Stainless Awards sponsorship packages now available
We’re gearing up to launch our biennial Sassda Stainless Awards in February 2018 and would like to extend an ‘early bird’ invite to members who are interested in partnering with us on the sponsorship opportunities that we have available, including the headline Title Sponsorship package.
SA’s stainless steel hollowware sector gets much-needed shot in the arm
South Africa’s stainless steel hollowware (pots and pans) and flatware sectors (cutlery, trays and serving dishes) have felt the effects of an influx of Chinese imports over the last ten years which has all but smothered local production.
African export insight
As part of Sassda’s mandate of being the ‘eyes and ears’ of its member on the ground our KZN Regional Manager, Angie Baker, was recently invited to attend a Bureau Veritas roadshow, which was hosted at the ICC in Durban. Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC)
Sassda announces R125 000 Lifecycle Costing competition winner!
Along with sixty other accurate finalists in sassda’s 2017 Lifecycle Costing Competition, the overall winner Amrish Punwasi proved that while stainless steel can be costlier than other materials initially, it often delivers lower long-term costs in the life-cycle of the construction.
Stainless steel has a crucial role to play in fixing SA’s water woes
Globally, as much as 35% of all treated water is lost to leaking piping systems with South African levels reaching as high as 60%. This has prompted a stainless steel test project to get underway in Paarl between sassda, local municipal authorities and South African manufacturers.
Who we are
The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda), is one of the most active stainless steel industry associations in the world and has, since 1964, been involved in increasing the awareness and use of stainless steel in Southern Africa.
The organisation provides a platform for Sassda members to collectively promote the sustainable growth and development of the industry with the main emphasis on stainless steel converted within the South African economy.
Sassda also provides a comprehensive list of services to its member database including technical information and advice, education, training and skills upgrading, a range of publications and marketing industry and business development support.