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.
Thanks to Dave Walker from Walkerbouts for putting the entire team up for two days in Rhodes at a greatly discounted pric in 2016 and again in 2018. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Bookings: email@example.com Flyfishing info: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 045 974 9290
Royal Union Financial Services
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.
Thank you to Christo & Sonja from Generator Control. The 2014 event would not have been possible without Christo’s driver suppport. Then he got inspired and rode the 2016 event with Sonja as a support driver. They have once again donated their vehicle as a back up car and Sonja is a 2018 support driver with christo riding once more. Their Company is also a major sponsor of the event. These are true Trans Africans.
Bill Findlay Signs
Thanks Bill and Graeme for offering your services for free in 2014 & 2016 , and once again in 2018. They have made 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!
To Brad and Janine Du Plessis ,this event would not be possible without them both. Janine for organising all the accomodation for the trip and committing to be a support driver for 2018. Brad for loan of his vehicle and for helping out whenever and wherever. Brad rode in 2014 & 2016 . Brad is a support driver for 2018 and a back up rider .
WELCOME TO KARE INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIERS (Pty) Ltd
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.
What makes the Hereford Group unique is not the kind of financial products we offer. Anyone could sell them. And everybody does.
It’s the ones we’ll offer you.
Because unlike most others, we understand that you’re different. Your particular financial reality, fears, hopes and dreams are yours alone. So we listen before we advise. We ask questions before we provide solutions. And we don’t just listen to you – with one ear constantly on the ground to the latest changes in the financial sector, we’re always sharpening our skills and broadening our knowledge so that when we do advise you, we’ll be presenting you with the best advice.
With over 20 years of success in growing, managing and preserving wealth, we’re still passionate about creating financial freedom for each of our clients.
It’s what we love to do. And it’s what we’re really good at.
With 39 years of experience behind us , we are experts in fine- tuning our offering in order to add value and improve service to the Clearing & Fowarding Industry. Through our constant focus on all aspects of the clearing & forwarding process we recognise that in order for the larger processes to run smoothly, the smallest details must be well managed and controlled.
Impro has been pioneering the access control industry for over 30 years. Its access control solutions scale from small installations, all the way to enterprise multinationals. A Proudly South African company, Impro offers customers a no-quibble warranty exclusive to South African businesses, as well as free 24 hour technical support and accredited training.
We are South African based roofing specialists focusing on the manufacture and supply of lightweight steel and timber roof support systems. We have been involved in a number of different projects and have supplied over 3½ million square meters of lightweight steel trusses for projects that have been completed all over the country as well as Angola, Mozambique, Indonesia, Zambia and Botswana.
Sygnia is a JSE-listed Fintech company that has revolutionised the Financial Services industry through its asset management, stockbroking, administration services and savings products. The company aims to demystify investing to empower and enrich investors and has become known as a market disruptor for its wide range of innovative products. Our offering is simple, cost-effective and transparent - delivering Smart Saving. Innovative Investing. For All. For more information on Sygnia product offerings visit www.sygnia.co.za, alternatively contact the Sygnia Client Service Centre on 0860 794 642 (0860 SYGNIA) or email email@example.com.
Dr David Swart - Dental practioner, has entered the 2018 FirstRand Trans Africa for the first time . He practices from Kloof and provides free dentistry to the children from Ingane Yami childrens village. He has also provided his personal vehicle free of charge as a support vehicle for the two week adventure.
Ed Export Services
ED Export Services cc is an export company based in Westville Durban and has been going strong since 1990. We specialize in sourcing all type of goods and equipment for the Sugar Industry, exporting to the Indian Ocean Islands as well as the west coast of Africa. The entire export process is handled in house from outsourcing, to logistics and all customs documentation.
ROMSA Security systems
“Romsa is an exporter specialized in access control systems. Over its over twenty years of existence, Romsa had provided more than a thousand access control systems for large commercial and industrial applications in Romania. Our products and services are much appreciated by our customers and the business is continuously expanding”
Travel Dynamix, established in 2006 is an Owner Managed Professional Travel Management Company, specialising in corporate travel.
Our team of experienced travel consultants are dedicated to the individual needs and preferences of corporate travelers.
Our slogan “Excellence through Passion” is a constant reminder to our consultants to pay attention to detail and strive to provide superior service to all travelers.
When it comes to corporate travel, our mission is to deliver an exceptional personalised service, tailor-made to comply with each company’s travel policy and the individual traveler’s needs.
