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.

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) represents the interests of a large proportion of the chemical industry in South Africa; throughout its value chain. As an association that forms part of a worldwide network of chemical industry associations, CAIA seeks to promote the continuous improvement of performance in the safety, health and environmental arenas as well as to boost productivity and competitiveness of the chemical and allied industries in South Africa, thereby enhancing their sustainability.

Members are mainly drawn from base chemicals, fertilizers, plastics in primary form, pesticides and other agricultural products, explosives and speciality chemicals. CAIA’s primary goals are to advocate industry advancement and cohesion, promote Responsible Care®,  earn public trust for the chemical industry, strengthen its advocacy efforts and lobbying with Government, drive multi-industry participation and facilitation opportunities for the entire value chain, support education initiatives in science, engineering and technology and create maximum value for member companies.

CAIA is the custodian of the global Responsible Care® initiative, which was launched in South Africa in 1994. Through this initiative, companies sign a declaration committing to continuously improve their safety, health, and environmental performance.

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.

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 a government entity enacted by  Section 31 of the Employment Services Act, No. 4 The Act to develop relevant productivity competencies and competitiveness in workplaces, with a focus on the following core functions: (i) To promote employment and income growth, and workplace productivity; (ii) To improve the employment and re-employment prospects of employees facing retrenchments and those retrenched, which include schemes to provide for Turn-Around Strategies, Lay-offs, retraining or alternative employment opportunities; (iii) To conduct Research on productivity and competitiveness related matters, provide productivity improvement and competitiveness measures, and collection and supply of information; and (iv) To promote social dialogue and a culture of productivity and competitiveness  in the workplace and  all spheres of the nation’s economic and community life.

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.

PACKAGING SA is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of various stakeholders in 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. It also promotes the benefits of packaging and 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.

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.

SAEFA: Your trusted voice in the metal industry

The South African Engineers and Founders is an independent, metal industry employers’ association run by employers for the benefit of all members. We represent the interests of hundreds of member companies in the metal and engineering industries, ranging from small employers to large, multinational organisations. Together with other independent employer associations, we hold significant collective bargaining power at the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC).

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) is a Business Member Organization representing value-add companies and associate services in Kenya.  Its members’ significant contribution to the economy is estimated at a quarter of the country’s Gross Domestic Product. The Association provides an essential link for co-operation, dialogue and understanding with the Government and other key stakeholders by representing its members’ views and concerns through fact-based policy advocacy.

KAM promotes trade and investment, upholds standards, encourages the formulation, enactment and administration of sound policies that facilitate a competitive business environment and reduce the cost of doing business.

The Production Technologies Association of South Africa promotes, protects and supports the collective interests of the production technologies industry in SA through advocacy, networking, information programmes and services.

The Association strives to enhance the reputation of the industry and its employees, promotes the efficiency and profitability of its members, defends the interests of its members with authorities and other associations, and guides industry towards a better understanding of technological developments such as Industry 4.0.

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) 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 30 000 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.

The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA) has represented the full supply chain of the aerosol industry since 1963. The first major success was the voluntary withdrawal of CFC propellants in the South African Market.

Since then, the AMA has launched a consumer assurance AMA Approved Mark and raised the profile of recycling in the metal and (more specifically) the aerosol industry. The AMA has strong links with international bodies and has a formal reciprocal agreement with the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association, which assists in maintaining high production standards, codes of conduct and training programmes.

Local manufacturing has grown incrementally over the last 50 years, and is now in excess of 280 million cans (units) produced each year.

As a member-driven organisation, NAACAM is at the forefront of industry leadership, advocacy, knowledge creation and stakeholder management for automotive component manufacturers.

Anchoring our membership base are suppliers to OEMs for assembly in SA, OE export markets, and the domestic and global aftermarket.  Supporting these are NAACAM’s associate members, who provide a range of specialised services.

NAACAM devotes many resources towards positively impacting the localisation, transformation and supplier development environment for automotive manufacturing in SA.

The Rail Road Association (RRA) is a non-profit company established as a Public Private Partnership between South African business and Department of Trade & Industry to ensure the rightful place for rail as an effective mode of transport to integrate the African continent. Working for the betterment of South Africa’s competitiveness, RRA promotes an effective land transport system where the rail and road modes can operate to provide sustainable long term solutions for the benefit of our great country.