VOTE TAKEN TO GAZETTE THE 2017-2020 MAIN AGREEMENT

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Following the signing of the Settlement Agreement and the commitment contained therein to prepare a Consolidated Main Agreement for submission to the Department of Labour, with a request that it...

SEIFSA ENCOURAGED BY THE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF THE METALS AND ENGINEERING OUTPUT IN MARCH 2018

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JOHANNESBURG, 10 MAY 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is encouraged by the continuous improvement in production in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector,...
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IT IS IMPORTANT FOR COMPANIES INVOLVED IN FOREIGN TRADE TO CONSIDER THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO THEM TO PROTECT THEIR BOTTOM LINE

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It is important for companies involved in foreign trade to consider the options available to them to protect their bottom line, writes Michael Ade. Despite the continuous recovery in global...

SEIFSA ENCOURAGED BY POSITIVE REACTION TO BOUYANT CONSUMER AND BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

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JOHANNESBURG, 2 MAY 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is encouraged by the improvement in the Absa Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) released today, with...

SEIFSA CONCERNED ABOUT AMERICA’S DECISION NOT TO EXEMPT SOUTH AFRICAN STEEL AND ALUMINIUM FROM IMPORT TARIFFS

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Johannesburg, 2 May 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is worried about the impact the US’s decision to permanently impose large tariffs on the...

APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION ON THE SUBMISSION

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IMPORTANT NOTICE merSETA stakeholders APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION ON THE SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR 19 - MANDATORY AND DISCRETIONARY GRANT Stakeholders are advised that should they be unable to submit their...

IN SEARCH OF A COMPANY WITH THE MOST OUTSTANDING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAMME FOR 2017

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JOHANNESBURG, 15 APRIL 2018 – Great companies make for good corporate citizens, positively impacting on their stakeholders, the lives of communities in which they operate as well as the environments...

SAFTU’S INTENDED PROTEST ACTION ON 25 APRIL 2018

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Introduction As Management may be aware from recent media reports, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) – of which NUMSA is a member –  is preparing for a...

SEIFSA CELEBRATES TRANSFORMED COMPANIES IN THE METALS AND ENGINEERING SECTOR

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JOHANNESBURG, 8 APRIL 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) calls on companies that have embraced transformation in the metals and engineering sector to submit...

INCREASE IN ELECTRICITY PRICE WILL DEAL THE METALS AND ENGINEERING SECTOR A SERIOUS BLOW – SEIFSA WARNS

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Johannesburg, 6 April 2018 – An increase in the price of electricity will deal South Africa’s metals and engineering (M&E) sector – which is just beginning to come out of...

PMI’s UNRESPONSIVENESS TO IMPROVING BUSINESS AND INVESTOR CONFIDENCE WORRISOME – SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 4 April 2018 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) notes with concern that the Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) released today indicates  that the...

SEIFSA CALLS FOR ENTRIES FOR THE DECADE OF THE ARTISAN AWARD

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Johannesburg, 2 April 2018 – South Africa has identified re-industrialisation as one of the key initiatives with the potential to unlock the country’s economic growth potential. When it takes off,...

EASING PRODUCTION COSTS ARE GOOD FOR CONSUMERS, BUT GENERALLY WORRISOME FOR BUSINESSES, SAYS SEIFSA

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JOHANNESBURG, 29 MARCH 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned about the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) figures released by Statistics South Africa...

SEIFSA WELCOMES RESERVE BANK’s REPO RATE CUT

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Johannesburg - 29 March 2018, The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the South African Reserve Bank’s decision to reduce the repo rate by 25 basis...

SEIFSA IS YOUR GUIDE TO DISCIPLINE IN THE WORKPLACE

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In 2017 the industry wage negotiations took place and the challenge is to ensure that the Main Agreement is implemented consistently within our industry. Your knowledge is vital to this...

MAIN AGREEMENT: DO YOU NEED TO CUT COSTS?

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Let SEIFSA Guide You Can employers apply for an exemption from the upcoming wage increases? In these difficult economic and trading times, some companies may be battling to survive or...

STRIKE VIOLENCE: WHAT’S MY PLAN?

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Peaceful Striking for Pressure The right to strike is entrenched in section 17 of the Constitution – and it is provided for in the Labour Relations Act (the LRA). The...

SEIFSA ENCOURAGES CUSTOMER-CENTRICITY IN THE METALS AND ENGINEERING SECTOR

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Johannesburg, 25 March 2018 – Doing business in a manner that focuses on creating a positive experience for the customer is one of the key ingredients required for succeeding in...
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SOUTH AFRICAN STEEL INDUSTRY MAY BECOME A VICTIM OF A POTENTIAL US TRIGGERED TRADE WAR WITH CHINA

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Johannesburg, 23 March 2018 – The broader South African steel industry appears to be caught in the middle of what is playing out to be a nasty bilateral squabble between...

ABSENTEEISM: THE OTHER SILENT KILLER

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Just like high blood pressure is referred to as the silent killer, so, too, can absenteeism from work be regarded in a similar vein. It’s an administrative burden on Managers...

SEIFSA CONTINUES TO LEAD THE WAY

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As a mandate-driven organisation, SEIFSA derives its mandate from the SEIFSA Council, which is an assembly of SEIFSA-affiliated employer Associations. At that forum, member Associations debate matters among themselves and...

SEIFSA ENCOURAGED BY LATEST CPI DATA INDICATING FURTHER INFLATION EASING

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Johannesburg, 20 March 2918 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is encouraged by the latest consumer price index (CPI) figures indicating a continued easing of...

