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The Brand

Africote originated in 1990 as Plastertech (Pty) Ltd. and was then responsible for the supply of 340 000m² of internal and external cementitious colourful wall coatings used on the African Games Village, near Alexander Township in Johannesburg. It has also supplied cementitious coatings for various RDP housing projects throughout South Africa and also supplied finishing decorative plaster to Monte Casino and the Liberty Life Building in Eastgate Office park, amongst many other prestigious projects.

In 2001 the company had a change of ownership and the trade name Africote was born, in October 2004 it was taken over by the Union Tiles group a company passionate and creative with cement products and coatings. The Union Tiles Group has placed a highly motivated and experienced management team together and has grown extensively since its takeover and appointment of experienced technical staff, the living assets of any successful business, as well as the existing range of coatings and floor and wall plasters.

The manufactured products include an exciting comprehensive range of acrylic interior and exterior paints, cementitious wall coatings and floor screeds as well as decorative plasters. Special effect coatings such as rust and copper paints and chalk paints to achieve an aged effect are also manufactured.

We are always looking for ways to expand and grow our business and branch out our proud name, Africote.

As we always say – Don’t just coat it! Africote it!


Africote is filled with striving staff determined to build long-term relationships with its clients believing in customer satisfaction and high-quality products.

Africote has a wide product offering to cater to various market segments all around South Africa to be the one-stop shop for finishes.

Africote recommends at least 2 office staff and 5 to 6 application staff, but this can differ depending on the size and location of the store.


Full training is provided, theoretical and practical on all products we offer, with a dedicated Sales Representative who will also assist with a full showroom set up.

The dedicated Representative will also be available for all requirements and assistance needed throughout your journey.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

Become part of Africote’s TEAM!

We require the following minimum requirements:

  • Retail / Sales experience
  • Experience and Knowledge in the Paint and Building industry will be beneficial
  • Trowelling and Skimming experience will be beneficial
  • Self-motivation and Self-driven
  • Understanding the importance of marketing within the marketing sector
  • Good communication skills
  • Franchisee must have good management skills in dealing with staff, client intel, and store inquiries and requirements




When It All Began


Roberto Paulo Ghisleni

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Roberto Paulo Ghisleni

Head Office

Bedfordview, Johannesburg

No. of Outlets

1 Head Office 3 Outlets 18 Distributors

Available Opportunities

Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Mpumalanga

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 150 000 to R 200 000

Initial franchise fee

R 46 000

Initial Working Capital

R 200 000

Minimum owners contribution

R 200 000
Franchise Terms

Management services fee


Marketing fee


Initial agreement term

5 Years

Renewal term

5 Years

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