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 about 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 with the South African economy. Sassda have been in existence for more than 50 years representing the industry.

SAPICS is a professional knowledge-based Association that enables individuals and organisations to improve business performance. SAPICS builds operations management excellence in individuals and enterprises through superior education and training, internationally recognised certifications, comprehensive resources and a country-wide network of accomplished industry professionals. This network is ever expanding and now includes associates in other African countries. SAPICS, together with its partners around the globe, is committed to the development of a vibrant network of educated supply chain professionals.

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.

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.

Continued networking with government departments ensure that the members are kept abreast of developments at SARS, SABS, ITAC, EDD, DTI and others.

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

The Pet Food Industry Association of Southern Africa (PFI) is a non-profit body formed by pet food manufacturers, dedicated to upholding quality standards that ensure the nutritional wellbeing of household pets. Representative of 62% of the pet food market in South Africa, each member commits to manufacture and market food that meets internationally accepted standards as set out in Act 36 of 1947. The Department of Agriculture’s regulatory authority manages Act 36. Pet food is randomly and regularly purchased by the PFI, and submitted for independent analysis. If the food does not meet the registered requirements, the manufacturer is reported to the Registrar of Act 36 for legal action. Members of the PFI put the safety of South African pets first and are committed to upholding the PFI’s strict code of conduct, giving the South African pet owner peace of mind that, by feeding a PFI brand, they are feeding the best that they can afford.

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.

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 31 000 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 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.

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.

SARMA is an acronym for the Southern African Ready-mix Association.​

This national body represents all the reputable ready-mix companies, and is also responsible for promoting the Ready-mix industry and establishing ready-mix as the preferred construction material.​

In brief, SARMA’s purpose is to set standard and guidelines with regard to environmental, safety and quality issues. To be a member of SARMA these stringent policies must be met and adhered to. In addition, members are regularly audited against standards, which have been put in place



The Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) is the primary representative of the precast concrete industry. Now in its 44th year, it initiates standards in close cooperation with Standards SA and collaborates with its members in developing new products and services.

Precast concrete is a building material which slots very comfortably into the modern world of fast track and modular construction, in many instances leading the way with innovative technologies and applications.

The CMA’s promotional activities target architects, engineers, developers, contractors and property owners and the pooled knowledge and expertise of its members fosters an environment which encourages the development of innovative, environmentally and community-friendly products.

The Association’s prime focus is to ensure that its members’ products are applied correctly. A CMA mark serves as a guarantee of quality and the CMA takes responsibility should a problem arise.

Members are encouraged to hold accredited product certification such as the relevant SANS standard or to manufacture to specifications laid down by the CMA. Should a problem arise the CMA carries out an investigation, and, if the product does not conform to the required standard, the member company is obliged to rectify the situation. CMA Certification Services strives in the certification of precast units per the relevant SANS specifications. This service is offered to CMA members as well as non-members.

Down the years the CMA has published numerous manuals, brochures and audio visuals on the practical application of precast concrete and this material is available at a nominal charge. It also runs refresher courses and holds seminars to introduce new technology and methodology, often featuring overseas experts.

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  • Protects the interests of business in the region, promote the private enterprise system and market-orientated approach with equal opportunities for all while assisting businesses to adapt to realities that cannot be changed
  • Promotes member’s businesses locally and internationally and provide facilities for members to identify business opportunities through events, information services, advertising and other special business development facilities available from the Chamber.
  • Contributes to the formulation of national and local policies on key issues that affect business – be the voice of business operating in Randburg, Sandton and Midrand and give these localities a better place on the economic map
  • Influences constructively the environment & operating conditions nationally and in our area of responsibility
  • Attracts local and international investment to our area of responsibility and facilitate international business and contacts
  • Acts as a business information, training and facilities resource utilizing members expertise – aimed at assisting members to grow their business and fulfill a leading role in the community
  • Promotes security, the growth of business, employment skills in the region
  • Contributes towards business expertise and resources to community development projects addressing social needs

With a membership of nearly 800, our vision is to be the driving force behind the development of the Automation Industry in Africa, preparing its members to meet the challenges facing them due to the rapid changes taking place within and around the Automation Industry. We also have 22 National Patron members. We are registered with ECSA as a Voluntary Association and a member of the Automation Federation.

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 OSGP Alliance is the global non-profit association dedicated to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and infrastructure for smart grid applications towards a future proof modern smart grid. With a key focus on security, smart metering, smart grid, grid analytics, distribution network management and smart cities our members, including utilities, hardware manufacturers, service providers and system integrators, all share a common goal and vision: promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems.

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