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.
Local KZN sales Bruce le Cordeur
National and International sales Evan Lewis
Manufacturing and works Sphumandla Nene
Logistics Dougie Symons
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.
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. (http://www.sahistory.org.za/article/south-african-general-elections-1989)
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.
Ramaphosa, President of South Africa (in waiting)
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.
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.