ABOUT US

who we are

Debar Ceramics (Pty) Ltd is a newly established player in the non-ferrous wear-resistant materials market, more specifically in the sale, installation and maintenance in this sector.

Our story

Debar Ceramics is a black women-owned company that supplies and installs wear-resistant materials for the mining, power-generation, construction, and cement-manufacturing industries. In addition to our main business, we began to diversify our interests into services such as industrial plant-cleaning services and have also been testing bird and wildlife injury-mitigation products for Eskom with the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

The company was established in 2013 as a broad-based black women-owned enterprise-development initiative under the directorship of Letsosa Matona and was in the premium incubation programme of the Black Umbrellas business-development hub (previously known as Shanduka Black Umbrellas) in Lephalale, where the company is based.

The owners of the company identified a need for a black women-owned company within the industry of wear-resistant linings in the Lephalale area and nationwide, as the five major role players were majority white-owned and in the Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces.

Black Umbrellas (BU) Affiliation and Recognition

Debar Ceramics was enrolled and accepted into the Black Umbrellas’ Lephalale enterprise-development hub in 2015 and we have now graduated after our third year of premium residential incubation programme. During our first year of the incubation programme, our MD, Letsosa Matona, received intensive business training and mentorship and Debar Ceramics was reported to be amongst the best-performing small businesses within the Lephalale incubation. We later received the following regional and national awards:

Providing wear solutions to:

  • Mining
  • Mineral Beneficiation
  • Power Generation
  • Iron and Steel
  • Base and Precious Metal Smelting
  • Cement and Lime Manufacture
  • Petro-Chemical Refining & Production

1st place Best Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU) Ambassador (2016)

1st place Best Performing Company, 2nd place Jobs Created and 2nd place Best SBU Ambassador (2017)

1st place Best Performing Company, 1st place Most Jobs Created and 2nd place Best BU Ambassador, Overall winner of National Enterprise Development Awards (2018)

1st place Best Performing Company, Overall winner of National Enterprise Development Awards (2019)

Efficient

cost saving operations

Competent

team of specialists

Caring

about the environment

Vision

Our vision is being a leading black women-owned company providing quality niche solutions to industry in Southern Africa.

Mission

Providing a comprehensive range of products and services and being competitive, cost-effective, and efficient through the employment of competent sales and operational teams that adhere to recognised safety standards, comply with stringent quality standards, and care for our environment.

what we have achieved

Debar has achieved some awards through out the years which we would love to showcase to you.

Black Umbrellas honours SMEs at the 9th annual National Enterprise Development Awards (NEDA). Our MD, Letsosa Matona, receives the award of Overall Winner from President Cyril Ramaphosa and the CEO of Black Umbrellas, Seapei Mafoyane.
The 10th annual National Enterprise Development Awards (NEDA). Our MD, Letsosa Matona, receives the award of Overall Winner from Black Umbrellas’ CEO, Seapei Mafoyane and their Financial Director, Nasha Madavu.