PIPS Indices

THREE MORE INDICES MAKE THEIR DEBUT FOR SEIFSA PIPS

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Three more indices make their debut for SEIFSA Pips In a blog piece “What are Indices” by Seifsa economist Marique Kruger, she explains the importance of knowing how to price your tender…

Metals Industry

SEPTEMBER OUTPUT IN THE METALS AND ENGINEERING SECTOR DISAPPOINTING

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Johannesburg, 9 November 2017 – The latest preliminary production data for the metals and engineering (M&E) sector released by Statistics South Africa today reflects a reduction in production, in line…

SEIFSA REQUESTS SUBJECT-MATTER EXPERTS

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Contact Melanie Mulholland (Melanie@seifsa.co.za)   SEIFSA Request for Technical – Subject Matter Experts for NOCC’s (National Occupational Curriculum Content) SEIFSA as the leader in the Centres of Specialisation DHET Project is inviting…

Purchasing Power

SEIFSA CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC FOLLOWING IMPROVED PURCHASING MANAGERS’ INDEX

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JOHANNESBURG, 1 November 2017 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is cautiously optimistic about the sector’s performance in light of data released by the Absa…

Interest Rates

UNCHANGED INTEREST RATES BODE WELL FOR GDP GROWTH

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Johannesburg, 21 September 2017 – The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) decision to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% and the prime rate at 10.25% will further stimulate domestic…

EEMI

OPENING ADDRESS OF THE EMPOWERED ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE

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By Kaizer M. Nyatsumba, Chief Executive Officer, SEIFSA Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 Thank you very much, Programme Director, for that introduction. Greetings, Ladies and Gentlemen – and welcome to…

MOTOR SECTOR

SEIFSA LAUDS SUPPORT FOR MOTOR SECTOR

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Johannesburg, 7 September 2017 – The Automotive Production and Development Programme’s (APDP’s) impact on demand for South Africa’s metals and engineering sector will come under the spotlight in next week’s…

2017 Wage Negotiations Update

Issue 14 – 2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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Today SEIFSA and all five trade unions registered with the Metals and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) signed an important Settlement Agreement that concludes this year’s negotiations, averts any possibility...
Issue 13

Issue 13 – 2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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The Trade Unions and SEIFSA today agreed to request the Bargaining Council to convene a Signing Ceremony on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 at the Offices of the Bargaining Council in...

Issue 12 – 2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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Feedback received following requests from the five trade unions and the SEFSA-affiliated Associations for time to communicate the proposed deal to their respective constituencies confirms that the overwhelming majority of...
Issue 11

Issue 11 – 2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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The SEIFSA Council today received a report that the industry is inching closer to approving a Settlement Agreement that is likely to see all the trade unions agreeing to a...

Issue 10 – 2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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A sub-committee of the Negotiating Team appointed by the SEIFSA Council met with all five trade unions today in an effort to bring this year’s negotiations to a successful conclusion...
Issue 9

Issue 9 – 2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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As you are no doubt aware, the Bargaining Council’s Sub-Committee appointed to resolve the dispute declared by the trade unions on 15 June 2017 concluded its deliberations on 6 July,…

Issue 8 – 2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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SEIFSA REPRESENTS SMALL AND BIG COMPANIES, AND SEEKS A WIN-WIN DISPENSATION WITH LABOUR JOHANNESBURG, 12 JULY 2017 – Contrary to propaganda maliciously spread by another employer organisation, the Steel and…

Wage Negotiation 2017 - Issue 7

Issue 7 – 2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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The Bargaining Council’s Sub-Committee appointed to resolve the dispute declared by the trade unions on 15 June 2017 concluded its deliberations today (6 July) without reaching an agreement. In the meeting today,…

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Issue 5 – 2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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The Management Committee Meeting of the Council agreed today (21 June 2017) to appoint a sub-committee to meet for the purposes of attempting to resolve the disputes declared by the…

labour-court

Letter to Stakeholders: Solidarity Judgement

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RE: LABOUR COURT APPLICATION – SOLIDARITY// MEIBC AND OTHERS CASE NO. J2924/2016 1. We refer to the above matter and confirm that the Labour Court delivered a written judgment (which…

Issue 4 – 2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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The Main Agreement Wages and Conditions of Employment Negotiations which continued today (15 June 2017) ended with the trade unions all declaring a dispute against the employers and the employers, in response,…

2017 Wage Negotiations Update

Issue 3 – 2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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The Main Agreement Wages and Conditions of Employment Negotiations held on the 7th and 8th June 2017 ended with the employers presenting a wage model which aims to take into account the…

2017 Wage Negotiations Update

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The structure and format of the 2017 Main Agreement wages and conditions of employment negotiations have finally begun to take shape. In an unprecedented and strategic move, the four main employer…

SEIFSA

Getting Ready For The 2017 Wage Negotiations

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Getting Ready For The 2017 Wage Negotiations Greetings – and welcome to the first issue of the 2017 Wage Negotiations Update. This Update will be distributed regularly throughout the 2017…

SEIFSA

Entries For Prestigious SEIFSA Awards For Excellence Close

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ENTRIES FOR PRESTIGIOUS SEIFSA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE CLOSE JOHANNESBURG, 12 MARCH 2017 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa’s (SEIFSA’s) search for top-performing companies in the Southern…

