Metals and Engineering Sector Crucial in Turning South Africa’s Economy Around

Metals and Engineering Sector Crucial in Turning South Africa’s Economy Around

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Johannesburg, 13 September 2019 – South Africa is facing significant headwinds, coupled with a growing sense of negativity as illustrated by Wednesday’s announcement of the business confidence index having reached…

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Closing Address: Metals and Engineering Indaba

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13 SEPTEMBER 2010: 16:45 – 17:00 DELIVERED BY: MARTIN L KINGSTON VICE PRESIDENT – BUSA 1. Introduction As we mark the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s democracy and within the…

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Promise of a New Dawn Still Holds But the Private Sector also Has a Role to Play

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Johannesburg, 13 September 2019 –  The ushering in of President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new Head of State in February 2018 brought with it the promise of “A New Dawn”…

Metals and Engineering Sector Masterplan Key to Unlocking Growth Opportunities

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Johannesburg, 13 September 2019 – The Metals and Engineering Sector Masterplan, which is currently being formulated will unlock growth opportunities for the embattled metals and engineering sector, which faces, among…

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New South African Automotive Masterplan bodes well for Metals and Engineering Sector

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Johannesburg, 12 September 2019 – 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…

South Africa’s Economic

A Coherent, and Focussed Strategy Required to Make Sure South Africa Benefits from 4IR

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Johannesburg, 12 September 2019 – South Africa needs a coherent and focused strategy on how to take advantage of opportunities that will be presented by the fourth industrial revolution (4IR),…

South Africa Needs New Anti-Corruption Agency To Deal With Public Corruption And Corporate Malfeasance

SEIFSA Calls Upon All South Africans to Work Together to Reverse High Unemployment, Xenophobia and Violence against Women

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Johannesburg, 12 September 2019 – Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba has called upon Government,  business leaders, labour representatives and the general public to…

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Introductory Remarks At The Fifth Southern African Metals And Engineering Indaba

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By Kaizer M. Nyatsumba, Chief Executive, SEIFSA Date: 12 September 2019 Thank you, Melissa, for that fantastic introduction. Ladies and Gentlemen, we meet at a most inauspicious time for our…

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High-Calibre Speakers To Address Metals And Engineering Indaba From Tomorrow

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Johannesburg, 11 September 2018 – 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…

South Africa’s Economic

Does the NDP Still have the Potential to Turn South Africa’s Economic Fortunes Around?

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Johannesburg, 10 September 2018 – Seven years ago, the Government adopted the National Development Plan (NDP), a blueprint for how South Africa could eradicate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. …

State-Owned Companies

Are State-Owned Companies Enablers Or Blockers of Economic Growth?

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Johannesburg,  5 September 2019 – State-owned companies (SOCs) have long played a pivotal role in South Africa’s economy. Not only do they provide basic infrastructure without which  businesses cannot operate…

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Over 200 Stakeholders Will Be Attending The Metals And Engineering Indaba On 12-13 September 2019.

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WILL YOU BE THE ONLY ONE MISSING OUT? More than 200 stakeholders with an interest in the welfare of the Metals and Engineering Sector in particular and Manufactuing in general...
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Reasons to Register for 2019’s Metals and Engineering Indaba

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DON’T MISS OUT – REGISTER NOW. AMONG THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA ARE THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, BRICS AND THE 2020 WAGE NEGOTIATIONS You...
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President Ramaphosa’s Fiscal Stimulus Package Does Not Hold Key To South Africa’s Long-Term Economic Growth

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Johannesburg, 21 September 2018 – Government’s fiscal stimulus package will not provide long-term solutions to South Africa’s ailing economy, instead Government needs to create a conducive environment for entrepreneurs in...
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Metals And Engineering Indaba Conference Delegates Pass A Resolution For Government

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Metals And Engineering Indaba Conference Delegates Pass A Resolution For Government To Be Effective In Implementing And  Monitoring Designation Of Local Content Johannesburg, 21 September 2018 – Delegates attending the...
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A Million Jobs By 2027 Possible If Chinese Investment Effect Is Well Managed

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Johannesburg, 21 September 2018 – Business and Government need to work together to increase demand for locally-manufactured products if the creation of one million jobs, in the manufacturing sector, by...
SEIFSA Steel and Engineering

