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SEIFSA Laments Persistent Dip In Capacity Utilisation For The M&E Sector

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JOHANNEBURG, 07 November 2019 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) laments the release of key data, namely, the capacity utilisation figures for the metals and…
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Attention: All Employers and Employees in the Metal and Engineering Industry

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Kindly place the attached on your staff notice board for the attention of your employees. RE: COUNCIL LEVIES PAYABLE IN TERMS OF THE REGISTRATION AND ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT This…
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SEIFSA Welcomes Rebound In Broader Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index

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 Johannesburg, 1 November 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the rebound in overall business activity in the broader manufacturing sector, as reflected in…
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SEIFSA Discouraged by Slowdown in Selling Price Inflation for M&E Sector’s Intermediate Products

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Johannesburg, 31 October 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is discouraged by a slowdown in the Producer Price Index (PPI) for intermediate manufactured goods,…
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SEIFSA Concerned By Further Increase In Unemployment Numbers For The Third Quarter

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Johannesburg, 29 October 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned following today’s the release by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today of data,…
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Import Penetration Remains a Great Concern for the Metals and Engineering Sector

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Johannesburg, 11 October 2019, The continuous influx of imported steel into the domestic economy remains a great concern for companies operating in the metals and engineering sector, so said Steel and…
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Dip In Manufacturing Production Concerning, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 10 0ctober 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned by the preliminary data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today, capturing…

Deterioration In Broader Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index Is Disappointing

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Johannesburg, 1 October 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) finds the deterioration in overall business activity in the broader manufacturing sector –  as reflected…
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Second-Quarter Drop In Formally Employed People Disappointing, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 26 September 2019 - The latest data for the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), which reflects a dip in the number of formally…
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SEIFSA Welcomes August Rebound In Selling Price Inflation For The Metals And Engineering Sector

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Johannesburg, 26 September 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the rebound in the Producer Price Index (PPI) for intermediate manufactured goods in August,…
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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”…

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…

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…

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

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SEIFSA Welcomes Moderate Increase In Manufacturing Data

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Johannesburg, 10 September 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the increase in broader manufacturing sector production, as indicated in manufacturing production figures released…
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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…

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…
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Slowdown In Selling Price Inflation For Intermediate Manufactured Goods Does Not Augur Well For M&E Producers

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Johannesburg, 29 August 2019 - The consistent slowdown in the Producer Price Index (PPI) for intermediate manufactured goods does not augur well for companies operating in the metals and engineering…

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…
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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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Slowdown In Manufacturing Output For June 2019 Is Concerning, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 8 August 2019 – The slowdown in the broader manufacturing sector’s production,  as reflected in manufacturing production figures released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) this afternoon, is concerning,…
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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…
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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…

SEIFSA Welcomes Improvement In PMI Data

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Johannesburg, 1 August 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the rise in overall business activity in the broader manufacturing sector, as reflected by…

SEIFSA Welcomes Improvement In PMI Data

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Johannesburg, 1 August 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the rise in overall business activity in the broader manufacturing sector, as reflected by…
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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…

Purchasing Managers’ Index Still Volatile Despite Rebound In June 2019, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 1 July 2019 – While the increase in overall business activity in the broader manufacturing sector – as reflected in the latest ABSA Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data –…
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Although Q1 Metals And Engineering Sector Performance Was Disappointing, Recovery Is Imminent – SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 25 June 2019 – Although the performance of the metals and engineering (M&E) sector during the first quarter of 2019 was disappointing, recovery underpinned by stronger regional and international…
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Increase In The Number Of People Formally Employed Is Encouraging, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 25 June 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern African (SEIFSA) is encouraged by the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) data, reflecting an increase in the number…
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Uptick In CPI Amid Low Growth Is Discouraging For Consumers And Businesses

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Johannesburg, 19 June 2019 – The uptick in consumer price index figures for May 2019 amid low growth is discouraging for consumers and businesses and may negatively affect  consumer sentiments…
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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…

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…

Tough leadership is required to improve South Africa’s economic fortunes, says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 4 June 2019 – The 3,2% drop in South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2019 demonstrates, much more than anything else, that the country…
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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…

Decrease in PMI disappointing, says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 3 June 2019 - A dip in overall business activity in the broader manufacturing sector is disappointing and the result of the lead indicator for May 2019 does not…
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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…

Rebound In Unemployment Rate Calls For Urgent Interventions, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 14 May 2019 – The quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) employment data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today – reflecting a rebound in the unemployment rate for…
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SEIFSA Welcomes Improvement In Manufacturing Output For March 2019

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Johannesburg, 9 May 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the increase in output in the broader manufacturing sector in March 2019, despite a…