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.
The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) is the voice of, and the gateway to, the South African aluminium industry. Its main purpose it 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, and 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, and suppliers.
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.
The CDAA is a non-profit company based in Wadeville, Germiston, and 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, anti-microbial 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 benefit its members. This is done through marketing, advertising, exhibitions and presentations.
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 collectively employ about 30 000 people. NAAMSA also represents the interests of twenty-one companies involved in the importation and distribution of new motor vehicles in South Africa. All major, multi- national automotive corporations are members of NAAMSA.
The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme that promotes the implementation of resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies, to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR, under the oversight of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). From assessments at 770 predominantly manufacturing sites, the NCPC-SA has identified opportunities to save R1.4 billion per annum in energy, water and materials costs in participating companies in the past five years. Cumulative savings through energy efficiency implementation currently stands at R3.3 billion. Subsidised services include energy, water and waste assessments, resource and energy efficiency training and implementation support.
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.
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.
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.
The Railroad Association of South Africa (RRA) is a non-profit company (NPC) established as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between South African business and the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to ensure rail takes its rightful place as an effective mode of transport in integrating the African continent.
The RCCI, FCCI & LCCI Chambers boast 60 years of support to its local businesses, as well as sterling works achieved in other areas, positively affecting people and business alike. Its mandate is to support and facilitate opportunities for business into the SADC region and other countries with opportunities. It also offers electronic certificates of origin, utilising its own South African designed system with excellent training and support structure. Businesses are encouraged to work with and communicate their concerns and needs to the chamber.
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.
The South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber (SA-NBC) 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 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.
The South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) 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. Its objectives include:
- providing market-intelligence information
- facilitating training, mentoring and other support services
- promoting the South African furniture manufacturing industry and associated furniture design
- facilitating access to domestic and international markets, especially for small, and previously disadvantaged individual (PDI) owned enterprises
- determining and facilitating the implementation of initiatives and programmes to enhance the performance of the South African furniture industry
- sustaining existing employment and create new employment opportunities within the furniture industry’s value chain.
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.
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.