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Closing Address: Metals and Engineering Indaba

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  13 SEPTEMBER 2010: 16:45 – 17:00 DELIVERED BY: MARTIN L KINGSTON VICE PRESIDENT – BUSA 1. Introduction As we mark the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s democracy and within…
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Promise of a New Dawn Still Holds But the Private Sector also Has a Role to Play

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Johannesburg, 13 September 2019 -  The ushering in of President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new Head of State in February 2018 brought with it the promise of “A New Dawn”…
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Metals and Engineering Sector Masterplan Key to Unlocking Growth Opportunities

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Johannesburg, 13 September 2019 – The Metals and Engineering Sector Masterplan, which is currently being formulated will unlock growth opportunities for the embattled metals and engineering sector, which faces, among…

New South African Automotive Masterplan bodes well for Metals and Engineering Sector

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Johannesburg, 12 September 2019 – The recently launched South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) bodes well for companies operating in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector, National Association of Automotive Component…
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A Coherent, and Focussed Strategy Required to Make Sure South Africa Benefits from 4IR

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Johannesburg, 12 September 2019 – South Africa needs a coherent and focused strategy on how to take advantage of opportunities that will be presented by the fourth industrial revolution (4IR),…
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SEIFSA Calls Upon All South Africans to Work Together to Reverse High Unemployment, Xenophobia and Violence against Women

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Johannesburg, 12 September 2019 - Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba has called upon Government,  business leaders, labour representatives and the general public to…
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Introductory Remarks At The Fifth Southern African Metals And Engineering Indaba

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By Kaizer M. Nyatsumba, Chief Executive, SEIFSA Date: 12 September 2019 Thank you, Melissa, for that fantastic introduction. Ladies and Gentlemen, we meet at a most inauspicious time for our…
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High-Calibre Speakers To Address Metals And Engineering Indaba From Tomorrow

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Johannesburg, 11 September 2018 – High-calibre speakers from Government, labour, business and academia will address delegates attending the fifth annual Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba which takes place at…

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,…

WATCH: Official Launch Video – 5 Years of Thought Leadership | Metals and Engineering Indaba 2019

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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…
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Does the NDP Still have the Potential to Turn South Africa’s Economic Fortunes Around?

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Johannesburg, 10 September 2018 - Seven years ago, the Government adopted the National Development Plan (NDP), a blueprint for how South Africa could eradicate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. …
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Trade and Industry Minister to Address Delegates Attending 5th Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba

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Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel will address hundreds of delegates attending the fifth Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba taking place at the IDC Conference Centre on Thursday and…
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Are State-Owned Companies Enablers Or Blockers of Economic Growth?

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Johannesburg,  5 September 2019 – State-owned companies (SOCs) have long played a pivotal role in South Africa’s economy. Not only do they provide basic infrastructure without which  businesses cannot operate…
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Over 200 Stakeholders Will Be Attending The Metals And Engineering Indaba On 12-13 September 2019.

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WILL YOU BE THE ONLY ONE MISSING OUT? More than 200 stakeholders with an interest in the welfare of the Metals and Engineering Sector in particular and Manufactuing in general…
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SEIFSA CEO, Kaizer Nyatsumba, talks about stimulating and growing the South African Metals and Engineering Sector and the upcoming Indaba on 12-13 September.

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SEIFSA Welcomes Improvement In The GDP Data

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Johannesburg, 3 September 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the news that the South African economy avoided a technical recession during the second…

Managing The Impact of Administered Prices for M&E Sector’s Survival and Global Competitiveness

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Johannesburg, 1 September 2019 - As the South African economy continues to struggle to grow, businesses in the manufacturing sector also continue to face headwinds, including increasing logistics and input…
2020 Metals and Engineering Wage Negotiations: What Should Employers Expect?

2020 Metals and Engineering Wage Negotiations: What Should Employers Expect?

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Johannesburg, 25 August 2019 – The 2014 wage negotiations culminated in a month-long strike that subsequently led not only to closure of smaller companies operating in the metals and engineering…

SEIFSA NEWS July – August 2019

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DON’T MISS OUT – REGISTER NOW. Among The Items On The Agenda Are The African Continental Free Trade Agreement, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Brics, The 2020 Wage Negotiations, Etc.

