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Using a Temporary Employment Services Provider

As long as an employer is a member of a SEIFSA affiliated Employer Association which signed the MEIBC Main Agreement and is utilizing the services of a Temporary Employment Services Provider which is a member of the TESD – temporary employment services providers are at liberty to continue to provide employees in any category of work for any period of time which is determined to be a temporary service by a collective agreement concluded in a bargaining council. For them, it is business as usual.

Download the Temporary Employment Services Division of the CEA (SA) brochure to find out more.

As of 9 September 2019

Adcorp BLU a div of Adcorp Workforce Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Adcorp Blu a division of Adcorp Staffing Solutions (Pty) Ltd
ALOS Holdings (Pty) Ltd
AMT Placement Services
AMT Africa Recruitment
Babanango Recruitment Services cc
Bathusi Staffing Services (Pty) Ltd
BDM Management (Pty) Ltd
Boardroom Appointments
CAP Personnel Placements (Pty) Ltd
CDR Contracts (Pty) Ltd
Consortium Personnel Consultants cc
Eduardo Construction (Pty) Ltd
EFS Labour Consultants cc
ESG Recruitment cc
Fempower Personnel (Pty) Ltd
Gee 2 Kay (Pty) Ltd
Global Industrial Consultants 2 cc
Global Isizwe Placements cc
Inqaba Services (Pty) Ltd
Intelli Staff (Pty) Ltd
Ithemba Langemphela
ITL International Task Labour cc
Khuboni Placements TES (Pty) Ltd T/A Express Employment Professionals Parktown
Lady of the Waters 46 cc t/a Spartan Technical Services
Lavoro Matkri (Pty) Ltd
Lekang Projects & Security Services cc
M & S Projects (Pty) Ltd
Mabhele and Associates cc
Madobra (Pty) Ltd
MECS Growth (Pty) Ltd
Phakisa Technical Services (Pty) Ltd
Primeserv ABC Recruitment (Pty) Ltd
Primeserv Staff Dynamix (Pty) Ltd
Quyn International Outsourcing (Pty) Ltd
Scribante Labour Consultants (Pty) Ltd
Sebcon Contracting Services
Seven Stars Investments (Pty) Ltd
SFG Engineering
Sindawonye Services
Sizuluntu Staffing Solutions (Pty)Ltd
STAFFATACLICK (PTY) LTD
 The Workforce Group (Pty) Ltd
Themba Njalo Camden
Transman (Pty) Ltd
Tributum Emawi (Pty) Ltd
Vusithemba Mpumalanga

5th South African Metals and Engineering Indaba: Marique Kruger

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Hundreds of delegates are expected to attend the fifth Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba taking place in Johannesburg this week. The event brings together policymakers, labour representatives and businesses, who will discuss challenges facing the Metals and Engineering sector. For more, we are joined by Economist at The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa, Marique Kruger. For more info, visit: https://meindaba.seifsa.co.za/

Impressive Array of Speakers and Organisations at This Year’s Metals and Engineering Indaba

