Easing Consumer Inflation

Easing Consumer Inflation Bodes Well For Business and Consumers

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Johannesburg, 22 May 2019 - The official inflation number released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today bodes well for businesses and consumers overwhelmed by persistent, recent increases in fuel…
Five Reasons to Train

FIVE REASONS TO TRAIN YOUR STAFF AT SEIFSA

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1. SEIFSA Represents the Metals and Engineering Industries When looking for a training provider, researching a training provider’s track record is smart business practice. Primarily, there are two things to…
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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…
SEIFSA to Celebrate Companies

Fifth Annual SEIFSA Awards For Excellence See Record Increase In Entries

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Johannesburg, 5 May 2019 – THE 2019 SEIFSA Awards for Excellence have seen a record increase in the number of entries received, indicating their growing popularity and prestige, Steel and…
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SEIFSA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE – FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Johannesburg, 26 April 2019 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has urged companies that are yet to submit entries for the 2019 SEIFSA Awards for…

Continuous Improvement in Selling Price Inflation Encouraging For Producers in The Metals And Engineering Cluster

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Johannesburg, 25 April 2019 - The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) data for intermediate manufactured goods indicating a further improvement in selling price inflation in the Metals and Engineering (M&E)…
SEIFSA to Celebrate Companies

SEIFSA Awards For Excellence – Deadline Looming For Entries

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Johannesburg, 25 April 2019 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has urged companies operating in the metals and engineering sector to make use of the…
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The Government and Law-Enforcement Agencies Should Protect Business from Local Thugs

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The new tendency of pseudo-entrepreneurs demanding a stake in public tenders won by companies poses a serious threat to the country and its economy, argues Kaizer Nyatsumba. A society’s descent…

Increase In Inflation Does Not Bode Well For Beleaguered Businesses In The Metals And Engineering Cluster – Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 17 April 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned with the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures released by Statistics South Africa…
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Innovative Excellence To Be Celebrated At SEIFSA Awards

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Johannesburg, 14 April 2019 – Amongst other imperatives, South Africa’s manufacturing sector – including its metals and engineering (M&E) cluster – needs innovation to spur industrial growth, the Steel and…
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…
SEIFSA to Celebrate Companies

SEIFSA to Celebrate Companies with Best Health and Safety Compliance Record at Awards for Excellence

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Johannesburg, 7 April 2019 – Employees are one of the most crucial investments businesses make. Without employees, businesses – particularly in the labour-intense metals and engineering sector –  would cease…

Voting is Your Right and Responsibility – Kaizer Nyatsumba

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Next month, South Africans above the age of 18 will be heading for the polls. Confronting them will be a crucial decision about the country’s future, specifically the next five…
SEIFSA to Honour Companies

SEIFSA to Honour Companies Advancing Transformation In The Metals and Engineering Sector

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JOHANNESBURG, 31 March 2019 – Almost two decades   have passed since South Africa’s Black Economic Empowerment policy was first introduced, yet transformation  in the metals and engineering sector is still…
RESERVE BANK’S DECISION

RESERVE BANK’S DECISION TO LEAVE REPO RATE UNCHANGED IS WELCOME, BUT A 25 BASIS POINT CUT WOULD HAVE BEEN PREFERABLE, SAYS SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 28 MARCH 2019 – The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)  to leave the repo rate unchanged at 6,75% is to be welcome, although a 25 basis…
SEIFSA Welcomes February Rebound

SEIFSA Welcomes February Rebound In PPI For Intermediate Manufactured Goods

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Johannesburg, 28 March 2018 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) data – released by Statistics South Africa (Stats…
Employment Numbers

SEIFSA Welcomes Gain In Employment Numbers, but Remains Concerned About High Duress and Stress Levels Facing Local Business

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JOHANNESBURG, 26 MARCH 2019 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern African (SEIFSA) welcomes the quarterly employment statistics (QES) data released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) today, which…

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…
Artisan Training Initiatives

SEIFSA Awards to Recognise Companies for Artisan Training Initiatives

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Johannesburg, 17 March 2019 – Unemployment –  in particular youth unemployment –  is without doubt one of the most pressing challenges currently facing South Africa’s young democracy, and is reported…

POSITIVE GROWTH IN MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION ENCOURAGING BUT VOLATILE, SAYS SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 14 March 2019 - The sustained positive trajectory in production of the broader manufacturing sector is encouraging but still volatile, so says Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern…
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SEIFSA Chief Economist, Dr. Michael Ade featured in Business Day

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As we accept the reality that Eskom’s load-shedding is once more upon us, we should also shed a tear for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s noble plans to fix the SA economy,…

SEIFSA Welcomes Continuous Improvement In SA’S GDP And Urges Companies To Capitalise On Improving Local Demand To Boost Competitiveness

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Johannesburg, 5 March 2019 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes South Africa’s continuous improvement in the gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter…
Purchasing Power

SEIFSA Concerned About Further Decrease In The PPI For January 2019

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Johannesburg, 28 February 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned about a further decline in the Producer Price Index (PPI) data for intermediate…

SEIFSA Awards For Excellence 2019 – Call For Entries

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Johannesburg, 26 February 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) invites companies operating in the metals and engineering sector to submit their entries for the…
RISING INFLATION A CAUSE FOR GREAT CONCERN SEIFSA

