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 (Council 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 business unit of Denel Land Systems, 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
  • Field Facility Services (FFS)

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News & Press

8 January 2018

Standout Achievers Benefit From Denel Schools Programme

The value that Denel adds to education, especially in science and mathematics, was underlined by the achievements of matriculants who benefited from the enrichment programmes it offered over...

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15 December 2017

Denel Confirms Payment of December Salaries

Denel has today confirmed to its employees, including all organised labour unions in the company, that the December salaries as well as the outstanding 13th cheque payments will be paid out as...

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12 December 2017

Cheetahs Take To The Skies Again In America

Denel has concluded an agreement for the sale of 12 South African-designed Cheetah fighter jets to the US-based Draken International.

The contract includes return to service and flight acceptance...

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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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