Moshal, Gevisser & Partners Ltd

Moshal, Gevisser & Partners Ltd


Moshal, Gevisser & Partners Ltd was originally established in 1910 as a partnership between J Moshal, I Gevisser and M Gevisser.

Moshal arrived in South Africa from Europe in 1898. By 1908 after trying many enterprises, he and his wife were running a small business selling second-hand bottles and bags. In 1910, they invited M and I Gevisser (who arrived in South Africa in 1904), to join the partnership to help with capital to grow the business.

J Moshal’s son joined the business in 1919 after World War I and by 1930 the business was known as Moshal Gevisser (Pvt) Ltd. However, by 1945 the company found the need for more provisions and became Moshal Gevisser Holdings Ltd with shares listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

The company had three main activities. The first and major part was wholesale distribution of general merchandise, the second part was manufacturing, and the third part was administration.

The wholesaler side of the business was known as Moshal, Gevisser & Partners Ltd. The Johannesburg company managed the branches in Ndola and Livingstone in Northern Rhodesia.



  • Moshal, Gevisser Ltd and Associated Companies 1910-1960
  • James Gavin