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GM Pumps CC distributes and manufactures Fluimac air diaphragm pumps from the unique facility overlooking the famous valley of 1000 hills in the KZN village of Botha’s Hill.

Situated close to the N3 road system linking our distribution to all major cities in South Africa. Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, East London, etc.

GM Pumps CC delivers overnight to all major South African cities. We also run our own small fleet of service vehicles that cover the entire country when specific services are required.

For operating a fluid transfer duty a diaphragm pump from Fluimac is a definite must when operated by semi or unskilled labour in South Africa. Pneumatic diaphragm pumps are simple to operate, easy to set up for automatic or PLC control and extremely cost effective.

Administration / Internal sales Tennille Lewis
Local KZN sales Bruce le Cordeur
National and International sales Evan Lewis
Manufacturing and works Sphumandla Nene
Logistics Dougie Symons
The Republic of South Africa (RSA), or simply South Africa, is the country located in the southernmost part of Africa. On the south, it has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline. the Southern Africa coast stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. In the North, South Africa has borders with neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; on the east and northeast, Mozambique and Swaziland; it also surrounds the kingdom of Lesotho.

Being the largest country in Southern Africa, the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and with close to 56 million people, South Africa is the world’s 24th-most populous nation. It is also the southernmost country in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Almost 80 percent of South Africans originate for areas of Sub-Sahara. This vast African ancestry is largely divided among the various ethnic groups speaking different African languages. South Africa has nine official languages. The remaining population comprises of Africa’s largest communities of European (white), Asian (Indian) and more recently Chinese as well as the local multiracial (coloured) peoples.
This multi-ethnic society with various cultures, languages, and religions makes for a very metropolitan type of society and lifestyle. The pluralistic populations are specifically provided for in the constitution’s recognition of 11 official languages.
It is important to note that Afrikaans developed from Dutch settlers and serves as the first language of most white and coloured South Africans, English, on the other hand, reflects the legacy of British colonialism. These two languages are still predominantly used in commercial life, though it is fourth-ranked as a spoken first language amongst the population groups.
From a political point of view, it is interesting to note that this country is one of the few in Africa to have never had a coup d’état. Elections on a one man, one vote basis have been held for almost a century. While the vast majority of black South Africans were not enfranchised until 1994, that has now all changed.
During the 20th century, the black majority sought to re-establish its rights from the dominant white minority, with this struggle playing a large role in the country’s recent history and politics. The National Party imposed apartheid in 1948, institutionalising previous racial segregation. However, in 1989, the general election was driven by all parties around the issue of abolishing apartheid and negotiating with the leaders of the African people who made up the majority of citizens. (
Once given the opportunity, the majority white voters, voted for the inclusion of black voters into the countries government and the abolishment of apartheid structures. This one fact is an often overlooked and understated turning point in South African politics and the South African political landscape.
The international and internal struggle by many parties soon began to develop a structured system which would eventually see a peaceful transition of power from the majority white government lead by the NP to the majority black peoples ANC. (African National Congress ) After the elections of 1994, all ethnic and linguistic groups have enjoyed political representation in the country’s democracy.
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Ramaphosa, President of South Africa (in waiting)

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) a South African political activist and trade union leader, politician, businessman, currently serving as the Deputy President of South Africa under the patently corrupt President Jacob Zuma.

Mr. Ramaphosa was recently elected as President of the African National Congress at the ANC National Conference held at Nasrec in Johannesburg in December 2017. As the Chairman of the National Planning Commission, his responsibility is for strategic planning for South Africa’s future. National unity and development of an ailing economy, systematically destroyed by the blatantly corrupt, self-enriching ANC government over the past decade under President Zuma, has been his focus.

While he is respected as a skilful strategist and as chief negotiator who acted as the ANC’s representative during South Africa’s transition to democracy, (his central role, with National Party negotiator, Roelf Meyer resulted in a peaceful end to apartheid and lead the country towards a fully democratic election in April 1994) it remains to be seen if he can, in fact, turn the ruling party away from its corporate culture of self enrichment at the cost of the people of South Africa. Interestingly, Nelson Mandela held him in high regard and it is no secret that Ramaphosa was his choice for future president. It remains to be seen, however, if he has the support of the party, to turn the corrupt and self-enriching tendencies of the ruling party leadership to a culture of servants of the people.

Many South Africans recognise that with the ANC majority government, the country is stuck with a government of criminals, for criminals by criminals. Will Ramaphosa turn this perception and will the ANC regain their purpose, to serve every citizen as equal and respected people of a proud nation?

Whatever one’s political affiliation as a South African, it is worth noting that the country, in general, breathed a sigh of relief when Ramaphosa was elected as President of the ANC over the other candidates.
Internationally, the news of his victory also seems to have been well received. The local currency, the South African Rand, has strengthened considerably and there is a general air of positivity in the country.

President Zuma

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The ANC’s top 6 officials (The NEC) is attempting to meet with President Jacob Zuma to start a conversation relating to the “options” in order to avoid him being impeached or voted out by Parliament. ANC Party chairperson, Gwede Mantashe, has confirmed that while there is no decision by the NWC (National Working Committee) to recall President Zuma, there is and has been active debate on the various options for him to leave the presidency. It is also understood that the NWC is pushing for a confrontation with President Zuma prior to the State of the Nation address in February 2018.
Since Mr. Ramaphosa was elected president of the ANC, Zuma’s term in the position as the President of South Africa has been on the line. The ANC is deeply divided in their stance on this matter and Mr. Ramaphosa is surrounded by those who do not want to see the demise of President Zuma. Two of the top six officials (Jessie Duarte and Ace Magashule) are firmly in the corner of the corrupt state lead by Zuma, they will do all in their power to secure his Presidency for the full term. Ramaphosa has to tread a very careful line in order to unify the party before the 2019 elections. The ANC has weakened considerably under Zuma and needs strong leadership as fast as possible, a leadership that will turn the fortunes of the people of the country, that will return the dream of a vibrant and prosperous country to the people.
On his recent foray to charm the International investment community in Davos 2018, Ramaphosa returns to South Africa with a far better understanding of the support the country ahs under his leadership. He also will no doubt have an appreciation for the way forward for the policies the country must enforce and protect in order to turn the economy around in 2018.