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

  • 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

    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 ...

    Production of Rail Cable for PRASA

    PRASA awarded Alstom the contract to build 600 passenger trains.  Aberdare has received a letter of intent from Alstom for the cable contract which extends over 10 years.Quick facts about the PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) / Alstom project:•  We pro ...

    Projects secured in the Eastern Cape

    Our customer service centre in Port Elizabeth were busy with the supply of cable to developments in and around the Eastern Cape:-  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) (PE)-  South End, housing project (PE)-  FAW, Chinese automotive plant (PE)-& ...

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