Cash-flush Afrimat says the deal it has inked to acquire leading construction materials provider Lafarge for nearly R1bn, will give it access to some of the best assets in the SA construction industry amid a lift in demand, at a discounted price.

“This deal gives us access to some of the best assets in the country in this industry,” Andries van Heerden, CEO of the Cape Town-based company that provides industrial minerals, commodities and construction materials, told Business Day...

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