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Yardley of London (Africa) Pty Ltd - Indigo Brands
Epping, Cape Town, Western Cape

Brian George Lewis MANSERGH: Architect

Date:1959
Client:Yardley
Type:Offices and Warehouse
Style:Contemporary : Engineered
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°56'07.37" S 18°32'22.41" E Alt: 20m

2020: now called Indogo Brands.

With the severe foreign import restrictions imposed by the newly elected Nationalist government in 1948 Yardley looked to establishing its own manufacturing facilities in South Africa. An African-based company was launched with head offices established in Cape Town in rented accommodation. This was replaced by a building to their own specifications, commenced in 1959 and opened in 1960.

These notes were last edited on 2020 08 11


Writings about this entry

Shorten, John R. 1963. Cape Town : A record of the Mother City from the earliest days to the present. Cape Town: JR Shorten in association with Shorten and Smith Publications. pg 496-497