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  • Mr Jay Singh, CEO: Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA)
  • Mr Lionel October, Director-General: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
  • Mr Kganki Matabene CEO: Black Business Council
  • Mr Elias Monage, Council Member, BRICS Business Council 
  • Mr Marius Croucamp, Deputy General Secretary: Solidarity
  • Mr Michael Avril, Business Anchor: Classic 1027
  • Dr Thulani Dlamini, CEO: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Mr Stuart Michie, Digital Lead: ABB
  • Ms Ilse Karg, Chief Director: Future Industrial Production & Technologies, the Dti
  • Mr Patrick Matshidze, COO: Rand Mutual Assurance
  • Mr Mike Budden, Managing Partner, BWLI South Africa
  • Mr Jovial Rantao, Former Editor: Sunday Independent
  • Dr Anneline Chetty, Acting Deputy Director-General: Department of Trade and Industry
  • Mr Siya Biniza, Executive Director: Political Economy South Africa
  • Professor Patrick Bond, Professor: Wits School of Business
  • Ms Neo Bodibe, Managing Director: RB Africa
  • Mr Duncan Bonnett, Director: Africa House
  • Mr Wamkele Mene, Chief Director: Africa Multilateral Economic Relations, Department of Trade and Industries
  • Ms Ayanda Mngadi, Chairperson: Manufacturing Circle
  • Mr Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade and Industry: South Africa
  • Mr Mike Mabasa, Executive Director: National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa
  • Mr Renai Moothilal, Executive Director: National Association of Automotive Component & Allied Manufacturers
  • Mr Kevin Govender, Services Manager: Transalloys
  • Dr Sifiso Ntombela, Chief Economist: National Agricultural Marketing Council
  • Ms Ann Bernstein, Executive Director: Centre for Development Enterprise
  • Mr Trevor Arran, Divisional Executive: Mining & Metals Industries, IDC
  • Professor Nicholas Ngepah, Associate Professor: University
  • Mr Ted Blom, Energy Advisor: Energy Expert Coalition
  • Mr Chris Yelland, Managing Director: EE Publishers
  • Mr Deon F. Joubert, Corporate Specialist Finance and Economic 
  • Regulations: Eskom
  • Mr Lukhona Mnguni, Political Analyst
  • Mr Khaya Sithole, Lecturer: Wits University
  • Mr Kuseni Dlamini, Chairman: Massmart Holdings
  • Mr Allan Mukoki, CEO: South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry  (SACCI)
  • Mr Irvin Jim, General Secretary: NUMSA
  • Mr Gideon du Plessis, General Secretary: Solidarity
  • Mr Shadrack Motloung,COO Operational Services: FEDUSA
  • Mr Martin Kingston, Vice Predident: Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)

merSETA is rolling out the rest of the NSDMS from 1st July 2019

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Since 1 February 2018, the National Skills Development Management System (NSDMS) has been assisting merSETA to become more efficient and effective in supporting you, merSETA stakeholders, to implement and facilitate access to skills development opportunities in merSETA sectors. merSETA would like to thank you for all the support and feedback so far. Without you, merSETA would not have met its milestones.

Here are some outstanding statistics since merSETA introduced the NSDMS:

More than 3 850 active users and nearly 5 700 active employers/organisations

Nearly 9000 Grant applications have been initiated (1 954 991 WSP and ATR entries)

Nearly 1 600 MOAs in the region of R850 million were generated electronically in 2018

Nearly 80 000 tasks have been completed with over 500 000 emails sent

merSETA has not stopped working on further development. Today, merSETA is thrilled to announce that has officially launched the rest of the NSDMS on 1st July 2019. You are now able to:

Apply/register as a Skills Development Provider

Apply/register as an Assessor/Moderator

Manage and process learner related activities including registration, transfers, trade test, verifications and certification etc

Apply for workplace approval, courseware, skills programmes or skills sets

Apply for recognition of prior learning

Manage MOAs

Access reports

The wait is now over and merSETA is really excited that has launched the other NSDMS modules, but merSETA know that with any new system, it will take time to get used to it. Do not despair! merSETA is committed to walk with you on this journey and through its various training & development initiatives, merSETA will be here to support you every step of the way! merSETA has rolled out its stakeholder capacity building interventions in its regions. So, look out for capacity-building dates to prepare yourself to utilise the NSDMS and its features to the max.

