Aberdare Cables, a member of the Powertech Group, is a leading African cable manufacturer since 1946. We manufacture an extensive range of electrical cables for application in power transmission, power distribution, rail, petrochemical, mining, ports, airports, wholesale, construction and domestic building environments. Our four manufacturing sites and seven customer service centres in South Africa enables us to provide personalised service to our entire customer base. Offshore operations in Mozambique, Portugal and Spain provide seamless entry of stock into Africa and Europe. We take pride in our ability to identify and satisfy customer needs through the development of innovative products coupled with unique, cost effective cabling solutions. This and our extensive project experience make us the supplier of choice for cable and special cable projects.

CableGuard Information

The cable theft protection system Only CableGuard, a unique product invented in South Africa, and then patented worldwide, has been demonstrated to be effective in preventing underground cable theft, ...

Latest News

  • Waterblocking in Medium Voltage Cable

    The penetration of water or the existence of moisture in XLPE cables is one of the most unacceptable problems associated with the lifespan of the product especially under the influence of high electrical stresses.  XLPE insulated cables that...

  • Current Projects

    Telefónica Contract (2009)

    Our Spanish operation, Cables de Comunicaciones (CDCZ) in Zaragoza, north-east Spain was awarded a contract from Telefónica, Spain’s leading telecom operator, for the supply of optical fibre cables for its networks. Telefónica has businesses in North and South America, Europe, ...

    Durban Harbour Expansion Project (2008)

    Aberdare supplied millions of Rands worth of cable to the South African Ports Authority in recent years and is now geared up to manufacture for the ongoing Durban Harbour expansion programme in which a total of some R5-billion is to be invested over the next 10 years. We supply cables dir ...

    Sishen South Project: Kolomela Mine (2010)

    The Sishen South project, to develop the Kolomela Mine, has made major strides to date. Kolomela Mine, which means “to dig deeper or further to persevere”, is an open pit truck-and-shovel operation with a development cost of R8,5 billion. Aberdarians will be proud to know tha ...

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