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2018

New pipes turn old quarry into upmarket  retirement estate
April 2018
New pipes turn old quarry into upmarket retirement estate

Waterkloof Quarry, an old 58-hectare landmark, situated on the border of Waterkloof Ridge and Monument Park near Pretoria is to be developed into an upmarket retirement estate known as the Waterkloof Marina Retirement Estate and is due to launch early in 2019.

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LOMPEC Education Centre builds new classrooms and learning facilities
February 2018
LOMPEC Education Centre builds new classrooms and learning facilities

Located in Mamelodi East, Lompec Education Centre is providing much needed educational facilities to the local community. The demand for affordable education has grown considerably since the center inception in 1982, so much that an additional ten classrooms were required in order to separate the junior school from the high school. The IS Group of companies came on board to assist in the expansion of the Lompec Education Centre by donating materials and funding.

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Rocla appoints new technical executive
February 2018
Rocla appoints new technical executive

Le Roux who has been with Rocla for over eight years in his capacity as a civil engineer was previously responsible for the negotiation, development, design and project management of bespoke projects at Rocla as well the management of existing designs and advising on manufacturing processes.

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Rocla and Ocon Brick shine at 2018 PMR Africa Business Excellence Awards
Johannesburg, May 2018
Rocla and Ocon Brick shine at 2018 PMR Africa Business Excellence Awards

Rocla and Ocon Brick, part of the IS Group of companies, both excelled in the 2018 PMR. Africa Business Excellence Awards, with Rocla walking away with the Diamond Arrow Award, whilst Ocon Brick picked up its 10thPMR Award by being awarded a Gold Arrow Award.

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2017

Kwena Rocla awarded contract for supply of culverts for Boatle Road dual-carriageway upgrade in Botswana
May 2017
Kwena Rocla awarded contract for supply of culverts for Boatle Road dual-carriageway upgrade in Botswana

Kwena Rocla, part of the Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG) of companies, was recently awarded the contract to supply culverts and inverted base slabs for the upgrading of the Gaborone to Boatle Road project which will upgrade the road to a dual carriageway standard in Botswana.

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Concrete cabins on the road
July 2013
Concrete cabins on the road

Since ROCLA commenced local manufacture of specialised concrete cabins destined for local photovoltaic (PV) farms in July, they have delivered 23 concrete cabins to PV farm clients as at end -August 2013. The concrete cabins are destined for two sites with each site requiring 64 concrete cabins. Completion of delivery is due by end- January 2014.

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Pre-Cast Bridge Deck planks from ROCLA
Eastern Cape, May 2017
Pre-Cast Bridge Deck planks from ROCLA

The needs of architects and civil engineering contractors for specialised construction products and materials change as infrastructure projects become more technologically advanced while at the same time having to remain cost effective. Rocla, part of the IS Group, South Africa’s leading manufacturer of precast concrete products, is geared up to offer innovative solutions no matter how challenging the customer requirements are.

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ROCLA Celebrates 100 years of Excelence
ROCLA Celebrates 100 years of Excelence

This year Rocla, one of South Africa’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete products, celebrates 100 years of excellence in the supply of products to the infrastructure, building and construction industries. The Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG) was formed in 2013 when Rocla, Technicrete, and Ocon Brick were acquired by a consortium consisting of private equity firm Capitalworks, RMB Ventures, Pan African Group and senior executives within the companies.

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2015

Rocla partners with Richards Bay Community to address sanitation needs
Richards Bay, October 2015
Rocla partners with Richards Bay Community to address sanitation needs

Rocla, leaders in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions in southern Africa, is …

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Rocla products trusted in new Power Stations
Rocla products trusted in new Power Stations

Rocla (Pty) Ltd is Southern Africa’s leading manufacturer of precast concrete products for infrastructure, including pipes, culverts, manholes, poles and other related products and has an extensive network of factories throughout South Africa, Namibia and Botswana

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2013

Concrete Cabins for Photovoltaic farms manufactured under licence by ROCLA
July 2013
Concrete Cabins for Photovoltaic farms manufactured under licence by ROCLA

It is a known fact that South Africa is facing severe energy shortages and that the development and utlisation of renewable energy as a source of supply has become paramount. The development of Photovoltaic (PV) farms in South Africa, whilst still in its infancy, has positive implications for the tourism, commercial and residential sectors as well as those communities not reliant on the grid system.

