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Seifsa president Elias Monage
Opinion: The collapse of the Steel Master Plan and disintegration of industry
1st December 2023

In this opinion article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president Elias Monage writes about the importance of the steel industry and the challenges the... 


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Finding immediate steel alternatives a concern as AMSA prepares to wind down longs unit
29th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has indicated that it will enter discussions with buyers of its noncommodity long-steel products in an effort to limit the disruption that is set to arise because... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Opinion: It’s more than just about wages
23rd November 2023

In this article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) CEO Lucio Trentini writes about the importance of collective bargaining as the metals and engineering sector... 


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Energy transition has potential to dramatically increase demand for steel
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With local electricity grid constraints becoming more prevalent and given the global emphasis on decarbonisation, the ongoing energy transition, as well as loadshedding, are expected to present... 


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AfCFTA holds promise for SA exports, but implementation roadblocks remain
9th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement presents a significant opportunity to access a larger market for South Africa’s exports and the local manufacturing sector, industry... 


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Crushco coal crushers gets you ready to take on the challenging conditions of opencast coal mining
31st March 2023

Crushco coal crushers gets you ready to take on the challenging conditions of opencast coal mining Mpumalanga-based crusher engineering company Crushco Engineering has a strong history as a... 


Imports, lack of legislative support curtail sector
10th March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The South African mining sector is a challenging sector for valves suppliers to operate in, as the valves used in the sector have become highly price-oriented. Industry body South African Valve and... 


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Skills study, awards show need for industry funding, support
3rd March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Industry body Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) conducted and completed a survey and case study last year on Fourth Industrial Revolution- (4IR-) related skills needed in the... 


Opinion: 'It's time to rebuild trust' . . . hang on just a second
7th November 2022

In this article, the National Employers Association of South Africa CEO Gerhard Papenfus responds to an earlier opinion piece authored by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern... 


Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza
Tafadzwa Chibanguza
29th April 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

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... 


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Lucio Trentini
1st April 2022

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


Seifsa COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza 
New Seifsa COO calls on govt to create a business-friendly environment
23rd March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

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... 


Resources Watch
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... 


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On-The-Air (18/03/2022)
18th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


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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... 


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Metals sector urged to seize South Africa’s beckoning Steel Master Plan opportunity
16th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


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Metals, engineering need govt support to ensure sustainable economic recovery
8th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


Mining producer inflation driving overall PPI higher, says Seifsa
24th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

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... 


First-quarter GDP up 4.6%
First-quarter GDP up 4.6%
8th June 2021 By: Donna Slater

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... 


Seifsa CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba
New funding service for metals, engineering companies
26th March 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has partnered with funding consulting firm VennCap Business Solutions to assist metals and engineering... 


The Art of the Possible - Sustaining Local Manufacture and Transformation
The Art of the Possible - Sustaining Local Manufacture and Transformation
25th March 2021

The Art of the Possible - Sustaining Local Manufacture and Transformation A cluster of South African OEMs and smaller manufacturers in the mining supply chain are proving that resilient management... 


MULTIPLIER EFFECT 
The manufacturing sector remains key to the growth and development of South Africa owing to its multiplier effect on other sectors of the economy
Manufacturing recovery’s slow pace a concern, Seifsa
26th February 2021

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) is concerned about the slow pace of recovery in the manufacturing sector, as depicted by the manufacturing Purchasing... 


TRANSFORMATION GOALS 
The Most Transformed Company of the Year Award honours and celebrates companies that have been able to transform their workplaces meaningfully
Companies committed to transformation honoured
26th February 2021

Entries are open for the seventh annual Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) Awards for Excellence and the federation is calling on all companies within the... 


Metals firms confirm being impacted by oxygen shortage
19th February 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

To assess the scale of the reported oxygen shortage in South Africa, the Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) took it upon itself to survey its member companies to establish... 


BEKA Schréder wins Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award
10th December 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

BEKA Schréder is proud to have won the Best Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year Award at this year’s SEIFSA Awards for Excellence. BEKA Schréder was given this recognition for the work they... 


Seifsa calls for moratorium on power hikes as Eskom makes case for cost-reflectivity
Seifsa calls for moratorium on power hikes as Eskom makes case for cost-reflectivity
7th December 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) used the platform created by ongoing National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) hearings to call for a moratorium on... 


