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.
South Africa, because of its geography and distance from the developed markets, has been able to initiate, develop and sustain a fully-fledged standalone aerosol industry for over 54 years.
Aerosols appear in at least 7 categories of Consumer Goods:
Personal care, Car care, Home care, Insecticides, Food, Pharmaceuticals, Spray PaintsMore importantly everything in a filled aerosol can be locally sourced: from the can (aluminium or tin plate), the propellant, the actuators, the caps and the contents.
The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association is the representative body for the industry and it currently is focussed on consumer assurance programmes and sustainability initiatives.
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,
- Surface finishing,
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