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Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter
De Ruyter responds to Seifsa’s open letter, arranges for further engagement
10th December 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter has responded to an open letter submitted to him by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), dated November 23. In the open letter,... 


Green shoots in manufacturing production, sales as expansion is urged
11th November 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Specialised consultancy firm the Don Consultancy Group (DCG) says the recent manufacturing production and sales data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) indicate positive news for South... 


SARACCA, your Association Partner
28th October 2021

Venturing into HAVC? Choose an association partner that can help support you and your business In an industry struggling with non-compliance, contractors who would like to work within the law are... 


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Seifsa confirms end of three-week metals and engineering strike
21st October 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has confirmed the end of the strike that has affected the metal and engineering sector in the past three weeks. Seifsa,... 


Numsa strike
Seifsa urges members to implement final offer for employees
19th October 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has strongly suggested that affiliated member companies start implementing a new, final wage offer proposed by the... 


Numsa strike
Seifsa proposes new wage offer amid violent strike action
18th October 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After taking stock of the extent to which violence and intimidation has occurred amid striking metals union workers for the last ten days, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of... 


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Seifsa tables final three-year above-inflation wage offer in an effort to end strike
15th October 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industry employer organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has made a final wage offer to workers' unions in an effort to bring an end to the... 


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Numsa rejects new wage offer, engineering strike continues
14th October 2021 By: Reuters

South Africa's biggest engineering union, Numsa, has rejected a new wage offer as a national strike that has already hit output at car maker BMW enters its second week on Thursday, employer body... 


Seifsa names new board
11th October 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has named its new board members. EICO Engineering CEO Elias Monage, who is also a member of the... 


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Numsa considers new offer to end engineering strike
8th October 2021 By: Reuters

South Africa's biggest metalworkers union said on Friday its members were considering a new proposal to end a strike in the engineering sector, now in it's fourth day. The National Union of... 


Nxesi calls for 'cool heads' to prevail amid labour strikes
7th October 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi on October 7 called for calm as employer organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) and union the National... 


SARACCA, your association partner
1st October 2021

In an industry struggling with non-compliance, contractors who would like to work within the law are encouraged to bring an association partner in to support their business. The HVAC market in... 


Marching Numsa workers
Strike threatens nascent recovery under way in metals sector, Seifsa warns
30th September 2021 By: Terence Creamer

A protracted strike in the metals and engineering sector would severely undermine the nascent recovery under way in the industry following what was a deep Covid-linked slump in 2020, the Steel and... 


Numsa to start metals, engineering sector strike on Oct 5
30th September 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has officially served a notice of strike action in the metals and engineering sector. The strike action will start at 05:00 on October 5... 


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Steel federation warns Numsa's strike could top 2014's action that cost SA's economy R6bn
23rd September 2021 By: News24Wire

South Africa's steel and engineering sector body says the decision by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) to down tools indefinitely in October could lead to a situation... 


Engineering sector strike looms as wage talks deadlock
21st September 2021 By: Donna Slater

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday announced that it would embark on a national strike in the engineering sector from October 5, after wage talks deadlocked.... 


Navigating labour pains
21st September 2021

Under the current economic climate, it is “all hands on deck” for businesses across South Africa. This is more so for the HVAC +R industry which has long suffered low growth and market instability.... 


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Numsa inches closer to strike in the metals and engineering sector
15th September 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called for the issue of a certificate of non-resolution amid its deadlock with the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of... 


Production and sales data in the manufacturing sector reflects the impact of the unrest in the month of July
10th September 2021

(Virtual showroom) The Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA), says the manufacturing production and sales data reflects the negative impact of the July’s unrest in Gauteng... 


July manufacturing output decreases 4.1% y/y, 8% m/m
9th September 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) shows that South Africa’s manufacturing production decreased by 4.1% year-on-year and by 8% month-on-month in July. This, the Steel and... 


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Second-quarter GDP grew by 1.2%
7th September 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 1.2% in the second quarter. The uptick in GDP is "certainly a welcome development", especially given the current economic environment... 


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Metals, engineering industry wage negotiations deadline extended to Sept 14
3rd September 2021 By: Donna Slater

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) reports that its affiliated employer associations – the National Employers Association of South Africa and the South... 