LEADERS IN CLOSING THE SKILLS GAP

Constructional Engineering Association (Labour Broking Division) Accredited Companies

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Adcorp BLU a div of Adcorp Workforce Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Adcorp Blu a division of Adcorp Staffing Solutions (Pty) Ltd

ALOS Holdings (Pty) Ltd

AMT Placement Services

AMT Placement Services

Babanango Recruitment Services cc

BDM Management (Pty) Ltd

Boardroom Appointments

CAP Personnel Placements (Pty) Ltd

CDR Contracts (Pty) Ltd

Consortium Personnel Consultants cc

Eduardo Construction (Pty) Ltd

EFS Labour Consultants cc

ESG Recruitment cc

Fempower Personnel (Pty) Ltd

Gee 2 Kay (Pty) Ltd

Global Industrial Consultants 2 cc

Global Isizwe Placements cc

Inqaba Services (Pty) Ltd

Intelli Staff (Pty) Ltd

Ithemba Langemphela

ITL International Task Labour cc

Khuboni Placements TES (Pty) Ltd T/A Express Employment Professionals Parktown

Lady of the Waters 46 cc t/a Spartan Technical Services

Lapace Construction (Pty) Ltd

Lavoro Matkri (Pty) Ltd

Lekang Projects & Security Services cc

M & S Projects (Pty) Ltd

Mabhele and Associates cc

Madobra (Pty) Ltd

Phakisa Technical Services (Pty) Ltd

Quyn International Outsourcing (Pty) Ltd

Scribante Labour Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Sebcon Contracting Services

Seven Stars Investments (Pty) Ltd

SFG Engineering

Sindawonye Services

Sizuluntu Staffing Solutions (Pty)Ltd

Stratostaff (Pty) Ltd

Tedoc Industries (Pty) Ltd

Themba Njalo Camden

Transman (Pty) Ltd

Tributum Emawi (Pty) Ltd

Uthingo Mndeni Services cc

Vusithemba Mpumalanga

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POLITICAL STABILITY, ECONOMIC GROWTH, RELIABLE POWER SUPPLY MUST BE AT THE TOP OF THE WINNING PARTY’S AGENDA

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Johannesburg, 7 May 2019 – Political stability, policy certainty, economic growth as well as reliable and uninterrupted power supply are some of the most important items that should feature prominently on the list of the winning political party’s agenda, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba said today.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s elections, Mr Nyatsumba said given the tough economic conditions that South Africa currently finds itself in, it is of paramount importance that the winning political party prioritizes economic growth, which would in turn contribute towards reversing social ills that are a direct result of stagnation, such as high unemployment rates, poverty and crime.

“Political stability and policy certainty are a pre-requisite for any country’s economic growth. In South Africa, political stability can ignite economic growth and generate much-needed employment, especially for the millions of young people who are neither in education nor employment,” Mr Nyatsumba said.

He added that for economic growth to happen, South Africa needs to ensure that there is also policy certainty and coherence as well as solid infrastructure, such as reliable and uninterrupted power supply. He said he was hopeful that the new administration would also tackle rampant corruption and maladministration, which would in turn boost investor confidence and improve South Africa’s credit ratings.

On the metals and engineering sector, Mr Nyatsumba said as a Federation representing companies operating in this crucial sector, SEIFSA calls upon the winning party or parties to be effective in implementing and monitoring designation of local content in production processes across all value chains.

He also called on the new administration to prioritise local businesses in all investment and construction projects, including Black Economic Empowerment partners in order to comply with South African rules designed to address racial disparities which continue to exist more than two decades after the end of apartheid

Mr Nyatsumba also called on all eligible South Africans to ensure that they exercise their right to vote in this election. He said that an election was a very concrete demonstration of the fact that power comes from ordinary citizens, to whom elected officials should always be accountable.

In conclusion, Mr Nyatsumba said SEIFSA stands ready to work hand in hand with the new administration in rebuilding South Africa’s economy and creating much-needed jobs.

“We remain committed to reversing the economic fortunes of our beloved country and are eager to engage robustly with the new leadership that will emerge after the elections,” Mr Nyatsumba said.

