives: February 15, 2016

Rwanda’s Min Infrastructure to Welcome Global Cement Producers at CMT’s 8th Africa CemenTrade

Held on 15-16 March in Kigali, Rwanda, the 8th Africa CemenTrade Summit hones in on the opportunities in Africa’s competitive cement sector, despite the global slowdown.

KIGALI, Rwanda, Feb. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire — Endorsed and supported by Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure, the summit is officiated by its Minister — Honorable James MUSONI. In a keynote address Njombo Lekula, Managing Director — International Operations, PPC — shares the company’s approach to Africa ­– key enablers, current plans and expansion strategy. Next is Busisiwe Legodi, CEO, Cimerwa Cement elaborating on the company’s ‘Development and Growth Plans in Rwanda and Neighboring Burundi and E.DRC’. The ‘Cement Market Outlook in West & Central Africa’ is presented by Luk Haelterman, Country Head – Senegal, Dangote Industries while Vally Khamisanis, Principal, International Finance Corporation (IFC) addresses ‘Financing Cement Projects in Sub-Sahara Africa in Current Market Condition’.

Leading suppliers of equipment and services to the cement industry will also share insights — Gebr. Pfeiffer’s Sales Director Carsten Schößow on the ‘Efficiency Evolution in Grinding Technology’ while Michael Olsen, Managing Director, FLSmidth Kenya/ General Manager, Cement, East & Southern Africa, FLSmidth elaborates on the ‘Strategy to Increase Efficiency & Productivity in Cement Production’.  Igor Zlobin, Senior Sales Manager — Central Africa of  Loesche will share “Benefits from Compact Cement Grinding Plant Operation”.

Other key panelists are:

  • Imran Akram, CEO, IA Cement — Global Cement Market Outlook
  • Piet Heersche, Managing Director, Cemcon — Growth of the Cement Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa, Market Consolidation and Niche Opportunities
  • Tony Hadley, Managing Director, Baobab Advisory SARL — North African Cement, What’s Its Future and Implications for SSA
  • Philip Wambugu, Director of Infrastructure and Peter Kinuthia, Senior Energy Officer at East African Community Secretariat — Infrastructure Projects To Support Manufacturing And Inter-Regional Trade
  • Daniel Shepherd, Regional Lead, Energy & Resource Efficiency Advisory Services, International Finance Corporation (IFC) — Alternative Fuel Options For Africa’s Cement Sector
  • Vassiem Sheikh, Director, SCB International Materials — Introduction to the use of Cementitious Materials, Applications and Supply/ Demand Patterns in Africa

The summit, organized by Centre for Management Technology (CMT), has Gebr. Pfeiffer as Corporate Sponsor cum exhibitor, Loesche, PPC and Cimerwa as Associate Sponsors. The exhibitors at the summit are BWF Envirotec, Fives FCB, TTL France, Intercem Engineering, BEUMER Group and LIBO International Mechanical & Electrical Engineering.

Visit website for more details or contact Ms. Grace Oh at +65 6346 9147 or grace@cmtsp.com.sg.

 

Le ministère des Infrastructures du Rwanda va accueillir les producteurs mondiaux de ciment au 8e Africa CemenTrade du CMT

Se tenant les 15 et 16 mars à Kigali au Rwanda, le 8e Africa CemenTrade Summit s’oriente sur les opportunités dans le secteur compétitif du ciment en Afrique en dépit du ralentissement mondial.

KIGALI, Rwanda, 15 février 2016 /PRNewswire — Approuvé et soutenu par le ministère rwandais des Infrastructures, le sommet est conduit par son ministre, l’honorable James MUSONI. Dans un discours-programme, Njombo Lekula, directeur général des Opérations internationales chez PPC (Pretoria Portland Cement) fait part de l’approche de la société en Afrique : les facteurs directeurs clés, les plans actuels et la stratégie d’expansion. Busisiwe Legodi, PDG de Cimerwa Cement, lui fait suite en brodant sur « Development and Growth Plans in Rwanda and Neighboring Burundi and E.DRC » (Plans de développement et de croissance de la société au Rwanda, au Burundi voisin et en République démocratique du Congo). « Cement Market Outlook in West & Central Africa » (Perspectives sur le marché du ciment en Afrique de l’Ouest et en Afrique centrale) est présenté par Luk Haelterman, directeur national des Dangote Industries au Sénégal tandis que Vally Khamisanis, mandant de la société financière internationale (SFI) traite de « Financing Cement Projects in Sub-Sahara Africa in Current Market Condition » (Financement des projets de ciment an Afrique subsaharienne dans la situation actuelle du marché).

