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Unions, industry prepare for ‘tough’ talks as metals, engineering negotiations set to get under way
9th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Trade unions and industry associations expect negotiations at the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC), which are set to start on April 10, in Boksburg, to be tough. Trade... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Metals and engineering industry must find common purpose in negotiations - Seifsa
27th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While more incendiary rhetoric related to the main agreement negotiations in the metals and engineering industry can be expected in the run-up to the negotiations later this year, common purpose... 


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Metals, engineering output up 1.7% but still far below 2008/9 peak
20th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

While aggregate production in the South African metals and engineering sector increased by 1.7% last year, which is slightly higher than the 1.5% increase in 2022, it remains 18% below where it was... 


Seifsa calls for alternatives to scrap metal export ban
5th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In anticipation of Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel’s decision on the way forward regarding scrap metal regulations, and following the extended public comment period which... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Metals and engineering employers, trade unions sign landmark relationship agreement
1st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Employers and trade unions who attended a Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) meeting on January 31 have signed a landmark process or relationship agreement, paving the way... 


Seifsa COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza
More than 290 000 jobs on the line as steel sector continues its decline, Seifsa warns
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Over a five-year period, the average 1.3% a year decline in the metals and engineering sector will lead to an average 2.9% decline in employment, or 293 754 direct and indirect job losses, industry... 


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Downstream companies implore ArcelorMittal South Africa, govt to avoid long steel plant closures
24th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

The South African downstream steel industry has urgently appealed to both steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) and the government to find immediate solutions that will allow the... 


Seifsa hopes for more PPPs this year
9th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) will continue to advocate for more private sector participation in public infrastructure this year, with CEO Lucio... 


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Seifsa warns of dire consequences if govt fails to intervene on AMSA longs closure
8th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) is calling on government to take urgent and decisive action to support the domestic steel sector following ArcelorMittal... 


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Report poses serious questions about effectiveness of scrap export ban
6th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Serious questions about the effectiveness and desirability of South Africa’s prevailing scrap export ban have been raise in a new report, which calls for its immediate lifting unless evidence can... 


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Opinion: The collapse of the Steel Master Plan and disintegration of industry
1st December 2023

In this opinion article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president Elias Monage writes about the importance of the steel industry and the challenges the... 


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Finding immediate steel alternatives a concern as AMSA prepares to wind down longs unit
29th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has indicated that it will enter discussions with buyers of its noncommodity long-steel products in an effort to limit the disruption that is set to arise because... 


DFC wins coveted SEIFSA awards
24th November 2023

SEIFSA, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa, held its annual Awards for Excellence event for the metal and engineering industry on 17 November 2023 at The Venue,... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Opinion: It’s more than just about wages
23rd November 2023

In this article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) CEO Lucio Trentini writes about the importance of collective bargaining as the metals and engineering sector... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa urges dtic not to extend scrap metal ban
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says it has noted with concern submissions by other entities to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic)... 


SEIFSA Awards for Excellence Honour Companies in the Metals and Engineering Sector
SEIFSA Awards for Excellence Honour Companies in the Metals and Engineering Sector
21st November 2023

Companies in the Metals and Engineering Sector were recognised for their talent and hard work at the SEIFSA Awards for Excellence on November 17 2023 at The Venue at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. The... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Seifsa calls on engineering students to apply for 2024 bursaries
10th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) is accepting applications for its bursary programme for 2024. Each year, the organisation grants... 


Seifsa welcomes policy pronouncements in MTBPS
3rd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says the 2023 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) recognises, reflects and has been structured to respond to key... 


Seifsa reiterates willingness to work with govt as it celebrates its eightieth anniversary
9th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has decalred renewed goodwill and willingness to work with government after hosting Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana and... 


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Monage elected Seifsa president
6th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry veteran and industrialist Elias Monage has been elected president of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) at the organisation’s annual general... 


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Seifsa celebrates eightieth anniversary
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) – after 80 years of representing and promoting the interests of the South African metals and engineering industry –... 


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Local sector facing pressures
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid power outages, poor service delivery, a depressed global economic environment and a declining domestic economy, the South African steel and engineering sector is described as a “sector in... 