Ends

 

Issued by:

Ollie Madlala

Communications Manager

Tel: (011) 298 9411 / 082 602 1725

Email: ollie@seifsa.co.za

Web: www.seifsa.co.za

Political Parties

POLITICAL PARTIES COMMIT TO COLLABORATE WITH BUSINESS LEADERS TO GROW ECONOMY AND CREATE JOBS

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Johannesburg, 12 April 2019 – The African National Congress (ANC), the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) today committed to continue working with business leaders to pull the economy out of the doldrums and create much-needed jobs.

The parties – represented by ANC Economic Transformation Committee Head Enoch Godongwana, DA National Chairman Athol Trollip and IFP spokesman and Member of Parliament Mkhuleko Hlengwa – addressed delegates attending the Political Parties Seminar hosted by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) at the Johannesburg Country Club this morning.

The parties collectively agreed that the stagnant economy, high levels of unemployment – particularly youth unemployment – and rampant corruption, among other socio-economic woes, were of great concern and that Government needed to work closely with the business community to address these challenges. They also agreed that there is a need for Government to work with manufacturing sector leaders to reverse the fortunes of this sector, which has over the years struggled to operate in a low-demand, and high-administered costs environment.

“The manufacturing sector is one of the critical contributors to the South African economy. It is, therefore, of paramount importance to the economy. It is, thus, important that Government continues to work closely with captains of this industry to ensure its global competitiveness and survival,” Mr Godongwana said.

In addition to working closely with the business community to grow the economy, Mr Hlengwa said Government also needed to invest in infrastructure in the form of electricity and water, among others, to ensure that businesses thrive and subsequently contribute to economic growth. He said it was also of critical importance that the Government overhauls the education system to ensure that the country produces skills relevant to the fourth industrial revolution, as required by the economy.

Mr Trollip said policy incoherence was detrimental to the economy and that the Government should do whatever it takes to address this challenge if investors were to come on board.  He said the Government also needs to continue to create sector-specific incentives that reward investing in the local economy and job creation.

 

SEIFSA CELEBRATES CUSTOMER-CENTRICITY IN THE METALS AND ENGINEERING SECTOR

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Johannesburg, 24 March 2018 – Doing business in a manner that focuses on creating a positive experience and satisfaction for the customer is one of the key ingredients for successful entrepreneurship. Businesses which ensure that customers are at the heart of their strategies, operations and innovation tend to do much better than those which don’t do so, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) Chief Executive Officer Kaizer Nyatsumba said.

“We live in an age where customers have so many choices. They dictate the products and services they want businesses to provide for them. Long gone are the days when companies used to dictate to the customer. This is why customer-centricity should always be at the heart of businesses if companies are to succeed and thrive in an environment where both markets and customer preferences are changing,” Mr Nyatsumba said.

He said it was for this reason, among others, that SEIFSA introduced the SEIFSA Awards for Excellence in 2015. To celebrate companies that have gone out of their ways to ensure that their customers are at the centre of their businesses, SEIFSA will present the Customer Service Award of the Year to a company rated the highest in customer service performance during the period July 2017 – December 2018.

Last year there was no winner in the Customer Service Award category because there were no entries submitted. This year, Mr Nyatsumba encourages SEIFSA members and non-members to take pride in the work they do to satisfy their customers and submit entries for this category.

“The sole purpose of the SEIFSA Awards is to celebrate excellence, be it in innovation, health and safety or customer centricity. Therefore, I would like to encourage companies which have gone out of their way to ensure that the customer is king in their businesses to submit entries for this category and allow themselves to be acknowledged and celebrated by industry peers,” Mr Nyatsumba said.