Budget acknowledges economy’s plight, but more urgency required, say business organisations
29th October 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Following the delivery of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on October 29, business organisations have commended its acknowledgement of the dire... 


Commenters call for an end to lockdown as second-quarter GDP contracts sharply
8th September 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by just over 16% between the first and second quarters, resulting in an annualised growth rate of ‑51%. This has extended the economic... 


Higher electricity tariffs will hurt metals sector
14th August 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says it is “disappointed” about the recent court judgment against the National Energy Regulator of... 


The importance of using the correct SEIFSA Price and Index Pages indices in your Contract Price Adjustment
The importance of using the correct SEIFSA Price and Index Pages indices in your Contract Price Adjustment
6th August 2020

In order for any business to remain sustainable, it is important to keep track of price escalation trends.  Companies supplying products to buying institutions have to monitor price escalation... 


Pandemic dashes hopes for a domestic steel sector turnaround
Pandemic dashes hopes for a domestic steel sector turnaround
12th June 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The international Covid-19 outbreak, which has disrupted the South African and the global economy, has thrown another “a spanner in the works” for the already embattled domestic steel sector and... 


MICHAEL ADE 
2020 is still going to be a difficult year for the metals and engineering sector, with ongoing pressure on margins
Volatile steel prices to continue in 2020
28th February 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

The volatile prices of domestic steel producers and domestic steel merchants are likely to continue in 2020, says national employer federation Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of... 


MICHELLE NORRIS 
Women working in the metals and engineering sector are predominantly found in administrative job functions
Sector in dire need of transformation
28th February 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

The manufacturing industry, and particularly the metals and engineering sector, is in much need of transformation, says national employer federation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation... 


Seifsa, Minerals Council react positively to SoNA commitments
14th February 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining and metals and engineering sectors have mostly welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans around energy and infrastructure, following his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Thursday... 


BRIGHT FUTURE
Improved trade to to the Southern African Development Community brings with it a positive outlook for the steel construction industry
Industry boasts third positive year despite global downturn
22nd November 2019 By: Halima Frost

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) chief economist and commercial executive Dr Michael Ade says the local metals and engineering (M&E) industry has thus far had... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa president reflects on ongoing challenges in metals sector
25th October 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president and board chairperson Elias Monage on Friday reiterated the challenges facing South Africa's metals and engineering... 


Seifsa president calls for greater industrial policy decisiveness
27th September 2019 By: Terence Creamer

Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president Elias Monage has called for greater decisiveness on the part of the South African government in both defining which... 


KAIZER NYATSUMBA
South Africa needs to be able to produce steel domestically and cost efficiently
M&E Indaba focuses on Industry 4.0
16th August 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

For its fifth annual indaba in September, the Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba (M&E Indaba) will focus on Industry 4.0, as it affects the metals and engineering (M&E) sector. 


DR MICHAEL ADE
The M&E sector has been very resilient, registering a slight quarterly annual increase in its share of the country’s gross domestic product
Sector still affected by economic downturn
19th July 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Owing to the global economic crisis which started in late 2008, a structural break occurred in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector, which had hitherto recorded the highest production figure of... 


KAIZER NYATSUMBA 
The aspirations of the federation run concurrently with the aspirations of the sector, as well as those of the country
Seifsa intensifying role in metals and engineering sector
19th July 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Seventy-six years later, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has made major inroads in intensifying its role and impact in the metals and engineering (M&E)... 


LUCIO TRENTINI
It is imperative for companies to speak with one common voice when dealing with the challenges facing the sector
Pre-eminent representation reaffirmed by Seifsa
19th July 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Owing to the country’s precarious socioeconomic outlook, it is critical for the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) to reaffirm its position as the preeminent... 


WOMEN REPRESENTATION
Seifsa will include a category that acknowledges the excellence of women in engineering at the 2020 awards edition
Awards for excellence encourage industry innovation
19th July 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

With the metals and engineering sector having shed thousands of jobs, companies in the sector have to be more innovative to survive, says Steel and Engineering Industries of Southern Africa... 


SIBUSISO MTHENJANA
Companies want to know their rights and legal obligations towards employees
Federation looks forward to salary negotiations
19th July 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

With the end of the three-year main agreement last month, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation (Seifsa) looks forward to restarting salary negotiations with other industry stakeholders. 


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