AfriTan tannery was established in 2002 by craig van heerden. it started in a farm shed in dundee, northern k.z.n.
AfriTan specializes in the tanning of nguni hides, sheep skins and game skin. the tannery employs 25 people that take pride in what they do. craig qualified in tanning of game skins and hair-on hides at the international school of tanning technology.
in november 2009 hanno van den berg joined afritan. hanno qualified at the school of tanning technology and has 7 years of previous tanning experience from one of the leading tanneries in the country.
due to demand the afritan has become largely mechanized. this has improved the quality of the hides and the quantity of hides tanned. the tannery is currently tanning 800 nguni hides and 2000 springbuck skins a month. the tannery has the capacity to tan 2500 nguni hides a month.