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

4 October 2016

Denel Attracted Strong Global Interest In Defence And Technology Products At Africa’s Premier Show

Denel is confident that its participation in Africa’s largest defence and technology exhibition will lead to a growth in business and a stronger order book.

Zwelakhe Ntshepe, the Acting GCEO of...

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29 September 2016

Young Denel Engineers Produce Breakthrough Weapon

The challenge given to the three young engineers to redesign an infantry soldier’s most trusted ally, the machine gun, making it lighter and easier to handle without compromising its firepower...

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12 September 2016

Denel Poised To Make Major Announcements On New Initiatives

Less than a month after announcing a 41% growth in revenue for the past financial year, the Denel Group is poised to reveal ground-breaking partnerships with leading global defence players at the...

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368 Selborne Ave, Lyttelton, Centurion, 0140, South Africa
P.O. Box 14864, Lyttelton, 0140, South Africa

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