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African Petrochemicals is South Africa’s leading bi-monthly print and digital trade magazine for the past 15 years. Featuring all the latest petrochemical industry news, special reports, technological advances etc.


Interceptor evolved out of HI-TEC Sports, the footwear company founded in 1974 by Frank van Wezel. It was Frank’s love for sport that lead him to build an innovative, lightweight and instantly comfortable sports shoe. This lightweight technology could be transferred into safety and uniform footwear. First, Magnum evolved out of HI-TEC in 1982. A uniform and security footwear range that has been an established international brand since 2000. Then, HI-TEC expanded their range to include a range of safety footwear which was called HI-TEC Work. This has now evolved into Interceptor by HI-TEC.


Interceptor by HI-TEC, answers to the end-user’s demand in providing high quality safety footwear with features that include a range of leather uppers, toe caps and specialised sole constructions. Interceptor will continue to push the boundaries of industry leading design and innovation by exploring the varied dangers inherent in an industry.

All Interceptor footwear offered are tested and certified according to the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications and the South African Bureau of Standards. In this way, Interceptor ensures that all products released into the market performs with the purpose for which it was constructed.


Teleza Chelsea Boot Black


Askari Mid Brown


Teleza Chelsea Boot Brown

In 2018, the brand is now even more visible than ever before, attending and exhibiting in the industry’s top trade shows, including HuntEx, A-OSH Expo and coming up is AAD is September. Not only do these shows provide tremendous insights for the brand itself, but they get to showcase their top-of-range products; such as the Teleza Chelsea, Safiri Hiker and the infamous askari mid.

The Teleza Chelsea, a boot that is not only stylish but impressively functional with its full grain crazy horse leather upper. It’s specially constructed with a full moisture-wicking lining to help keep feet dry, a new improved moulded, padded, and removable sock liner to add that extra comfort to help you perform at work. The best of all, it protects your feet with its steel shank, 200J impact resistant steel toe cap and dual-density PU sole. This lace free boot boasts comfort and style, while protection in your feet in a working environment.


Safiri Hiker Brown


Askari Mid Black



The Safiri Hiker, a boot designed for both in- and outdoor working conditions. It’s an ultra-comfortable boot that offers great stability and comfort. A padded collar and padded tongue were added for extra comfort and a full moisture-wicking lining helps wick sweat in a busy day. Again, a steel shank, a 200j impact resistant steel toe cap and dual-density PU sole offers your feet the protection they need!


The Askari Mid, is a great value for money boot. It fulfils on one’s most basic need at the workplace; comfortable feet. It’s long-wearing, designed to perform in the toughedst conditions and offer superior durability with a with a bartan-print split leather upper. Also includes all of the above tech that Interceptor has to offer. “It’s a hard-working safety boot, offering great stability and is on your feet” – says Gary de Vogel, director of Hi-Tec & Magnum, Africa.

No matter how big your day may be, Interceptor will help you along the way. Find out more by visiting www.interceptor.co.za

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