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Absa PMI decreases to 47.7 in November
2nd December 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) ticked down to 47.7 index points in November, from 48.1 in October. The decline was broad-based, with four of the five subcomponents of... 


Further decline in selling price inflation for October a challenge to companies in the M&E Sector
28th November 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The further decline in the selling price inflation, for October 2019, is challenging to companies operating in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector, especially amidst the prevailing tough... 


BRIGHT FUTURE
Improved trade to to the Southern African Development Community brings with it a positive outlook for the steel construction industry
Industry boasts third positive year despite global downturn
22nd November 2019 By: Halima Frost

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) chief economist and commercial executive Dr Michael Ade says the local metals and engineering (M&E) industry has thus far had... 


Failing cities stymie South African bid to revive growth
14th November 2019 By: Bloomberg

South African municipalities’ inability to provide consistent power is exacerbating supply disruptions by the debt-stricken state electricity utility, hobbling efforts to revive the nation’s... 


Seifsa laments persistent dip in capacity utilisation for the M&E sector
8th November 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) laments the release of key data, namely, the capacity utilisation figures for the metals and engineering (M&E) sector,... 


Seifsa concerned by further increase in unemployment numbers for the third quarter
29th October 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned following the release by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today of data, showing an increase in the... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa president reflects on ongoing challenges in metals sector
25th October 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president and board chairperson Elias Monage on Friday reiterated the challenges facing South Africa's metals and engineering... 


Import Penetration Remains a Great Concern for the Metals and Engineering Sector
14th October 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The continuous influx of imported steel into the domestic economy remains a great concern for companies operating in the metals and engineering sector, so said Steel and Engineering Industries... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa president reflects on ongoing challenges in metals sector
11th October 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president and board chairperson Elias Monage on Friday reiterated the challenges facing South Africa's metals and engineering... 


Dip in manufacturing production concerning, says SEIFSA
10th October 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned by the preliminary data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today, capturing a decrease in... 


Deterioration in broader manufacturing purchasing managers’ index is disappointing
2nd October 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) finds the deterioration in overall business activity in the broader manufacturing sector – as reflected in the ABSA... 


SEIFSA welcomes august rebound in selling price inflation for the metals and engineering sector
27th September 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Johannesburg, 26 September 2019 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the rebound in the Producer Price Index (PPI) for intermediate manufactured... 


Seifsa president calls for greater industrial policy decisiveness
27th September 2019 By: Terence Creamer

Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president Elias Monage has called for greater decisiveness on the part of the South African government in both defining which... 


New South African Automotive Masterplan bodes well for Metals and Engineering Sector
13th September 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The recently launched South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) bodes well for companies operating in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector, National Association of Automotive Component & Allied... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa president calls for greater industrial policy decisiveness
12th September 2019 By: Terence Creamer

Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president Elias Monage has called for greater decisiveness on the part of the South African government in both defining which... 


High-calibre speakers to address Metals and Engineering Indaba from tomorrow
12th September 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

High-calibre speakers from Government, labour, business and academia will address delegates attending the fifth annual Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba which takes place at the IDC... 


Trade and Industry Minister to Address Delegates Attending 5th Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba
11th September 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel will address hundreds of delegates attending the fifth Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba taking place at the IDC Conference Centre on Thursday... 


Seifsa economist Marique Kruger
Manufacturing output still remains negative overall
10th September 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Manufacturing production decreased by 1.1% year-on-year in JulyStatistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports. The largest negative contribution of -1.8 percentage points was made by the petroleum,... 


Slowdown in selling price inflation for intermediate manufacatured goods does not augur well for M&E producers
30th August 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The consistent slowdown in the Producer Price Index (PPI) for intermediate manufactured goods does not augur well for companies operating in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector, Steel and... 


Seifsa seeks to appoint training centre service provider
26th August 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has called on qualified service providers to submit bids for the management of its artisan training centre, in Benoni, by... 


Labour Minister to participate in metals, engineering wage negotiation panel discussion
Labour Minister to participate in metals, engineering wage negotiation panel discussion
26th August 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi will participate in a panel discussion on the 2020 metals and engineering (M&E) wage negotiations during the Metals and Engineering Indaba (Meindaba),... 


2020 Metals and Engineering Wage Negotiations: What Should Employers Expect?
26th August 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The 2014 wage negotiations culminated in a month-long strike that subsequently led not only to closure of smaller companies operating in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector, but also to a jobs... 


Does the promise of a new dawn still hold?
19th August 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The ushering in of President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new Head of State in February 2018 brought with it the promise of “ANew Dawn”, but does that promise still hold amidst South Africa’s low... 


KAIZER NYATSUMBA
South Africa needs to be able to produce steel domestically and cost efficiently
M&E Indaba focuses on Industry 4.0
16th August 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

For its fifth annual indaba in September, the Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba (M&E Indaba) will focus on Industry 4.0, as it affects the metals and engineering (M&E) sector. 


