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

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 plastic-related issues, influence role players and make plastics the material of choice.  Find out more at www.plasticsinfo.co.za


CAIA, affiliated to the International Council of Chemical Associations, was established in 1994. CAIA seeks to promote the sustainability of the chemical industry in South Africa through intense advocacy, the ‘Responsible Care®’ initiative and the promotion of skills development in the sector. Members sign a ‘Responsible Care®’ commitment to continuously improve their safety, health and environmental performance; and thus, the sustainability of the chemical industry. Membership is open to chemical manufacturers and traders as well as to organisations which provide a service to the chemical industry, such as hauliers and consultants.

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 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.


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

South Africa has faced numerous challenges since gaining freedom in 1994. To address the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality, South Africa’s first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela, convened the Presidential Jobs Summit in 1998. Subsequently, in 2001, Proudly South African was born.

Its key focus areas include the “Buy Local” (local procurement) Campaign, national pride, patriotism, social cohesion and Ubuntu. The acronym “PRIDE” lies at the heart of Proudly South African and its vision:

P – Patriotism, Partnerships and Productivity
R – Reindustrialisation
I – Innovation and Competitiveness
D – Domestic consumption
E – Enterprise development Proudly South African seeks to strongly influence procurement in public and private sectors, to increase local production, influence consumers to buy local and stimulate job creation. This is in line with government’s plans to revive South Africa’s economy so that millions of jobs can be created and unemployment can be decreased under the New Growth Path Plan.

Proudly South African fits hand-in-glove with the broader national developmental agenda and the Local Procurement Accord signed in October 2011.  BE PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN – BUY LOCAL TO CREATE JOBS.


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.


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.

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme of government that promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

From assessments at 1,100 manufacturing sites, the NCPC-SA has identified opportunities to save R1.6 billion per annum in energy, water and materials costs in participating companies since 2011. Cumulated savings through energy efficiency implementation currently stands at R 3.1 billion.

Subsidised services include energy, water and waste assessments, resource and energy efficiency training and implementation support.



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.


The Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum (WECBOF) is widely recognised and respected as a powerful voice for business in the Western Cape; we are a provincial service organisation with our focus and attention firmly on the national and international business pulse.

We provide a platform for businesses to establish and maintain contact with fellow entrepreneurs; to have access to opportunities, information and training; and to have representation on a number of relevant forums of government and other associations focussed on growing and enhancing the commercial sector, with a specific focus on small-, medium-, and micro enterprises (SMMEs).


As an employer in the Metal and Engineering industry in the Western Cape, you are invited to become a member of the Cape Engineers and Founders’ Association (CEFA). With a history going back to 1920, CEFA are registered with the Department of Labour as an employers’ organisation and are dedicated to serve the interest of employers in the Western Cape. CEFA is federated to the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA), which it helped form in 1943 as is regionally based. SEIFSA acts as an agent for the 23 registered employers’ organisations at a national level in the Metal and Engineering industry. Your activities as a company in the Metal and Engineering industry require that in terms of the Labour relations Act that you be registered with the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC). It therefore follows that it should be in the interests of your business to joining CEFA and become a party employer and effectively be given a “voice” as an employer in fairly complex industry.


The Cape Clothing and Textile Cluster (CCTC) is a not-for-profit initiative jointly established by government and industry in 2005 to boost the competitiveness of the clothing, textile, footwear and leather (CTFL) manufacturing industry in the Western Cape. The CCTC is an industry driven initiative, drawing on the leadership and expertise of individuals from a broad range of member firms. Currently the cluster comprises over 35 members, primarily manufacturers but also major retailers and design centres that are committed to supporting the development of the local manufacturing industry.

Our activities are primarily directed towards the development of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) and Quick Response (QR) capabilities. The former seeks to establish and continuously improve base-level operational competitiveness, whilst the latter plays to the comparative locational advantage of domestic manufacturers over foreign competition.