Who We Are


As technology and market leader in the supply of print products and services, Uniprint helps brands to communicate their offerings, services and benefits more effectively.

The company began when Virjee Mehta arrived in South Africa from India in 1914, and Mahatma Gandhi employed him as a compositor on his newspaper, Indian Opinion. Twelve years later, in 1926, Virjee left to establish Universal Printing Works where he was later succeeded by his sons. The business continued as a dynamically growing and successful family concern until, as Uniprint, it was acquired by the Times Media Group.

Today we design, manufacture and distribute a diverse range of print products and services to blue-chip customers and institutions that typically have mass markets or branch networks throughout Africa. These products include cartons, self-adhesive and unsupported labels and a wide range of transactional forms including security, gaming and election ballots. We are proud to provide fulfilment and supply chain management, as well as outsourcing services to retailers, FMCG manufacturers, telecommunications companies and financial institutions.


The Hirt|Carter Group harnesses the power and abilities of all its members, to provide a united front of holistic and innovative service offerings that provide bespoke, end-to-end solutions throughout the retail space. As part of the Tiso Blackstar Group, we also offer strategic media partnering with some of the biggest brands and channels in the country.