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6 December 2017

From Shack to Shelter – Realizing a Dream

Twenty members of the Shack Dwellers Federation Namibia (SDFN) officially received keys to their houses from the Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Hon. Silvia Makgone, at Otavi today (6 December 2017). With an average o...

27 November 2017

Ohorongo Cement wins Service of the Year Award

For delivering excellent local service that best reflects it commitment to local production and quality, Ohorongo won the Large Enterprises Service of the Year 2017 Edition at 5th prestigious Annual National Quality Awards last night (23 Thursd...

24 November 2017

OHORONGO CEMENT WINS SERVICE OF THE YEAR AWARD

For delivering excellent local service that best reflects it commitment to local production and quality, Ohorongo won the Large Enterprises Service of the Year 2017 Edition at 5th prestigious Annual National Quality Awards last night (23 Thursd...

24 November 2017

World Class Product Now Confirmed by World Class Service

Ohorongo Cement added two more awards this week to its impressive gallery of industry awards. On Thursday evening, the cement manufacturer was named the best in service, and the runner-up in product, in the Large Enterprises category The awards...

23 November 2017

Metallurgists offer Ohorongo an Energy Solution that may reduce coal usage by 80%

When Petrus Elago (left) met Tobias Konzmann earlier this week, it was to finalise the paperwork on a groundbreaking deal that will see Ohorongo Cement use processed second-hand tyres as another alternative fuel to fire its kilns. ...

20 November 2017

EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

The Baard Group and Coastal Precast & Paving, from Walvis Bay recently joined the fight against poverty, by also pledging their support to the Shack Dwellers Federation Namibia (SDFN). They joined the existing partnership of Ohorongo Cement...

16 November 2017

OHORONGO & METRECO INVESTIGATES THE VALUE OF TYRE DERIVED FUEL

In its quest to replacing up to 80% of imported coal with alternative fuels by 2019, Ohorongo Cement together with a Namibia company, Metallurgical Research and Consulting CC (METRECO) are investigating the use of Tyre Derived Fuel (TDF). If su...

13 November 2017

Walvis community helps shack dwellers to clear land

ABOUT 1 000 people, including beneficiaries of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia, businesses and politicians rolled up their sleeves on Saturday to level the dunes near Narraville to make way for 68 plots for a low-cost housing developme...

13 November 2017

About 500 people on Saturday gathered in Narraville to level dunes where their houses will be build.

These are members of the Shack Dwellers Federation and Namibia Housing Action Group who do not have houses, joined by members of the public and business community. Everyone used shovels to shift sand alongside a bulldozer. ...

19 October 2017

Ondangwa shack dwellers aim to grow

ONDANGWA, 19 OCT (NAMPA) The Ondangwa members of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia aim to eliminate shacks in their community as they grow the number of brick houses through the buy-a-brick campaign, among others. Coordinator ...

16 October 2017

BEUMER Group:Third Packaging Line for Ohorongo Cement, Namibia

Ohorongo Cement (PTY) Ltd., part of Schwenk Zement KG, is the only cement manufacturer in Namibia, Africa. Its mission is to cover the national demand for high-quality cement. Up to now, the company has used tw...

4 October 2017

Mobility for people living with disabilities in Otavi and Kombat

Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT) in collaboration with Support Ulm e.V., a donated twenty wheelchairs worth N$ 104 000 to people living with disabilities at Otavi and Kombat at the Otavi clinic on Tuesday. The wheelchair donatio...

4 October 2017

Otavi mayor acquire brickmaking skills

The Mayor of the town of Otavi, was one of the participants in the three hour brickmaking training session, held at Build it in Otavi today (04 October). During the training session, Her Worship, Martha Shipanga, together with 22 oth...

3 October 2017

Ohorongo Cement avails N$9 Million for employee housing

Employees of Ohorongo Cement received their Deeds of Sale for land allocated to them by the Otavi Town Council today. The company availed N$9 million that is going towards the purchasing of land as well as cement contribution, for the construct...

13 September 2017

A significant number of women participates in brickmaking training Khomas region

A significant number of women dominated the 5th training session, offered by the Ohorongo Build it Brickmaking Academy, held at Crown Build it in Windhoek today (13 September). Eight women formed part of a group of seventeen particip...

5 September 2017

Ohorongo positive despite depressed building industry

FOLLOWING mass retrenchments and severe recession in the construction industry, local cement maker Ohorongo said they will try to survive the recession with zero retrenchments. In an interview with The Namibian in Wi...

18 August 2017

Ohorongo Cement opens new depot

On 17 August 2017, the Governor of Oshana Region, Hon. Clemens H Kashuupulwa, opened the Ohorongo Cement Ondangwa Depot, which will distribute cement to the four Northern regions, and if feasible, export markets to South Angola. ...

