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Bursaries and Scholarships

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The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) continues to support and facilitate the development, availability and retention of skilled human capital directly related to the Steel and Engineering Sectors’ activities.

In terms of the SEIFSA Bursary Policy preference primarily relates to employers and employees within the ambit of the steel and engineering manufacturing sector who are affiliated to Associations federated to SEIFSA, however this does not preclude applications from eligible persons falling outside the ambit of the steel and engineering sector. Preference however will be given to applicants who are employed and/or are dependents of employees working in the sector.

SEIFSA awards bursaries each year for those entering an institution of higher education, and pursuing careers that will benefit the Steel and Engineering Industry. Bursaries are awarded annually to eligible students registered for approved undergraduate Engineering programmes at South African Universities as well as students studying towards a National Diploma in Engineering at Universities of Technology (UoT).

Through this scheme SEIFSA promotes balance and diversity in the skills pool of graduates by encouraging previously disadvantaged individuals to seek assistance through our SEIFSA Bursary programme.

Bursaries are awarded in the following fields of study at a relevant institution of higher learning.

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • SEIFSA’s Bursary is only for students taking full-time courses in one of the above mentioned courses, is paid per annum and is awarded in the first instance for a one year period only.

The bursary amount covers all or forms part of the cost for tuition fees only. Prescribed books/stationery, residence and meals as well as private accommodation and extra-mural activities will not be covered by the SEIFSA bursary.

The application window will open on the 1st of November 2018 and close on the 30th of November 2018.  Applications outside of the application window for the 2019 academic year will not be considered.

For more information please contact:

Michelle Norris
Human Capital and Skills Development Executive
Tel:011 298 9425
Fax: 011 298 9525
Email: bursayapplications@seifsa.co.za


HCSD Inhouse Training

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The following workshops can be run in-house and customised to meet company needs:

  • Training Committee Training
  • Skills Development Update
  • Supervisory Training
  • Supervisory Workshop: Problem Solving for Supervisors
  • Performance Management
  • Needs Analysis and Skills Audits
  • Change Management
  • Talent Management and Succession Planning

SEIFSA’s HC&SD team can conduct in-house training:
Interactive Skills Development/ Training Committee Training to gain a clear understanding of all the relevant applicable legislation and more specifically the roles and responsibilities of Training Committee Members. This workshop enables committee members to become more effective and efficient in supporting the company’s Skills Development objectives as well as advancing consultation regarding the submissions of the Workplace Skills Plan, Annual Training Report, PIVOTAL Plan and PIVOTAL Training Report to the relevant SETA.

Employment Equity Committee Training for nominated representatives to comprehend their roles and responsibilities as members of the Employment Equity/Transformation Committee with specific regards to the requirements of the Act, Codes of Good Practice and includes and outline for the compilation of an annual plan and report, ensuring that targets and goals are aligned to Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and Skills Development requirements.




Melanie Mulholland joined SEIFSA in 2010 and is the Human Capital and Skills Development Executive. She is an extremely passionate and dedicated human capital and skills development professional with more than 20 years’ experience in training and development.

She is a registered HR Professional with SABPP and with ASDSA. Melanie holds a BA Degree in Human and Social Sciences. She also has a higher certificate – Leadership Development Programme from GIBS as well as numerous professional training qualifications.


Michelle Norris is the Human Capital and Skills Development Manager at SEIFSA. Michelle is an extreme motivator a natural team builder facilitator and transformation leader. She is customer centric and a person driven by passion, excellence, tenacity and outcomes. She is a human capital Professional with 14 years’ experience in Human Capital and Skills Development on Management level. She has ten years’ experience within the Metal and Engineering industry. Michelle holds a B Comm in Human Resources a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law.  She has previous experience in Investment Finance. Michelle also holds various accredited certificates within her field of expertise.



Visit our website on www.seifsa.co.za or call Michelle Morris (011) 298-9425 or michelle@seifsa.co.za
for tailor-made in-house training or consulting


About Human Capital & Skills Development

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SEIFSA Human Capital & Skills Development Services

SEIFSA’s Human Capital & Skills Development Division entrenches its service proposition in recognition of the fact that employees are the cornerstones of the competitive edge in creating sustainable and profitable companies.


The HC & SD Division plays a major role in coordinating the views of business and lobbying for employer-friendly policies at strategic national, provincial and sectoral levels.

Some of the bodies we are represented on are

  • BUSA (Social and Transformation Policy Committee),
  • Centers of Specilaisation (DHET Project)
  • merSETA (Accounting Authority and Metal Chamber),
  • Human Resources Development Council (HRDC Champion),
  • National Artisan Development Advisory Body (NADAB)
  • SASCE (Board)

The above representation ideally positions SEIFSA to provide the following services to our member companies:

  • Consult with companies on all merSETA-related matters
  • Assistance with Employment Equity and BBEEE related matters
  • Updates on SARS Tax incentives and benefits
  • Regular updates on skills development and human capital legislation, regulations and compliance e.g. Amendments to the BCEA, Employment Equity, Skills Development Act, BBBEE, etc.
  • Keep our member companies abreast of “best practice” in the human capital and skills development space.

Our team of Human Capital & Skills Development experts are also able to assist with the following product offerings at competitive membership rates:

  • All training related to skills development strategy and compliance
  • Unit standard aligned supervisory training, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Needs analysis and skills audits
  • All training related to Employment Equity Committees
  • EE compliance Audits
  • Performance management
  • Talent management and succession planning
  • Change management
  • Business consulting in the skills development and human capital environment
  • Customized training solutions in all areas of the human capital value chain.

HC & SD workshops

  • Introduction to Skills Development
  • Labour SDF Training to Labour/Union/Employee

Representative Training

  • Needs analysis for organisational performance
  • SARS Tax incentives and benefits breakfast
  • Skills Development Planning and Reporting
  • Skills Development Updates (Landscape and Strategy)
  • Supervisory Training Workshop (unit standard aligned)
  • Training Committee Training
  • Employment Equity Committee Training
  • Diversity Training
  • Unravelling Change, Performance


Visit our website on www.seifsa.co.za or call Michelle Morris (011) 298-9425 or michelle@seifsa.co.za

for tailor-made in-house training or consulting