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Technicrete, Rocla and Oconbrick acquired by RMB Ventures and Capitalworks
Technicrete, Rocla and Oconbrick acquired by RMB Ventures and Capitalworks

Technicrete, Rocla and Oconbrick, previously part of the Murray & Roberts Construction Products Africa platform, have been successfully acquired by a consortium consisting of private equity firm Capitalworks, RMB Ventures and senior executives in the businesses. The transaction is effective from 31 October.

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2012

Tzaneen transmission line upgraded
Tzaneen transmission line upgraded

International Organis-ation for Standardisation-certi- fied precast concreteinfrastructure manufacturer Rocla has partnered with Polokwane-based contractingcompany Mohale Electrical Contractors to improve the double-circuit 66 kV transmission line from the Tzaneen main substation to the new Western substation.

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Concrete product has potential use in rail industry
Concrete product has potential use in rail industry

Concrete products manufacturer Rocla has added the Alfabloc precast concrete retaining wall system to its range of products.

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2011

Rocla Launches Rainwater Harvesting Solutions
Johannesburg, October 2011
Rocla Launches Rainwater Harvesting Solutions

October 2011 Johannesburg – Rocla Southern Africa, in collaboration with Rocla Australia, both market leaders in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions, has launched the Rocla ecoRain® and ecoRain® plus water harvesting systems in a bid to encourage rainwater harvesting, retention and re-usage.

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Rocla supplies SAR culverts for Sishen South Railway
Johannesburg, August 2011
Rocla supplies SAR culverts for Sishen South Railway

Rocla, the leading specialist in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions in southern Africa, was awarded the contract to supply SATS culverts for the Kumani Mine Key Expansion Project and Postmasburg siding of the Sishen South railway upgrade project.

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Rocla’s New Concrete Products Provide Innovative Solutions
Rocla’s New Concrete Products Provide Innovative Solutions

Rocla, a market leader in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions, introduced a new range of concrete products at a series of road shows held in seven major regions in South Africa during June 2011.

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2010

Over 17,000 tons of ROCLA Toilets
Over 17,000 tons of ROCLA Toilets

Against a backlog requirement of 180,000 toilets, the Amathole District Municipality issued a tender for concrete panel toilets to be manufactured and installed in a very poor and rural part of the Eastern Cape, Amathole. Rocla Sanitation won the first phase of the tender and has currently delivered to site 17,500 of the 25,000 toilets required by June 2014.

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Rocla Concrete Signal Houses Protect Transnet Signalling Equipment
Johannesburg, March 2010
Rocla Concrete Signal Houses Protect Transnet Signalling Equipment

Rocla, the leading specialist in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions in southern Africa, recently partnered with Transnet to provide customdesigned precast concrete security units to protect signalling equipment on railway lines from theft and damage.

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Rocla Supplies Precast Concrete Meter Boxes and Lids to Municipality
Buffalo City, March 2010
Rocla Supplies Precast Concrete Meter Boxes and Lids to Municipality

Rocla, leaders in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions in southern Africa, has partnered with Amitech Pipe Systems (APS) in East London to supply precast concrete meter boxes and lids for the Buffalo City Municipality (BCM) as a cost effective and reliable solution to high incidents of breakages

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Rocla Products Form Crucial Link in Sishen-Saldanha Railway Upgrade
Rocla Products Form Crucial Link in Sishen-Saldanha Railway Upgrade

Rocla, the leading specialist in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions in southern Africa, has contributed to the successful upgrade of the Sishen-Saldanha iron ore railway line by supplying pipes and culverts to assist with the drainage at various railway intersections.

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Rocla Awarded R120 million Contract in Gaborone
Johannesburg, January 2010
Rocla Awarded R120 million Contract in Gaborone

Precast concrete engineers, Rocla has secured the largest order in its 90 year history in southern Africa with the recently awarded contract to its Kwena Rocla Business Unit in Botswana. Rocla will supply over 50 000 tons of precast concrete products to the value of over 100 million Pula (R120 million) for the Greater Gaborone Sewerage Project.

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2009

Rocla saves time and costs at eThekwini Pipeline Extension Project
Johannesburg, October 2009
Rocla saves time and costs at eThekwini Pipeline Extension Project

Rocla, a leading manufacturer in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions in SA is….

