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Our 4000 square meters head office and state-of-the-art facility in Somerset West, South Africa.

Fibre Cement Cladding

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Total Garage - Signage for Oil Industry

We’re proud to be the preferred signage partner for Total.

Showing the Way

Proud to be helping Chevron show motorists the way, since 1998

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Calculate the estimated structural beam size of an external pylon sign.

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FC Board Routing

Fibre Cement board routing, personalized by your design specification.

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Our AfriClad subsidiary delivers innovative and environmentally friendly cladding solutions.
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Latest Projects

Total Airport Road Signage by First African Holdings

TOTAL (Exports)

In March 2015,  First African Holdings,  who is a preferred supplier of Tair signage for the Southern African zone, conducted a training for Total Zimbabwe’s consultants & contractors to educate and inform them about the requirements of the new Tair signage.  Van Heerden De Wet (Operations Manager) and Gerrit Human (Technical Manager) represented First African Holdings, and Gerrit focused on the electrical wiring requirements of the new Tair signage.

Fagron Healthy Ageing Institute building

First African Claddings (FAC) clad the Fagron Healthy Ageing Institute building in Northclift, Johannesburg with fibre cement architectural panels.

Equitone's Tectiva TE80 fibre cement panels were chosen for this project.  FAC did the Fagron Signage as well.

The client was Bartlett Construction and B2, the architect.

Redesigned Total service station featuring a digital high rise pylon, canopies, columns and other modern signage elements.


Total is one of First African Holdings’ longest standing clients. Back in 1990, Rimm Engineering (one of the companies we acquired as we grew and became First African Holdings), supplied Total with the red panels used on their canopy fascia and shop fronts. 

We later supplied the AWLGRIP paint used to repaint signage on 600 sites across South Africa. Although this paint had a five year warranty, 12 years later many sites retain their original paintwork.

A high rise pylon sign for Sonangol at First African Holdings signage manufacturing facility, ready for installation.

Sonangol (Angola)

The Angolan national oil company is rapidly rolling out new fuel stations across its war ravaged territory with First African Holdings supplying the contractor appointed by Sonangol to refurbish the organisation’s filling stations.

Helderberg Technology Holdings - Showing the Way

Mauritius Commercial BankHelderberg Technology Holdings (previously First African Holdings) is one of the largest manufacturers of signage and cladding products in Africa. We have particular expertise in the retail environment, financial services sector and the oil industry.  When it comes to corporate identity- and branding signage,  top brands invest their trust in our expertise.  Through our Cladding subsidiary,  First African Claddings (previously AfriClad) we also offer  impressive ranges of aluminium composite  material (ACM) and fibre cement cladding.

Our company motto – Showing the Way – underpins many of our business decisions from our approach to quality to the way in which we achieve an inclusive working environment for our staff. 


Latest News

Cutting Edge Canopy Installations Impress at PetroForum Africa 2017

Total, Canopy Installation

A very successful  PetroForum Africa 2017 event was held from the 16th to the 17th of March at Kievits Kroon Estate in...

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Erection of Canopy, Total Avondale, Zimbabwe