Des fournisseurs de premier plan de matériel et de services à l’industrie du ciment partageront également des connaissances approfondies : Carsten Schößow, directeur des Ventes chez Gebr. Pfeiffer aura pour sujet « Efficiency Evolution in Grinding Technology » (Évolution de l’efficacité de la technologie du broyage) ; de son côté Michael Olsen, directeur général de FLSmidth Kenya / directeur général des Ciments en Afrique de l’Est et Afrique du Sud pour FLSmidth exposera une « Strategy to Increase Efficiency & Productivity in Cement Production » (Stratégie pour accroître efficacité et productivité dans la production de ciment) ; Igor Zlobin, directeur principal des ventes pour l’Afrique centrale chez Loesche partagera les « Benefits from Compact Cement Grinding Plant Operation » (Avantages retirés du fonctionnement d’usine de broyage de ciment).

D’autres invités clés sont :

  • Imran Akram, PDG d’IA Cement : Global Cement Market Outlook (Perspectives sur le marché mondial du ciment).
  • Piet Heersche, directeur général de Cemcon : Growth of the Cement Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa, Market Consolidation and Niche Opportunities (Croissance de l’industrie du ciment en Afrique subsaharienne, consolidation des marchés et créneaux potentiels).
  • Tony Hadley, directeur général de Baobab Advisory SARL : North African Cement, What’s Its Future and Implications for SSA (Le ciment en Afrique du Nord : quel est son avenir et quelles conséquences pour l’Afrique subsaharienne).
  • Philip Wambugu, directeur des Infrastructures et Peter Kinuthia, fonctionnaire principal pour l’énergie au Secrétariat des communautés est-africaines : Infrastructure Projects To Support Manufacturing And Inter-Regional Trade (Projets d’infrastructures en appui à la fabrication et au commerce interrégional).
  • Daniel Shepherd, Chef régional, Energy & Resource Efficiency Advisory Services (Services consultatifs sur l’efficacité de l’énergie et des ressources) à la société financière internationale (SFI) : Alternative Fuel Options For Africa’s Cement Sector (Autres options de carburants pour le secteur du ciment en Afrique).
  • Vassiem Sheikh, directeur de SCB International Materials : Introduction to the use of Cementitious Materials, Applications and Supply/ Demand Patterns in Africa (Introduction à l’utilisation de matériaux cimentaires, applications et aspects de l’offre et de la demande en Afrique).

Organisé par le Centre for Management Technology (CMT, Centre pour la technologie de la gestion), le sommet bénéficie de Gebr. Pfeiffer en tant que société commanditaire et de Loesche, PPC et Cimerwa comme commanditaires associés. Les exposants au sommet sont BWF Envirotec, Fives FCB, TTL France, Intercem Engineering, BEUMER Group et LIBO International Mechanical & Electrical Engineering.

Visiter le site web pour davantage de détails ou contacter Mme Grace Oh au +65 6346 9147 ou à grace@cmtsp.com.sg.

 

First Vice President of South Sudan, Dr Riek Machar, on a private visit to South Africa

The South African Government has taken note of a media statement by the spokesperson of the newly appointed First Vice President of South Sudan, Dr Riek Machar, that Dr Machar is visiting South Africa as from Sunday 14 February 2016 on a peace mission to meet the political leadership.

It is indeed correct that Dr Riek Machar is in South Africa on purely a private visit. There are no plans for Dr Riek Machar to meet with the South African authorities. The South African authorities hope to meet with him in Juba, South Sudan, pursuant to the formation of the Government of National Unity (GNU).

The South African Government hopes that the GNU will soon be formed to start the process of healing the people of South Sudan who have suffered greatly in the recent past, due to an unnecessary war.

Source: THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

Industrial parks revival a boost for jobs

The revitalisation of state-owned industrial parks will promote industrialisation and increase their contribution to job creation and South Africa’s economic growth, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has recognised the need to revitalise industrial parks located in various parts of the country, mainly the former homelands, as part of efforts to promote industrialisation, manufacturing and job creation.

“This was motivated by the recognition that these industrial parks have the capacity to serve as catalysts for broader economic and industrial development in their host regions, mainly townships and rural areas.

“We would like to see them contributing to economic growth, job creation, diversification of economic activity, attracting investments to the areas in which they are located, and addressing the problem of inequality,” said Minister Davies in a statement on Sunday.

The dti has already conducted a scoping exercise for the industrial parks. This resulted in 10 of the state-owned parks being prioritised for revitalisation and refurbishment.

The industrial parks are located in Limpopo, North West, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga.

Minister Davies said the revitalisation of the Industrial Parks Programme is part of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) that is aimed at promoting industrialisation and boosting the country’s manufacturing capacity to increase the production of exportable goods.

The programme is also in line with the department’s economic transformation initiatives aimed at ensuring that all regions of the country and enterprises participate meaningfully in the mainstream economy.

“The programme will go a long way in accelerating economic development in the lagging regions of the country. It will also support job creation mainly in the manufacturing sector, assist in the development of infrastructure and facilitate market access for companies operating from the parks. In this way, the regions will be able to build, strengthen and develop their strategic industrial capabilities,” said Minister Davies.

He said the revitalisation programme will be implemented in phases focusing on various areas. These include the upgrading and provision of the security, electricity, road, bulk water supply and sewage treatment infrastructure.

The dti has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) for the bank to manage and implement the construction phase of the revitalisation programme.

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT NEWS AGENCY