SEIFSA Welcomes Further Easing Of Inflation For The Month Of January 2019

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SEIFSA Welcomes Further Easing Of Inflation For The Month Of January 2019 Johannesburg, 20 February 2018 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the further…
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Further Decrease In Broader Manufacturing Output in December 2018 Worries SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 12 February 2019 - The decrease in output in the broader manufacturing sector in December 2018, as released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) today, is worrying, Steel and Engineering…

SEIFSA Welcomes Improvement in Employment Numbers, But Remains Concerned About Apparent Trade-Off between Manufacturing Production and Employment

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Johannesburg, 12 February 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the improvement – announced by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) today – in the unemployment…

COSATU’S INTENDED PROTEST ACTION ON 13 FEBRUARY 2019

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INTRODUCTION  Management will be aware, from recent media reports, that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is preparing for a protest action in the form of a national…
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SEIFSA Welcomes President Ramaphosa’s Inspiring SONA

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JOHANNESBURG, 8 FEBRUARY 2019 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) warmly welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa's inspiring State of the Nation Address. SEIFSA Chief Executive Officer…

Enforcing local procurement rules would help offset weak demand

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SEIFSA CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba reflects back on 2018 and offer insight into prospects for the metals and engineering sector n 2019.
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…

Improving M & E Production Is Encouraging, says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 11 December 2018 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the preliminary production data for the Metals and Engineering (M&E) cluster of industries released…

SHEQ Legislation

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HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION REVIEW   1. Occupational health and safety A. Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill For reasons unknown, there has been a delay in the publishing of the…

12 February 2019: Skills Development Planning and Reporting Seminar

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SEIFSA is proud to announce that due to popular demand we will be hosting SEIFSA's Annual  Skills Development Planning and Reporting Seminar which is an informative and practical engagement platform…

About IR and LS

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SEIFSA Industrial Relations & Legal Services SEIFSA’s IR and Legal Services division has highly-skilled and experienced staff that are acknowledged industry experts. They have a specialised knowledge of collective bargaining,…

Reserve Bank’s Decision To Hike Interest Rates Is Disappointing, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 22 November 2018 –  The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is extremely disappointed over the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) decision to hike interest rates…
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SEIFSA Concerned About Increase in Inflation Rate

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Johannesburg, 21 November 2018 – The increase in the official inflation number released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) today does not bode well for hard-pressed businesses in the Metals and…
Business Stability

Business Stability Is Imperative For Long-Term Growth

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The SEIFSA mission encapsulates the essence of its product and service offerings to its affiliated member companies. SEIFSA is a Federation of Employer Organisations which collectively represent the views, goals…
Atrocious Safety Health Awareness

Atrocious Safety Health Awareness Drives Confusion and Mis-Information in Health and Safety

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Huge Reputational Risk for Companies in Metals and Engineering Sector Protection of employees from occupational injuries and illness is one of the most underrated aspects in corporate governance and ethics.…
A Third Consecutive Decrease

A third consecutive decrease in broader manufacturing production reflects a generally difficult business environment amid persistently low domestic demand, says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 8 November 2018 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) today laments a third consecutive decrease in output of the broader manufacturing sector –  including its…

Consistent Purchasing Managers’ Index Decline Highlights the Challenges Faced By Manufacturers

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Johannesburg, 1 November 2018 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned about the dip in overall business activity in the broader manufacturing sector, as…
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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…
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Continuous Improvement in Selling Price Inflation for Metals and Engineering Sector Intermediate Products Is Pleasing, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 25 October 2018 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the continuous improvement in the Producer Price Index (PPI) for intermediate manufactured goods, as…
SEIFSA Welcomes Us’s Decision

SEIFSA Welcomes Us’s Decision To Exempt South Africa’s Aluminium And Steel Products And Encourages Further Engagement To Cancel All Tariffs

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Johannesburg, 24 October 2018 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the decision by the US Department of Commerce (DoC) to exclude some of South…

SEIFSA Welcomes Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement

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Johannesburg, 24 October 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s maiden Medium- Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), with spending projected…

SEIFSA Elects Its Most Transformed Board To Date As Elias Monage Assumes The Presidency

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Johannesburg, 14 October 2016 - Arabela Holdings Executive Chairman Elias Monage was elected President of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) and Chairman of its Board…
manufacturing production

Subdued Domestic Demand Likely To Constraint Promising Manufacturing Production Outlook, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 11 October 2018 – The latest manufacturing production data released by Statistics South Africa today confirms the resilience of the Metals and Engineering (M&E) cluster of sub-industries, despite the country…
SEIFSA Employment equity

Employment Equity: May the Force Be with you – The Serious Consequences of the Employment Equity Act

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“Don’t put it off”, that’s the warning from SEIFSA to its members and all other companies within the Metals and Engineering Sector. The Department of Labour has ramped up its…
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THE PRESIDENTIAL JOBS SUMMIT FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

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President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the Jobs Summit during his inaugural state of the Nation Address in February and subsequently requested NEDLAC to convene Social Partners to address the crisis of…

PERSISTENTLY POOR PMI PERFORMANCE DURING THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2018 IS INDICATIVE OF A FRAGILE ECONOMY – SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 1 October 2018 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) notes with concern that the seasonally-adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) released today for September 2018…