Aberdare Cables, a member of the Powertech Group, is a leading African cable manufacturer and has been in existence 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

  • Getting tough on cable and electricity theft

    In the following article Keith Edmond, CEO of Aberdare Cables and Chairman of the Association of Electrical Cable Manufacturers of SA, looks at how the government and the cable industry can work together to tackle the blight of cable and electricity...

  • Current Projects

    The Power of Wind

    MetroWind's Van Stadens Wind Farm project is under development within the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) in the Eastern Cape. We are among the cable providers for this R550 million renewable energy project, one of the first in South Africa.“The wind farm consists of 9 turbines, 3 ...

    Aberdare lands supply contract with the Lesedi Solar PV Plant

    Aberdare Cables has been contracted as a supplier for the Lesedi Solar PV Project.  The project will contribute tomward South Africa's renewable energy target and produce 75 MW of energy for South African residents when operational.Henni Scholtz (general manager, PD&A) and Jonatha ...

    Shoprite Checkers Regional Distribution Centre

    Aberdare Cables were chosen as the preferred supplier of electrical cable for the new Shoprite Checkers Regional Distribution Centre in Canelands, KwaZulu-Natal.The new facility comprises of two sites. The first site has a dry goods warehouse of 40 000 m² , a return centre of 12 000 m² a ...