Seifsa attends Brics Summit
6th October 2023

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has commended South Africa and the South African segment of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics)... 


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Energy transition has potential to dramatically increase demand for steel
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With local electricity grid constraints becoming more prevalent and given the global emphasis on decarbonisation, the ongoing energy transition, as well as loadshedding, are expected to present... 


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Energy transition has potential to dramatically increase demand for steel
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With local electricity grid constraints becoming more prevalent and given the global emphasis on decarbonisation, the ongoing energy transition, as well as loadshedding, are expected to present... 


Seifsa reiterates call for entries for its Awards for Excellence
5th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has advised that there is still time to enter the Seifsa Awards for Excellence before entries close on October 20. The... 


Constitutional Court denies leave to appeal extension of collective bargaining to nonparties
28th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Constitutional Court on August 25 dismissed the petition for leave to appeal the decision of the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) to extend the main agreement to... 


Mashatile, Seifsa emphasise need to collaborate to remove growth, job creation obstacles
18th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

During a meeting between members of the industry employer organisation Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) and Deputy President Paul Mashatile on July 14, the... 


Seifsa encourages young people to learn trade skills
14th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Learning a trade can open many doors for young people and deserves to be higher on the “what do I do after I leave” lists of both parents and learners, industry organisation the Steel and... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Metals, engineering companies unable to meet employment equity targets – Seifsa
12th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Companies in the metals and engineering sector will simply be unable to meet the proposed draft Employment Equity sectoral targets in the short to medium term because the sector has been in a... 


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AfCFTA holds promise for SA exports, but implementation roadblocks remain
9th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement presents a significant opportunity to access a larger market for South Africa’s exports and the local manufacturing sector, industry... 


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AfCFTA holds promise for SA exports, but implementation roadblocks remain
9th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement presents a significant opportunity to access a larger market for South Africa’s exports and the local manufacturing sector, industry... 


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Renewables alone will not solve energy crisis – Numsa
25th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

The belief that renewable energy is the sole answer to South Africa’s energy crisis is irrational, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) general secretary Irvin Jim has said. “You... 


Seifsa COO Tafadzwa Chiabanguza
Loadshedding resulted in 25% y/y employment drop in metals, engineering sector 
24th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

A recent study carried out by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) to assess the impact of loadshedding on the metals and engineering sector revealed a... 


Seifsa COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza
Loadshedding hindering industrialisation 
24th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The provision of reliable and affordable baseload electricity is fundamental to industrialisation; therefore, the electricity crisis currently being faced by the country and the metals and... 


Ramaphosa reports constructive engagement with steel sector to grow industry
20th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

President Cyril Ramaphosa met with business leaders in the steel and engineering industries on April 18 to discuss measures that government, the industry and other social partners will take... 


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Seifsa concerned about artisan levels in South Africa
4th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) human capital and skill development executive Zizile Lushaba emphasises that a functioning economy... 


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Crushco coal crushers gets you ready to take on the challenging conditions of opencast coal mining
31st March 2023

Crushco coal crushers gets you ready to take on the challenging conditions of opencast coal mining Mpumalanga-based crusher engineering company Crushco Engineering has a strong history as a... 


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Loadshedding destroying production, growth, jobs in the metals and engineering sector
24th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Companies in the metals and engineering sector have seen production decline by 34.2% over the past year, and production in the sector is estimated to contract by 5.3% this year, industry... 


Imports, lack of legislative support curtail sector
10th March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The South African mining sector is a challenging sector for valves suppliers to operate in, as the valves used in the sector have become highly price-oriented. Industry body South African Valve and... 


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Skills study, awards show need for industry funding, support
3rd March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Industry body Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) conducted and completed a survey and case study last year on Fourth Industrial Revolution- (4IR-) related skills needed in the... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Seifsa partners with health and safety consultancy
24th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) and occupational health and safety (OHS) consultancy MSHEQ Health and Safety Consultants have partnered to... 


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Godongwana receives praise for energy incentives, but rising debt a concern
23rd February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

In response to the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana on February 22, a number of organisation have lauded the incentives that were announced to help businesses and... 


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