2019 Indaba to scrutinize growing presence of Chinese imports in South Africa
6th August 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

There is no doubt that there has been a growing presence of Chinese-manufactured products in South Africa, and Chinese business leaders have invested in numerous sectors of the South African... 


DR MICHAEL ADE
The M&E sector has been very resilient, registering a slight quarterly annual increase in its share of the country’s gross domestic product
Sector still affected by economic downturn
19th July 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Owing to the global economic crisis which started in late 2008, a structural break occurred in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector, which had hitherto recorded the highest production figure of... 


KAIZER NYATSUMBA 
The aspirations of the federation run concurrently with the aspirations of the sector, as well as those of the country
Seifsa intensifying role in metals and engineering sector
19th July 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Seventy-six years later, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has made major inroads in intensifying its role and impact in the metals and engineering (M&E)... 


LUCIO TRENTINI
It is imperative for companies to speak with one common voice when dealing with the challenges facing the sector
Pre-eminent representation reaffirmed by Seifsa
19th July 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Owing to the country’s precarious socioeconomic outlook, it is critical for the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) to reaffirm its position as the preeminent... 


WOMEN REPRESENTATION
Seifsa will include a category that acknowledges the excellence of women in engineering at the 2020 awards edition
Awards for excellence encourage industry innovation
19th July 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

With the metals and engineering sector having shed thousands of jobs, companies in the sector have to be more innovative to survive, says Steel and Engineering Industries of Southern Africa... 


SIBUSISO MTHENJANA
Companies want to know their rights and legal obligations towards employees
Federation looks forward to salary negotiations
19th July 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

With the end of the three-year main agreement last month, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation (Seifsa) looks forward to restarting salary negotiations with other industry stakeholders. 


TECHNICAL SKILLS 
Seifsa’s training ensures that people in the metals and engineering sector become technically skilled individuals so that they can create products of high quality for the industry
Federation committed to small business growth
19th July 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) Small Business Hub (SBH) was created specifically to address the needs of small, medium-sized and microenterprises... 


Tough leadership needed to improve SA economy
5th July 2019

The 3.2% drop in South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2019 demonstrates that the country needs more than the now-routine lip service paid by its political leadership... 


Seifsa welcomes operational phase of African Continental Free Trade Area
3rd June 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa has welcomed the official start of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the end of May. AfCFTA provides access to a... 


Deterioration in headline PMI worrying, says Seifsa
Deterioration in headline PMI worrying, says Seifsa
3rd June 2019 By: Nadine James

The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) erased most of last month’s gain and fell to 45.4 index points in May from 47.2 points in April, which – excluding the drop to 45... 


South Africans calling for pledges of greater economic growth
30th May 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Following the appointment of a new Cabinet by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday night, the country has called for pledges of greater economic growth and commitment to rebuilding the country.... 


HC Heat Exchangers named ‘most innovative’ at Seifsa awards
24th May 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) on Thursday crowned HC Heat Exchangers as the Most Innovative Company of the Year at its Awards for Excellence ceremony.... 


HC Heat Exchangers, Pamodzi win big at 5th SEIFSA Awards for Excellence
24th May 2019

HC Heat Exchangers and Pamodzi Unique Engineering were amongst the big winners announced at the glamorous SEIFSA Awards for Excellence ceremony held at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown,... 


Record number of entries for annual Seifsa awards
3rd May 2019 By: African News Agency

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) said on Friday its annual awards for excellence had seen a record increase in the number of entries, indicating their... 


Seifsa chief economist Dr Michael Ade
Seifsa welcomes PMI increase to 47.2 in April
2nd May 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa has welcomed the increase in the seasonally-adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for April. Chief economist Dr Michael... 


Fuel prices a sore thumb for businesses, consumers
Fuel prices a sore thumb for businesses, consumers
18th April 2019 By: News24Wire

Higher fuel prices have contributed largely to the increase in March inflation, and industry has warned of the effects it is having on business profitability. Stats SA on Wednesday released March... 


Political parties agree on need for business, government collaboration
Political parties agree on need for business, government collaboration
12th April 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

One cannot develop South Africa with a blanket approach, without consultation and discussion and these interactions should not be confined to the election season only, Inkatha Freedom Party MP... 


Seifsa economist Michael Ade
Seifsa ‘disappointed’ by slower Feb manufacturing output growth
11th April 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The latest preliminary data published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) indicates that production in the broader manufacturing sector grew at a slower pace in February than in January. On a... 


Seifsa invites entries for Environment Stewardship Award, other Excellence Award categories
4th March 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

To celebrate companies that have gone out of their way to invest in the environment, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) will present the Environment... 


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