About lifebelt

Learn more about where we started, how we do it and what our goal is.

Who I am?

My name is Ferdi van der Linde, I am a colon cancer survivor, I was diagnosed when I was 30 years old. After going trough the surgeons hands twice plus Chemo and Radiotherapy I had ended up with a total colectomy and ileostomy.


What made you do this?

I didn’t have a choice, if I wanted to carry on living my life, I needed a solution!

My wife first started looking for ostomy support for me, we went through various companies belts, I tried a few variants till I found one that did almost what I wanted it to, but it still was not perfect for me, after long deliberation I decided that I want to develop and manufacture my own belts right here in South Africa, there is a great need to be able to give real time support to my clients, it’s about producing a superior product at the most affordable cost. 

How do you do it?

We use local seamstresses in the Western Cape that can work from home, this way we can empower more self employed people whilst building our company and our brand for the future.

Each lifebelt goes through quality control tests before being packaged and sent to a new home.


We like giving back!

We want to pay it forward to the ostomates that cannot afford our belts and will make a belt and give it to a local government stoma clinic for every 5 belts ordered.