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…
GORDHAN, NAIDOO AND DUVENAGE PRESS RELEASE

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…
A Third Consecutive Decrease

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…
Improvement

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…
The Presidential Jobs Summit Framework Agreement

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…
Worsening Unemployment Crisis Amidst

WORSENING UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS AMIDST RECENTLY-LAUNCHED ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN A SERIOUS CONCERN – SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 26 September 2018 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is seriously concerned about the jobs lost in the manufacturing sector during the second quarter…
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PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA’S FISCAL STIMULUS PACKAGE DOES NOT HOLD KEY TO SOUTH AFRICA’S LONG-TERM ECONOMIC GROWTH

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Johannesburg, 21 September 2018 – Government’s fiscal stimulus package will not provide long-term solutions to South Africa’s ailing economy, instead Government needs to create a conducive environment for entrepreneurs in…
METALS AND ENGINEERING INDABA CONFERENCE DELEGATES

METALS AND ENGINEERING INDABA CONFERENCE DELEGATES PASS A RESOLUTION FOR GOVERNMENT TO BE EFFECTIVE IN IMPLEMENTING AND MONITORING DESIGNATION OF LOCAL CONTENT

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Johannesburg, 21 September 2018 – Delegates attending the 4th Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba organised by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) at the IDC…
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A MILLION JOBS BY 2027 POSSIBLE IF CHINESE INVESTMENT EFFECT IS WELL MANAGED

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Johannesburg, 21 September 2018 – Business and Government need to work together to increase demand for locally-manufactured products if the creation of one million jobs, in the manufacturing sector, by…
SEIFSA Steel

LACK OF SKILLS, LOW ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SATURATED MARKETS CONSTRAINTS TO INVESTING IN METALS AND ENGINEERING SECTOR

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Johannesburg, 21 September 2018 – Lack of demand in the form of large infrastructure projects, expensive input costs, lack of skills required by the metals and engineering (M&E) sector as…

ANC AND DA OUTLINE THEIR PLANS FOR ECONOMY AT THE METALS AND ENGINEERING INDABA

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Johannesburg, 21 September 2018 – The ruling party is cognisant of and appreciates challenges facing South Africa’s metals and engineering (M&E) sector including lack of demand, proliferation of illegal imports,…
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METALS AND ENGINEERING INDABA CONFERENCE DELEGATES PASS A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING MINISTERS’ FAILURE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE

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Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – Delegates attending the 4th Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba organised by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) at the IDC…
Domestic Manufactures Must Work Together To Survive

DOMESTIC MANUFACTURES MUST WORK TOGETHER TO SURVIVE

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Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – The global trade war between two of the world’s largest economies has the potential to render global growth less synchronised, less certain and less supportive…

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN STILL RELEVANT DESPITE SLOW PACE OF IMPLEMENTATION – DR NKOSAZANA DLAMINI ZUMA

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Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) was still relevant despite the slow pace of its implementation, Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said at the…

SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS NEW ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY TO DEAL WITH PUBLIC CORRUPTION AND CORPORATE MALFEASANCE

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Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – State capture needs to be dealt with urgently to restore public confidence in the State, the constitutional framework and the rule of law. This is…
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GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS AND POLICY CERTAINTY KEY TO IMPROVING SOUTH AFRICA’S SOVEREIGN CREDIT RATING

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Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – The prioritization of economic growth, global competitiveness and policy certainty and predictability are key to improving South Africa’s Sovereign credit rating, so said Massmart Holdings…
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SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS COHERENT AND WELL-EXECUTED ECONOMIC STRATEGY TO GROW – DR MATHEWS PHOSA

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Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – A change in attitude towards the metals and engineering sector from Government, particularly the Department of Trade and Industry and the Gauteng Provincial Government is…
Kaizer Nyatsumba

SOUTHERN AFRICAN METALS AND ENGINEERING INDABA 2018 OPENING ADDRESS

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OPENING REMARKS Thank you, Melissa. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Fourth Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba. Our inaugural conference took place at Emperors’ Palace at Ekurhuleni in 2015,…
SEIFSA Money Graph

SLOWDOWN IN CONSUMER INFLATION IS ENCOURAGING AS IT RELIEVES PRESSURE ON THE METALS AND ENGINEERING CLUSTER AND OVER-INDEBTED CONSUMERS, SAYS SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 19 September 2018 - The slowdown in the official inflation number released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) today is encouraging as beleaguered businesses in the Metals and Engineering (M&E) cluster…
Grinding Steel

HIGH-CALIBRE SPEAKERS TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES CONFRONTING THE METALS AND ENGINEERING INDABA STARTING TOMORROW

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Johannesburg, 19 September 2018 – High-calibre speakers – including Cabinet Ministers senior business leaders and labour leaders – will address delegates attending the fourth Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba…
THE CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA ARE WE MAKING PROGRESS

THE CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA: ARE WE MAKING PROGRESS?

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Johannesburg, 18 September 2018 – In March this year, the African Union launched the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), with the main agreement having been signed on 22 March…
MINING, CONSTRUCTION AND AUTOMOTIVE SECTORS CRITICAL FOR M&E SECTOR’S SURVIVAL

MINING, CONSTRUCTION AND AUTOMOTIVE SECTORS CRITICAL FOR M&E SECTOR’S SURVIVAL

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Johannesburg, 16 September 2018 – The link between the metals and engineering (M&E) sector and the mining, construction and auto manufacturing industries will come under scrutiny at the fourth Southern…
TRANSNET, ESKOM AND PWC BOSSES TO DISCUSS ADMINISTERED PRICES

TRANSNET, ESKOM AND PWC BOSSES TO DISCUSS ADMINISTERED PRICES AFFECTING SOUTH AFRICA’S INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

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Johannesburg, 16 September 2018 – Transnet and ESKOM Chief Executive Officers Siyabonga Gama and Phakamani Hadebe will discuss administered prices such as logistics costs, electricity prices and port tariffs, which…