The Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA)

CERTIFICATION | TRAINING | EXAMINATIONS | PROJECTS

PROFESSIONALISATION OF ENERGY AND RESOURCE SUSTAINABILITY INDUSTRIES THROUGH CAPACITY BUILDING AND INDEPENDENT CERTIFICATION AND EXAMINATION SERVICES.

The Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA) Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) was called to service by the international certification body the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the Sub-Sahara Africa region in 2020.

AEE has global presence in over 100 countries, with 18,000+ professionals holding over 32,000+ certifications. The IEPA team fulfils the task of representing AEE in the region with the same staff, trainers and services that delegates, and organisations have become accustomed to over the past 18 years of representation in the region of the AEE.

IEPA provides credible, recognised and high-quality accredited skills programs to the Sub-Saharan African market and facilitates continuous development of the trained individuals through internation­ally recognised certification programs.

Services include training, proctoring international examinations, facilitating the certification and cer­tification renewal of professionals, developing chapters, overseeing the quality-of-service delivery of partners, and managing capacity building projects in the energy and resource efficiency industries in the Sub-Saharan African region. This service is done under license of the AEE.

Website: iepa.org.za

The East African Business Council (EABC)

The East African Business Council (EABC) is the apex advocacy body of Private sector associations and Corporates from the 6 East African Community (EAC) Partner State (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and South Sudan). Established in 1997, EABC strives for excellence and is the most renowned regional platform for businesses to present barriers and jointly chart out solutions to drive economic growth, ease and reduce the cost of doing business in the EAC.

EABC has Observer Status at the East African Community (EAC) level. This offers an authentic avenue to prioritize, present, and articulate the private sector agenda to the EAC Council of Ministers and the Summit of the Heads of State to inform policy decisions towards facilitating trade and investments for increased prosperity in the EAC.

EABC is accredited as the champion and Voice of the Private Sector in the EAC Consultative Dialogue Framework (approved by the EAC Council of Ministers, 2012) and organizes CEOs Forum with the EAC Secretary-General for speedy resolution of trade to barriers.

Vision:  Borderless East Africa for business and investment

Mission: To promote sustainable Private Sector-driven growth

Values

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Good governance
  • Respect for the rule of law
  • Equal opportunities
  • Diverse workforce
  • Financial probity

Website: eabc-online.com

PLASTICS I SA

Plastics|SA represents all sectors of the South African Plastics Industry including polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers, fabricators and recyclers.

Together with our associations, we play an active role in the growth and development of the SA industry and strive to address plastics related issues, influence role-players and make plastics the material of choice.

Website: https://www.plasticsinfo.co.za/

SA Mineral Processing Equipment Cluster (SAMPEC) 

SAMPEC represents the full value chain of the minerals processing sector from EPCM’s, OEM equipment manufacturers, component manufacturers, related service providers and logistics.

SAMPEC serves as the ‘voice’ and platform for addressing and responding to key issues affecting the sustainability and positive development of the sector.

Cross sector collaboration including government, industry associations, state owned companies, financial institutions  and universities ensures a unified objective, with national policy that upholds this objective. Not just in the mining and minerals processing sectors, but across the entire SA infrastructure.

CLUSTER Objectives

Market Access

  • Provide local market and industry information
  • Export market identification & promotion
  • Local and international networking
  • Identify research & development requirements & facilitate inter face between producers & research facilities

Localisation

  • Build industry synergies
  • Localisation for the local market , as well as for regional value chains in targeted export markets
  • Mining supply chain traceability
  • Supply chain development & optimisation; thereby promoting effective manufacturing & service delivery to local and regional clients
  • Facilitate support service

Lowering the Cost of Ownership

  • Advocacy
  • Play a critical role in the development of appropriate national policy and incentive levers, such as supporting local procurement within the mining charter

Website: saceec.com/industry-clusters/sampec

Randburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI)

The Randburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry boasts 61 years of support to local businesses.  Our mandate is to facilitate connectivity and opportunities for business.

We offer support at Municipal, Provincial and Government levels on issues affecting business as well as social and service delivery matters. Our main focus is SME development, upliftment and support for business in all spheres in South Africa and in SADC. We offer Electronic Certificates of Origin, utilizing our own SA designed system with excellent training and support. Businesses are encouraged to work and communicate with the chamber to enable us to service them better.

