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Why many regard manufactured sands as the future of Africa’s construction industry
Depleting water and sand resources on the African continent, combined with stricter aggregate specifications and multiplying bans of river sand mining in some countries, such as Kenya (in 2014 Machakos County assembly banned sand harvesting on river beds) present a fresh opportunity to explore water-saving sand and aggregates washing as a profitable alternative to river sand mining.
Whilst countries such as South Africa, Namibia and Zambia have already embraced– to a degree - the switch to more environmentally-friendly, higher-profit sand and aggregates washing systems, others are still resisting what has now become a global trend. Quality manufactured sands made of washed aggregates are fast becoming the alternative of choice to natural sand.
CDE Global specialises in manufactured sands and its presence in Africa has grown steadily in the past years. With experts from an engineering background based in South Africa and travelling across Sub-Saharan countries, CDE Global is able to understand, and crucially respond, to changing industrial, economic and geographic environments as well as clients’ needs. The recently installed CDE washing Combo X70 in a Tanzanian quarry, the most advanced plant of its kind in East Africa has proven a hit with its owner who has been able to optimise production and financial outputs through consistency in sand quality, and therefore developing an edge over its competitors.”
The rest of this article can be found on page 49 of the latest issue of African Review:http://www.africanreview.com/magazine/current-issue