SEIFSA CALLS ON ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY COMPANIES TO ENTER THE SEIFSA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

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Johannesburg, 18 March 2018 – Economic development and ecological challenges, including climate change and the depletion of natural resources, go hand in hand. As economies develop through industrialization, the quality...

CALLING ALL EXECUTIVES

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Can you answer these 4 Industrial Relations & Legal Compliance confidently?   Can you ensure a water tight dismissal? Do you know the difference between authorized and unauthorized leave? Can...

SEIFSA WELCOMES REBOUND IN METALS AND ENGINEERING SECTOR IN JANUARY 2018

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Johannesburg, 13 March 2918 – The latest preliminary seasonally-adjusted production data published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today reflect an increase in output in the metals and engineering (M&E)...

AMCU’S INTENDED PROTEST ACTION ON 20 MARCH 2018

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Introduction As you may be aware from recent media reports, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is preparing for a protest action in the form of a one-day...

NATIONAL BUSINESS INITIATIVE SURVEY

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SEIFSA has been approached by the National Business Initiative (NBI) following the first phase of the Youth Employment Initiative which requested members to submit any information readily available on youth employment...

SEIFSA CALLS ON COMPANIES WITH GREAT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE RECORD TO ENTER FOR THE SEIFSA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

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Johannesburg, 11 March 2018 – With employees being the most valuable assets of any successful business, companies should value their lives and invest heavily in ensuring that the environment in...

THE POPI ACT COMES INTO EFFECT IN 2018

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Are you prepared for one of the most disruptive challenges ever to your business? It’s not business as usual anymore. The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act presents one of...

DIRECTORS, CEOs AND MANAGERS: STAYING CURRENT IS YOUR LEGAL AND ETHICAL DUTY

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Labour Case Law: It’s all in the interpretation Lawyers are the ultimate knowledge workers. Quality legal advice is dependent on access to accurate and timely legal information. As such, staying...

SEIFSA IS ENCOURAGED BY IMPROVEMENT IN REAL GDP

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Johannesburg, 6 March 2918 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the improvement in South Africa’s real gross domestic product (GDP) and is encouraged by...

SEIFSA CELEBRATES BEST CORPORATES SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMMES

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Johannesburg, 5 March 2018 – Businesses form an integral part of the communities in which they operate. Therefore, it follows logically that, like other responsible citizens, businesses should play a...

SEIFSA WELCOMES IMPROVEMENT IN MANUFACTURING BUSINESS ACTIVITY

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Johannesburg, 1 March 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the continued improvement in overall business activity in the manufacturing sector as reflected in...

SEIFSA DISAPPOINTED ABOUT LATEST PPI FOR INTERMEDIATE MANUFACTURED GOODS

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Johannesburg, 28 February 2018 – The latest release on the Producer Price Index (PPI) for intermediate manufactured goods published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today reflects a further deterioration...

SEIFSA WELCOMES CABINET RESHUFFLE, WITH SOME RESERVATIONS

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Johannesburg, 27 February 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet restructuring, but expressed disappointment at the retention of at...

SEIFSA ENCOURAGES TRANSFORMATION IN THE METALS AND ENGINEERING SECTOR

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Johannesburg, 26 February 2018 – South Africa’s metals and engineering (M&E) sector is one of the country’s least transformed sectors of the economy. Against this backdrop, among others, the Steel...

SEIFSA WELCOMES FINANCE MINISTER’S 2018 BUDGET

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Johannesburg, 21 February 2018 -  The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the Government’s announced efforts to reduce its ballooning expenditure significantly and stabilise debt levels...

CELEBRATE SEIFSA’S 75th ANNIVERSARY WITH US

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For 75 years, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has represented the metals and engineering industries, provided active support for Employer Associations and lobbied for policies...

RAMAPHOSA LEADERSHIP IS JUST WHAT SOUTH AFRICA DESPERATELY NEEDS AT THE MOMENT, SAYS SEIFSA

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JOHANNESBURG, 17 FEBRUARY 2018 – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inaugural State-of-the-National Address last night was a clear indication that South Africa is on the verge of turning the corner and re-embracing...
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SEIFSA WELCOMES JACOB ZUMA’S RESIGNATION AND CALLS ON CYRIL RAMAPHOSA TO RESTORE SOUTH AFRICA’S BATTERED IMAGE ABROAD

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Johannesburg, 15 February 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the eventual resignation of former president Jacob Zuma last night and congratulates the ANC...

SEIFSA CONFIDENT ABOUT A REBOUND IN METALS AND ENGINEERING SECTOR

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SEIFSA IS WORRIED BY THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE U.S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE IN ITS ANTIDUMPING DUTY INVESTIGATIONS OF IMPORTS OF CARBON AND ALLOY STEEL WIRE ROD FROM SOUTH AFRICA Johannesburg,...

STATE OF THE METALS AND ENGINEERING
SECTOR 2018 TO 2019
ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY

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Message from SEIFSA CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is the undisputed voice of the metals and engineering sector in South Africa and...

THE LATEST LABOUR LAW DECISIONS AND ANALYSIS, STRAIGHT TO YOU! 9 MARCH 2018

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Venue: Johannesburg Country Club, Auckland Park Time: 09:00 – 15:00 DATE: 9 March 2018 Seminar: LABOUR LAW: NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE SEIFSA has taken it upon itself to...