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Persistent Dip In PPI Adds Further Strain To Embattled Manufacturers

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Johannesburg, 28 May 2020 – The persistent dip in the intermediate producer price index (PPI) is adding further strain to embattled manufacturers operating in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector,…
SEIFSA welcomes Reserve Bank’s decision to leave Repo and Prime lending rates unchanged

SEIFSA Welcomes SARB’s 50 Basis Points Interest Rates Cut

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Johannesburg, 21 May 2020 – The 50 basis points interest rate cut announced by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) this afternoon will bring further relief to the domestic economy…
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Manufacturing Production Data Disappoints As Businesses Struggle With Additional COVID-19 Challenges

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Johannesburg, 19 May 2020 – The decrease in manufacturing production figures for the month of February 2020 deals a further blow to metals and engineering (M&E) companies already operating under…
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Introducing SEIFSA FREE WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS

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Join us every Wednesday from 20 May till 1 July 2020 as SEIFSA presents its experts to talk to you about doing business in the new reality of COVID 19…
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GUIDANCE REGARDING THE RESPONSE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EMPLOYMENT EQUITY IN THE LABOUR MARKET

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The Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) as per Section 30 of the Employment Equity Act of 1998 (the EEA), is mandated to advise the Minister on codes of good practice,…

BRICS Manufacturing Conference Now Scheduled for 6 August

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Johannesburg, 7 May 2020 – The inaugural, one-day BRICS Manufacturing Conference, which was scheduled to take place in Johannesburg on 21 May, has been moved to 6 August, Conference organisers…
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ENTRY DEADLINE FOR SEIFSA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE EXTENDED

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Johannesburg, 6 May 2020 – Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has moved its 6th Annual Excellence Awards ceremony from 28…

Business Activity Index’s Dismal Performance Highlights The Devastating Impact Of COVID-19 On Local Businesses

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Johannesburg, 4 May 2020 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned about a huge dip in business activity in the broader manufacturing sector, as…
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INAUGURAL BRICS MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE TO INVESTIGATE PRIORITY PROJECTS

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Johannesburg, 29 April 2020 – The establishment of the BRICS Manufacturing Working Group (MWG) subsequently gave birth to numerous priority projects identified across a number of the sub-clusters of the…
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SEIFSA Awards For Excellence – Final Call For Entries

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Johannesburg, 28 April 2020 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) urges companies that are yet to submit entries for the 2020 SEIFSA Awards for Excellence…
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Seven Days Left To Submit Entries For Excellence Awards

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Johannesburg, 21 April 2020 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) reminds manufacturers that are yet to submit entries for its annual Awards for Excellence that…
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Two Weeks Left To Submit Entries For Excellence Awards

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Johannesburg, 15 April 2020 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) calls upon manufacturers that are yet to submit entries for its annual Awards for Excellence…
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SEIFSA Welcomes Reserve Bank’s Surprise Second Repo Rate Cut

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Johannesburg – 14 April 2020 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the South African Reserve Bank’s surprise decision to reduce the repo rate for…

South Africa’s Position In BRICS To Take Centre Stage At Inaugural BRICS Conference

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Johannesburg, 14 April 2020 – It has been a decade since South Africa joined    Brazil, Russia, India and China to form (BRICS) and while trade among BRICS nations had increased…
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SEIFSA Awards To Celebrate Customer-Centricity In The Metals And Engineering Sector

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SEIFSA Awards To Celebrate Customer-Centricity In The Metals And Engineering Sector Johannesburg, 12 April 2020 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) calls upon companies that…
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Excellence Awards To Celebrate Good Corporate Citizenship

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Johannesburg, 8 April 2020 – Manufacturers that  continue to invest in bettering the lives of communities surrounding their operations, despite South Africa’s economic woes, are encouraged to submit entries for…

Companies Boasting Best Health And Safety Compliance Record To Be Celebrated

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Johannesburg, 5 April 2020 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) will  once again celebrate companies that have gone out of their way to invest in…

SEIFSA Welcomes Rebound In The Purchasing Manager’s Index For March 2020

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Johannesburg, 1 April 2020 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the latest ABSA Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data, which reflects an increase in overall…

SEIFSA Welcomes Increase In Employment

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Johannesburg, 31 March 2020 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) data, which reflects gains in the number of…
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SEIFSA Staff Direct Extensions – You can still call us during lockdown

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You can still call us. Call our direct landline numbers, and you will get through to the relevant person’s cellphone. Name Designation Direct NO Anthony Boy CEA Executive Director 011…
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FURTHER INCREASE IN THE PPI FOR INTERMEDIATE MANUFACTURED GOODS IS ENCOURAGING SAYS SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 26 March 2020 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the latest data for the Producers Price Index (PPI) for intermediate manufactured goods, indicating…
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SEIFSA Welcomes Reserve Bank’s Repo Rate Cut

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Johannesburg, 19 March 2020 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the South African Reserve Bank’s decision to cut the repo rate by 100 basis…

Environmentally-Responsible Companies Encouraged To Submit Entries For Excellence Awards

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Johannesburg, 22 March 2020 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has encouraged manufacturing companies that have gone out of their way to successfully implement the…
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KEEN TO BE PART OF TRANSNET’S INDUSTRY DAY?