Lack Of Skills, Low Economic Growth And Saturated Markets Constraints

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Lack Of Skills, Low Economic Growth And Saturated Markets Constraints To Investing In Metals And Engineering Sector Johannesburg, 21 September 2018 – Lack of demand in the form of large...
Anc And Da Outline Their Plans For Economy At The Metals And Engineering Indaba

ANC And DA Outline Their Plans For Economy At The Metals And Engineering Indaba

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Johannesburg, 21 September 2018 – The ruling party is cognisant of and appreciates challenges facing South Africa’s metals and engineering (M&E) sector including lack of demand, proliferation of illegal imports,...
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Metals And Engineering Indaba Conference Delegates Pass A Resolution

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Metals And Engineering Indaba Conference Delegates Pass A Resolution Condemning Ministers’ Failure To Attend The Conference Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – Delegates attending the 4th Southern African Metals and Engineering...
Domestic Manufactures Must Work Together To Survive

Domestic Manufactures Must Work Together To Survive

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Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – The global trade war between two of the world’s largest economies has the potential to render global growth less synchronised, less certain and less supportive...
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NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN STILL RELEVANT DESPITE SLOW PACE OF IMPLEMENTATION – DR NKOSAZANA DLAMINI ZUMA

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Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) was still relevant despite the slow pace of its implementation, Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said at the...
South Africa Needs New Anti-Corruption Agency To Deal With Public Corruption And Corporate Malfeasance

SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS NEW ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY TO DEAL WITH PUBLIC CORRUPTION AND CORPORATE MALFEASANCE

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Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – State capture needs to be dealt with urgently to restore public confidence in the State, the constitutional framework and the rule of law. This is...
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GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS AND POLICY CERTAINTY KEY TO IMPROVING SOUTH AFRICA’S SOVEREIGN CREDIT RATING

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Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – The prioritization of economic growth, global competitiveness and policy certainty and predictability are key to improving South Africa’s Sovereign credit rating, so said Massmart Holdings...
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SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS COHERENT AND WELL-EXECUTED ECONOMIC STRATEGY TO GROW

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SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS COHERENT AND WELL-EXECUTED ECONOMIC STRATEGY TO GROW – DR MATHEWS PHOSA Johannesburg, 20 September 2018 – A change in attitude towards the metals and engineering sector from...
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SOUTHERN AFRICAN METALS AND ENGINEERING INDABA 2018 OPENING ADDRESS

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OPENING REMARKS Thank you, Melissa. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Fourth Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba. Our inaugural conference took place at Emperors’ Palace at Ekurhuleni in 2015,...

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO FEATURE PROMINENTLY

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NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO FEATURE PROMINENTLY AT THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN METALS AND ENGINEERING INDABA   Johannesburg, 3 September 2018 – Six years ago, the Government adopted the National Development Plan...

COLLABORATION REQUIRED TO IMPROVE SOUTH AFRICA

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COLLABORATION REQUIRED TO IMPROVE SOUTH AFRICA’s SOVEREIGN CREDIT RATING   Johannesburg, 26 August 2018 – Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will, on the first day of the 2018 Southern African Metals and...

GORDHAN, NAIDOO AND DUVENAGE TO SPEAK

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GORDHAN, NAIDOO AND DUVENAGE TO SPEAK ON EFFORTS TO END THE SCOURGE OF CORRUPTION   Johannesburg, 20 August 2018 – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse Executive Director...

A MILLION JOBS IN MANUFACTURING BY 2027

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A MILLION JOBS IN MANUFACTURING BY 2027 – A REALISTIC PLAN OR A PIPEDREAM   Johannesburg, 12 August 2018 – Can South Africa’s manufacturing sector create a million jobs by 2027...

MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES TO ADDRESS 2018 INDABA DELEGATES

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MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES TO ADDRESS 2018 INDABA DELEGATES   Johannesburg, 5 August 2018 – South Africa’s prominent political parties will get an opportunity to unpack their economic manifestos to business leaders...

CONTRIBUTING IN SHAPING POLICY

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DELEGATES TO 2018 METALS AND ENGINEERING INDABA TO CONTRIBUTE IN SHAPING POLICY   Johannesburg, 25 July 2018 – Delegates attending the 2018 Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba at the IDC...

SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS INNOVATION TO CAPITALISE

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SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS INNOVATION TO CAPITALISE ON GROWTH PROMISED BY NEW ERA   Among other imperatives, local industrial manufacturing, including SA’s heterogeneous metals and engineering (M&E) sector, needs innovation to...