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Johannes Theodorus Claassen  
Chief Executive Officer

Qualification: BEng (University of Stellenbosch), EDP (Wits Business School)
Appointed: July 2017

Having served as Executive: Cement Operations and Executive: Lime along with other senior and general management roles across the cement and lime divisions Johan is a professional engineer who joined PPC in 1989. Johan has more than 28 years’ experience in all facets of the cement industry and has been with PPC for that period. He was previously employed by the Department of Water Affairs, progressing to regional engineer.

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  • A leading supplier of cement and related products in southern Africa, PPC has 11 cement factories in South Africa, Botswana, DRC, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. PPC’s capacity is around eleven and a half million tonnes of cement products each year.
  • PPC’s Materials business comprises of Safika Cement, Pronto Readymix (including Ulula Ash) and 3Q Mahuma Concrete. PPC’s footprint in the readymix sector has grown to include 26 batching plants across South Africa and Mozambique. PPC also produces aggregates; with its Mooiplaas aggregates quarry in Gauteng having the largest aggregate production capacity in South Africa. PPC Lime, one of the largest lime producers in the southern hemisphere, produces metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite and limestone.

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