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Creamer Media’s Made in South Africa is an exciting new showcase of products that are being manufactured in factories across the length and breadth of the country. Published fortnightly, Made in South Africa provides an exclusive glimpse into the innovative spirit of South Africa's most creative and productive citizens and businesses. Homegrown products, from concept to production, receive particular prominence, but Made in South Africa also features products manufactured locally by enterprises that have chosen to set up shop in Africa’s most industrialised economy. Click here if you have a product that you believe deserves to be showcased on Creamer Media's Made in South Africa platform.

Local manufacturer perfects cone crusher performance
Local manufacturer perfects cone crusher performance
23rd October 2022

Motion plastics producer igus South Africa has helped crushing equipment manufacturer Crush Force perfect its two-foot cone crusher, developed to offer a superior alternative to traditional... 


Wilec products conductors of green energy transition
Wilec products conductors of green energy transition
25th September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

With power generation and electric vehicles (EVs) presenting the greatest demand for Gauteng-based manufacturer Wilec’s oxygen-free copper rod, and enamelled and covered conductors, the company is... 


Hawk launches 230 V single-phase, hot-water pressure washer
Hawk launches 230 V single-phase, hot-water pressure washer
11th September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

High-pressure pumps manufacturer Hawk has expanded its hot water range with the launch in July of a 3 kW single-phase, diesel burner hot-water pressure washer that is ideal for removing stubborn... 


BEKA Schréder launches new LEDTEC LED lowbay
BEKA Schréder launches new LEDTEC LED lowbay
28th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Gauteng-based lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder has launched a new light-emitting diode (LED) lowbay with a circular economy three-star rating as part of its LEDTEC range. Known as the LEDTEC,... 


Orders for cost-effective Dezzi MG80T continue to roll in
Orders for cost-effective Dezzi MG80T continue to roll in
31st July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand for the Dezzi MG80T motor grader from KwaZulu-Natal specialised heavy earthmoving machinery manufacturer Dezzi Equipment has steadily increased since its launch in 2001, with minimal... 


Falcon rotary cutters’ local content still significant after almost 40 years
Falcon rotary cutters’ local content still significant after almost 40 years
17th July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Since being introduced in 1985, the traditional rotary cutters in the Falcon range – consisting predominantly of the Slasher and trademark-protected Haymaker – still maintain local content upward... 


HPS HV212 EOD drilling system making mines more profitable
HPS HV212 EOD drilling system making mines more profitable
3rd July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Orders for Potchefstroom drilling equipment supplier HydroPower Systems’ (HPS’) HV212 EOD hydrovessel drilling system are increasing as acceptance of the technology grows on the back of proven... 


Improved commodity prices spur AFS knife gate valve demand
Improved commodity prices spur AFS knife gate valve demand
19th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Improved commodity prices have resulted in increased demand for knife gate valves from slurry-related valves manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS), in Gauteng, as mining houses upgrade... 


Award-winning Optima Classifier supplied for fine coal beneficiation
Award-winning Optima Classifier supplied for fine coal beneficiation
5th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Minerals and fines processing specialist Gravitas is nearing completion of a fine coal beneficiation project for which it has supplied two Optima Classifier water-only density separator units to... 


Improvements to corrosion resistance of MSP’s Rocnet could yield new product
Improvements to corrosion resistance of MSP’s Rocnet could yield new product
22nd May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Mining support systems manufacturer Mine Support Products (MSP) is working on an improved version of its Rocnet modular safety net that will offer better corrosion resistance for longer-term... 


Major gold producer orders AZMET Cyanide Reduction Process Technology
Major gold producer orders AZMET Cyanide Reduction Process Technology
8th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

A major gold producer has placed the first order for the award-winning AZMET Cyanide Reduction Process Technology (AZ-CRP) developed by professional engineering design and project management... 


Powerstart hydraulic starter overcomes overseas quality concern challenge
Powerstart hydraulic starter overcomes overseas quality concern challenge
24th April 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Non-electric engine starting solutions company Powerworks has secured significant orders for its Powerstart hydraulic starter motors from overseas markets this year, despite the challenges faced by... 


Brelko installing new Nip Guard at mines
Brelko installing new Nip Guard at mines
10th April 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The installation of the Nip Guard safety device from mining industry conveyor belt manufacturer and supplier Brelko Conveyor Products is under way at Southern African mining operations, following... 


RNE Series 8900 pump in demand in Canada, Zim platinum and gold sectors
RNE Series 8900 pump in demand in Canada, Zim platinum and gold sectors
27th March 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The high-head, 50 mm discharge, 55 kw Series 8900 pump from Gauteng pumps manufacturer RNE Pumps is gaining traction worldwide, says sales manager Mark Enell. Ideal for high-head and deeper sump... 


Improved raw material availability for Swagefast fasteners, installation equipment
Improved raw material availability for Swagefast fasteners, installation equipment
13th March 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Raw material availability is increasingly becoming less of an issue in the supply of fasteners and installation equipment manufactured by Gauteng-based fastening technology specialist Swagefast... 


Afromix AMX Agitators to contain 100% local content where viable
Afromix AMX Agitators to contain 100% local content where viable
27th February 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Mixing and pumping equipment manufacturer Afromix is committed to increasing the local content of its customisable AMX Agitator range, manufactured at its facility in Kariega, Eastern Cape, to 100%... 