Time is valuable, so to ensure your business’s travelers get to their destinations safely and on time, our Team is available 24/7 to manage each travelers itinerary.
We strive to provide every traveler with a seamless travel experience.
RCL Foods - Do More Foundation
RCL FOODS’ DO MORE FOUNDATION is a registered non-profit organization. We believe in Doing More… our passion is to #DoMore in order to make a significant impact on the impoverished communities of South Africa -by inspiring MORE people to do “good”, TOGETHER we can make a real difference
The primary focus of the Foundation is to #DoMore for young children, however we also #DoMore to ease hunger, #DoMore to support youth and #DoMore for the care of animals.
Together we can #DoMore.
Sun Safaris are African Safari and Beach Holiday specialists, and have been planning holidays of a lifetime for 11 years! Our Expert Travel Consultants offer exceptional levels of friendly service. All our Consultants travel regularly to the destinations they recommend in itinerary’s so you can be assured of expert, first-hand travel advice and experience.
Leigh Group supports individuals, businesses and communities with real, relevant insurance advice and products. Attentive, efficient and personalised service is the foundation that the Leigh Group ethos rests upon.
The Leigh Team is committed to providing professional insurance products, covers and services. Leigh Group is dedicated to maintaining low insurance costs and a policy free of restrictive warranties, endorsements and unnecessary excesses.
Through effective risk management, preferential premium rates and excesses that are negotiated and maintained, our policies result in additional funds being made available to our clients for the benefit of the communities they serve.
Leigh Group includes Missionary, Medical & General Insurance Brokers C.C. (MM&G), Admin Assist (AA) and Team Leigh Care (TLC), our section 21 Company not for gain
Since 1945, Buckman has played an important part in the evolving history of not only chemistry itself, but of all the industries we serve. What started as one 50-gallon process vessel and four employees has become a global business employing 1500 people around the world. The most exciting part is still to come. The part that includes you. Our future together. And the accomplishments we’ll make as a team. Although we call our global customer service culture “The Buckman Way,” it’s really not about us. It’s about the people we serve, and the way we help companies solve problems, optimize safety, raise efficiency, and increase profitability. It’s about finding ways to be a true business partner. And about identifying that gap between where our customers are and where they want to go, working with them to close the gap.
Over the years we have honed The Buckman Way into one of the most successful customer-focused platforms in the world. At its core is superior communication, which leads to a deeper understanding of our clients needs and, ultimately, to the kinds of solutions that not only make a company stronger but each employee better at what they do. Click on the topics listed at left to learn more.
The Buckman Way. The path to success. The high road to continuous improvement. The route to return on investment.
For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems.
We go beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; we are a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through our global network of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise we provide innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services to customers. We provide a systemic approach to supporting our customers’ Quality Assurance efforts in each of the areas of their operations including R&D, raw materials sourcing, components suppliers, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and retail channels, and consumer management.
Intertek is an industry leader with more than 42,000 employees in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. We deliver Total Quality Assurance expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our industry-winning processes and customer-centric culture. Whether your business is local or global, we can help to ensure that your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world. We hold extensive global accreditations, recognitions, and agreements, and our knowledge of and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles is unrivalled.
Intertek can sharpen your competitive edge •With reliable testing and certification for faster regulatory approval •Through rapid, efficient entry to virtually any market in the world •With Total Quality Assurance across your supply chain •Through innovative leadership in meeting social accountability standards •By reducing cost and minimizing health, safety, and security risks •By becoming a TRUSTED BRAND
Isegen South Africa (Pty) Ltd is the sole manufacturer of Food Acidulants, Phthalic and Maleic Anhydrides (PA and MA), and Plasticisers in South Africa. The Isegen South Africa operations extend over three manufacturing sites. These are at Isipingo and Umgeni – both situated in Durban and the third at Germiston near Johannesburg. The Head Office is established at the Isipingo site which is conveniently situated next to the South Durban petrochemical complex. It is close to the Durban export harbour, which is the largest in Africa.
Momentum is a trusted partner on your journey to financial wellness. We guide you by offering leading advice, products and services.
We are committed to helping you fulfill your lifelong financial needs, by providing relevant and unique solutions to suit your budget and individual circumstances. It is our aim to build and maintain enduring relationships by providing transparent, simple and effective communication.
Our broad range of advice, insurance, investments and health offerings give you the best possible financial solution, because good financial wellness enables you to achieve your purpose in life.