Policy implementation needed to reverse unemployment - Seifsa
24th August 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Government needs to urgently focus on job creation efforts as it tries to revive the economy, and key to addressing this challenge, will be the speedy implementation of government's economic... 


Numsa starts nationwide demonstrations amid wage deadlock
23rd August 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has started with nationwide demonstrations, while wage negotiations with the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern... 


Seifsa welcomes building material demand uptick in June
20th August 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While the year-on-year uptick in demand for construction and building materials in June was from a low base, it is a welcome development for the Metals & Engineering (M&E) sector, says the Steel... 


Seifsa says Numsa picketing over wage deadlock would be premature
17th August 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has served notice that it intends to start picketing following failed wage negotiations with the Steel and Engineering Industries... 


Manufacturing output up 12.5% y/y in June – Stats SA
10th August 2021 By: Donna Slater

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that, in June, overall South African manufacturing production increased by 12.5% year-on-year as a primary result of positive contributions from the... 


SEIFSA welcome cabinet reshuffle and looks forward to working with the new Minister of Finance
6th August 2021

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the cabinet reshuffle and is looking for forward to working with new Minister of Finance, Mr Enoch Godongwana.... 


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Reconfigured Cabinet ‘needs to have sense of urgency’ for remedies, reforms to be successful
6th August 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reconfigured, or reshuffled, Cabinet needs to have a sense of urgency about the remedies and reforms now needed to get the South African economic back onto a job-rich... 


Seifsa, Numsa to meet on August 10 to discuss deadlock
3rd August 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has declared a counter dispute against the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) after the union refused... 


Seifsa appoints Lucio Trentini CEO
2nd August 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Industry veteran Lucio Trentini has been appointed CEO of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) with immediate effect. Trentini, until his appointment as CEO,... 


SEIFSA disappointed at NUMSA decision to register a deadlock at metal and engineering industry wage talks
29th July 2021

The decision by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa to register a deadlock in response to the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa’s (SEIFSA’s) conditional... 


Numsa rejects Seifsa’s wage offer
28th July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has declared a deadlock in wage negotiations with the Steel Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa). Seifsa and labour unions Numsa,... 


SEIFSA CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba resigns
23rd July 2021

SEIFSA confirms that it has uplifted the suspension of its Chief Executive Officer Kaizer Nyatsumba, who was placed on precautionary suspension at the beginning of May, SEIFSA Board Chairman Elias... 


Seifsa outgoing CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba
Seifsa reaches agreement with CEO to ‘mutually separate’
23rd July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has announced that its CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba has left the organisation to focus on his consulting company KMN Consulting.... 


Seifsa encouraged by uptick in building material sales, but fears its derailment
15th July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Wholesale trade sales data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) shows an increase in sales of 31.3% year-on-year in May, to R158-billion in constant terms. Month-on-month, sales... 


Seifsa revises wage offer
13th July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has tabled a revised conditional wage offer aimed at securing an agreement for the metals and engineering sector. Seifsa... 


SEIFSA tables conditional wage offer in effort to clinch agreement
13th July 2021

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has tabled a revised conditional wage offer aimed at securing an agreement for the Metals and Engineering (M&E) sector.... 


Seifsa tables three-year wage offer
12th July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has tabled, on behalf of its 19 affiliated employer organisations, a wage offer to trade unions. The unions, including... 


Improvement in manufacturing production data encouraging – SEIFSA
12th July 2021

The continued improvement in manufacturing sector production and sales data is an indication of sporadic signs of economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns, the Steel and Engineering... 


Manufacturing output up 35% y/y in May
12th July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Manufacturing output increased by 35.3% year-on-year in May, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports. The largest contributors to the increase in output were motor vehicles, parts and... 


Seifsa has ‘high expectations’ that the economy will rebound this year
29th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) data released on June 29 by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reflect South Africa’s turbulent path to economic recovery amid the deepening negative... 


Mining producer inflation driving overall PPI higher, says Seifsa
24th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The rise in producer price inflation (PPI) is “concerning”, given that it was driven mainly by mining – a key supplier of metals and engineering (M&E) industry raw material, the Steel and... 


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