Sassda is an association of more than 400 members, most of which are located in South Africa, involved in the manufacturing of a variety of stainless steel products, or in the servicing of the stainless steel industry.

Sassda members supply products and services, meeting international standards, throughout Africa.

Sassda offers its members a comprehensive range of marketing and market development assistance.

Sassda offers a comprehensive technical advice service which covers all aspects of the stainless steel industry, such as; fabrication, material selection, grade substitution, material and product sourcing, properties, corrosion resistance, design and material identification. This service is provided at no cost, although if the enquiry requires more in depth investigation, members are referred to other professional organisations that provide such services for a fee.

In 1994, CAIA launched Responsible Care in South Africa to respond to public concerns about the manufacture, storage, transport, use and disposal of chemicals.

CAIA’s primary goals are:

  • to promote Responsible Care and to monitor its implementation;
  • to earn public trust for the chemical industry;
  • to improve the effectiveness of its advocacy initiatives with Government and NGOs;
  • to support education initiatives in science, engineering and technology; and
  • to create maximum value for its member companies.

arei (formerly ADEC)

ADEC was established in 1991 as a non-profit association, representing the interests of electronic component distributors in South Africa.

In January 2015 ADEC expanded its horizons to include electronic and contract manufacturing and changed the name to arei, the Association of Representatives for the Electronic Industry.

arei’s prime objective is to contribute to the creation of an environment which encourages a dynamic growth of the electronic industry.

arei interacts with the government and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in regard to the formulation of strategies, to encourage the growth of the electronics manufacturing industry in this Country

Proudly South African is the country’s “Buy Local” Campaign, which aims to influence consumer behavior – in both the public and private sectors – in favor of local products and services.

Proudly SA believes a significant increase in the uptake of local goods and services can positively impact economic growth and job creation.

“The MAP Program” is the cornerstone of Proudly SA’s activities. It focuses on productivity and competitiveness with an emphasis on Manufacturing, Mining, Automotive, Agro-processing, Pharmaceutical and Petro-chemical sectors.

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.

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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, and to this end, focuses on the following areas as its strategic thrust areas:

  • Enterprise productivity and competitiveness
  • Small and micro enterprise productivity capabilities
  • Public sector efficiency and effectiveness
  • Knowledge Management and Research
  • Productivity awareness

This is reflected in the range of programmes undertaken, as well as in a unique approach to addressing issues of productivity, by adopting a tripartite approach to productivity enhancement; setting targets regarding equity, efficiency and performance excellence.

OUR VISION: Our vision is to lead and inspire a competitive and productive South Africa.

OUR MISSION: To improve productivity by diagnosing, advising, implementing, monitoring and evaluating solutions aimed at improving South Africa’s competitiveness.

OUR VALUES: Service excellence through the implementation of relevant solutions

  • Market leadership through creative and innovative solutions
  • Working together as a team to achieve common goals
  • Partner with stakeholders pursuing solutions to South Africa’s productivity challenges.
  • Honesty, integrity and professionalism are the cornerstone of all our actions

Training provider in the energy industry in South Africa. The core to our success is to provide credible, recognised and high quality training to the Southern African market and ensure continuous development of the trained individuals through internationally recognised certification programs. Since 2002 we have trained in excess of 3,500 candidates representing over 1,100 companies from various industries including mines, consulting firms, ESCOs, Universities, OEMs, government departments, utilities, water and waste water, chemical, and every single industrial sector in the country from food and beverage, automotive, pulp and paper, and the list goes on. Training has been presented in all the major cities of South Africa, Kenya, Namibia and Botswana. In addition, the EnTF draws international attendance from countries such as China, Finland, Germany, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nigeria, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius and Uganda.

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, including the Aluminium Casting 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,
  • Packaging,
  • Castings,
  • Surface finishing,
  • Suppliers

South Africa has the full aluminium industry value chain.

Plastics|SA represents all sectors of the South African plastics industry, including polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers and recyclers.  Together with our associations, we play an active role in the growth and development of the industry and strive to address plastics related issues, influence role players and make plastics the material of choice

PACKAGING SA is a non-profit organisation 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.

SAOGA is a member based Industry Body dedicated to promoting the development of South African-based industry supplying products and services to the upstream oil & gas sector.

It operates as a partnership between the public and private sectors, receiving public funding to carry out a range of industry development activities and working to promote the interests of a membership base of about 250 private sector companies which include global oilfield service companies with bases in South Africa, oilfield-related ship/rig repair and maintenance, logistics companies, and a diversified base of engineering and service companies that supply equipment and specialized services to the industry.

SAOGA’s primary purpose is to grow and access Oil & Gas services opportunities in Southern Africa that drive economic opportunity and benefit members in the Upstream and Midstream oil and gas services value chain.

As a primary facilitator, we provide a gateway to Oil and Gas Services platform to:

  • Advocate for & attract investment & growth.
  • Identify and timeline O&G services opportunities and connect these to members.
  • Shape and drive value, policy & develop capacity, jobs and skills.
  • Drive investors and members’ interests ito policy and matchmaking.
  • Provide a two-way conduit to policy makers from an informed member base.
  • Educate stakeholders & input to developing policy in a new industry.
  • Map and develop skills, services, capacity readiness.
  • Collate, review & share knowledge and local understanding, data and contacts.
  • Leverage government, institutional and private business resources and projects.

The CDAA is a non-profit company based in Wadeville, Germiston sponsored by the European Copper Institute in Belgium and the International Copper Association in New York.

There are Copper Development Associations in numerous global countries.

The CDAA was established in 1962 and is responsible for promoting the use of copper in Africa.

This is done through various initiatives such as Plumbing, HVAC, Antimicrobial copper, Electrical and Aquaculture.

The CDAA members are involved in the production and sales of various copper alloy based products and CDAA endeavours to develop these markets to the benefit of its members.

This is done through marketing, advertising, exhibitions and presentations.

RCCI & FCCI are registered, affiliated to the National chamber body , SACCI, operating with a constitution and an elected Executive Council.

Randburg Chambers boast 59 years of support to their local businesses as well as sterling works achieved in other areas , positively affecting the people and business alike. The Fourways Chamber as well as the Lanseria Chamber, under the RCCI banner, will celebrate 1 year in July 2018.

Our mandate is to support and facilitate opportunities for Business as well as offer support at a Municipal, Provincial and Government levels regarding issues affecting business as well as social and service delivery matters. Our Focus on SME development, upliftment and support of business is all spheres is our main focus as well as facilitating opportunities across our borders into the SADC region and other countries where opportunity abounds. We also offer Electronic Certificates of Origin, utilizing our own SA designed system with excellent training and support structure.

Businesses are encouraged to work with and communicate their concerns and needs to the chamber to enable us to service them better.

ADEC was established in 1991 as a non-profit association, representing the interests of electronic component distributors in South Africa.

In January 2015 ADEC expanded its horizons to include electronic and contract manufacturing and changed the name to arei, the Association of Representatives for the Electronic Industry.

Arei’s prime objective is to contribute to the creation of an environment which encourages dynamic growth of the electronic industry.