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Tafadzwa Chibanguza

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     29th April 2022 This week we profile Tafadzwa Chibanguza, COO of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa, an advocacy, lobby and collective bargaining employer federation of 18 member associations representing 1 200 companies that employ in excess of 150 000 employees in the metals and... 

Lucio Trentini

1st April 2022 This week we profile Lucio Trentini, CEO of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa  

New Seifsa COO calls on govt to create a business-friendly environment

By: Schalk Burger     23rd March 2022 The South African government should focus on implementing a set of policy objectives that make the operating environment in the metals and engineering sector more business-friendly and ensures that the cost of production is lower, industry organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries... 

Resources Watch  

23rd March 2022 This week: Metals sector urged to seize South Africa’s beckoning Steel Master Plan opportunity; Menar says Sipho Nkosi’s red tape cutting role crucial to encourage investment and, Equivalent of a Koeberg arising in solar projects 

On-The-Air (18/03/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th March 2022 Countries the world over can now achieve energy freedom – and South Africans should seize its energy sovereignty opportunity with both hands; Private companies have announced so many electricity projects that the equivalent of a Koeberg power station is achieved when you put all the projects... 

Energy sovereignty, Steel Master Plan, Solar PV projects make headlines   

18th March 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Fortescue Metals Group’s Andrew Forrest's call for energy sovereignty; Seifsa  urging the metals sector to take advantage of the Steel Master Plan opportunities; and the comparison of mine-linked Solar PV power projects with the Koeberg nuclear power... 

Metals sector urged to seize South Africa’s beckoning Steel Master Plan opportunity  

By: Martin Creamer     16th March 2022 South Africa’s historic metals sector employer organisation on Wednesday urged all the sector’s employer bodies to roll up their sleeves on May 19 and 20 and get their teeth into the Steel Master Plan, which is seen to have promising reindustrialisation elements. President Cyril Ramaphosa... 

Metals, engineering need govt support to ensure sustainable economic recovery

By: Martin Creamer     8th February 2022 South African businesses in the metals and engineering sector have faced enormous challenges over the past few years, with the Covid-19 pandemic compounding an already difficult situation, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) said on Tuesday. Seifsa is a... 

Mining producer inflation driving overall PPI higher, says Seifsa

By: Simone Liedtke     24th June 2021 The rise in producer price inflation (PPI) is “concerning”, given that it was driven mainly by mining – a key supplier of metals and engineering (M&E) industry raw material, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) said on June 24. The federation referred to... 

First-quarter GDP up 4.6% 

By: Donna Slater     8th June 2021 South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased at a yearly rate of 4.6% during the first quarter of 2021, reports Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). The mining and quarrying sectors combined grew by 18.1%, contributing 1.2 percentage points to the overall GDP figure, while the... 

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