Southey Trading

Infrastructure development and maintenance in much of Africa relies heavily on the expertise and skills of international companies.

Southey divisions are well versed in the business of operating in the challenging African environment. These divisions operate from premises across South Africa and the group has worked to establish companies at locations across Sub Saharan Africa.

Southey boasts a diversified portfolio across industries targeted at different segments of the economy. Significant operating expertise and extensive knowledge of African market conditions and dynamics has resulted in the formation of Southey Trading.

Southey Trading offers its services in the following industries:

Oil Marine
Petro-chemical Power Generation
Construction Mining
Agriculture Retail


People Placement
Availability of adequate skills in all sectors of the economy is a challenge to doing business in Africa

Working in collaboration with top local and international recruitment companies and using our network of African operations and data bases established over years of operating in Africa, we are able to offer a range of experienced, best fit candidates to our clients.

Management of the supply value chain in the African context can be very challenging due to limited domestic capacity (skills & productive) and a lack of infrastructure

Southey’s involvement in and understanding of numerous supply chains in their African operations plus their established network of international suppliers can offer potential clients:

  • The right quality and price mix to provide value for money
  • Ensure that specifications and mandatory requirements are met
  • Avoid costly delays

Most of Africa is far away from major markets and transport and logistics are particularly expensive.

Limited basic infrastructure in Africa, very low connectivity between countries and vastly different levels of development can make the movement of products around the continent risky and expensive. Smart operating in Africa means doing your homework and Southey has done this in the following fields:

  • Transport and freight
  • Clearing and forwarding
  • Import and export

Industrial Services
Challenges in availability of local supply, domestic business ability to meet international standards and certification requirements and the availability of adequate skilled labour means multinational enterprises are engaged to…

The full range of Southey industrial services is available to Southey Trading’s clients.

  • Scaffolding supply, hire and erection
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Industrial coatings and surface preparation
  • Roof sheeting and cladding
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Rope Access and specialist rigging
  • Tank cleaning
  • Thermal Metal Spray
  • UHP water blasting

Facilities Management
Sourcing of many basic support services when contracting in Africa is challenging

Through a network of strategic partnerships, Southey Trading is able to provide the following services:

Catering Security
Laundry Cleaning
Waste Management Pest control
Communications Camp construction & management
IT Hygiene

Health, Safety, Environment and Quality
Ensure the health and safety of your workers and compliance with HSE requirements.

Our HSE management systems will earn the confidence of foreign enterprises operating on large projects in the region, demanding high standards in HSE.