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MEIBC parties vote to extend 2021 wage deal to non-parties

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th June 2022 Parties to the Metals and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) have voted to extend the three-year agreement reached in the metals and engineering sector in October 2021 to non-parties. The collective main agreement concluded for the period July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024, will now be... 

IZA Africa Desk raises red flag over steel industry masterplan

23rd June 2022 A lack of proper industry consultation is likely to hamper the effective implementation of the steel and metal fabrication sector masterplan, warns the Africa Desk of the International Zinc Association (IZA). “The plan contains problematic proposals such as a steel levy and the formation of a... 

Steel master plan conference reveals action areas that need urgent attention

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th May 2022 There are a number of areas with clear to-do lists and action plans that the industry must collaboratively undertake to ensure the successful implementation of the steel industry master plan. Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza told... 

Energy crisis requires policy reform to resolve it – Seifsa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th May 2022 The reasons for South Africa’s energy crisis are well known and include the State ignoring the warnings that electricity generation was falling short, maintenance was not being undertaken, the grid having deteriorated to the point of near collapse and corruption being allowed to continue unbated,... 

Seifsa to host conference on Steel Master Plan

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th May 2022 The Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) will hold a Mainstreaming the Steel Master Plan Conference, at Emperors Palace, in Kempton Park, on May 19 and 20. “Steel forms the foundation of any modern economy and is essential to every single industry sector. Our steel sector... 

Local consulting company helps turn failing businesses around

9th May 2022 Fully black-owned holding company KMN Investment Holdings seeks to identify investment opportunities to manage investments in wholly-owned, subsidiary, or joint-venture companies. Its consulting arm, KMN Consulting, provides services to companies in all business sectors. KMN Consulting offers... 

Tafadzwa Chibanguza

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     29th April 2022 This week we profile Tafadzwa Chibanguza, COO of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa, an advocacy, lobby and collective bargaining employer federation of 18 member associations representing 1 200 companies that employ in excess of 150 000 employees in the metals and... 

Seifsa, Eskom discuss private generation as key to solving South Africa's power challenges

By: Schalk Burger     26th April 2022 Industry organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) this week held a meeting with State-owned power utility Eskom, during which greater private sector investment into electricity generation capacity was identified as a key enabler to resolving the... 

Seifsa’s Trentini says government needs to roll out infrastructure spend

By: Darren Parker     13th April 2022 Government needs to roll-out its promised infrastructure spend as it is central to reigniting industrial capacity in the domestic steel sector, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) CEO Lucio Trentini said on April 13. “This industry stands ready to make its... 

Seifsa calls for extensive consultation on draft preferential procurement regulations

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th April 2022  Industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has prepared a submission in response to the draft Preferential Procurement Regulations published by the National Treasury for public comment, owing to the fact that State organs are key markets to which... 

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