Productivity SA is established in terms of section 31 (1) of the Employment Services Act, NO 4 of 2014 as a juristic person with a mandate to promote employment growth and productivity
Productivity SA is an institution mandated by Government, Labour and Business to enhance productivity in order to contribute to South Africa’s socio-economic development and competitiveness.
Our vision is to lead and inspire a competitive and productive South Africa.
To improve productivity by diagnosing, advising, implementing, monitoring and evaluating solutions aimed at improving South Africa’s sustainable growth, development and employment through increased competitiveness.
Is to promote employment growth and productivity thereby contributing to South Africa’s socio economic development and competitiveness
The Eastern Cape Tooling Initiative is Public Private Partnership between the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development Environmental Affairs and Tourism (ECDEDEAT) and the tool making industry in the Eastern Cape represented the Toolmaking Association of South Africa (Eastern Cape) (TASA)
The mission of the ECTI is to represent the best interests of all members of the tooling community in the Eastern Cape including buyers and users of tooling, manufacturers of tooling, suppliers to the tooling industry and personnel involved in the industry.
The ECTI is committed to develop the industry’s skills, capacity, reputation and financial viability and is the independent spokesman for the industry, providing communication and networking opportunities for its membership.
The NCPC-SA is a national programme that supports industry in the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) and assists companies to save through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and improved waste management. It is a programme of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
The Centre’s core projects are: RECP assessments | Industrial Energy Efficiency Project |Industrial Symbiosis Programme | Industrial Water Efficiency Project | Skills development and training | Internship Programme |.
The NCPC-SA is a member of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) global resource efficiency and cleaner production network (RECPnet) and player a leading role in the African Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (ARSCP)
THE AIDC EASTERN CAPE PROVIDES ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE WORLD-CLASS
SERVICES TO MANUFACTURERS AND THEIR SUPPLY CHAIN, ACROSS ALL SECTORS of the economy IN THE AREAS OF: SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT, SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING AND WELLNESS.
A wholly owned subsidiary of the Eastern Cape Development Corporation, the AIDC’s subsidised technical and manufacturing related services and shopfloor improvement programmes include World Class Manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance, Cleaner Production, Energy Management, Six Sigma, Incubation and highly effective Wellness programmes that boost productivity.
For more info: www.aidcec.co.za
The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) is the voice of and the gateway to the South African Aluminium Industry.
The Purpose of AFSA
- To promote the use of aluminium and the growth of aluminium usage,
- To promote the Southern African aluminium industry, both regionally and internationally,
- To promote, represent and defend the interests of its members.
AFSA members are engaged in a significant range of manufacturing sectors, including:
- Primary and Secondary aluminium production,
- Extruded and Rolled products,
- Architectural/building and construction,
- Fabrication, including welding and bonding,
- Surface finishing,
South Africa is fortunate to have a vibrant, growing World Class aluminium industry, comprising the complete value chain. Primary and secondary aluminium products are supplied to the semi-fabricators and foundries. These are the input materials to the Building and Construction, Electrical, Packaging, Consumer durable, Transport and Automotive, Mining, Military, Chemical and General Engineering sectors.
Aluminium is an enormously versatile material. It is easy to work, form, and weld, and is durable and corrosion resistant.
The industry (before fabrication) has 11 000 direct employees with a multiplier of 2.4.
Strong exports of all product types – primary, secondary, semi-fabricated products, castings, forgings and fabricated products, earn valuable foreign currency for South Africa.
The Manufacturing Indaba is in a strategic partnership with the Manufacturing Circle to deliver an event that aims to improve, grow and develop the South African manufacturing industry sector.
The Manufacturing Circle interacts with government and other stakeholders in order to review, debate and help formulate policies, which will have a positive impact on South Africa’s manufacturing base.
The Manufacturing Circle is made up of a number of South Africa’s leading medium to large manufacturing companies from a wide range of industries. Some of the members are leading South African exporters of manufactured goods to markets around the globe, others are locally based and locally focused companies competing with the best in the world. There is one common denominator among them and that is a passion for manufacturing coupled with a fervent belief that for South Africa to be economically strong, its manufacturing sector must be strong. A strong and developing manufacturing sector will drive the creation of skilled and semi-skilled jobs in the South African economy.
