Skip to main content

PPC acquisition of Safika Cement Holdings approved by Competition Tribunal

Published by
World Cement,

Earlier this year, PPC announced plans to acquire a 69.3% stake in Safika Cement Holdings. According to reports, those plans have now been unconditionally approved by the Competition Tribunal.

The acquisition, valued at R377 million, will add to PPC’s South African footprint through Safika’s five blending facilities and one milling operation. Safika produces more than 20 million bags of blended cement per year.

When announcing the deal, PPC CEO Ketso Gordhan said, “We are very excited to be able to add another complimentary business to PPC. This is an important step in our ‘Keeping the Home Fires Burning’ strategy”. PPC is expanding across Africa. In addition to expansion in its home country of South Africa, the country is also aiming to build its revenue from the rest of Africa to 40% by 2016 from about 21% currently.

Edited from various sources by

Read the article online at:

You might also like




At WCT2021 you will hear from a range of industry leaders and technical experts as they discuss the key challenges facing the cement industry and the latest solutions on offer. Register for free today »


Thinking about filtration

Graziano Bertulessi and Martin Schroeter, Tri-Mer Corporation, explain why the cement industry should embrace ceramic filtration technology as a valuable tool to achieve the next level of emissions control.


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):