About Minelab South Africa

Reivilo Technologies CC, trading as Minelab South Africa is the official and exclusive Distributor of the World’s Leading Minelab Metal Detector Brand in South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, and Lesotho.  Minelab South Africa also has non-exclusive Minelab distribution rights in various other countries, this includes but is not limited to, Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Gabon, Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles.

The origins of Minelab South Africa can be traced back to 1999 when its founder, George Olivier, first established a business relationship with the Countermine Division of Minelab Australia.  Initially, as a Sole Proprietor, he became involved in the supply and after-sales service of Countermine Detectors to various Humanitarian Demining Organisations, NGOs, Militaries, and Commercial Demining Companies.

Early in 2003, Reivilo Technologies CC was officially established.  At the time, the company was not only involved with Countermine (Land mine/UXO/IED detection) but also specialised in Telecommunications, which included all the Satellite Systems and VHF & HF Long Distance Radio Communications.  The Australian Codan HF Radio Systems were a considerable part of the communication business.  In 2008, Codan would acquire Minelab and Minelab became a sister company of Codan Radio.  Minelab was now part of the ASX-listed Codan Group of Companies.

Forward to 2008 and Minelab International requested Reivilo Technologies to also get involved in the Commercial side of the Minelab business, to expand the market and increase the Minelab sales in the Gold Detector and Treasure Detector products in South Africa.  At the time there were two other Minelab Dealers in South Africa, Detectors 4 Africa and Astro Automation offering only the Minelab Gold Detector and Minelab Treasure Detector products.

In February 2012, Minelab International signaled their intent to consolidate the Minelab Metal Detector business in South Africa under a main Minelab Metal Detector Distributor with a Minelab Metal Detector Dealer Network.  A process followed and in January 2013 Reivilo Technologies was officially appointed as the Minelab Metal Detector Distributor and tasked to develop the Minelab Metal Detector market in the Region in a cohesive way.  Reivilo Technologies CC could now officially trade as Minelab South Africa.

Over the past 23-years and through dedication and considerable investment, Minelab South Africa has established itself as the leading metal detector supplier in the Region.  Minelab is the World Leader in Metal Detecting Technology and for the past two decades, we specialise in only the Minelab brand, which includes the full spectrum of Minelab Countermine products, Minelab Gold Detectors, and Minelab Treasure Detectors and house a fully qualified and stocked Minelab Accredited Service Centre.  A success story in the Metal Detection industry in the region.  Other metal detector brands found in the region include gold detectors and treasure detectors, which include but is not limited to Garrett Metal Detectors, Nokta Metal Detectors, Nokta Makro Metal Detectors, Fisher Metal Detectors, Teknetics Metal Detectors, XP Metal Detectors, and various offerings of other 3-D Detectors and Long-Range Gold Detectors and Long-Range Diamond Detectors, of which there is a lot to say about, but this for later.  The fact that we only specialise in Minelab Metal Detectors, makes Minelab South Africa unique in the World, as others also offer different brands of metal detectors and/or only the Treasure Detector or Gold Detectors range.  This dedication to the Minelab Metal Detector brand culminates in a Team with more than 50-years of combined experience in all aspects of metal detecting and a deep understanding of metal detecting technology.  We are the most professional Metal Detecting Supplier in Africa, supplying for the past 23-years only the best metal detection technology available in the world.  We have no plan to surrender this position!

Meet the team

George Olivier

Werner Olivier

Quintin Olivier

About Minelab (Pty) ltd Australia

Our Story

To the Treasure Hunter, the Gold Prospector, the Protector: We know your quest.

Minelab was founded in 1985 in Adelaide, South Australia.  Since its origins, Minelab has been, and still is, the World Leader in providing Metal Detecting Technologies for Consumer, Humanitarian Demining and Military needs.  Through devotion to Research and Development and innovative design, Minelab is today a major world manufacturer of hand-held metal detector products. Over the past 37-years, Minelab has introduced more innovative and practical metal detecting technology than any of its competitors and has taken the metal detecting industry to new levels of excellence.