17 August 2017

OHORONGO CEMENT – Stimulates Northern Entrepreneurs

The Governor of Oshana Region, Hon. Clemens H Kashuupulwa, today (17 August 2017) officially opened the Ohorongo Cement Ondangwa Depot, which will cater for distribution of cement to the four Northern regions, and if feasible, export markets to...

16 August 2017

Omusati Education Directorate joins in the Brickmaking Training

The Chief Planner and the Chief Works Inspector of the Omusati Education Directorate formed part of the 14 brickmaker trainees of the Ohorongo Build it Brickmaking Academy session held at Build It Outapi on the 16 August 2017. Mr. Au...

1 August 2017

Building and financing partners agree to support Shack Dwellers Federation for two more years

The tripartite partnership that supports the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia has been instrumental in the building of almost one hundred new houses over the past year. This week the partnership signed a new agreement to continue funding th...

20 July 2017

Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust Enusring Adequate Health Care

Ohorongo Cement through its corporate social responsibility arm the Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT), in collaboration with the Support Ulm e.V. Group, a non-profit organization based in the German town Ulm, to once again be of assistance ...

19 July 2017

Tackling Poverty Through Skills and Knowledge Transfer in Ohangwena Region

A total of 19 people from the 12 constituencies of the Ohangwena Region received training and guidance in the art of brickmaking, from the Ohorongo Build It Brickmaking Academy in Eenhana on 19 July 2017. The Academy is the result of...

12 July 2017

OHORONGO CEMENT ACCELERATES THE COMPLETION OF ETUNDA FARM PRIMARY SCHOOL HOSTEL

Ohorongo Cement through its social investment arm Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT), donated a further 36 tons of cement, towards the completion of the Etunda Farm Primary School’s hostel on Tuesday (11 July 2017). The host...

6 July 2017

OHORONGO CEMENT APPOINTS NEW PLANT MANAGER

At the age of 30, Estelle Alberts become the youngest Plant Manager for Ohorongo Cement beginning 1 July 2017. Alberts joined Ohorongo Cement in July 2013 as a Divisional Production Manager: Grinding and Burning, responsible for the clinker and...

14 June 2017

Ohorongo Cement building futures through education

Ohorongo Cement, through the Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT), donated 2 300 bags of cement to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture today. The donation, valued at N$ 230 000.00, was donated in support of the celebration o...

6 June 2017

OHORONGO GOES SOLAR ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Ohorongo Cement took another step into the renewable energy sphere with the groundbreaking of the construction of a 5 MW Solar PV plant on World Environment day (5th June) at its farm Sargberg plant near Otavi. The company availed la...

15 May 2017

Medical Equipment from OOCT & Support e.V. for Etunda Clinic

Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT), in collaboration with Support Ulm e.V., a non-profit organization based in the German town Ulm, furnished Etunda Farm Clinic with locally procured medical equipment to the value of N$600 000. Th...

4 April 2017

N$700 000 Toward the Renovations of Otavi Sports Facilities

The Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT), Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Community Trust and Agra Limited announce a combined sponsorship of N$ 700,000 towards the renovation of the sports facilities of Otavi. The sponsorship was handed over to...

29 March 2017

Built It and Ohorongo Cement Launch Brickmaking Academy in support of Harambee

The Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Honourable Bishop Emeritus Zephaniah Kameeta, officially launched the Ohorongo Build It Brickmaking Academy at Tsumeb today. The Academy is the result of the Sm...

22 March 2017

Moving Towards a Zero Waste to Landfill Namibia

The Minister of Environment and Tourism, Hon. Pohamba Shifeta inaugurated Namibia’s first Refuse Derived Fuel Processing plant at Rent-A-Drum today. Rent-A-Drum is a Namibian waste management company, whose newest plant was ere...

16 March 2017

Ohorongo Cement Building Futures Through Student Assistance

Ohorongo Cement awarded a bursary worth N$80 000.00, to a Mechanical Engineering student at the Namibia University of Science (NUST). Sackaria Nakamela, a former learner of Haufiku Haimbili Secondary School and now in his third year ...

15 March 2017

Ohorongo Cement sign a Corporation Agreement With NCCI Otjiwarongo Branch

Ohorongo Cement and the NCCI Otjiwarongo on Friday (10 March 2017) signed a corporation agreement that would see NCCI registered members in the Otjozondjupa region enjoy privileges when it comes to the awarding of tenders by Ohorongo Cement....

6 March 2017

Medical Equipment to Strenghten Services at Katutura Health Centre

Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT), in collaboration with Support Ulm e.V. donated medical equipment to the value of N$41 000 to the Ministry of Health and Social Services, to facilitate workflow and contribute to improved patient care at th...

1 March 2017

Changing lives for the better: Official opening of Tsandi houses in the fight against poverty

In support of poverty eradication and the provision of community driven houses for low income families,12 houses constructed by the  Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) in collaboration with Ohorongo Cement, FNB Namibia Foundation ...

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