About Us

Learn about our company and manufacturing capabilities
Durban Overall opened in 1991

with only 12 staff members. With hard work and perseverance we have grown the company and now employ over 800 staff members, taken on 4 sister companies and currently mentor 3 companies. Our new vision “Bambanani” – Together United, to drive an Empowered Workforce, Supplying World Class Garments, enabling us to compete on an international level.Durban Overall has been established in the Ladysmith KwaZulu Natal area for the past twenty three years as specialist work wear manufacturer. We are proud to be a Level 4 BBBEE contributor. The growth of personal dignity and self-esteem is encouraged and reflected in the high quality products produced at our factory. We believe HAPPY CUSTOMERS PAY OUR WAGES.

We Manufacture

general and specialised work wear and uniforms to a number of industries including the manufacturing industries, the food/chefs industry, SA Navy, SA Defence Force and Provincial Government Hospitals in Gauteng.We are ISO 9001 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, SABS APROVED SANS 434 and SABS COMPLIANT. We have been awarded with certificates from SETA for Skills Development, KZN CTC Best Practice Lean Implementation in KZN, Higher Education and Training award for Work Placement Opportunities and the National Award for Greatest Productivity Improvement from SAPTC.

Founder & CEO: Steve Tandy

Apart from being a qualified diesel fitter, Steve has many accolades including holding the chairman position for the Kwa Zulu Natal Clothing and Textile Cluster. He is an active member for over twenty years of the Rotary Club and served as the president of the Rotary Club. Steve is a sports enthusiast, having participated and completed 10 duzi canoe races, 4 comrades marathons and many cycling races, many of which were done as charitable initiatives. Durban Overall was founded in 1991 when Steve and a team of 12 staff started production of the ever so popular “Two Pocket Boiler Suit”. Under Steve’s leadership, Durban Overall now employ over 1500 staff.

Training And Development

Durban Overall is an accredited training provider for the Fabric Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education Training Authority. We have invested in our in –house facilitators, assessors, moderators and up to standard training center. We have delivered over 150 NQF Aligned Learnerships and over 300 skills programs since 2013. All at no cost to the trainee. Our training is focused on empowering rural female African youth and disabled youth. We have had a 100% absorption rate of all trainees into the workforce Our training has been recognized by the Department of Higher Education and we have received awards for training and placement of learners

Supporting Our Community

Durban Overall is involved in social responsibilities and empowerment. We are involved in Inkanyezi School for mentally and physically disabled children. These areas include helping with the training and employment of pupils in our factories, supplying the school with raw materials for sewing, cut patterns for the pupils to sew and service their sewing machines. eThembeni (Place of Hope), Durban Overall assists 30 plus crèches in the Emnambithi area, assisting with transporting of goods such as food, solar cookers, clothes blankets and books for nearly 3000 AIDS orphans. Fabric and padding is given to the sewing group to make up garments for the orphans and to be sold for an income. Sustenance farming has been developed with the help of eThembeni field workers to help feed the poor and the orphans.Durban Overall also assists with expanding business, sewing machines, orders and finance work to Sizahulumeni Trading and Projects (Lizzy Twala). Durban Overall also pride ourselves in encouraging religious influence in the workplace, holding services once a week for all our staff.We have an on-site clinic, supplying staff with health care, medications and anti-retro viral drugs. Our clinic assists with the HIV and TB programmes. We are also fully backed by unions such as SACTU.

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Durban Overall has hired over 1500 employees

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over 25 years experience in the workwear industry

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2 Million Metres of Fabric Kept on hand