Minelab metal detectors are engineered for discovery. In fact, our Minelab R&D team is 50 engineers strong. That’s what makes our Minelab hand-held metal detection technology the best in the world. It has been for 36 years. We don’t plan to surrender that title anytime soon!

We welcome the challenge of ‘difficult’ terrain. Magnetic minerals, iron-rich soil and deep water are no match for the Minelab metal detecting innovation. You will see deeper with a Minelab detector than any other metal detector on the market.

Minelab’s metal detector dealer network and metal detector operations span the globe: Australia, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. Our Minelab metal detector dealers are adventurers, hunters, and prospectors just like you. No matter where you metal detect, they are ready to answer your metal detecting questions, suggest sites, and celebrate your metal detecting successes.

Every metal detecting product that bears the Minelab badge is built rugged and precise. We’re ISO 9001 Certified and we manufacture to military-grade standards. It’s why military forces around the world trust Minelab metal detectors to locate life-threatening landmines and IED’s. Miners in Africa make life-changing gold discoveries with our Minelab gold detectors. And treasure hunters worldwide use our Minelab treasure detectors to unearth history, from rare relics to ancient coin hoards. We know your quest and our Minelab gold detectors and treasure detectors are precisely engineered to find the fortune you seek.

With Minelab, you’ll find performance is everything.

Minelab is a division of Codan Limited, an international leader in innovative technology solutions with customers in over 150 countries.

Our Purpose

Minelab sparked a revolution in metal detecting with the launch of the first Minelab gold metal detector in 1985.  With over three decades of excellence in countermine, treasure detector, and gold detector products, we continually deliver the best performance metal detectors and are passionate about creating premium quality gold detector, treasure detector and countermine detector products for your greatest metal detecting advantage. We are proud to supply metal detector products to the US Army for landmine clearance efforts, to humanitarian groups for farmland de-mining, to developing world countries for safe gold mining, to archaeologists for finding a missing piece of history, to recreational detectorists around the world, and so much more…

At Minelab, we believe in changing people’s fortunes in many different ways. Your fortune could be as small as a silver coin, introducing the excitement of discovery to a child, or a life changing gold nugget worth thousands of dollars. Whether you’re new to metal detecting or already an expert metal detectorist, you can trust Minelab’s world leading technology to deliver superior results, because…

Minelab make the World’s Best Metal Detectors!

About the Codan Group

Codan was founded by university friends Alastair Wood, Ian Wall, and Jim Bettison in 1959 to tackle a range of challenges in electronics engineering.

Over the decades, we have made a name for ourselves in quality and innovation. In 1980, our equipment was chosen by the United Nations to support their relief efforts in Uganda, cementing us as the leading global supplier of HF communications to humanitarian organisations.

Publicly floated in 2003, Codan acquired Minelab Electronics in 2008, developer of the world’s best hand-held metal detection technology.

This highly successful acquisition was followed by the additions of Minetec and Daniels Electronics to the Codan Group in 2012, cementing our world-class product offerings in Communications, Metal Detection and Tracking Solutions.

Today we are an international company that develops rugged and reliable electronics solutions for government, corporate, NGO and consumer markets across the globe.


“At Codan we develop technology to solve communications, safety, security and productivity problems in the harshest environments on earth.

Founded in 1959 and headquartered in South Australia, Codan has a global footprint with offices in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, Singapore, the UAE, UK, and USA.

Our customers include the world’s largest aid and humanitarian organisations, security and military groups, mining companies and governments.

Our products are sold in more than 150 countries, with a global network of dealers, distributors and agents that allow us to deliver our solutions anywhere in the world, whenever our customers need them.

We’re proud to be a company that continually challenges the status quo. Our values and culture drive an environment of constant innovation, creating long-term shareholder value and allowing us to deliver innovation to customers, wherever they are.

If you share our values, then I invite you to join us as we continue to drive technology into the future.”