The Association represents the collective, non-competitive interests of the new motor vehicle manufacturing industry in South Africa and comprises twenty-two companies involved in the production of cars and commercial vehicles which businesses collectively employ about 32 500 persons. NAAMSA also represents the interests of twenty-one companies involved in the importation and distribution of new motor vehicles in South Africa. All the major multi-national automotive corporations are members of NAAMSA or are affiliated to the Association.
The Association attends to matters and addresses issues which aim to promote the interests of the broader South African automotive Industry and its members in particular.
Information about NAAMSA and its members may be obtained from the industry’s website www.naamsa.co.za
The Namibian Manufacturers Association (NMA) was established in 1994 by a group of Windhoek manufacturers as the Association of Namibian Manufacturers. In 2002 NMA was transformed into section 21 Company (company not for gain but with full corporate responsibility).
The Association represents its members by being the watchdog and voice of Namibian manufacturers in general. The NMA enhances member visibility by assisting members with marketing functions through the NMA website, business delegations and by addressing direct inquiries. The association’s role extends to discussing and negotiations with Government, other sectors in the country and foreign organisations, also as part of foreign trade negotiations. The NMA continuously advocates for better working relations and dialogue between manufacturers and retailers.
Founded in 1877, the Border-Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB) is the recognised “Voice of Business” in the region, working to create an enabling environment for economic activity and a platform for business to flourish.
Headquartered in East London/Buffalo City with offices in Queenstown, the Border-Kei Chamber of Business is a not-for-profit, a-political, a-religious, membership based organisation which counts over 700 businesses as members in good standing representing the private sector, thought leaders and academic institutions from a wide array of sectors.
The driving focus of the Chamber is to represent the interests of business by identifying, developing and promoting the major issues that contribute to economic activity and growth in the region as well as to reduce the barriers that threaten the regions global competitiveness.
“As the voice of Business, to promote an environment for growth and sustainability.”
PACKAGING SA is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of the paper and packaging industry including converters, brand-owners and raw material suppliers. Its role as industry advocate includes lobbying government on issues that impact on the sector and it actively supports policies relating to the protection and improvement of the environment through the conservation of resources, including recycling and the recovery of packaging waste. It also promotes the benefits of packaging and as the voice of the packaging industry serves to keep members updated with developments in the South African market. Packaging SA has close ties with the Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) and is committed to driving education and training in the field of packaging in South Africa.
The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (VAMCOSA) was formed in July 2011 and works within the dti’s designated cluster parameters. VAMCOSA’s focus is to bring local valve and actuator manufacturers together in order to create a common focus and goal for the respective industries. VAMCOSA provides an effective platform for its members to engage with government and state owned companies through designated channels of the dti and the SACEEC with regard to industry specific concerns.
Sassda (Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association) is an association of members who distribute, market, manufacture and fabricate products and services relevant to stainless steel. With more than 400 members in sub-Saharan Africa, Sassda provides a platform for its members to collectively promote the sustainable growth and development of the industry, with the main emphasis on stainless steel converted within the South African economy. The Association has been in existence since 1964 and is one of the most active in the world.
On the African continent, SAPICS has forged strong associations with like-minded companies and organisations to create a community of supply chain professionals which is ever-expanding. As APICS’ exclusive education partner in Sub-Saharan Africa, SAPICS continually strives to develop a strong footprint in this region and relations with like-minded partner associations. In collaboration with all our partners, SAPICS is committed to building a vibrant community of educated supply chain professionals throughout Africa and the world.
George Business Chamber strives to be the Leading Voice of Business in the Garden Route and focuses on forming collaborative relationships which promotes Economic Development in the area. The Chamber strives to create an enabling environment which fosters the expansion of business through networking opportunities and the sharing of meaningful business intelligence. The Chamber endeavours to facilitate the needs and expectations of its members by delivering high levels of service through engagement and regular surveys.