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Mining producer inflation driving overall PPI higher – SEIFSA
24th June 2021

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 Engineering... 


Seifsa tables three-year wage offer
22nd June 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), which represents 19 affiliated employer organisations, has tabled a three-year wage deal. This followed after... 


Manufacturing production data an encouraging sign of beginnings of economic recovery in SA – SEIFSA
11th June 2021

The year-on-year improvement in April production and sales data is encouraging and bodes well for overall economic recovery in South Africa, the Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa... 


First-quarter GDP up 4.6%
First-quarter GDP up 4.6%
8th June 2021 By: Donna Slater

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased at a yearly rate of 4.6% during the first quarter of 2021, reports Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). The mining and quarrying sectors... 


Seifsa calls for national disaster recovery plan for metals, engineering sector
7th June 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has called for the creation of a national state of disaster support and recovery plan for the metals and... 


Unemployment numbers reflect a depressed overall economic environment under Covid-19 restrictions – SEIFSA
1st June 2021

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) data released today by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) indicating unemployment level of 32.6%, reflects the deep depressed impact of Covid-19... 


Wage negotiations in Metals and Engineering sector should be about protecting jobs while ensuring decent living wage – CEA
19th May 2021

Last year’s historic wage standstill agreement in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will see this year’s wage talks pose a tough challenge for employers engaged in the steel construction industry,... 


Negotiations for new metals, engineering wage agreement to start in June
19th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

With the current wage and working condition agreement in the metals and engineering sector close to expiration, it was agreed at the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council management... 


Seifsa postpones metals, engineering indaba and awards
12th May 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) on May 12 announced that the 2021 Seifsa Awards for Excellence and the sixth Southern African Metals and... 


Seifsa encouraged by manufacturing output growth in March
11th May 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has described the year-on-year improvement in manufacturing production in March as encouraging, despite coming off a low... 


Prevailing low capacity use in manufacturing industry a worry for Seifsa
6th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

Persistent low levels of capacity use in the manufacturing sector and low demand for locally manufactured goods are “worrying” trends compounding the prevailing Covid-19 restrictions that are... 


Metals and Engineering Indaba to explore how government is faring in restoring business confidence in South Africa
6th May 2021

The sixth Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba will unpack the progress of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “New Dawn”, exploring whether the sixth administration is succeeding in improving... 


Deadline for SEIFSA Awards for Excellence entrance looms
29th April 2021

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is calling on companies in the Metals and Engineering (M&E) sector to submit their entries for the SEIFSA Awards for... 


Metals and Engineering Industry engage on how to power South Africa's economic recovery
22nd April 2021

The Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, which takes place on 24 and 25 May at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton, Johannesburg will probe the state of South Africa’s power supply, with a... 


Seifsa reiterates plans to seek solutions to industry challenges at upcoming indaba
19th April 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The sixth Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, organised by industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), will be held on May 24 and 25 and... 


Seifsa calls on metals, engineering firms to submit entries for customer service award
12th April 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Metals and engineering industry association the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has called on companies to submit their entries for the 2021 Seifsa Awards... 


Seifsa calls on metals, engineering firms to submit entries for environmental award
7th April 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Metals and engineering industry association the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) on April 7 called on companies in the metals and engineering sector to submit... 


SEIFSA urges Metal and Engineering businesses to showcase their Environment Stewardship at the SEIFSA Awards
7th April 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) once again calls on companies in the Metals and Engineering (M&E) sector to submit their entries for the 2021 SEIFSA... 


Seifsa CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba
New funding service for metals, engineering companies
26th March 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has partnered with funding consulting firm VennCap Business Solutions to assist metals and engineering... 


Construction uptick a good sign for metals and engineering – Seifsa
18th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) report that an uptick in sales of construction and building materials, amid increased construction activity, is... 


SEIFSA awards for excellence to celebrate companies committed to artisan development
16th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is calling on companies which have made a difference in the training of artisans, thus contributing in efforts to address... 


Implementation of the government’s infrastructure plans is key to boosting manufacturing activity
12th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The decline in manufacturing production, at a time when increased industrial activity is important to revive the ailing economy, is very concerning, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation... 