Please contact 0861019218 or ceo@rcci.co.za for further assistance.

Website: https://rcci.co.za/

Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA)

The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA) has represented the full supply chain of the aerosol industry since 1963. 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.

Website: www.aerosol.co.za

South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI)

The South African Furniture Initiative “SAFI” was created in 2016 as a joint initiative of Industry, Labour and Government for the benefit of all the stakeholders with the common interest of promoting employment growth, value addition and transformation across the furniture value chain, to:

  • provide market and industry information;
  • facilitate training, mentoring and support services;
  • position the industry to penetrate domestic and international markets;
  • facilitate the development of strategic relationships throughout the furniture value chainand,
  • promote effective manufacturing and design.

Website: furnituresa.org.za

Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC)

Established in 1952 the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) is the oldest and largest bi-lateral chamber representing over 600 members and stakeholders throughout South Africa, the SADC region, Germany and Switzerland.

Through the years the SAGCC has played a vital role in facilitating the establishment of business links between southern Africa and Germany. With offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Maputoand Lusaka the SAGCC supports the economic relations between South Africa, the other members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Germany by supplying information on the economic situation in these countries, bringing together potential trade partners, and offering a wide range of other essential services.

The SAGCC is part of the worldwide network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) with 140 locations in 92 countries.

Website: www.germanchamber.co.za

South African Stainless Steel Development Association  (SASSDA)

Sassda is an association of more than 200 members, 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, as well as a comprehensive technical advice service. If the enquiry requires more in depth investigation, members are referred to other professional organisations that provide such services for a fee.

Website: www.sassda.co.za/

Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA)

Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA) is an industry cluster organisation. Members’ products range from mechanised mining machines, to mining consumables, and IT products. MEMSA works closely with public and private sector partners including the Mandela Mining Precinct, to promote the development of the South African mining supply chain.

It is our vision to position SA mining capital goods, components & product manufacturers as a cost competitive, innovative and transformative industrial cluster, and preferred suppliers, locally and globally. MEMSA supports its members through access to markets, technology development partnerships, information sharing, and reducing the cost of doing business.

Website: www.memsa.org.za

South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC)

The South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) is a non-profit organisation, Public-Private Partnership between South African business and the Department of Trade and Industry. Our members are South African registered companies in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology. AIM: Facilitate the export growth for our members Act as a gateway for companies to identify South African suppliers and partners Coordinate the export marketing efforts of the sector Provide a link to Government Promote the South African Electrotechnical sector internationally

Website: www.saeec.org.za

Engineering and Technology Grouping of Export Councils (ETGEC)

The Engineering and Technology Grouping of Export Councils (ETGEC) comprises the International Steel Fabricators (ISF), South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC), South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), Built Environment Professionals Export Council (BEPEC) and the Rail Road’s Association (RRA) of Southern Africa.

This grouping of export councils, supported by the South African Department of Trade and Industry the dti has a reach of over one thousand South African national and multinational companies, through its membership base and that of its associated industry bodies. It was formed in order to provide a holistic support offering to members companies as they participate in infrastructure projects on the African continent.

A key focus for the group will be the development corridor initiatives in Africa.  These corridors such as the North-South Corridor, Lobito Development Corridor, Nacala Development Corridor and the Mtwara Development corridor have become the focal point for regional development initiatives in Africa.

The ETGEC believes in the principle of Africa investing in Africa for Africans by Africans.  Our slogan MAXIMIZING AFRICAN CONTENT IN AFRICAN PROJECTS is derived from our collective desire to collaborate with other private sector organisations and industry associations on the African continent to ensure African economies benefit from the significant infrastructure investment anticipated for the continent. To this end the ETGEC have aligned their operations with those of Trade Invest Africa. The Trade Invest Africa Initiative is the arm of the dti that coordinates and implements South Africa’s economic and investment strategy for Africa.

The ETGECs will also collaborate on organizing joint trade missions  (Inward and Outward) and represent their members as a unified grouping in both national and international platforms as mandated to do so by our collective membership base.

The grouping advocates on behalf of their members to government, multilateral institutions and other relevant bodies both in Africa and internationally.