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Rocla delivers customised solution for Gautrain at Mushroom Farm Park
Johannesburg, August 2009
Rocla delivers customised solution for Gautrain at Mushroom Farm Park

Rocla, the leading specialist in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions in southern Africa, has …

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Rocla delivers Paarl Waste Water Project
Johannesburg, July 2009
Rocla delivers Paarl Waste Water Project

Waterkloof Quarry, an old 58-hectare landmark, situated on the border of Waterkloof Ridge and Monument Park near Pretoria is to be developed into an upmarket retirement estate known as the Waterkloof Marina Retirement Estate and is due to launch early in 2019.

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Rocla Products Add Value in Key Services Delivery
Rocla Products Add Value in Key Services Delivery

Rocla, a leading manufacturer in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions in Southern Africa, generated great interest at the IMESA Conference and Exhibition which took place from the 28h to the 30th October in Cape Town.

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Rocla Academy serious about skills development
Rocla Academy serious about skills development

As the manufacturing industry comes to terms with an economic slowdown and skills shortage, organisations such as Rocla, the leading specialist in precast concrete infrastructural products and solutions in southern Africa, are making an important contribution in skills development and training.

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PRE-CAST CONCRETE BUS SHELTERS AND DZZ PAVERS  FOR J B MARX TAXI RANK
PRE-CAST CONCRETE BUS SHELTERS AND DZZ PAVERS FOR J B MARX TAXI RANK

The JB Marx Taxi Rank at Ikageng Extension 7, developed at a cost of just under R12 million, used pre-cast concrete bus shelters from Rocla and interlocking pavers from Technicrete to make the rank convenient and user-friendly for local commuters.

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ROCLA DONATES SANITATION UNITS TO MPUMALANGA  PRIMARY SCHOOL
ROCLA DONATES SANITATION UNITS TO MPUMALANGA PRIMARY SCHOOL

“No school should be without proper functioning and clean sanitation units. It’s called human dignity” said Albert Weber, Chief Executive Officer of the Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG)

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REHABILITATION OF PARKTOWN STORMWATER SYSTEM
REHABILITATION OF PARKTOWN STORMWATER SYSTEM

Concrete stormwater pipes have a long lifespan but it is not infinite. Ageing infrastructure and pipe erosion and corrosion are all factors that initiate the rehabilitation of stormwater piping systems.

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ROCLA AND TECHNICRETE OPEN FOR BUSINESS
ROCLA AND TECHNICRETE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Rocla and Technicrete, part of the Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG), re-open for business after the initial level 5 COVID-19 situation in South Africa. “We are pleased to announce that our manufacturing plants are running although at a reduced capacity, and that our sales representatives are available to assist customers with technical and product advice across …

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12 METRE FULLY INSULATED CONTAINERISED OPEN PLAN OFFICE  UNIT AND PAVING DONATED TO MPUMULANGA PRIMARY SCHOOL BY ROCLA AND TECHNICRETE
12 METRE FULLY INSULATED CONTAINERISED OPEN PLAN OFFICE UNIT AND PAVING DONATED TO MPUMULANGA PRIMARY SCHOOL BY ROCLA AND TECHNICRETE

The Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG), which comprises Technicrete and Rocla has donated a 12 metre fully insulated containerised open plan office unit as well as paving to the Sifunindlela Primary School, based at Kabokweni in Mpumalanga Province. The office unit will be used by the school’s principal, Mr Ndhlovu and some of the school’s administration …

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EFFECTIVE SEWERAGE SYSTEMS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE  DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
EFFECTIVE SEWERAGE SYSTEMS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE

Effective sewerage systems are an essential element of infrastructure planning, development and maintenance. They ensure that communities live in hygienic conditions through the collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal of wastewater in a non-hazardous manner to people and the environment. A critical function of sewerage systems is to prevent water-borne diseases from becoming active. The success …

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ROCLA MANUFACTURES LARGEST CUSTOM DESIGNED JACKING CULVERTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
ROCLA MANUFACTURES LARGEST CUSTOM DESIGNED JACKING CULVERTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

When the local municipality of Tshwane required 3m x 3m custom-made jacking box culverts for a service delivery project at Iscor Heights, in Pretoria West, the only company in South Africa who was able to design and manufacture culverts to such large specifications was Rocla. The culverts were manufactured with an in-the-wall joint that can …

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