The Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA)



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

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

South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI)

SAFI was created in 2016 as a non-profit joint initiative of Industry, Labour and Government for the benefit of all the stakeholders across the furniture value chain.

Our aspiration is to have South African designed and manufactured furniture in every home, school and workplace in Africa and beyond.

Our purpose is to build a globally competitive and transformed furniture industry that shapes lives in every home, schooland workplace in Africa and beyond.

Website: www.furnituresa.org.za

Randburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Randburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry boasts more than 6 decades of support to local businesses. Our mandate is to facilitate connectivity and opportunities for business. We lobby issues affecting business and hold two directors’ seats on the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) board.

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.

Website: www.rcci.co.za


SAPPMA is a voluntary, self-regulating association incorporated under Section 21 as a company not for gains and represents most of the key stakeholders in the field of plastic pipe manufacturing in Southern Africa.  The Association has been established 8 years ago and has developed into an effective vehicle to achieve the long-term health and sustainability of the plastics pipe industry.  The SAPPMA brand is well known and recognized by design engineers and customers as additional safeguard against inferior quality products.

Website: www.sappma.co.za


The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry evolved from the SA Chamber of Business (SACOB) which was created by dynamic forces at play in South African business as the Federated Chamber of Industries amalgamated with the then ASSOCOM (Associated Chambers of Commerce).

Today SACCI represents a diverse spectrum of business interests from the around 30 regional chamber movements representing 20 000 small businesses, through to the 10 national associations and 30 odd corporates- making SACCI the largest business grouping of business interests in South Africa.

Given current and expected socio-economic circumstances- SACCI is the important and effective national “voice” of business. Advocacy, and lobbying functions, which serve as the traditional, and remain, key responsibilities, will be needed even more in the years ahead but SACCI is far more than that- today. This document is intended to illustrate the value of collective action by SACCI and how this serves the interests of members.

SACCI has been working on additional rewards and benefits to members at different layers of membership and our corporates are working with us to up the value proposition. For the corporates, it’s a question of accessing a captive market (the broad church of membership and their inherent employees) whilst the SACCI office seeks to make the relationship a win win in terms of improving the revenue stream for the organisation, thus allowing for the resourcing of more effective service offerings going forward.

Website: www.sacci.org.za

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA)

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is a national employer Federation representing the metal and engineering industry. SEIFSA’s core business is to represent and promote the interests of business in South Africa, in particular the metals and engineering industries, through lobbying and capacity building, provision of related services and building of good relations with key stakeholders.

Website: www.seifsa.co.za

Global GreenTag Africa

Global GreenTag Africa simplifies the selection of environmentally, sustainable, healthy and ethical products for industries like Architecture, Design, Construction, Personal Care and Cleaning – using Global GreenTag CertTM  – one of the most scientifically advanced, product certification and declaration systems in the world.  Helping professionals and consumers to make informed decisions about preferred green and ethical products, Global GreenTag currently has over 14,000 products under certification in over 22 countries.

Website: www.globalgreentag.co.za

Proudly South African

Proudly South African is the country’s official Buy Local campaign and aims to stimulate much-needed job creation and retention in our country through the lobbying for and promotion of local goods, services and industries.

The organisation lobbies the public and private sectors to increase their levels of local procurement through their supply chain structures and encourages consumers to do so through changing their purchasing habits.

Proudly SA is a membership-based organisation, and only companies that have been audited and approved are entitled to carry the logo, which symbolises the adherence of that product or service to required local-content thresholds and quality standards.

Website: www.proudlysa.co.za

The South African Oil Gas Alliance (SAOGA)

The South African Oil Gas Alliance (SAOGA) is the premier Oil and Gas and Energy related industry body in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. We are dedicated to developing and promoting a world class upstream and midstream oil and gas and related energy value chain, primarily in South Africa and regionally in Sub-Saharan Africa. We exist for our members. The organisation operates as a partnership between the public and private sectors.

Website: www.saoga.org.za/web/about-us

Italian Chamber Of Trade And Industries

ItalCham is a strong and agile NPO that represents the local Italian-South African business community and supports any commercial activity between Italy and South Africa. As a bridge between Italian and South African business, we provide vital knowledge, contacts and tailor-made assistance to companies exploring the prospects of bilateral trade between the two countries. The Chamber offers a diverse array of services and is able to provide incisive advice on the South African and Italian markets. We are extremely effective with assisting and representing small to medium businesses which do not yet have the funds to establish an office abroad.

Website: www.italcham.co.za

Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (SASSDA)

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 more than 200 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.

Website: www.sassda.co.za

South African Water Chamber (SAWC)

The SAWC is set up as a NPC platform for the private sector to initially engage with government. Our founding philosophy is that water is an enabler of economic growth. Therefore investment into the water sector, in the form of next-generation technology, will have multipliers across the entire economy.


Minara operates from its head office in Durban, KwaZulu Natal with activities in Gauteng and involvement in Global activities. In pursuance of its vision, Minara has engaged in a wide range of projects and initiatives in different areas including the economic, political, social, medical and educational spheres. This has helped build and solidify Minara’s profile and has broughtwith it acknowledgement, recognition and support from the different spheres of government and organized commerce and industry.

Minara has always endeavoured to partner with Organisations and Institutions with the necessary resources and expertise in the implementation of its programmes and project resulting in much more beneficial and effective outcomes.


Kwa-Zulu Natal Engineering Industries Association (KZNEIA) is a Registered Employer Organisation which supports employers in the metals and engineering industries in the greater KwaZulu-Natal area. KZNEIA are members of the Steel and Engineering Industries of South Africa (SEIFSA)

KZNEIA works in partnership with the Employers, Employees, Department of Labour regarding all aspects of lawful activities necessary for collective bargaining, negotiation of wages and other conditions of employment.

KZNEIA offers superior knowledge, expertise and insight at every stage of the dispute and bargaining processing guaranteeing you leading-edge representation for your business, making us your ultimate business partner.

KZNEIA understands that your business  success within a dynamic and constantly changing Industry is elevated when you choose the right Partners in business.

KZNEIA facilitates, mediates and proactively engages with parties while actively striving to minimise and avoid conflict.

Website: www.kzneia.co.za/