FirstRand Trans Africa 2018 Sponsors



FirstRand is our official event sponsor for not only the 2018 Trans Africa , they were in 2016 and will be again in 2020.

We would like to express our gratitude to Sam Moss of FirstRand and to Kirsty Lamberti Fisher for believing in our cause and helping us to make this event a reality.

FirstRand, official event sponsors are committed to supporting youth development as South Africa’s future success depends on the next generation having the necessary education, life skills and confidence to make a difference in the workplace, in their families and in their communities. We believe in supporting platforms for young people to gain access to opportunities to develop the necessary skills to succeed in life.

FirstRand’s portfolio of leading franchises provides banking, insurance and investment products and services to retail, commercial, corporate and public sector customers in South Africa and several African countries.

Walkerbouts Inn

Thanks to Dave Walker from Walkerbouts for putting the entire team up for two days in Rhodes at a greatly discounted price. Looking forward to a few beers in the pub with you !!!

Walkerbouts Inn - Rhodes was established almost two decades ago by the proprietor, Dave Walker. It is located on the same site as the original farmhouse on the farm “Tintern” on which the village of Rhodes was established in 1891. It is in an elevated position on the western side of Rhodes on a quiet cul de sac with a stunning view across the village towards the Naudesnek Pass. Walkerbouts has six en-suite bedrooms complete with wall-mounted panel heaters and beds fitted with electric blankets to ward off the winter chill. Four of the room’s en-suite facilities have showers and the other two have showers in the baths. Three have a double bed with a single bed and the three family rooms have a double and two single beds. The dining room and lounge are heated by a “Jetmaster” fire-place as well as a “Bekkers” anthracite heater. The cosy pub, whose walls could tell many stories has pizza menu from which one can select the toppings adding another dimension and providing an alternative to the wholesome country fare served in the dining room. More specialised victuals such as vegetarian meals can be prepared by prior arrangement. Outdoor activities in and around Rhodes range from fly fishing to Alpine flowers to high altitude birding to mountain biking to driving mountain passes to snow skiing in winter at the nearby Tiffindell Ski Resort and much more including chilling in the village. The latter is good practise for the annual Rhodes Stoepsitfees held in February each year. For more information: Bookings: Flyfishing info: Tel: 045 974 9290

Royal Union Financial Services

Royal Union Financial Services

Thanks to Royal Union Financial Services for not only sponsoring the event in 2014 but again in 2016. My thanks to my fellow directors for giving me the space to organise the event and for use of the staffs skills when needed

Royal Union Financial Services, based in Kloof, Kwa-Zulu Natal is one of South Africa’s leading Independent Brokerages. Our clients include individuals and groups, including a list of clients that create a national footprint. Our 3 directors collectively share over a 60 years of experience in the industry and each brings a specific avenue of expertise to the table.

With a very strong commitment to developing and maintaining client relations, each of our client facing Directors assumes the additional role of relationship manager in the event of more than one discipline being serviced to the client. This serves to endorse our credo of “Quality Service supporting Quality Solutions”

Royal Union Financial Services (Pty) Ltd render independent and impartial advice via broking contracts with Capital Alliance, Discovery Life, Fedtrust, Investec, Liberty, Momentum, Old Mutual, Safrican, Regent, Sanlam, Stanlib, AIMS, First Light and TSA Administration. Complimed, Discovery Health, Oxygen, Liberty Medical Scheme, Momentum Health, Nimas, Spectramed, Resolution Health,Bonitas, LA Health.

Generator Control

Generator Control

Thank you to Christo & Sonja from Generator Control. The 2014 event would not have been possible without Christo’s driver suppport. Now he is not only riding , he has donated his vehicle as a back up car and Sonja is a 2016 support driver. Their Company is also a major sponsor of the event. These are true Trans Africans.

Bill Findlay Signs

Bill Findlay Signs

thanks Bill and Graeme for offering your services for free in 2014 and again in 2016 , and making all the sponsors vehicle decals for us. Bless you guys.


Bill Findlay signs has successfully operated in KwaZulu-Natal and nationally for the past 25 years. The company has grown consistently into one of the more recognizable, larger corporate signage contractors. Bill Findlay Signs specialises in producing high quality signage, from initial design to the final manufacture, erection and maintenance thereof, using the most modern, reliable and sophisticated technology. We provide services to large multi-national corporations, professional, retail and industrial companies.

Business Identity is crucial so our ability to deliver high quality signage that not only makes your brand visable but also enhances your brand is our strength. Bill Findlay signs have developed many different sign manufacturing capabilities with our extremely skilled team of dedicated employees. We are able to manufacture a wide variety of signage products including neon, illuminated, non-illuminated, architectural, pylons, vehicle graphics and vinyl graphic signs using the latest technologies.

Our ability to select the exact materials and the most effective approach for each project makes us the preferred contractor for major corporations. Bill Findlay Signs have a reputation for delivering high quality signs within deadline constraints with integrity, professionalism and customer service being the cornerstones of our business strategy.

Our quality commitment is equally strong and features prominently in all areas of production and service.

Brand Solutions Your brand is your image and identity. Bill Findlay Signs specialise in preserving and enhancing your company’s profile with high quality design and solutions for your signage. We are the industry specialists in innovation and quality. The right choice for your brand.

Maintenance and Repair. Bill Findlay Signs undertake the maintenance and repair of all signs, no matter what size or design. Contact us now!

Kare Industrial

Kare Industrial

To Brad and Janine this event would not be possible without you both. Janine for organising all the accomodation for the trip, Brad for loan of his personal vehicle and for helping out whenever and wherever. Brad rode in 2014 and is going again in 2016. Their Company Kare Industrial Supplies is also a major sponsor.


From humble beginnings in 1993, Kare Industrial Suppliers (Pty) Ltd has grown into the market leader in roofing fasteners in Southern Africa.

Our company offers an extensive range of fasteners specializing in roofing and cladding. The range covers all the necessary ISO environmental categories, the screws, bonded washers and a range of Dektite Pipe Flashings.

ALL Branches of Kare Industrial Suppliers are proud members of the South African Stainless Steel Development Association (SASSDA) and the South African Metal Cladding and Roofing Association (SAMCRA).

At Kare we believe in giving our customers the best; we don’t sacrifice quality for price.