Our website lists various service providers to the South African household and includes many informal handymen. 

Many of these handymen often advertise their services in person at the entrances of hardware supplier stores. This frequently intimidates customers when a group hustles for their attention with hand-held signs in their faces. In other instances some handymen hang shabby hand-scrolled signage along the streets on municipal lampposts and traffic signs or simply erect their illegal signage on public or private land. Of course the majority of the service providers are fixed-address operators

In spite of some handymen flouting local bye-laws with illegal erection of signage, our contention is that they are important cogs in the distribution chain of important industry sectors. They have the get-up-and-go that adds value to the South African economy. Yes what they lack in business sophistication they make up with having the technical skills to deliver quality results at very reduced prices which is what households demand.

Handy but Professional (Pty) Ltd (HbP) has created this database and website for householders to find their favourite handymen near their homes to do various home-maintenance and improvements. HbP does not get involved in negotiations between handymen and householders. HbP makes its money from membership subscriptions. When members join they have to agree by attaching their signature to the 14-Point Declaration which re-orientates them to conscious Customer-friendly behaviour; which the founding fathers of Handy but Professional (Pty) Ltd hold very dear.

Service Providers in an area can become: BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD Members in up to 8 Categories of Services. The following information is desirable for a typical listing:

  1. Business Name & Registration Number (where applicable)
  2. Which Categories or Sub-Categories the services/products fall into
  3. Logo
  4. Short Description of Services/Products offered
  5. Full Names of Owners
  6. ID copy (SA Citizens) or Passport or Work Permit (non-SA Citizens) & Nationality
  7. Contact Details: Telephone Numbers: Cell, Landline, Fax & Emails
  8. Website (where applicable)
  9. Picture of Signage of Business
  10. Business/Home Address: Street Number & Name, Suburb/Phase/Zone/Village, Town/City, Province
  11. Details of  any Recognised Qualifications, Accreditations & Memberships

Full Answers to the above, accompanied by a clear Passport-size Picture of the Owner, will earn a Service Provider a minimum of 3-Star GRADING (* * *)



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Trading Hours

Our business is fast-growing. We spend the largest part of our day on the field actively interacting with customers. As a result our office runs on a skeleton staff. We therefore encourage those wishing to see us face-to-face to make Appointments between 11h00 and 13h00 Weekdays Monday to Friday 

Monday to Friday 11h00 - 13h00
Saturday & Sunday Closed  

About Us

Handy but Professional (Pty) Ltd is South Africa's first and most comprehensive directory of informal businesses and other service providers to the household. Read more 

PO Box 831, Bassonia, 2061
Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa

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