About Us

Cape Gate Group Of Companies

The Companies:

  • Cape Gate Holdings (Pty) Limited (investment holding company) situated in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng
  • Cape Gate (Pty) Limited (manufacturer and distributor of steel, wire and wire products) situated in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng.
  • Cape Gate Fence & Wire Works (Pty) Limited (manufacturer and distributor of agricultural wire products, welded wire products and other related products) situated in Parow, Western Cape, and a branch situated in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.
  • C.G. Wire Works (Pty) Limited (manufacturer and distributor of wire products) situated in Gaborone, Botswana.
  • Cape Gate Marepha (Pty) Limited (manufacturer of wire stranded products) situated in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng.


1929 - Cape Gate Fence & Wire Works (Pty) Limited founded in Parow, Western Province by the Kaplan / Kushlick families.

1962 - Cape Gate (Pty) Limited established by the purchase of a small wire netting plant on 15 hectares in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng Province.

Cape Gate (Pty) Ltd
A family company, which has always valued its self-reliance. Cape Gate has, through full vertical integration, grown from a small wire netting manufacturing company in 1962 to a major producer of wire and steel products with its own source of raw materials.

The company has set new standards and found innovative hi-tech solutions for a broad spectrum of strategic industries, which demand dependability. All our products meet recognized international standards and we are proud to be recognized as a reliable supplier of high quality products.

Above all, we value our client base and marketing strategy is based on relationship building.


  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Commerce
  • Civil engineering and construction
  • Domestic and foreign markets


Cape Gate (Pty) Ltd - Directors:

Executive :
Barend Nicolaas Coetzee (Joint Chief Executive Officer)
Martin Isaac Friedman (Joint Chief Executive Officer) (Alternate R Sonntag)
Dorothea Magdalena Ziegenhagen (Financial Director)
Non Executive :
Nathan Friedman (Chairman) (Alternate Robert Herzl Kaplan)
Oren Mark Kaplan
Lebohang Samuel  Moleko
Jeanette Palesa Monahadi
Company Secretary
Dorothea Magdalena Ziegenhagen CA (SA)


1962 - Cape Gate (Pty) Limited was established by the purchase of a small netting plant on 15 hectares in Vanderbijlpark.

1967 - The Sharon Wire Mill division established to produce uncoated and galvanized wire, welded mesh, diamond mesh, barbed wire, field fence and other products.

1975 - The Davsteel division established, and rolling mills for the production of wire rod, re-bar and rounds commissioned.

1980 - An EAF Meltshop consisting of a 45 ton electric arc furnace, casting machine and associated plant for steel manufacturing was commissioned.


Various plant upgrades/acquisitions facilitating present production of:


  • 420 000 t/a of billets via the EAF route.
  • 260 000 t/a Rod Mill products.
  • 180 000 t/a Bar Mill products.
  • 160 000 t/a wire and wire products

December 2000:

EAF upgrade to enable the production of 465 000 t/a of billets.
Davsteel – a Division of Cape Gate (Pty) Limited
From scrap to finished steel…………

The Davsteel division of Cape Gate (Pty) Limited introduced a steel shredding unit in 1988. This changed the face of scrap processing in South Africa, which resulted in increased capacity and full utilisation of the most advanced mini mill technology.




Finished steel products which conform to domestic and international standards include :-

Wire rod
Reinforcing bar
Mild steel rounds
Bars for mine roof bolts

Sharon Wire Mills – a division of Cape Gate (Pty) Limited
From steel to wire and wire products …………

The Sharon Wire Mills division of Cape Gate (Pty) Limited processes wire rod into uncoated wire, galvanized wire, and wire products for a variety of markets. These products conform to international quality standards, and are manufactured from wire rod bearing the South African Bureau of Standards mark.

These products include:

Black Wire: Galvanized Wire: Fencing Products: Stranded Products:


















Orenwire – a division of Cape Gate (Pty) Limited
From specialist wires to strand and rope…………

The Orenwire division of Cape Gate (Pty) Limited manufacturers medium and high carbon wire for sophisticated applications, as well as a specific range of steel wire ropes. These products comprehensively cover the diverse requirements of a specialised customer base.

Cape Gate (Pty) Limited - Exports
On every continent …………

Cape Gate products are sold in world markets.



Continued confidence in Cape Gate products and service has secured a well established and growing customer base.