Kama’s Sirenco 15D the only locally made 15 km long-range siren
Kama’s Sirenco 15D the only locally made 15 km long-range siren
13th February 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

After being in production for more than 30 years, the 120 kg Sirenco 15D, an outdoor, weatherproof industrial siren, is currently the only locally produced siren with a range of up to 15 km. These... 


‘Zero harm’ mining approach drives demand for Fabchem's GDT100
‘Zero harm’ mining approach drives demand for Fabchem's GDT100
30th January 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Strata control solutions provider Fabchem Mining’s internationally patented grout detector, the GDT100, has been recognised by rock engineers as an important tool in the prevention of... 


LTM Energy’s eSUMS tackles rising utility costs and climate change
LTM Energy’s eSUMS tackles rising utility costs and climate change
16th January 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Local energy services company LTM Energy recently introduced version five of its Enhanced Smart Utility Management System (eSUMS), helping companies not only reduce their utility costs but also... 


New HERO app gives tradespeople better tools to service customers
New HERO app gives tradespeople better tools to service customers
12th December 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

South African technology company GetTOD has launched its reimagined HERO app for tradespeople, such as plumbers, handymen, locksmiths and electricians, empowering smaller operators to access a... 


Alvi’s Drift supplies only viognier to SA grocery stores
Alvi’s Drift supplies only viognier to SA grocery stores
28th November 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Worcester-based family-owned winery Alvi’s Drift has found inspiration in proving the impossible is achievable, with its Signature Viognier the only such wine on local supermarket shelves and... 


Disease risk screening tool to be launched by Stellenbosch University startup BioCODE end-2022
Disease risk screening tool to be launched by Stellenbosch University startup BioCODE end-2022
14th November 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

A locally manufactured rapid test that detects the inflammatory molecule Serum Amyloid A (SAA) in a drop of blood is scheduled to be launched at the end of next year by developer, Stellenbosch... 


Yoco’s South African designed Khumo assembled and packaged locally
Yoco’s South African designed Khumo assembled and packaged locally
31st October 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Khumo, the latest and smartest card machine from payments and software company Yoco, is a locally designed innovation, driven by software that was developed by the company’s largely South African... 


Nissan introduces made-in-SA Navara single-cab bakkie
Nissan introduces made-in-SA Navara single-cab bakkie
17th October 2021 By: Irma Venter

Following the introduction of the new Navara double-cab bakkie in June, Nissan South Africa has announced that it will round out the range with the launch of the single-cab derivative in October.... 


Sisi steps up game with women’s Basi Metaguard boot
Sisi steps up game with women’s Basi Metaguard boot
4th October 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

With the launch of its Basi Metaguard boot scheduled for this month, women’s safety wear manufacturer Sisi Safety Wear will introduce the first locally produced women’s boot with a metaguard.... 


Otima’s affordable kid’s lunchboxes
Consumers hungry for Otima’s affordable kid’s lunchboxes
13th September 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Launching its 850 ml kid’s lunchboxes last year, Johannesburg-based plastics manufacturer Otima Plastics is operating at full production capacity to meet demand, manufacturing 60 000 kid’s... 


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Mintek’s CyLas upgraded to accommodate remote working amid pandemic
30th August 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Instrument technicians at remote sites can now install the CyLas on-line instrument for measuring a hydrocyclone’s underflow flare discharge angle with only telephone or email assistance where... 


Enviro-friendly Battery Electric loco on track for underground testing at Sibanye-Stillwater
Enviro-friendly Battery Electric loco on track for underground testing at Sibanye-Stillwater
15th August 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Following successful surface trials, mining major Sibanye-Stillwater has approved the testing of a 5 t diesel, hydraulic underground mining locomotive converted into an environment-friendly battery... 


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KFP Rail’s fishplate tech thwarts derailments during local mine trial
30th July 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Johannesburg-based railway technology developer KFP Rail’s patented fishplate solution has been successfully trialled at a local mine, resolving uneven rail head thickness and, thereby, preventing... 


Locally crafted, colourful veldskoens head for Olympics
Locally crafted, colourful veldskoens head for Olympics
18th July 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Footwear designer Veldskoen Shoes will add “gees” to South Africa’s Olympic kit as its veldskoen, which sees colourful soles and laces added to the original Chukka leather shoe, is the official... 


Rhino polycarb safety cap offers local market a clear solution
Rhino polycarb safety cap offers local market a clear solution
2nd July 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

The Rhino clear polycarbonate safety cap from personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Pienaar Bros is the first locally produced clear safety cap of its kind to be offered to the South African... 


TOWER A4 printable labels evolve along with changing printer market
TOWER A4 printable labels evolve along with changing printer market
20th June 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

South African self-adhesive products brand TOWER has continually adjusted the makeup of its A4 printable label range over the past 28 years to ensure compatibility with evolving desktop printer and... 


Des Sol lifting Gen 4 Jimnys to new heights
Des Sol lifting Gen 4 Jimnys to new heights
4th June 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Automotive manufacturer Suzuki’s Jimny has amassed a loyal following in South Africa, with its new boxy Gen 4 (JB74) model eliciting much excitement in the 4x4 community. KwaZulu-Natal-based... 


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Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

Our intelligent surface drill rigs bring the latest technology to surface mining applications. Designed to work in the toughest operating...

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Rentech provides renewable energy products and services to the local and selected African markets. Supplying inverters, lithium and lead-acid...

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Rittal

Rittal is a world leading provider of top-quality integrated systems for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure and...

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John Deere (Pty) Ltd

In 1958 John Deere Construction made its first introduction to the industry with their model 64 bulldozer.

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