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PPC Cement hosts brick making workshop in Mamelodi

20 March 2019

makers in Mamelodi were in for special treat when cement producer, PPC Cement
took charge within its sector and hosted a brick making workshop in Mamelodi

The aim
according to PPC Southern Africa managing director Njombo Lekula was to provide
an environment for skills development to help people participate in the economy
and escape poverty. 

More than
20 bricklayers from around Mamelodi got a crash course on how to properly
construct bricks using the right measurements to ensure strength and stability,
so houses don’t collapse or cave in. 

enterprise development will assist in creating jobs in the communities,” he

A female
brick maker in the community Abigail Matloga, said she was grateful for the
crash course on making quality solid bricks.

clearly have been getting the measurements and products wrong when making
bricks,” she said.

Last week
at the Skills Development Summit at the CSIR Higher Education and Training
Deputy Minister, Buti Manamela, said the country was short of skills.

should be the days when we have to import 2000 welders into the country,
precisely because we don’t have that skills. 

should be the days when we can’t no find within our own neighbourhood a
plumber, electrician, painter or tiler,” he said.

The video can be viewed on the link belowhttps://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/watch-ppc-cement-hosts-brick-making-workshop-in-mamelodi-19954765

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