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The Fifth Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba (MEIndaba), which places the spotlight on our sector in particular and manufacturing in general, is just under a month away. It offers…
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Are South African Manufacturers Ready To Take Advantage Of The Opportunities Presented By The African Continental Free Trade Agreement?

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Johannesburg, 11 August 2019 – May 2019 saw the official launch of the much-anticipated African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which not only provides access to a continent-wide market of…
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2019 Indaba To Scrutinize Growing Presence Of Chinese Imports In South Africa

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Johannesburg, 4 August 2019 – There is no doubt that there has been a growing presence of Chinese-manufactured products in South Africa, and  Chinese business leaders have invested in numerous…

Increase In Unemployment Calls For Urgent Interventions To Grow The Economy, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 30 July 2019 – The increase in the number of unemployed people in South Africa calls for urgent interventions to address the scourge, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of…
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Skills Development for the Metals and Engineering Industry – Frequently Asked Questions An HR Guide

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What is the purpose of the Skills Development Act? The short supply of skilled staff is a serious obstacle to the competitiveness of industry in South Africa. The Skills Development…
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SEIFSA Training – The Key to Re-Positioning The Metals and Engineering Sector for the Future

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SEIFSA Training – The Key to Re-Positioning The Metals and Engineering Sector for the Future. To promote sustainable metals and engineering industries to ensure that they are strategically positioned for…

FEDUSA’S Intended Protest Action on 26 July 2019

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Please note that the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA), alongside its affiliated union, the United National Transport Union (UNTU), has served NEDLAC with a notice of intention to…

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…
Disciplinary Policy

What You Need To Know About Company Disciplinary Policy and Code in the Metals and Engineering Sector

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A Management Guide to Disciplinary Policy It is management’s responsibility to maintain discipline within the workplace. The disciplinary policy must apply to and form part of the contract of employment…
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SEIFSA Legal Services Protecting Companies from the repercussions of unfair dismissals

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SEIFSA Legal Services Protecting Companies from the repercussions of unfair dismissals. One of the most important changes introduced by the Labour Relation Act 66 of 1995 relates to procedural fairness…
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How to use Labour Brokers – risk free for companies in the metals and engineering industry

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How to use Labour Brokers – risk free for companies in the metals and engineering industry The following guidelines have been prepared by SEIFSA in an attempt to assist management…
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SEIFSA Welcomes Reserve Bank’s Repo Rate Cut

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Johannesburg - 18 July 2019, The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the South African Reserve Bank’s decision to reduce both the repo and prime lending…

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…
Continuous Positive Growth

Continuous Positive Growth in Manufacturing Output despite a Spluttering Domestic Economy Is Encouraging, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 11 June 2019 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is encouraged by the continuous positive growth in broader manufacturing sector production, as indicated in…
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SEIFSA Brings Its Significant Experience to Bear on South Africa’s New Labour Laws

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31 July 2019 SEIFSA is proud to present it significant expertise in Industrial Relations and Legal Services (IR&LS) on the 24 July 2019. The occasion is SEIFSA’s Industrial Relations and…
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SEIFSA Welcomes Launch of Africa Continental Free Trade Area, Which Provides a Wider Market with Huge Value for Local Businesses

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Johannesburg, 2 June 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the official beginning of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 30 May…
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HC Heat Exchangers, Pamodzi Win Big At Fifth SEIFSA Awards for Excellence

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Johannesburg, 23 May 2019 – HC Heat Exchangers and Pamodzi Unique Engineering were amongst the big winners announced at the glamorous SEIFSA Awards for Excellence ceremony held at the Sunnyside…
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Unchanged Interest Rates Bodes Well For Businesses in The Metals And Engineering Sector

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Johannesburg, 23 May 2018 - The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) decision to keep the repo and prime rate unchanged at 6.75 percent and 10.25 percent respectively augurs well for…
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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…
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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…
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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)…
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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…
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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…
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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…