Data suggests economy to recover this year but work needed to move to sustainable growth path
9th March 2021 By: Schalk Burger

High-frequency data suggestS that a strong recovery is under way this year, in tandem with South Africa’s lockdown having been scaled down to Level 1. South Africa must capitalise on the economic... 


Metals and engineering sector must partner to address artisanal, engineering skills shortages - Seifsa
4th March 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has called on businesses in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector and the wider manufacturing industry to... 


Seifsa CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba
Seifsa partners with Venncap to help metals, engineering companies secure funding
4th March 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has partnered with funding consulting firm VennCap Business Solutions to assist metals and engineering... 


Seifsa puts SEZs at forefront of Brics Manufacturing Conference agenda
2nd March 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has explained why it has placed special economic zones (SEZs) at the heart of the inaugural Brazil, Russia, India, China... 


M&E sector output to recover this year after 15% decrease recorded for 2020
M&E sector output to recover this year after 15% decrease recorded for 2020
26th February 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Metals and Engineering (M&E) sector was no doubt under pressure in 2020 owing to lower steel production and general trading restrictions, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern... 


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Manufacturing recovery’s slow pace a concern, Seifsa
26th February 2021

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) is concerned about the slow pace of recovery in the manufacturing sector, as depicted by the manufacturing Purchasing... 


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Companies committed to transformation honoured
26th February 2021

Entries are open for the seventh annual Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) Awards for Excellence and the federation is calling on all companies within the... 


Seifsa to host inaugural Brics Manufacturing Conference in March
19th February 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The inaugural Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) Manufacturing Conference will take place in Sandton, on March 26. The event was initially scheduled to take place last year... 


Metals firms confirm being impacted by oxygen shortage
19th February 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

To assess the scale of the reported oxygen shortage in South Africa, the Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) took it upon itself to survey its member companies to establish... 


Seifsa calls for finalisation, implementation of Steel Master Plan
12th February 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has called for the finalisation and speedy implementation of the Steel Master Plan, which it believes will... 


Massive decline in 2020 manufacturing sector production a major concern, says SEIFSA
12th February 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown conditions which it occasioned had a devastating effect on the South African economy in general and the manufacturing sector in particular in 2020, Steel and... 


Seifsa gauges impact of oxygen shortage on members' operations
4th February 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

To assess the scale of the reported oxygen shortage in South Africa, the Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) took it upon itself to survey its member companies to establish... 


SEIFSA calls for entries for 2021 SEIFSA Awards for Excellence
4th February 2021

Entries are open for the seventh edition of the annual SEIFSA Awards for Excellence, which are aimed at celebrating excellence in the Metals and Engineering (M&E) industry. The Steel and... 


Entries now open for Seifsa Awards of Excellence
3rd February 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Entries are now open for the seventh edition of the yearly Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) Awards for Excellence. The awards, aimed at celebrating excellence... 


Long road ahead for metals and engineering sector, warns Seifsa
1st February 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says recent economic data shows that the meals and engineering (M&E) sector has a long and... 


SEIFSA welcomes MPC decision to leave repo rate unchanged
25th January 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the Reserve Bank’s decision to leave the repo rate unchanged at 3.5%, which it believes will relieve pressures... 


Seifsa laments manufacturing production decline
12th January 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

November 2020’s decline in the manufacturing production growth rate showed that the South African economy was in for a rough ride to recovery, especially under the current adjusted level 3 Covid-19... 


Seifsa lauds AfCFTA as January commencement nears
10th December 2020 By: Donna Slater

In a move likely to boost inter-African trade, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has welcomed the December 9 confirmation that trading under the African... 


BEKA Schréder wins Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award
10th December 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

BEKA Schréder is proud to have won the Best Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year Award at this year’s SEIFSA Awards for Excellence. BEKA Schréder was given this recognition for the work they... 


Manufacturers cannot afford further increase in electricity tariffs if the economy is to be revived, says SEIFSA
9th December 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Manufacturing businesses in South Africa cannot afford a further electricity tariff hike, given the strain the economy is under, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa... 


Seifsa encouraged by rise in third-quarter economic activity
8th December 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has welcomed the annualised 66.1% rise in real gross domestic production (GDP) in the third quarter of the year, albeit... 


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