SEIFSA

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…

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Well-attended regional breakfast roadshows strengthen SEIFSA and member companies’ relations in a crucial negotiations year

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Well-attended regional breakfast roadshows strengthen SEIFSA and member companies’ relations in a crucial negotiations year As all employers in the sector know, 2017 is a crucial year for the metals…

SEIFSA

The 4th industrial revolution is here

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The 4th industrial revolution is here The world is at the cusp of a hi-tech revolution that is profoundly altering the way we live and work. This revolution will permanently…

SEIFSA

Artisans of the 21st century

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Artisans of the 21st century Demand-driven apprenticeships are a win-win in increasing the employment prospects of unemployed young people and closing the ever-increasing skills gap, but companies have to enable…

SEIFSA

Industrial relations 2017

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Industrial relations 2017 Even though it’s more than a month into the not so new year, it’s not too late to extend a warm welcome to 2017, albeit on the…

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A hi-tech revolution is coming

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A hi-tech revolution is coming Credit: Yuriko Nakao Reuters By Khanya Vilakazi  The world is on the cusp of a hi-tech revolution that is profoundly altering the way we live…

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State of the Metals and Engineering Industries Sector Report 2017/2018

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State of the Metals and Engineering Industries Sector Report 2017/2018 Brilliant insights, diagnosis and forecast that will give you an informed perspective SEIFSA brings you the State of the Metals and…

SEIFSA

SD Docs

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NSDS_III.pdf MERSETA_Grant_Policy_for_2016_2017.pdf Training_Committee_Guide.pdf Skills_Development_2017_Handout26022017.pdf

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Three ways of attracting employer of choice tag

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Three ways of attracting employer of choice tag

SEIFSA

A win-win solution to unemployment

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  By Melanie Mulholland Demand-driven apprenticeships are a win-win in increasing the employment prospects of unemployed young people and closing the ever-increasing skills gap, but companies have to enable this…

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SEIFSA Training Centre Awards a Great Success

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 SEIFSA Training Centre Awards a  Great Success             At the annual prize-giving ceremony, learners were inspired to dream big by an executive through a powerful…

SEIFSA

Construction Sector Code – Comment before the 28th of December 2016

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Dear Member The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, invites members of the public to make inputs and comments on the Draft Amended Construction Sector Code which was…

SEIFSA

Draft IEP Report and the IRP Assumptions and the Base Case Consultation Workshops – Timeframes

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According to the DOE website, stakeholders are invited to comment on the Draft IEP Report and the IRP Assumptions and the Base Case through the consultation workshops and or in…

SEIFSA

Draft National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill, 2016 – request for public comment

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Dear Member The Draft National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill, 2016, was published in Government Gazette no 40430 of 18 November 2016 for public comment within 30 calendar days of publication….

SEIFSA

Update on Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act

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Kindly be advised that the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill was passed in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on 22 November 2016. The Bill was discussed at Nedlac during 2013….

SEIFSA

BBBEE Legislation

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REVISED BROAD-BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (B-BBEE) CODES OF GOOD PRACTICE Cabinet noted the revised B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice 2012 and approved that these be published for public comment. The…

SEIFSA

General Legislation

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General Legislation   National Water Amendment Bill Download PDF Customs Fraud and Illegal Imports Bill Download PDF Protection of Personal Information Bill Download PDF Standards Quality Accreditation Metrology bill Download…

SEIFSA

In Perspective

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In Perspective – Nov 2013 1. Latest Statistics See Annexure for October Statistics. 2. Price and Escalation Report See Annexure for latest Price Escalation Report EC Staff met Louis Otto…

SEIFSA

Quarterly Reports

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Quarterly Reports   STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: Q2, 2012 CASTING OF METALS MANUFACTURE OF STRUCTURAL STEEL PRODUCTS, TANKS, RESERVOIRS & STEAM GENERATORS MANUFACTURE OF OTHER METAL PRODUCTS  Q2_2012: State of…

SEIFSA

Sector and Year

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EC – Sector and Year – 2013   Basic Ferrous Metals – 2013 Download PDF Electrical Machinery – 2013 Download PDF Fabricated Metals – 2013 Download PDF Machinery – 2013…

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Feature

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INDUSTRY VETERAN MICHAEL PIMSTEIN ELECTED SEIFSA PRESIDENT AHEAD OF 2017 WAGE NEGOTIATIONS  Industry veteran Michael Pimstein was elected President of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA)…

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Monthly Statistics Reports

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Monthly Statistics Reports – 2013   Statistics Report – November 2013 Metals and Engineering Production and Confidence The August data on volumes of production and sales have been published by…

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SEIFSA HC&SD Alliance Partner

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  Dear Colleague, The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has entered into an alliance partnership with Emergence Growth, an award winning Human Capital and Reward Consultancy…

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SEIFSA: HC&SD Seminar Presentations – 16 February 2017

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SEIFSA: HC&SD Seminar Presentations – 16 February 2017 Skills Development SEIFSA Short Presentation v2 16 February 2017 Programme Merseta  2017_2018 Annual Submission template MANDATORY AND DISCRETIONARY GRANT PRESENTATION 3 Learnership…

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About Human Capital & Skills Development

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SEIFSA’s Skills Development & Human Capital Services team plays a major role in co-ordinating the views of business and lobbying for employer-friendly policies at national strategic level through Business Unity…