New era for readymix in South Africa

01 February 2017

The Southern Africa Readymix Association of Southern Africa (Sarma) continues to grow as producers seek to align themselves with the high-quality concrete that is a hallmark of its membership.

Incoming chairman of the association, Avi Bhoora, thanked outgoing chairman, Charl Marais for his stewardship in the past year.

“The proposed initiative to consolidate all concrete industry bodies, supported by members, has resulted in a move from the premises shared with Aspasa.  We thank Nico Pienaar and his team for their unstinting support and congratulate Johan van Wyk for succeeding Nico as director of Sarma.

“In future, the industry, as well as the markets we supply can look forward to:

  • An enhanced accreditation process for credibility of readymix concrete quality
  • Stronger lobby to have accredited Readymix Producers specified as exclusive suppliers of concrete
  • Offering more accredited training to uplift core skills in the industry
  • The emulation of good practice from other successful industry associations in statistics collection and dissemination, conflict management. Examples include the establishment of an ombudsman, adoption of a code of conduct, compliance and consequence management, etc.

“Furthermore, we pledge on behalf of the management committee, that we will work tirelessly to realise the objectives of Sarma,” promises Avi.

New contact details

The Southern Africa Readymix Association (Sarma) has moved to new centralised premises at Block D, Lone Creek, Waterfall Park in Bekker Road, Midrand, which has improved facilities for interactions with members and has well equipped training facilities to meet growing requirements for skills development within the industry.

New contact details for the association are Tel: (011) 315 0300, Email: [email protected], Web:

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