Clowns Hobbies is your specialist hobby store. we are conveniently situated in Milnerton and Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa. We specialise in radio control Aircraft, Helis, boats and cars. We also stock all kinds of hobby tools and accesories, Slot Cars, Plastic Models, Wooden ships, and much more. This site does not contain our entire stock listing or prices, as we use it to showcase the latest offerings and specials.

We are one of SA’s largest importers and stockists of Model Fuel, Hobby Accesories, Electronics and Balsa wood. We pride ourselves in forming long lasting relationships with our customers through friendly, HONEST and expert service. Our Mission is to grow the RC modelling hobby in SA to levels never seen before.
Why not pop into one of our branches today, and see for yourself why Clowns Hobbies is a cut above the rest!



Clowns Hobbies is your specialist hobby store. we are conveniently situated in Milnerton and Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa. We specialise in radio control Aircraft, Helis, boats and cars. We also stock all kinds of hobby tools and accesories, Slot Cars, Plastic Models, Wooden ships, and much more. This site does not contain our entire stock listing or prices, as we use it to showcase the latest offerings and specials.

We are one of SA’s largest importers and stockists of Model Fuel, Hobby Accessories, Electronics and Balsa wood. We pride ourselves in forming long lasting relationships with our customers through friendly, HONEST and expert service. Our Mission is to grow the RC modelling hobby in SA to levels never seen before.
Why not pop into one of our branches today, and see for yourself why Clowns Hobbies is a cut above the rest!

Decibel Measurement


Decibel Measurement – back in time to the A. Bell Transmission line. Although Decibel measurement goes back to the beginnings of time and many complain about its cumbersomeness in the audio engineering world it is one of the most widely used but not necessarily understood expressions. Seen that ‘to make your amplifier sound twice as loud you […]



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About Us
Reliable Transformers a South African transformer manufacturer has been manufacturing quality products since 1982.

For more than 30 years we have been servicing the South African and the Africa markets. Through some of our Resellers our products has been exported as far as Texas and Mexico.

From our headquarters in Benoni, 20km from Johannesburg in South Africa, we service a growing network of customers throughout Southern and Sub Saharan Africa and beyond.

Our goal is to play an ever more important role in servicing the growing infrastructure needs of Sub-Saharan Africa. We regularly produce transformers for customers in Zambia, Angola, Mozambique and the DRC and have supplied transformers as far afield as Burkina Faso in West Africa.

We are engaged in the manufacture and supply of all types of transformers, chokes and reactors up to 3.5MVA.



Our customer base is worldwide, be it ship or fishing boat owner, ship manager, leisure boater, manufacturer, ship’s agent, service company, SA Navy or Government Department. Close consultation and exchange of information builds a relationship of mutual trust with our clients. Our quality orientated mentality guarantees satisfied customers.
SMD is linked to a chain of specialised marine electronics companies worldwide. All service and technology leaders in their own right. By close liaison with the Product Support Managers of the manufacturers we represent, we stimulate a process of constant feedback with improvement of quality and service levels in mind.
SMD Quality Registration was upgraded to the ISO9001:2008 standard during 2010. Our quality commitment is borne out by our well established credibility and reputation for high quality work. The major part of our work is obtained from referrals.
As an associate member of the I.S.E.S. association our contacts extend to similar Marine Electronics companies operating elsewhere in the world. ISES, offers a platform for promoting the marine electronics service industry to ship owners and managers.
SMD is a member of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) in the United States. SMD fully subscribes to the aims and ideals of these organisations.
SMD is a member if COMITE INTERNATIONAL RADIO-MARITIME (CIRM). Representing the industry in developing international regulations & standards. Providing technical and industrial advice to international organisations.
The range of manufacturers we are associated with is constantly expanding as we are regularly approached to take on new or take over existing agencies



Eloff Transformers is based in Montague Gardens, just outside Cape Town, South Africa. The company has been operating for over 30 years, and as such has an extremely high level of expertise in the transformer field.

Eloff Transformers are both designers, and manufacturers of AC/DC transformers. We are always proud of our high quality of workmanship, as well as constantly improving our service and products to ensure customer satisfaction.

At present, the company is owned and managed by Rob Eloff. There is a large staff of well trained employees who are experienced and knowledgeable in the manufacture and design of AC/DC transformers.

Please feel free to browse our products page to view the latest range of transformers on offer. We have a wide variety of transformers to suit your every need! You may also contact us via the enquiries page, should you have any questions regarding our products and services.

Electronic Kits - Arduino


Electronic Kits – Warrantees and Customer Ability A recent debate on electronic kits has shown either a decline in public interest or manufacturers are finding it challenging to supply kits to the general public and to have a good warranty structure in place. It is not unknown that many electronic component suppliers do not honour warrantees, period. […]



Communica (Pty) Ltd was established in 1977, employing four people in Pretoria West. From these humble beginnings as your friendly corner hobby store the company has grown to one of Southern Africa’s largest independent distributors. Headquartered in Samrand with branches in Pretoria City and Cape Town, a sub-distributor network throughout the country and subsidiary companies in consumer and industrial sectors, Communica now employs 135 people.

EXPORT ACTIVITIES
Mainly SADC countries and some exports to Central, East and West Africa as well as Canada, Europe, UK and USA.

OPERATION
At Communica, sales are done at three levels: Retail Sales – We still maintain retail outlets where no minimum quantities apply and service hobbyists, students, technicians, design engineers etc. These are manned by a team of counter sales personnel and supported by product specialists. Telesales – This department services all small to medium OEMs, contract manufacturer and end user accounts who purchase larger volumes. Orders are entered by sales persons directly for onward processing and delivery. These departments are serviced by a total sales team of 14 at all branches. The field sales team undertake daily customer visits to all our medium and corporate OEMs and support design engineers and purchasing personnel with their requirements. This team supports customers from sampling and prototyping through to final production.



Mantech is an international marketer and distributor of electronic components, tools, consumables, test equipment and industrial products.

MANTECH was established in 1987 and in the year 2001, it merged with MOBICON – an Electronics group listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Mantech is based in South Africa , operating through its headquarters in Johannesburg and a network of branches in Durban and Cape Town.

Our resources are strategically aimed at serving and fulfilling all industrial and non-industrial market demands (including avid hobbyists, researchers and educational institutions).

MANTECH only associates and deals with reputable and well established companies and brands throughout the world.

All of MANTECH’s staff are mandated to be ethical and professional at all times, while remaining conscious of all their legal, social and environmental obligations.

MANTECH’s business strategies, product and service policies are broadly based on the principles of maximum added value for all stakeholders.

Our products are guaranteed and we provide personalised technical support.

Sub-distributors and resellers are used as an extension of our sales and distribution strategies.

Our delivery resources include our own delivery fleet, national and international courier services as well as our national postal services.

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