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African Petrochemicals is South Africa’s leading quarterly print and digital trade magazine for the past 16 years. Featuring all the latest petrochemical industry news, special reports, technological advances and much more.

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Created in 2002, African Petrochemicals is the leading trade magazine for the petrochemical industry in South Africa and surrounding African countries, and is published 6 times a year. With a prime focus on reporting the latest news and communicating new developments and applications in petrochemicals, African Petrochemicals runs targeted features and focus sections in every edition, showcasing and highlighting the different aspects of this diverse industry.

Editorial content encompasses all activities relating to the contracting, maintenance, refurbishment, control, management, transportation, safety and quality of various sections of the petrochemical sector, including pumps and valves, environmental protection, intrinsic safety, pipelines and storage, rotating machinery and components, and petrochemical and gas processing. The magazine addresses both technological and managerial aspects of the profession to cater for a wide audience who are able to use the magazine as a point of reference as well as a buyer’s guide.

A minimum of 4400 magazines are distributed per issue through a vast network, a figure which is constantly increased with additional distribution at relevant industry events.

Reader Profile

African Petrochemicals is focused on targeting key decision-makers active in the African petrochemicals space and related fields and is directed at management and technical professionals across the market. Readership includes owners, partners, managing directors and regional managers, through to engineers, business developers, site foremen and plant personnel.


For advertisers, African Petrochemicals offers the perfect vehicle to market your products and services to purchasing decision makers and industry influencers in the specific sectors of the petrochemical industry, from manufacturing and construction companies to operators and distributors.


African Petrochemicals welcomes professional contributions for publication in upcoming issues of the magazine. We encourage the submission of short articles dealing with leading-edge technological developments, project case studies and relevant industry news that will be informative to our readership. In each issue, we provide coverage on selected industry sectors, products and services according to a yearly features schedule.


Besides our website, which is regularly updated with the latest news and developments in petrochemicals, we also publish a complementary e-newsletter which is distributed to subscribers on a weekly basis. The e-newsletters provide additional news on industry and technology, links to online articles on our website, industry events and announcements, and more.