Other awards that form the seven categories of the SEIFSA Awards for Excellence are:

 

  • The Most Innovative Company of the Year, which will be awarded to a company that showed the best level of innovation in research and development or production between July 2017 and December 2018;

 

  • The Most Transformed Company of the Year Award will be received by a company that showed the highest transformation level in its ownership and the composition of its Board of Directors, Executive Management and Managerial Team between July 2017 and December 2018 (this award category pits companies employing fewer than 100 people against those of similar size, and companies employing more than 100 people against others of similar size);

 

  • The Health and Safety Award of the Year will be offered to a company with the best legal compliance record in Health and Safety or the lowest Lost-Time Injury Frequency rate between July 2017 and December 2018;

 

  • The company rated the highest in customer service performance between July 2017 and December 2018 will receive the Customer Service Award of the Year; and

 

  • The Environmental Stewardship Award will go to a company that has successfully implemented greening initiatives in its day-to-day business operations between July 2017 and December 2018.

Mr Nyatsumba encouraged companies operating in the metals and engineering sector to submit their entries for the seven categories before the deadline date of 26 April 2019. Participants can enter by visiting the SEIFSA Awards website (www.seifsaawards.co.za).

The Awards are open to all companies in the metals and engineering sector, and not only those that are members of Associations affiliated to SEIFSA. Awards winners will be honoured at a ceremony that will take place at the IDC Conference Centre in Sandton on 23 May 2019.

 

SEIFSA is a National Federation representing 23 independent employer Associations in the metals and engineering industries, with a combined membership of 1600 companies employing around 200 000 employees. The Federation was formed in 1943 and its member companies range from giant steel-making corporations to micro-enterprises employing fewer than 50 people.
A Third Consecutive Decrease

Persistent Rise in Inflation Is Worrying, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 12 December 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is disappointed by the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures, which indicate that inflation increased further in November 2018, despite the  decision by the South African Reserve Bank to raise the repurchase rate by 25 basis point to 6,75% from 6,50% last month in an effort to  contain inflation within the mid-point of its 3-6 percent target band.

The CPI figures released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) today indicate that the annual consumer price inflation increased to 5.2 percent in November 2018, from 5.1 percent in October 2018. On a month-on-month basis, the CPI increased by 0.2 percent in November 2018.

SEIFSA Economist Marique Kruger said given that the demand for the Metals and Engineering (M&E) cluster’s intermediate products is a derived one based on consumer spending, the persistent rise in inflation is cause for concern.

However, Ms Kruger said the increase in the CPI was expected going into the festive season, underpinned by a seasonal pattern of higher consumer spending, galloping November fuel prices and a generally upward-trending Producer Price Index (PPI) for both the intermediate and final manufactured goods. The concern is that the increasing trend in inflation is likely to continue in the near term, compelling consumers to cut back on spending for final manufactured goods which warrant the use of intermediate manufactured products of the M&E cluster of industries as inputs.

“The latest inflation data is disappointing and does not augur well for businesses in the M&E cluster of industries and the broader manufacturing sector. The concern is that companies will continue to face headwinds, including higher interest rates, operational expenses and inflationary intermediate inputs costs,” Ms Kruger said.

In addition, she said it was worrying that the PPI data to be released tomorrow is likely to maintain its upward pressure on inflation.

SEIFSA closely monitors the release of both the CPI and PPI data for final and intermediate manufactured goods, amongst other indicators of its price and index pages (PIPS), due to their importance to the M&E sector. Both indices are used by companies in the secto in financial decision-making processes towards costs mitigation r through, for instance, Contract Price Adjustment processes.

In conclusion, Ms Kruger said despite the difficult operating environment, companies should capitalise on the prevailing signs of a silver lining to build on lower fuel prices for December and slowly improving domestic demand, reduce operational costs and positively boost margins and profit levels.

Issued by:

Ollie Madlala

Communications Manager

Tel: (011) 298 9411 / 082 602 1725

Email: ollie@seifsa.co.za

Web: www.seifsa.co.za

SEIFSA is a National Federation representing 23 independent employer
Associations in the metals and engineering industries, with a combined membership of 1600 companies employing around 200 000 employees. The Federation was formed in 1943 and its member companies range from giant steel-making companies to micro-enterprises employing fewer than 50 people.