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Dean Munsamy is the newly elected President of SARACCA
1st February 2023

“Joy! Having enough time and freedom to live your life and enjoy the journey of your story. This includes love, life, family, making memories, friends, community and work.” This is the  newly... 


Higher electricity prices will see M&E companies invest to survive, not grow
17th January 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says Eskom’s 18.65% tariff increase comes at a time when the cost of living is already exorbitantly high for many South... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Loadshedding the biggest local headwind, job creation becomes elusive – Seifsa
12th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Loadshedding remains the biggest local headwind facing the metals and engineering industries, and persistent loadshedding, the worst in more than ten years, has almost erased the sector's... 


Next year holds much of the same headwinds for metals, engineering sector
Next year holds much of the same headwinds for metals, engineering sector
8th December 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Leading up to the publication of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa’s (SEIFSA) ‘State of the Metals Sector Report 2023’ in February, COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza tells... 


Vesconite honoured for Covid Business Resilience
28th November 2022

Vesconite Bearings is pleased to have received the Business Resilience Award, presented by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA) and Mining Equipment... 


Seifsa, Memsa celebrate excellence in the metals and engineering sectors
18th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), in partnership with the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa), hosted the yearly Metals and Engineering... 


MEMSA Manufacturing Excellence Award announces winners, recognises companies delivering value to the mining industry
18th November 2022

(Virtual Showroom): Following the inaugural MEMSA Innovation Awards in April this year, Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA) is delighted to present its inaugural Manufacturing... 


Seifsa joins RMA Prevention Programme to reduce occupational injuries
11th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has joined social and mutual insurer Rand Mutual Assurance’s (RMA’s) Prevention Programme in a bid to improve the health... 


Opinion: 'It's time to rebuild trust' . . . hang on just a second
7th November 2022

In this article, the National Employers Association of South Africa CEO Gerhard Papenfus responds to an earlier opinion piece authored by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern... 


SEIFSA welcomes the prudent fiscal management approach maintained by National Treasury
27th October 2022

Given the difficult economic conditions facing the country, coupled with the many competing interests for funding, SEIFSA commends the National Treasury (NT) for maintaining a prudent fiscal... 


Metal Industry Consolidated Main Agreement extended to nonparty employers
7th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi on October 7 gazetted the Metal Industry Consolidated Main Agreement, thereby making it legally binding on all employers and employees who are subject to... 


Seifsa president vows entity will continue to advance the metals sector
7th October 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa has retained president Elias Monage and CEO Lucio Trentini on its board for another term, as well as COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza, who... 


Seifsa and Memsa to host joint awards this year
26th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) and the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) have joined together to host a combined 2022 Awards for... 


Neasa says extension of steel industry consolidated main agreement will lock out unskilled employees
15th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

A steel industry employer states in a letter to Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi that the current proposals for a minimum wage of R78 cost to company "will ruin the future, not only of... 


Seifsa, trade unions welcome ‘watershed’ court ruling on collective wages
5th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), alongside trade unions, have welcomed a ruling by the Labour Court last week to dismiss an application brought by the... 


Neasa, Saefa fail in court bid to halt extension of MEIBC Main Agreement to nonparties
1st September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Labour Court has dismissed an application brought by the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (Neasa) and the South African Engineers’ and Founders’ Association (Saefa) to declare... 


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Seifsa relaunches Benoni training centre
24th August 2022

The Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa officially relaunched its Seifsa Training Centre in Actonville, in Benoni, last month. Tasneem Bulbulia attended the event and has the story. 


Metals, engineering sector bearing the brunt of various economic events
19th August 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After starting the year off strong, the outlook for the metals and engineering (M&E) sector is starting to show deterioration, the Steel & Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa... 


SEIFSA warns of headwinds facing Metals and Engineering sector
SEIFSA warns of headwinds facing Metals and Engineering sector
19th August 2022

The Steel & Engineering Industries Federation of SA (Seifsa) has warned that the outlook for the Metals & Engineering sector has shown a marked deterioration after a strong start to the year. The... 


Seifsa invites entries for 2022 Awards for Excellence
29th July 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has invited metals and engineering (M&E) companies to enter into this year’s iteration of its Awards for Excellence. The... 


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Seifsa relaunches its training centre
22nd July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

 Member organisation the Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) on July 22 officially relaunched its Seifsa Training Centre (STC) in Actonville, Benoni. The STC has been an... 


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MEIBC parties vote to extend 2021 wage deal to non-parties
30th June 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

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... 


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... 


Steel master plan conference reveals action areas that need urgent attention
20th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

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... 


Energy crisis requires policy reform to resolve it – Seifsa
18th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

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... 


Seifsa to host conference on Steel Master Plan
13th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

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... 


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... 


Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza
Tafadzwa Chibanguza
29th April 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

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... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Seifsa, Eskom discuss private generation as key to solving South Africa's power challenges
26th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

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... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Seifsa’s Trentini says government needs to roll out infrastructure spend
13th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

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... 


Seifsa calls for extensive consultation on draft preferential procurement regulations
12th April 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

 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... 


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Lucio Trentini
1st April 2022

This week we profile Lucio Trentini, CEO of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa  


Seifsa COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza 
New Seifsa COO calls on govt to create a business-friendly environment
23rd March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The South African government should focus on implementing a set of policy objectives that make the operating environment in the metals and engineering sector more business-friendly and ensures that... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
23rd March 2022

This week: Metals sector urged to seize South Africa’s beckoning Steel Master Plan opportunity; Menar says Sipho Nkosi’s red tape cutting role crucial to encourage investment and, Equivalent of a... 


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On-The-Air (18/03/2022)
18th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Countries the world over can now achieve energy freedom – and South Africans should seize its energy sovereignty opportunity with both hands; Private companies have announced so many electricity... 


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Energy sovereignty, Steel Master Plan, Solar PV projects make headlines
18th March 2022

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Fortescue Metals Group’s Andrew Forrest's call for energy sovereignty; Seifsa  urging the metals sector to take advantage of the Steel Master Plan... 


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Metals sector urged to seize South Africa’s beckoning Steel Master Plan opportunity
16th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s historic metals sector employer organisation on Wednesday urged all the sector’s employer bodies to roll up their sleeves on May 19 and 20 and get their teeth into the Steel Master... 


Metals, engineering sector expands above pre-Covid-19 levels, but downside risks remain
11th March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Production levels in the metals and engineering sector had reached pre-Covid-19 levels by December 2021, and production in the sector expanded by 4.7% month-on-month between December 2021 and... 


Economic reform critical for sustainable growth path – Seifsa
9th March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa's lacklustre approach to implementing the economic reform programmes necessary to turn the economy around is one of the reasons the economy has not clawed back the ground lost as a... 


Business largely welcomes Budget as aligning to expectations
24th February 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) says Finance minister Enoch Godongwana has produced a good maiden Budget that managed to expand expenditure in some areas, while... 


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Seifsa says no-work-no-pay rule to apply for Saftu strikers on Feb 23
17th February 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) will hold a protected general strike, in the Western Cape, on February 23, in support of workers’ rights to a living wage. The Steel and... 


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Metals, engineering need govt support to ensure sustainable economic recovery
8th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South African businesses in the metals and engineering sector have faced enormous challenges over the past few years, with the Covid-19 pandemic compounding an already difficult situation, Steel... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Seifsa to focus on being voice of the industry, advancing collective bargaining
10th January 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) CEO Lucio Trentini expects this year to be as challenging as the last two years, particularly as the steel industry is in... 


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