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State-owned logistics company Transnet is planning to host an Industry Day for companies in the metals and engineering sector. During such a day, Transnet SOC Ltd plans to share its…
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Inaugural BRICS Manufacturing Conference To Take Place in May

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Johannesburg, 18 March 2020 – An inaugural, one-day BRICS Manufacturing Conference is scheduled to take place in Johannesburg on 21 May, Conference organisers said this morning. Kaizer Nyatsumba, Chairman of…
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Important Communication To Employers In The Metals And Engineering Sector

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16 March 2020 Dear Metals and Engineering Sector Stakeholder   RESIGN AND THEN WHAT…?   There is a good chance that, by now, you have had at least one of…

Rebound In Manufacturing Production Encouraging, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 12 March 2020 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the rebound in production in the broader manufacturing sector, especially given that this is…
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SEIFSA Calls On Innovative Employers To Submit Entries For Excellence Awards

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Johannesburg, 15 March 2020 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa calls on innovative companies operating in the metals and engineering sector to showcase their products and…
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COVID 19 An Update: Advice from Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA)

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It’s hard to keep up with the pace of news around the global health emergency that is novel coronavirus 2019 – now known as COVID-19. We have an opportunity to…

Manufacturers Invited To Enter For SEIFSA Awards For Excellence

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Johannesburg, 9 March 2020 – Entries for the prestigious SEIFSA Awards for Excellence have opened and the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is inviting manufacturers operating…

RESPONSIBILITIES & IMPLICATIONS ON MANAGING CORONA VIRUS AT YOUR WORK PLACE

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THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE: Referred to as COVID-2019 THE ORIGIN It is speculated that the novel coronavirus originated from a Seafood Wholesale Market – that also sold live wild animals…
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REPORT ON AN IMPORTANT MEETING BETWEEN SEIFSA AND TRANSNET

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Transnet SOC Ltd is in the process of compiling a list of local companies with expertise to manufacture any of the designated products for its locomotives and wagons. Any companies…
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF AN INNOVATIVE METALS AND ENGINEERING SECTOR ENTERPRISE AND SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT (ESD) FUND?

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Inclusive Growth. That is what a growing number of prominent political parties, including the Government, have been emphasising in recent months. At the centre of inclusive growth is the need…

Dip In Fourth-Quarter Growth “Deeply Disappointing”, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 3 March 2020 - The consecutive dip in the real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the fourth quarter of 2019, which sent the economy into a recession, was deeply…

DON’T MISS THE INAUGURAL BRICS MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE ON 21 MAY 2020

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We all agree that South Africa is a beautiful country, but it is a relatively small market for most companies with an ambition to be global players in their respective…
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Call for nominations – Secondment of an experienced Project Manager to the Dti for implementing the Steel Master Plan projects

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Brief Background Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel is in the process of developing a Steel Master Plan, and has appointed Dr Bernie Fanaroff to coordinate the efforts through meetings…

Persistent Dip In PMI Concerns SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 2 March 2020 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) notes, with concern, the decrease in the seasonally-adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the…
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Rebound In Selling Price Inflation Data Is Encouraging, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 27 February 2020 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the latest Producers Price Index (PPI) data, which shows an uptick in selling prices…

SEIFSA Welcomes Finance Minister’s 2020 Budget Speech

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Johannesburg, 26 February 2020 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s budget speech, which outlined seven guiding plans towards a turnaround…
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SEIFSA CHIEF EXECUTIVE MOURNS SHAUN JOHNSON’S PASSING

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SEIFSA CHIEF EXECUTIVE MOURNS SHAUN JOHNSON’S PASSING AWAY Johannesburg, 25 February 2020 – Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) Chief Executive Officer Kaizer Nyatsumba has expressed his…
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Metals And Engineering Sector Projected To Remain In The Doldrums In 2020 – SEIFSA

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JOHANNESBURG, 13 FEBRUARY 2020 – Last year was generally challenging for both the domestic and global economy, as weakening demand, manufacturing as well as trade and investment restrained progress, with…
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SEIFSA Welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Undertaking To Stimulate Economic Growth

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JOHANNESBURG, 13 FEBRUARY 2020 – Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) Chief Executive Officer Kaizer Nyatsumba welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's undertakings to stimulate economic growth through infrastructure…

Volatility In Manufacturing Production Dampens Pre-Sona Mood As Challenges Impeding Robust Activity Continue Into 2020, Says SEIFSA

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Johannesburg, 11 February 2020 - Preliminary data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) this afternoon captures a second consecutive monthly dip in manufacturing production as companies struggle to contain…

Persistent Unemployment Continues To Be A Great Concern, Says

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Johannesburg, 11 February 2020 - The unemployment rate that remains doggedly high continues to be a great concern, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) said today.…
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CAPES TES in the Construction Engineering Industry

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There is a huge market for Temporary Employment Services(Labour Broking) in Construction Engineering in South Africa.Due to the short-term nature of projects in this industry, the number of staff Companies…

SEIFSA Welcomes Wamkele Mene’s Appointment As Secretary-General Of AfCFTA

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JOHANNESBURG, 11 FEBRUARY 2020 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) extends its congratulations to South African Wamkele Mene, formerly of the Department of Trade and…
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Make Your Voice Heard on the Steel Master Plan

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Brief Background The challenges faced by businesses in the diverse Metals and Engineering sector, and especially its steel sub-industry, have the potential to further impact negatively on production volumes, exports,…
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DIP IN PMI DISCOURAGING FOR COMPANIES IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

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Johannesburg, 3 February 2020 – The dip in overall business activity in the broader manufacturing sector for January 2020 is discouraging, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa…
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2020 WAGE NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE_ISSUE 1

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The structure and format of the negotiations on the 2020 Main Agreement wages and conditions of employment will soon begin to take shape.  Following nominations submitted by the various Associations,…
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Decrease In Selling Price Inflation Will Hurt Business Further

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Johannesburg, 30 January 2020 - The decrease in the selling price inflation will have the effect of preventing companies  in the Metals and Engineering (M&E) sector from improving margins, the…