A Global Leader in Creating a Safer World
Operating in the defence, security, aerospace and related technology solutions

Commercial mine clearance operations


Training and operational deployment of detection dogs.


Designed, manufactured and tested

Mine-Protected vehicles from MECHEM.


Remote Life Support Services


A Toolbox approach to demining that employs

a diverse range of applications


A proven capacity to provide training in all of

the different disciplines within this field of work.

Welcome to Denel Mechem

Denel MECHEM had its origins as the Applied Chemistry Unit (ACU) of the CSIR (Counsel for Scientific and Industrial Research of South Africa) tasked with research and development of mechanical and chemical solutions to defence related problems giving way to the name MECHEM. The cessation of the border war in the 1980s saw MECHEM changing its focus from largely R&D to demining and started commercial demining in 1991. MECHEM is a subsidiary of Denel (SOC) Ltd and wholly owned by South African government.


MECHEM, a global leader in creating a safer world, through providing continuous quality:

  • Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Clearance Solutions
  • Specialised Canine Products and Services
  • Mine Protected Vehicles
  • Ancillary Equipment
  • Related Skills Development

Defence Technology Made Easy

News & Press

16 September 2015

Denel Products On Show In London

Denel’s growing status in the global defence industry is on display in London this week when the South African technology company is participating in the Defence and Security Equipment...

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18 August 2015

Combat Games Played In True Military Environment

Cheetah fighter jets, Puma helicopters, armoured vehicles and artillery shells will provide the backdrop for a unique weekend of paintball and simulated warfare hosted by Denel.

Paintball warriors...

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17 August 2015

Pioneering Women Celebrated At Denel Through Pictures And Words

The contribution of women to the growth of Denel and their role in South Africa’s high-tech defence industry are being celebrated through a distinctive photographic exhibition during...

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+27 12 620 9111
368 Selborne Ave, Lyttelton, Centurion, 0140, South Africa
P.O. Box 14864, Lyttelton, 0140, South Africa

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