In 2001 Neil van Schalkwyk, the co-owner of Masincedane Sport, which manufactures the plastic vuvuzela won the SAB KickStart Award, which is an SAB-run project that assists entrepreneurs by providing grants and mentorship during the start-up phase of business.

Van Schalkwyk, a director of Masincedane, is a qualified toolmaker by trade. He used his combination of skill in the plastics environment to develop a better quality horn and ensured that Masincedane created a horn with a better sound too.

Co-owner of the company, Beville Bachman says his company is committed to true empowerment and social upliftment.

"It is our dream that the 'Vuvuzela' become the icon of the Soccer World Cup 2010 and that each supporter is given one of our horns.”

The Vuvuzela can be imprinted or stamped individually on the assigned areas, e.g. with company logos. Pad print also makes circulating imprints possible. This is however restricted to only one colour. Special packing as well as shrink-wrap with decorative foil can be arranged.

Basically the Vuvuzela can be produced in any RAL-colour, all other “non-metallic colours”, some metallic paints and “spangle.”

Modern Production
The production of the Vuvuzela corresponds to the latest requirements
concerning ecological and hygienic aspects.


Speak to us about an exciting
new option which allows you
to display full colour artwork
on the Vuvuzela


vuvuzela • original sound of south africa • proudly south african