The third Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba (MEIndaba), which seeks to spark the revival of our sector in particular and manufacturing in general, is fast approaching. It offers all stakeholders – business executives and captains of industry, policy makers and Government Ministers, as well labour leaders – a vital opportunity to discuss matters of common interest calmly, robustly and yet constructively in order to improve the performance of our sector and grow our slumbering economy.

Speakers include:

  • Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant,
  • Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu,
  • Zimbabwean academic and political commentator Dr Ibbo Mandaza,
  • National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa
  • Executive Director Nico Vermeulen,
  • Automotive Industry Development Centre CEO David Masondo,
  • COSATU General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali,
  • ITAC Chief Commissioner Siyabulela Tsengiwe,
  • Business Leadership South Africa CEO Bonang Mohale, and
  • ANC NEC member and Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection CEO Joel Netshitenzhe.

ANC Treasurer-General and former KwaZulu-Natal Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize will deliver the Opening Address at 8.10am on Thursday, 14 September 2017, and former African Union Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will
deliver the Closing Address at 3.30pm on Friday, 15 September.

Don’t miss out! Register now!!!

Be part of the search for a solution to South Africa’s manufacturing challenges.

In the past decade, the South African economy has been seriously under-performing, with things getting worse in the past few years. If nothing is done to arrest the situation speedily, things can only get worse. None of us can afford such a scenario.

What are you doing to arrest and reverse that terrible trend, which has seen manufacturing in South Africa coming under tremendous pressure from cheap, mostly Asian imports? You are not as powerless or helpless as you may believe.

Unfortunately, challenges do not yet have the ability to resolve themselves. That is why we have to work together to resolve them.

Make your voice heard. Engage. Contribute. Innovate. Sustain.

Register for the third Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, where matters of concern to you and all of us will be discussed. Among the speakers this year are top South African business leaders, Government leaders, representatives of international business and financial institutions – as well as authorities from the European Union and the United States of America!

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to be heard.

Register now on, where you will also find the detailed conference programme.

Key Government, business (including some of your customers) and labour leaders will be there. Don’t be the only one missing out.

I look forward to seeing you at the conference at the Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba at the IDC Conference Centre on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

Yours Sincerely

Kaizer M. Nyatsumba
Chief Executive Officer

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