About Sizwe Paints

Sizwe Paints (Pty) Ltd was established in 1995 and formed out of the amalgamation of Magnum Paints and Tusk Paints. Kansai Plascon South Africa (Pty) Ltd acquired 30% of Sizwe Paints in 2000. All existing Plascon public sector business was transferred to Sizwe Paints. In 2002 Plascon extended the agreement to cover both Eastern Cape and Northern Cape. In 2004 a new company called Sizwe Paints Inland was established to cover Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal with a cross share holding. The current situation is that both entities habe been integrated and amalgamated to form one new national company. Sizwe Paints is listed as one of the top 300 empowerment companies by Impumelelo.


The company is 70% black owned and the balance is owned by Kansai Plascon Paints. Sizwe Paints is an example of a true empowerment company. Throughout the relationship Plascon has supplied support and assistance in areas like: finance, admin, technical, training ,etc. Today the company runs independently with solid corporate governance in place.


Chairman - S. Manie
Managing Director - R. Palmer
Directors - A. Pretorius, J. Venkanna


The range of products supplied to the market are:


  • Wall and all
  • Double velvet
  • Velvaglo
  • Nu - roof
  • Polvin etc

Contractors Professional Range:

  • PEM 900
  • PEM 800
  • PP 700
  • PSB 800, etc

True Colour Range:

  • True Colour Textured
  • True Colour Brilliant Sheen
  • True Colour Thick & Strong
  • True Colour Fresh White


  • Solvent base
  • Water base
  • Glass beads


The service includes the following

  • Site visits
  • Colour matching and tinting
  • Technical advice


Because the company is a national one it has the ability to deliver throughout the country.


Ongoing training is given to our staff on existing and new products. Training is also extended to our clients.

Client Base:

Key sector and clients include the following: Municipalities

  • All metropolitan councils country wide
  • District councils
  • Stand alone municipalities

Government Departments:

Key sector and clients include the following: Municipalities

  • Department of roads and transport
  • South African defence force
  • Hospitals


  • Telkom
  • Eskom distribution
  • Eskom nuclear power station
  • National Ports Authority
  • South African Ports Operation


  • Various contractors countrywide