Companies That Hire Generators In South Africa

What is a Generator?

In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts motion-based power or fuel-based power into electric power for use in an external circuit.

Sources of mechanical energy include steam turbines, gas turbines, water turbines, internal combustion engines, wind turbines, and even hand cranks.

Companies That Hire Generators In South Africa


 Has a large range of diesel generators for hire from leading brands including Cummins, Perkins, Volvo Penta & Doosan. We have a national distribution network in Southern Africa and will get your generator to you in no time.

How many people in South Africa have generators?

South Africa has the largest per capita backup generators in Africa, accounting for around 2.1 backup generators per 100 people in 2019.

How much does it cost to run a generator in South Africa?

How much are you expected to pay monthly to operate your generator?

Generatorl/h 75%Monthly Cost
5kVA Petrol Generator2.25 l/hR3175.00
10kVA Petrol Generator4.5 l/hR6345.00
15kVA Petrol Generator6.7 l/hR9445.00
7.5kVA Diesel Generator1.5 l/hR2385.00

What is the law on generators in South Africa?

Home generator compliance

Both backup and standby generators need to comply with South African National Standard (SANS 10142-1:2003). Make sure that the generator you buy complies with the IS0 SANS 8528 series of standards or ISO 8528. Confirm when generators can be used in your neighbourhood.