Vision

Inspired people
Passionate, engaged employees who love what they do.

Changing the face of our industry
Being the best in the industry by offering innovative solutions.

Creating and growing stakeholder fulfilment
Addressing and exceeding the needs and expectations of all stakeholders by creating and continuously developing value that did not exist before.

Values

Empowerment:
We empower our people to think and act in ways to get the job done, while adhering to processes that ensure proper governance and being mindful of company needs beyond one’s own.

Accountability and integrity:
We are focused on delivering, and we do what we say we will do. We hold ourselves accountable for our work, our behaviour, our ethics and our actions. We aim to deliver to all stakeholders.

Passion and enthusiasm:
We love what we do. We are passionate about our brand and promote a positive, energising, optimistic and fun environment. Our reputation relies on the advocacy of every employee.

Customer care:
We are concerned with our customers’ needs and perceptions. We aspire to build lasting relationships, based on trust, towards being the preferred choice in product and service.

Cement uses its secured limestone deposits to establish and operate the Aganang clinker and cement manufacturing plant in North West and the Delmas milling plant in Mpumalanga. CEMENT’s strategy is to stabilise and optimise its production capacity to ensure the low-cost advantage offered by relatively new plants with advanced technology.

It has successfully penetrated the cement market by fulfilling its promises of:
– high-quality products, exceptional service and first-class technical support to customers; and
– sustainable growth in profitability to shareholders.

The plants have been designed using German-engineered Loesche mills and other key equipment from European suppliers to maximise operational efficiency and competitiveness, while limiting the environmental impact.


KEY ENABLERS



STRATEGIC OUTLOOK


SepCem
The strategic medium-term priorities centred around optimisation are as follow:

  1. Sales drive: additional focus on increasing product quality and optimisation of sales margins. The focus will ensure that the margins achieved are maximised through an active analysis of customers and geographic markets.
  2. Logistics optimisation: increased focus on ensuring sufficient logistics capacity and the optimisation of logistics between plants and markets. Logistics contribute a significant portion of total delivered cost therefore it is imperative that SepCem delivers from the optimal production source.
  3. Production efficiency: during the commissioning and ramp-up phases the production costs were expectedly higher than would be during the steady state. The focus going forward is to ensure that the operating costs at both SepCem plants are fully optimised.

SepCem (Aganang & Delmas) (VIDEO 7min22 )

SEPCEM MANAGEMENT TEAM


PIETER FREDERICK FOURIE

PIETER FREDERICK FOURIE
Chief executive officer
BCom (Accounting), Executive Development Programme (PRISM) for Global Leaders (Switzerland)
Pieter has extensive experience in the cement industry and assumed his position as chief executive officer of CEMENT on 1 May 2007

Suleiman
SULEIMAN OLADAPO OLARINDE
Finance director
BSc (Hons) (Economics) (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria), FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria)
Suleiman started his career with the then Price Waterhouse. He joined the Dangote group in 1991 as head of internal audit and financial services. Suleiman is employed by Dangote Industries Limited (Nigeria) as executive director (finance). He is on a fixed contract at Dangote Cement South Africa as the finance director since 21 August 2014. Suleiman has over 33 years of experience and has retired as a member of several boards in the Dangote group.

DUAN CLAASSEN

DUAN CLAASSEN
Executive manager operations
BEng (Metallurgical Engineering) (University of Pretoria), Young MDP (INSEAD, France), MDP (Duke University, USA)
Duan completed his graduate engineer training at De Beers before joining Blue Circle Cement. He was involved with Blue Circle Cement’s integration into Lafarge in 1996. He subsequently worked for PPC before joining CEMENT on 1 January 2008.

HEINRICH DE BEER
HEINRICH DE BEER
Executive manager projects
BEng (Mechanical) (PUCHE), MDP (PUCHE), LDP (GIBS)
Heinrich started his career as a project engineer and maintenance manager at Mittal (Iscor) before joining Lafarge, where he held various positions. Heinrich joined CEMENT on 1 June 2008.

GAY DE WITT
GAY DE WITT
Chief financial officer
BCom (Hons) (University of Pretoria), CTA (University of South Africa), CA(SA)
Gay has experience in several fields, ranging from finance, operations and risk management. She previously worked for Clover Danone before joining CEMENT on 1 July 2009.

GAY DE WITT
ROBERT MATHYE
Executive manager organisation performance
MPhil (RAU), BA (Hons), BAED (University of Venda)
Robert is a social scientist with a career that spans 16 years. He has extensive experience in managing and implementing social transformation. Robert worked for the De Beers group for over five years, where he was part of the team responsible for driving the company’s transformation process and its corporate social responsibility programme. Robert joined CEMENT on 1 April 2009, and was appointed to this position on 1 November 2016.

JENNIFER BENNETTE

JENNIFER BENNETTE
Company secretary
Jennifer has been employed by various legal practices as a paralegal. She was previously company secretary for the Platmin group. Jennifer joined CEMENT on 1 August 2010.

ALFRED RADEBE
Head of internal audit
BCom (Accounting) (University of KwaZulu-Natal), AG (SA)
Alfred completed his SICA articles in 2003 before assuming the internal audit role at Imperial Group and Nampak. He later moved to Ernst & Young (EY), where he was responsible for managing internal audit engagements in various sectors across sub-Saharan Africa. He joined CEMENT on 1 January 2015, and was appointed to this position on 1 August 2017.

MZIWAKE MATOLA
Head of risk
BCom (Economics) (University of Pretoria), Postgrad Cert (Risk Management) (University of Johannesburg), Postgrad Dip (Hons) (Risk Management) (Unisa)
Mziwake has 12 years of experience in enterprise risk management (ERM) ranging from establishing ERM programmes to maturing ERM programmes. He has a successful track record in implementing ERM in various southern African countries, including South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Botswana. Mziwake joined CEMENT on 1 March 2016 after holding various risk management roles in the energy, chemicals, banking and insurance industries.

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