Holcim is one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents, and employs some 90,000 people.
The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction promotes sustainable responses to the technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues affecting building and construction.
Activities including Holcim Awards competitions, Holcim Forum symposiums, seed funding for building initiatives and grants for research projects encourage innovative approaches to sustainable construction.
The objective of the Holcim Foundation is the non-commercial promotion and development of sustainable construction at national, regional and global levels.
AfriSam (South Africa)
AfriSam is the leading black-controlled construction materials group in southern Africa, 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, 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.
Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) was incorporated in September 1996 as a private company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 212). The DSE is therefore a non-profit making body created to facilitate the Government implementation of the economic reforms and in future to encourage the wider share ownership of privatized and all the companies in Tanzania and facilitate raising of medium and log-term capital.