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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.

Popularity of QualiRock’s SafeLight demands increased production
Popularity of QualiRock’s SafeLight demands increased production
21st May 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

With a healthy order book for its SafeLight, underground mining specialist QualiRock is expanding its manufacturing operation to accommodate increased production at its factory in Gauteng. As... 


Caring4Girls sanitary pads aiding sustainability of schoolgirl outreach programme
Caring4Girls sanitary pads aiding sustainability of schoolgirl outreach programme
7th May 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

To support the distribution of sanitary pads to schoolgirls across South Africa and ensure their continued education, non-profit organisation Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme has... 


Demand climbs for bicycle component manufacturer’s offering
Demand climbs for bicycle component manufacturer’s offering
16th April 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

While international and local demand for bicycle component manufacturer cSixx Components’ offering is steadily increasing, it has also seen a spike in demand owing to a supply shortage from bigger... 


Aquabox supplying local water in ‘most sustainable beverage packaging’
Aquabox supplying local water in ‘most sustainable beverage packaging’
1st April 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Boxed water supplier and/or manufacturer Aquabox is offering South Africans an alternative to single-use plastic when buying water at their local retailer. Boxed using renewable bio-based carton... 


Woodies solid fuel firing up cross-border and global interest
Woodies solid fuel firing up cross-border and global interest
14th March 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Energy company GreenMovement Energy started exporting its Woodies, a solid fuel made from a combination of organic waste materials, to Botswana and Lesotho this year after launching the product in... 


First National Battery last of local SMP battery manufacturers
First National Battery last of local SMP battery manufacturers
26th February 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Benoni-headquartered lead acid battery manufacturer First National Battery is the only local manufacturer of surface motive power (SMP) batteries left in South Africa, says First National Battery... 


DMS pioneers first local fibreglass dust fallout unit with locking brackets
DMS pioneers first local fibreglass dust fallout unit with locking brackets
19th February 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

To mitigate the theft of dust fallout units deployed in the field, Johannesburg-based dust fallout unit manufacturer Dust Monitoring Services (DMS) has developed South Africa’s first fibreglass... 


Castle Free demand climbs even after lifting of alcohol sales ban
Castle Free demand climbs even after lifting of alcohol sales ban
7th February 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

There has been increased demand for Johannesburg-headquartered brewery South African Breweries’ (SAB’s) non-alcoholic Castle Free beer and this trend has continued despite the lifting of the ban on... 


KZN-made Razorback boots a hit in US
KZN-made Razorback boots a hit in US
22nd January 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

KwaZulu-Natal-based manufacturer Jim Green Footwear plans to increase its production capacity in line with the establishment of a distribution network in the US, where it has received much praise,... 


Eco-friendly firelighters spark international interest
Eco-friendly firelighters spark international interest
8th January 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

Western Cape organic firelighter manufacturer FireFly Biofuel delivered its first international shipment comprising 2 t of its FireSpark Jnr firelighters last year to Australia and is in... 


Shock Wave Feed Silo Optimiser rental programme kicks off
Shock Wave Feed Silo Optimiser rental programme kicks off
26th November 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Monitoring and control technology company Shock Wave Engineering is negotiating rental agreements with local feed suppliers for its Feed Silo Optimiser to eliminate the “headaches” associated with... 


Eco-friendly multipurpose GP² degreaser captures global market’s attention
Eco-friendly multipurpose GP² degreaser captures global market’s attention
11th November 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

With environment, social and governance considerations top of mind, owing to issues such as climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic, global markets are becoming increasingly environmentally... 


Demand for Geostott vehicle locks driven by crime stats
Demand for Geostott vehicle locks driven by crime stats
30th October 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The high level of vehicle and automotive component theft in South Africa is steering owners towards installing vehicle security products from steelwork manufacturerthe George Stott Group... 


Covid-19 regulations up demand for Kwikspace mobile classrooms
Covid-19 regulations up demand for Kwikspace mobile classrooms
15th October 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

With Covid-19 regulations requiring increased capacity to ensure adequate space to comply with physical distancing measures, modular buildings manufacturer Kwikspace Modular Buildings is seeing... 


Mining tops demand for IPS Fibreglass Mouldings products
Mining tops demand for IPS Fibreglass Mouldings products
1st October 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The mining industry continues to represent the greatest demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic for the fibreglass products, such as belt guards, produced by fibreglass moulds and mouldings solutions... 


Demand for BBO’s poultry and juice processing solutions skyrockets
Demand for BBO’s poultry and juice processing solutions skyrockets
18th September 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The poultry and fruit juice processing equipment manufactured by Free State-based agroprocessing equipment manufacturer Basils Business Opportunities (BBO) is in high demand, says owner Basil... 


Backsaver Farming Equipment is helping plant crops across Africa
Backsaver Farming Equipment is helping plant crops across Africa
7th September 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Free State farmer and inventor Michris Janse van Rensburg has supplied hand planters to more than 10 000 farmers across Africa to date and intends to become the John Deere of small-scale farmers.... 


