The DACT offices are currently being renovated and this has resulted in the staff having to relocate operations.

Our official relaunch will be on 10 September 2018

We are working from the South32 ESD Village and will be available on 064 960 7980.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused during this time.

Province: KwaZulu-Natal

District/Branch Name: Downstream Aluminium Centre for Technology

Business Name: Bay Twins Trading (Pty) Ltd

Business Type:  Fabrication


Busiswe Shange and Sifiso Sihle Mkhwanazi of Bay Twins Trading (Pty) Ltd run an aluminium fabrication business. They are renting an office at the ZCBF community park and are tenants at DACT where they complete their projects. The two partners started operating their business informally in 2013 in Mzingazi Reserve. The combination of the two partners was the key that has been opening up a lot of doors for Bay Twins Trading (Pty) Ltd. Miss Shange is more focused on the administration and interactions with clients and potential clients of their business, whilst Mr Mkhwanazi is more technically orientated - actively involved in completing projects and ensuring adequate resources to complete all projects.

Province: KwaZulu-Natal

District/Branch name: Downstream Aluminium Centre for Technology

Business Name: Amandla Metal Fabrication, Aluminium and Shelter (Pty) Ltd

Business type:  Metal fabrication & welding  


Amandla Metal Fabrication, Aluminium and Shelter is a company that was started by Mr August Vusimuzi Sibiya at Esikhawini Reserve, Madlankala.  The business provides welded products such as gates and burglar guards, and also conducts welding maintenance services. The business was started due to the owner’s technical skills and a desire to help alleviate poverty and to provide employment opportunities for the community. The business has been operating since 2010 with the operational premises being at the side of the road. The owner later partnered up with Mr Frans Khumalo who would assist him with the running of the business.  The business has basic equipment for production.

Province: KwaZulu Natal

District/Branch name: Downstream Aluminium Centre for Technology

Business Name: Day and Night Aluminium

Business type: Casting


Susan Swart and Desiree Swart of Day and Night Aluminium are incubated at Downstream Aluminium Centre for Technology, ZCBF Community Park, South Central Arterial, Alton, Richards Bay. Day and Night Aluminium was established in May 2007 and the partnership was formed in May 2008. Day and Night Aluminium is a casting business that manufactures a range of decorative products; aluminium garden furniture, artefacts such as the FIBA range and braai stands.

Province: KwaZulu-Natal
District/Branch name: Downstream Aluminium Centre for Technology
Business Name: Dloks Trading (Pty) Ltd
Business type: Welding and Fabrication


  • Dumisani H Mngadi of Dloks Trading (Pty) Ltd was a virtual client who ran his business from his workshop in an area called Empembeni in Esikhawini. He has recently started using our foundry facilities, due to security reasons as well as space restrictions in the workshop he was renting.
  • Dloks Trading (Pty) Ltd was formally established in 2011.
  • Mr Mngadi manufactures welded gates and burglar guards, aluminium windows, aluminium doors, school desks as well as shelters manufactured out of steel.

Mr Mngadi was previously employed at Shooter and Shooter and at Oxford as a REP publisher. He then resigned and decided to start his own business as he already had a talent and a skill in manufacturing steel products. He then attended an open day that was held at DACT. He had already started trading informally at the time, and had 2 part time employees. He is a self-motivated, matured and self-driven entrepreneur who has always strived for excellence in his business. He had great ideas and marketed himself mainly using his networking skills. He had no professional marketing material, and no material to use for his financing and bookkeeping. 


To be a nationally recognized Centre of competence that develops and supports innovative and technology based SMME's in the Aluminium and metals- industry.


To mentor, coach and assist innovative technology based SMME's so that they can grow to sustainability and contribute to the growth of our economy.


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  • Total commitment
  • Respect
  • Empowerment
  • Teamwork