Mr GHJ Swanepoel, the founder of Transvaal Heavy Transport (Pty) Ltd (THT) in Alrode has died.

The news of Swannies’s death was shared on the company’s Facebook page.

According to the company’s Facebook page, Mr. Swanepoel founded the company over 60 years ago. THT is solely owned by the second-generation Swanepoel family.

Swanepoel death announcement

Our company was founded by Mr GHJ Swanepoel (Swannie). It is with a VERY heavy heart that we have to share the news of his passing early this morning.

We Salute you Mr Swanepoel. You are leaving behind an incredible legacy. You were a proud man, a man of stature, a man we all looked up to. We respect you and will do our best to carry on and pay forward the morals and values you have instilled in us. Thank you for giving us a future where we can put food on the table and support our families.

Your tyres tread deep in our hearts and will never fade.
THT Facebook

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  • About Transvaal Heavy Transport (Pty) Ltd

    THT is one of the longest-running privately-owned trucking companies in South Africa. GHJ Swanepoel founded the entity in 1961 and went on to register it as a company in 1967.

    The managing director is his son, Sampie Swanepoel, who joined his father’s business in 1986. Sampie has continued on the very successful journey started by his father from those early days.

    THT serves and has transport contracts companies and organisations in the construction and mining industries. The company boasts a collection of trailers that can move loads of up to 100 tons.

    THT also has operations in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, and Mozambique with some contracts lasting several months. One of their biggest contracts was in Jeffrey’s Bay where they were responsible for transporting all the huge components for erecting a big wind farm.

    Transvaal Heavy Transport (Pty) Ltd
    Transvaal Heavy Transport (Pty) Ltd truck loading an abnormal load. Pic THT Facebook
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