Pump Optimiser is Shockwave’s solution to remote-controlled efficiency
Pump Optimiser is Shockwave’s solution to remote-controlled efficiency
20th August 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The national lockdown to curb the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa has provided smart farming agricultural Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider Shockwave Engineering dedicated time to... 


Stanfra answers need for local quarter-turn segmented ball valve
Stanfra answers need for local quarter-turn segmented ball valve
6th August 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Meyerton-based valve manufacturer Stanfra Abrasive Solutions is exposing South Africa’s first 100% locally manufactured quarter-turn segmented ball valves to extreme testing in the pulp and paper... 


Local zero-plastics amenities range developed for City Lodge Hotel Group
Local zero-plastics amenities range developed for City Lodge Hotel Group
24th July 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Hotel chain City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) is believed to be the first in South Africa to introduce a zero-plastics bathroom amenities range, which includes a hair and body bar and hand bar made... 


Food-waste composting aid manufacturer Bokashi Bran eyes US market
Food-waste composting aid manufacturer Bokashi Bran eyes US market
10th July 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

With more local residential and commercial kitchens using the Bokashi Bran food-waste composting system and the product readily available from building material retail outlets Builders Warehouse... 


Dale Automation emergency ventilator could create jobs amid crisis
Dale Automation emergency ventilator could create jobs amid crisis
26th June 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

While South Africa faces significant job losses amid the Covid-19 outbreak, engineering company Dale Automation expects to create 50 to 60 additional jobs should it receive the necessary medical... 


Aeris Mask copper filtration face mask takes off
Aeris Mask copper filtration face mask takes off
12th June 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The “slide-in” copper filter inserts for cloth masks manufactured by South African startup Aeris Mask in accordance with government guidelines have had massive interest, with the company selling... 


Crisis highlights sense in sourcing locally made First Cut blades,welding consumables
Crisis highlights sense in sourcing locally made First Cut blades,welding consumables
28th May 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Covid-19 has brought with it doubts and concerns about supply chain security, availability of stock and lead times, says First Cut’s Consumables Division director, Gary Willis. The pandemic has... 


EDS Systems developing first South African carbon tax tool
EDS Systems developing first South African carbon tax tool
15th May 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Software developer EDS Systems is developing the first cloud-based carbon tax tool tailored to the South African market, in response to the introduction of the country’s Carbon Tax Act last year,... 


UJ creates open-source, low-cost ventilators
UJ creates open-source, low-cost ventilators
30th April 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is coordinating efforts to further develop open-source ventilators in response to initial reports that... 


South Africa-born XinaBox chips in sub-zero Antartica, space
South Africa-born XinaBox chips in sub-zero Antartica, space
15th April 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

From collecting data in sub-zero Antarctica to rapid circuit prototyping on the International Space Station (ISS), South African modular “xChip” manufacturer XinaBox, pronounced "X-in-a-box",... 


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The three-dimensional printing community is called to help the fight against Covid-19 by helping manufacture face shields for healthcare professionals
3D printers answer call to produce PPE for healthcare workers
3rd April 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Three-dimensional (3D) printing solutions provider Additive Manufacturing Solutions’ (AMS’) initiative to mobilise the 3D printing community to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for... 


Interest flares for SustainPower combined heat and power unit
Interest flares for SustainPower combined heat and power unit
20th March 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

There is growing interest in the locally designed combined heat and power (CHP) unit from containerised sustainable power generation solutions provider SustainPower, as more companies begin to... 


K-Way designs down suits for first all-female S African Everest team
K-Way designs down suits for first all-female S African Everest team
28th February 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

South African outdoor technical brand K-Way has designed and manufactured bespoke climbing suits that will enable a four-women team to withstand the arduous weather conditions and terrain of... 


Solar energy storage demand drives LoggerV2 sales
Solar energy storage demand drives LoggerV2 sales
20th February 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Interest in affordable energy-storage monitoring amid current power constraints and the green energy drive has been exponential in driving the uptake of the LoggerV2, says local lithium-ion battery... 


Demand for Condra crane components abroad
Demand for Condra crane components abroad
7th February 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Component sales remain strong at South African crane manufacturer Condra’s Johannesburg works, which has been manufacturing complete cranes since 1971, says Condra MD Marc Kleiner. “Currently 12%... 


Premier Wash & Wax a 100% waterless car cleaning product
Premier Wash & Wax a 100% waterless car cleaning product
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Developed by automotive enthusiasts in response to Africa’s water crisis, demand for Premier Wash & Wax is growing monthly as more people become conscious of the need to conserve water and fall in... 


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FlameBlock is a proudly South African company that engineers, manufactures and supplies fire intumescent and retardant products to the fire...

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SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)
SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)

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SMS group

At SMS group, we have made it our mission to create a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry.

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Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...

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