KwaZulu Cash & Carry was established in April 1977, in the centre of Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The company commenced operations as a conventional wholesaler, trading in the essential commodities, such as maize meal, rice, samp, sugar, oil and beans. However, in the late 1970s the company re-positioned itself into complete retailing – supplying the informal market, the bulk consumer and retail consumer. With this new identity the company prospered and in March 1979 a second branch was opened in Empangeni. In 1988, the company was taken over from the original founders by an independent group of investors. The company then embarked on a development programme aimed at identifying new store sites in other areas of KwaZulu-Natal. In 1991, there was a name change and the trading stores were re-launched under the name of ‘Boxer Cash & Carry’.
SBS® Water Systems (Pty) Ltd, the visionary company that pioneered Zincalume® tanks to the South African marketplace in 1998, is the proud manufacturer of SBS Tanks® and celebrates its 20th year of unparalleled service excellence, as premium liquid storage solution providers for multiple applications.
SBS Tanks® are the preferred liquid storage solution in the South African Mining, Municipal, Fixed Fire Protection, Water Conservation and Food & Beverage Industries. What sets the company apart from its peers is the ability to go beyond simply supplying a liquid storage solution. It engages on all levels of a project, from brief, design through to completion ensuring not only a world class installation, but positive client experience. The company attributes this proficiency as key to their high level of return business.
The SBS® range of tanks has been engineered, designed and developed from over 18 years practical experience in the water storage industry and continues to improve from strength to strength. SBS® Water Systems (Pty) Ltd is ISO 9001:2008 accredited. The company is also proudly affiliated to various professional bodies and organisations.
The company operates from a 5000 m² manufacturing facility in Pinetown, Durban, which is based on the east coast of South Africa. The City of Durban also boast the largest and busiest port on the African Continent and the company’s close proximity to this world class facility is extremely advantageous in terms of export logistics. SBS® services South Africa, the African Continent and has a large network of approved distributors worldwide. SBS® Water Systems was the proud recipient of the 2014 Durban Chamber of Commerce Exporter of the Year Award.
SBS® Water Systems (Pty) Ltd employs sixty highly skilled staff members. The company prides itself on continual improvement and staff training ranks high on the company’s corporate objectives. The company is dedicated to transformation and is currently a Level 7 BBBEE Contributor.
CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP’s 12,500 employees and approximately 300 million reusable platforms (pallets and containers) deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally, as well as specialist container logistics businesses serving the automotive sector. For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com
Constantia Flexibles is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible packaging and labels. The group supplies its products to numerous multinational corporations and local market leaders in the food, pet food, pharmaceuticals and beverage industries In recent years the group has developed from a supplier with a strong European regional focus into a group which is active on a global basis in the world’s most attractive and fastest-growing markets for flexible packaging and labels. Constantia Flexibles stands for premium positioning, leading technology, customer proximity and highly efficient production facilities.
Constantia Flexibles is the world’s fourth largest producer of flexible packaging. Based on the guiding principle of ‘People, Passion, Packaging’, some 7,200 employees manufacture tailor-made packaging solutions at 32 sites in 18 countries. Many international companies and local market leaders from the food and pharma industries choose the sustainable and innovative products of Constantia Flexibles.
We’re happy that you’ve felt intrigued enough to find out more about our special, natural spring water and hope that we can be united in a crisp, thirst quenching bond forever. The story of Thirsti is a special one that started in the early 90’s, before people were selling bottled, natural spring water commercially. On a Normandien farm situated in at the foothills of the Klein Drakensberg in Northern Natal, an extremely industrious woman named Anneriet Van Niekerk discovered a special kind of water that had been hidden from humans since the dawn of time. And it came in the form of a natural spring, a fountain of purity nestled amongst the indigenous forests, this water was untouched and contained a flowing charm and taste that only nature could master. Upon her first taste, Anneriet knew she had found something magical, something she wanted to share with the rest of the world. It was at this moment that she began her journey of bottling water. A few years later the Van Niekerk family sold their farm and the distribution of this water came to a halt for many years. One day whilst driving along the farm on a Sunday afternoon, the new owner of the farm came across a man with two large barrels of water. He asked them what they were doing and the man then told him how he travelled to the farm every weekend to get the water that came from this spring. Confused, the owner of the farm asked why they would travel so far just for water? The man smiled, telling the farm owner that this water was special with a taste like no other. The man then gave him a taste of this water and at that point the farm owner understood why the man had travelled so far. The water could quench a thirst like nothing else on earth. It was from this encounter where the idea of bottling this natural spring water was born once again. So much so, that we have subsequently established that the spring is able to sustainably yield millions and millions of litres of natural spring water a year. We’ve also invested in a 6000m2 bottling plant at source to ensure the plant can currently bottle 40 million litres of spring water per annum, as well as implemented a fleet of trucks to ensure sound national distribution so that the magical taste of our natural spring water can be shared with the rest of South Africa. This is the story of THIRSTI
IceKool Ice Boxes by EvaKool
This is another great product developed and marketed by EvaKool Ice Boxes Australia, the experts in ice box manufacture.
