Sephaku Cement

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Sephaku Cement is a 64% owned subsidiary of Dangote Cement plc and an associate company of JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings.

The South African integrated clinker and cement producer has an operational cement milling plant in Delmas, Mpumlanga and is nearing completion of its 6,000 ton per day clinker facility near Lichtenburg in the North West Province. Competitiveness and cost efficiency lies in the state-of-the-art technology which underpin the Sephaku Cement plants.

In bringing the Greenfields company to market, founders including Dr Lelau Mohuba and Pieter Fourie, navigated financing and development of a R3.2 billion company and projects, despite it being the most intensive global recession in history.

Sephaku Cement also secured the largest inward equity investment in the country by an African company as well as local debt funding of R1.95 billion.

The operational processes of Sephaku Cement begin in Lichtenburg after which approximately half of the clinker is transported to the Delmas milling plant. With clinker being transported rather than bulk cement, the process is made more cost-effective through the movement of raw material return loads to Lichtenburg. In addition, and critically so, the proximity of the company's fly ash beneficiation plant adds further to economies of scale.