National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA)

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) 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 30 000 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.

Website: www.naamsa.co.za

The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA)

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

Website: www.afsa.org.za



RCCI, FCCI & LCCI are registered, affiliated to the National chamber body, SACCI, operating with a constitution and an elected Executive Council. Randburg Chambers boast 59 years of support to their local businesses as well as sterling works achieved in other areas, positively affecting the people and business alike. The Fourways Chamber as well as the Lanseria Chamber, under the RCCI banner, celebrated 1 year in July 2018. Our mandate is to support and facilitate opportunities for Business as well as offer support at a Municipal, Provincial and Government levels regarding issues affecting business as well as social and service delivery matters. Our Focus on SME development, upliftment and support of business is all spheres is our main focus as well as facilitating opportunities across our borders into the SADC region and other countries where opportunity abounds. We also offer Electronic Certificates of Origin, utilizing our own SA designed system with excellent training and support structure. Businesses are encouraged to work with and communicate their concerns and needs to the chamber to enable us to service them better.

Website: www.rcci.co.za

South-Africa Nigeria Business Chamber

The South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber is a privately funded, not-for-profit, membership-driven organisation that facilitates trade and investment between two of Africa’s biggest markets. The SA-NBC supports its mandate through the provision of information, networking events, advocacy and other services.

The SA-NBC was launched in 2005 as the SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, backed by companies such as Nampak, MTN, KPMG, Phillips Consulting, Plessey and Standard Bank. The organisation has been a vital part of a bilateral engagement for nearly 14 years, which has enjoyed the patronage of more than 300 companies and engages with a range of heads of state, ministers, diplomats, private sector leaders and others in the execution of its mandate.

Website: www.africaatwork.co.za

South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI)

The South African Furniture Initiative is a joint initiative of industry, labour and government, with the common interest of promoting development and growth of the South African furniture industry for the benefit of all stakeholders.

SAFI’s objectives:

  • Provide market intelligence information.
  • Facilitate training, mentoring and other support services.
  • Promote the South African furniture manufacturing industry and associated furniture design.
  • Facilitate access to domestic and international markets, especially for small, and previously disadvantaged individual (PDI) owned enterprises.
  • Determine and facilitate the implementation of initiatives and programmes to enhance the performance of the South African furniture industry.
  • Sustain existing employment and create new employment opportunities within the furniture industry’s value chain.

Website: www.furnituresa.org.za

Copper Development Association (CDAA)

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.

Website: www.copperalliance.org.za

The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF)

The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) has been providing training, examination and certification service to energy professionals in the Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands’ region since 2002. This service is done under licence of the international certification body – the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). AEE has a global presence in more than 100 countries, with 18 000+ professionals holding 32 000+ certifications. The EnTF is the longest-standing training house in Africa specialising in energy efficiency, renewable and alternative energy, and energy management.

Website: www.energytrainingfoundation.co.za | www.aeecenter.org

Chemical Allied Industry Association (CAIA)

CAIA, affiliated to the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), 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 improve the sustainability of the chemical industry. Membership is open to chemical manufacturers and traders, as well as to organisations that provide a service to the chemical industry, such as hauliers and consultants.

Website: www.caia.co.za

South African Stainless Steel Development Association (SASSDA)

Sassda is an association with more than 400 members, most of whom are located in South Africa, and are 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, aligned to international standards, throughout Africa. Sassda offers its members a comprehensive range of marketing and market development assistance. Sassda offers a comprehensive technical advice service, which covers all aspects of the stainless steel industry, such as fabrication, material selection, grade substitution, material and product sourcing, properties, corrosion resistance, design and material identification. This service is provided at no cost; enquiries requiring further investigation will mean members are referred to other professional organisations that provide such services for a fee

Website: www.sassda.co.za

Packaging SA

Packaging SA is a non-profit organisation that represents the interests of various stakeholders in the paper and packaging industry, including converters, brand-owners and raw material suppliers. Its role as an industry advocate includes lobbying with government on issues that impact the sector, and it actively supports policies relating to the protection and improvement of the environment. It also promotes the benefits of packaging and 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.

Website: www.packagingsa.co.za

Society Of Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement And Control (SAIMC)

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) is a non-profit company, with three goals for 2023:

  • To establish a process by which our people can be educated, trained and skilled in the fast-changing world of automation. Automation is disrupting industries across the globe and we need skilled people who can take advantage of this.
  • To grow SAIMC to establish automation as a recognised discipline.
  • To become the go-to company for all aspects of automation.

Website: www.saimc.co.za

The 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

Proudly South African

Proudly South African is the country’s local procurement advocacy campaign, which aims to influence the buying behaviour of consumers, private business and the public sector in favour of locally grown, produced and manufactured goods and services. The ‘Buy Local’ philosophy is an internationally tried-and-tested method to stimulate economic growth through job creation, which results from the increased uptake of local goods and services. Proudly South African is a member-based organisation.

Website: www.proudlysa.co.za

Production Technologies Association Of South Africa (PTSA)

The Production Technologies Association of South Africa (PTSA) promotes, protects and supports the collective interests of the production technologies industry in South Africa through advocacy, networking, information programmes and services.  The Association strives to enhance the reputation of the industry and its employees; promotes the efficiency and profitability of its members; defends the interests of its members with authorities and other associations, and guides industry towards a better understanding of technological developments such as Industry 4.0.

Website: www.ptsa.co.za

Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (STEASA)

The Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa has been established to develop sustainable, internationally competitive carbon steel tube and pipe manufacturing export markets for South African Manufacturers, which meets the broader national objectives of job creation, industry transformation, beneficiated export growth and wealth creation through effectively utilising all resources available within the industry to promote sustainable export growth capabilities and value for existing manufacturers and to facilitate entry into international markets by new entrants.

Website: www.steasa.com

The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA)

The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA) is dedicated to promoting the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas value chain, primarily in South Africa and regionally in Southern Africa. Our aim is to be the primary facilitator servicing the upstream and mid-stream sectors of the oil and gas value chain across Sub-Saharan Africa, attracting investment and developing capacity within the region to service and supply the oil and gas industry, for the benefit of all stakeholders and valued members. In parallel we aim to provide the Sub-Saharan oil and gas industry and our members with a comprehensive platform, driving growth of the oil and gas industry through skills development, local knowledge, geographic location and maximising government, institutional and private business resources.

Website: www.saoga.org.za