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 plastics related issues, influence role players and make plastics the material of choice. Find out more at www.plasticsinfo.co.za
The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (SASSDA) is one of the most active stainless steel industry associations in the world and has, since 1964, been involved in increasing the awareness and use of stainless steel in Southern Africa.
The organisation provides a platform for Sassda members to collectively promote the sustainable growth and development of the industry with the main emphasis on stainless steel converted within the South African economy.
Sassda also provides a comprehensive list of services to its member base including technical information and advice, education, training and skills upgrading, a range of publications and marketing, industry and business development support.
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. – http://www.caia.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.
To learn more contact CAIA.
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
The Namibian Manufacturers Association (NMA) was established in 1994 by a group of Windhoek manufacturers as the Association of Namibian Manufacturers. In 2002 NMA was transformed into section 21 Company (company not for gain but with full corporate responsibility).
The Association represents its members by being the watchdog and voice of Namibian manufacturers in general. The NMA enhances member visibility by assisting members with marketing functions through the NMA website, business delegations and by addressing direct inquiries. The association’s role extends to discussing and negotiations with Government, other sectors in the country and foreign organisations, also as part of foreign trade negotiations. The NMA continuously advocates for better working relations and dialogue between manufacturers and retailers.
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 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.
The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) is the voice of and the gateway to the South African Aluminum Industry.
The Purpose of AFSA
- To promote the use of aluminium and the growth of aluminium usage,
- To promote the Southern African aluminium 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 is fortunate to have a vibrant, growing World Class aluminium industry, comprising the complete value chain. Primary and secondary aluminium products are supplied to the semi-fabricators and foundries. These are the input materials to the Building and Construction, Electrical, Packaging, Consumer durable, Transport and Automotive, Mining, Military, Chemical and General Engineering sectors.
Aluminium is an enormously versatile material. It is easy to work, form, and weld, and is durable and corrosion resistant.
The industry (before fabrication) has 11 000 direct employees with a multiplier of 2.4.
Strong exports of all product types – primary, secondary, semi-fabricated products, castings, forgings and fabricated products, earn valuable foreign currency for South Africa.
George Business Chamber strives to be the Leading Voice of Business in the Garden Route and focuses on forming collaborative relationships which promotes Economic Development in the area. The Chamber strives to create an enabling environment which fosters the expansion of business through networking opportunities and the sharing of meaningful business intelligence. The Chamber endeavours to facilitate the needs and expectations of its members by delivering high levels of service through engagement and regular surveys.
MIASA is an industry association linking companies across South Africa to represent and grow the boating and marine manufacturing industry. MIASA plays a vital role in liaising between industry, government and other stakeholders to promote the industry and address challenges and blockages. It seeks to represent the entire industry value chain from manufacturers and retailers to consumer and business services both nationally and internationally.
MIASA is a member of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations and it works closely with the South African Boat Builders Export Council (SABBEX).
The NCPC-SA is a national programme that supports industry in the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) and assists companies to save through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and improved waste management. It is a programme of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
The Centre’s core projects are: RECP assessments | Industrial Energy Efficiency Project |Industrial Symbiosis Programme | Industrial Water Efficiency Project | Skills development and training | Internship Programme |.
The NCPC-SA is a member of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) global resource efficiency and cleaner production network (RECPnet) and player a leading role in the African Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (ARSCP)
The Western Cape Tooling Initiative (WCTI) is a joint initiative between Western Cape Government (WCG) and the Toolmaking Association of South Africa (TASA) which was established as a Section 21 Company in 2006. The WCTI facilitates the rehabilitation and growth of the Precision Manufacturing Sector in the Western Cape through the National Tooling Initiative (NTI) Programmes, in conjunction with well-established partnerships.
These programmes consist of Skills Development and Enterprise Development, which are specifically designed to improve the competitiveness of local companies and thus resulting in economic growth.
The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the development of South African-based industry supplying products and services to the upstream oil & gas sector. The organisation 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 membership base of about 170 private sector companies. It is overseen by an independent volunteer Board of Directors from industry and number of other key stakeholders. Members include global oilfield service companies with bases in South Africa, marine and ship repair companies that focus on the substantial opportunity in oilfield-related ship/rig repair and maintenance, logistics companies that move people and materials from within and outside South Africa to the regional oilfields and a diversified base of engineering and service companies that supply equipment and specialised services to the industry.
GreenCape was established to promote the development of the green economy in the Western Cape Province. We assist viable green businesses and potential investors in the green economy to remove barriers to their establishment and growth.
Our aim is to help unlock the investment and employment potential of green business, technologies and manufacturing and put the province on course to become the green economy hub for Sub-Saharan Africa. This work, in turn, contributes to improving the resource efficiency, carbon intensity and resilience of the regional economy.