General Information

General Information

SEIFSA Membership


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Or to find out more about joining an Employer Association Federated to SEIFSA, please email or call Sales Manager, Ms Nuraan Alli on 011 298 9436 or email her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SEIFSA is the umbrella body for the following 26 independent employer associations - representing the diverse sectors constituting the metal and engineering industry.

Associations federated to SEIFSA include:

  • Association of Electric Cable Manufacturers of SA
  • Association of Metal Service Centres of SA
  • Cape Engineers and Founders Association (CEFA)
  • Constructional Engineering Association (South Africa)
  • Electrical Engineering and Allied Industries Association
  • Electrical Manufacturers’ Association of SA (EMASA)
  • Ferro-Alloy Producers’ Association
  • Gate and Fence Association
  • Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association (HATMA)
  • Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Southern Africa
  • Iron and Steel Producers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA)
  • Lift Engineering Association of SA
  • Light Engineering Industries Association of SA
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal Engineering Industries Association
  • Non-Ferrous Metal Industries Association of South Africa
  • Plumbers and Engineers Brassware Manufacturers’ Association
  • Port Elizabeth Engineers’ Association
  • Pressure Equipment Manufacturers’ Association of SA
  • Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Manufacturers’ and Suppliers’ Association (RAMSA)
  • SA Electroplating Industries Association
  • South African Engineers and Founders’ Association
  • South African Fasteners Manufacturers’ Association (SAFMA)
  • South African Post Tensioning Association (SAPTA)
  • SA Pump Manufacturers’ Association (SAPMA)
  • SA Reinforced Concrete Engineers’ Association (SARCEA)
  • SA Valve and Actuators Manufacturers’ Association (SAVAMA)
  • South African Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Contractors’ Association (SARACCA)

Three of these Associations are regionally based - located in Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth.

The Associations currently have a combined membership over 2 000 companies employing over 220 000 hourly-paid workers. The SEIFSA membership employs 51% of the industry's workforce, and over 78% of all employees represented by the employer organisations party to the Metal and Engineering Industries’ Bargaining Council. This makes SEIFSA one of the largest and most influential employer Federations in South Africa.

Companies range from giant steelmaking corporations to micro-enterprises. Of these companies, 62% employ fewer than 50 employees.

Over the years, SEIFSA has helped to promote a business environment in which Associations can successfully operate. The past year has been no exception and SEIFSA has demonstrated that it plays a vital role in promoting and protecting the interests of employers in the industry.

For more information on membership, please contact SEIFSA on 011 298 9400 or on email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Communication to members

Communication is an important aspect of the Federation’s relationship with Associations. There are four main channels of communication:

  • SEIFSA News – 6 issues published annually;
  • SEIFSA’s website (;
  • regular electronic mails; and
  • the annual roadshow to Johannesburg, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town Pretoria and Witbank


SEIFSA products and services

Kindly refer to the divisional web pages for details on products and services offered by our four specialist divisions:


SEIFSA is the authoritative voice in the metals and engineering sector, adding incredible value to companies

The SEIFSA remains the authoritative voice of the metals and engineering sector in South Africa despite the economic challenges that prevail.

We have been very vocal in articulating the concerns of the sector, both publicly and in high-level meetings with various influential stakeholders, including in Government.

Whenever Government departments and other stakeholders are keen to solicit the input of the sector or to hear its views on various matters, they approach SEIFSA.

To have peace of mind and add value to your company regarding advocacy, training, consultancy and representation, join an association federated to SEIFSA below. If you want to directly purchase our solutions, you may proceed to browse our offerings under products and services. To join and association now, click below.

As a member of an Association federated to SEIFSA, you will enjoy the following benefits:


  • Industrial relations issues
  • Legal issues
  • Bargaining Council Agreements and MIBFA queries
  • Safety, Health, Environment & Quality issues
  • Economics and Commercial issues
  • Human Capital & Skills Development matters, including grant claims from the  merSETA


  • Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)
  • Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (merSETA)
  • Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining
  • Council (MEIBC)
  • Metal Industries Benefit Funds Administrators
  • (MIBFA)
  • National Economic, Development and Labour
  • Council (NEDLAC)
  • National Skills Authority (NSA)
  • Human Resource Development Council
  • (HRDC)


As a member, you are able to give SEIFSA a mandate for legislative changes and for wage negotiations, through your respective Associations, so that your voice is heard at the highest level


Representation of members’ interests on the following industry benefit funds:

  • Engineering Industries Pension Fund
  • Metal Industries Provident Fund
  • Sick Pay Fund
  • Metal and Engineering Industries
  • Permanent Disability Scheme


  • Expert negotiators conduct national negotiations on behalf of members at the level of the MEIBC (e.g. Main Agreement)
  • SEIFSA represents sectors in the negotiation of sectoral agreements (e.g. Lift Industry Agreement)
  • SEIFSA experts represent members in a range of plant-level negotiations


  • Copy of SEIFSA NEWS, a print and electronic newsletter covering the latest industry news
  • Unlimited access to the SEIFSA website, including updates on the latest Industry developments


Tel: 011 298 9400    Fax: 011 298 9500

Nuraan Alli, Sales Manager - Tel: 011 298 9436 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Physical address - 6th Floor, Metal Industries House, 42 Anderson Street, Johannesburg, 2001 

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