IceKool Ice Boxes are designed and manufactured to withstand and operate in the harshest of Australian and South African conditions
Fishing,Hunting,Camping and the love of the outdoors are synonymous with the Australian and South African lifestyle but until 1994 one important ingredient was missing on any extended trip away from home … an ice box that would retain ice for days as opposed to the few hours that the traditional plastic cooler box offered.
With that in mind, EvaKool was established. A wholly owned Australian company where it all started and now you can obtain IceKool Ice Boxes in South Africa
USN – Leaders in Sports Nutrition, supporting our customers in any fitness challenge they take on!
Market leaders in sports nutrition, here at USN we pride ourselves in offering only the best sports supplementation and expert nutritional advice. Aimed at fuelling the ambition of any fitness enthusiast across the globe, our ambition is to help any individual that has a goal or objective to reach higher and push harder.
The exciting journey of USN started back in 1999 when owner Albé Geldenhuys, a mountain bike enthusiast, formed Ultimate Sports Nutrition, with the promise to develop and deliver only the most advanced sports nutrition to those of any discipline, in any sport, with any goal.
Our #ChallengeYourself ethos gives a clear indication of how we work, we want to motivate you to try something new, whether you’re a seasoned pro, or a complete beginner, setting challenges and providing a shock to the system can be the push start you need to help you get that step closer to where they deserve to be.
Spring Lights Gas
Facts about SLG
We are an award winning and leading supplier of premium quality gas to Industrial and Commercial companies situated in KwaZulu Natal, Free State and Gauteng, South Africa. We address your growing need for efficient energy solutions and make sure you are adequately served to meet your business energy needs.
We deliver our gas (methane rich and compressed natural gas) directly from source to your factory via an extensive, well-built pipeline network and via Compressed Natural Gas.
We offer our customers: An environmentally clean and cost efficient energy alternative to conventional forms of energy such as Liquified Petroleum Gas, Coal, Heavy Fuel Oil, Illuminating Paraffin and electricity. Product versatility (Cogeneration and Tri-Generation) to improve your overall company’s energy efficiency. Tailored technical services.
Why we’re successful
SLG commenced its operation in July 2002. Over the years we have grown in leaps and bounds. We are currently the second largest Piped-Gas trader and the largest supplier of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to Industrial and Commercial companies in Southern Africa.
We attribute our success to the following: Long-term gas supply agreements with upstream suppliers. Ability to supply gas via pipeline and able to supply gas to markets situated in remote areas via Compressed Natural Gas facilities. SLG is a national player. Our commitment to ensuring sustainable development of communities within which we operate through our social investment programmes.
Through our corporate citizenship ethos we consistently spend 1% of our Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) on CSI programmes. We do this by supplying local schools with science and early childhood development equipment. We are helping to develop the next generation of scientists, mathematicians and leaders.
Our staff are our best asset and we continually bolster their knowledge by ensuring that they engage the latest industry developments and trends. They understand what it means to ‘think outside of the box’ and challenge the status quo
• NetAssess offer country wide motor vehicle assessments and have branches in Cape Town, Durban, East London and our Head Office is situated in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. • All assessments are controlled by Head Office which eliminates the inconvenience of having to deal with various branches or different assessors. • NetAssess has made the claim procedure easier for the client, as they do not need to obtain numerous quotations. • The process is streamlined through: - o We have roughly 69 drive-in centres country wide. o True and accurate quotations of the accident vehicles, related to the particular accident, are guaranteed. o Our photographs are of a high quality, depicting all areas of damage. o All assessments are checked and approved by senior management. o Our assessors are available at all times and available to attend court when necessary. o Disputes between any involved parties are resolved efficiently. o Random audits are done on the panel beaters to ensure standards are maintained • The individuals who run the company have extensive experience in all forms of the motor and insurance industry. • Key clients include some of the country’s largest insurance companies: Outsurance, Momentum, Auto & General and a host of others, including Iwyze, CIB, ECA, Discovery, Momentum, Econorisk, SA Taxi & CTU to name a few.