Aberdare Cables, a member of the Powertech Group, is a leading African manufacturer of cables and distributor of related electrical accessories. Our six manufacturing sites in South Africa and offshore operations in Mozambique, Portugal and Spain enables us to 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. At Aberdare Cables, we pride ourselves on our ability to identify and satisfy customer needs through development of innovative products; unique, cost effective cable solutions for a wide range of industries. This and our extensive project experience make Aberdare Cables the supplier of choice for cable, related accessories 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

  • ABERDARE CABLES GRANTED CONDITIONAL IMMUNITY BY COMPETITION COMMISSION

    With reference to:(i) the announcement made on 6 May 2010 that the Competition Commission (Commission) had launched an investigation into certain alleged prohibited practices in the power    cable market; and(ii) the Commission’s...

  • 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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