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Promise of Stainless Steel underminded by Fly-By-Night Fabricators

11 April 2017 In a tough economy, consumers veer towards the cheapest option and some contractors may be tempted to cut corners. Unfortunately, contractor mistakes cost a fortune, mistakes kill profits and both parties usually blame the other, and often stainless steel itself, through angry exchanges that waste time – so what happens when stainless […]

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Stainless Steel in Architectural Applications

The first recorded use of stainless steel in the Architectural Sector of the market is the roof cladding of the iconic Chrysler Building in New York City, which was completed in 1930 and remains a shining example of aesthetically pleasing and long lasting benefits which stainless steel offers to Architecture. Although it is now 86 […]

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Sassda Facilitates Cross Border initatives with leading Kenyan Stainless Steel Fabricator

5 December 2016 A sassda facilitated visit by one of its members, Kenyan-based stainless steel fabricator Desbro Engineering to a number of South African counterparts has resulted in a training partnership between the South African Institute of Welding (SAIW) as part of a joint initiative to boost the skills base within the Kenyan stainless steel […]

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2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Steel Awards’ world-class winners announced

24 October 2016 The 2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Steel Awards are a clear indication that the local stainless steel sector is home to a wealth of world-class products and skill, with a record 39 world-class winners having been announced up from the 14 awards presented in 2014. These winners were drawn from a broader spectrum […]

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SA Stainless Steel survey lights the way for possible industry upturn

17 November 2016 Predictions that 2016 would be another tough year for the stainless steel industry may be less accurate than originally thought. This after the last three Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) Short Track Surveys revealed an overall average improvement in market statistics. Sassda Executive Director John Tarboton confirms that in the […]

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New research data set to stimulate trade growth for Stainless Steel sector

22 September 2016 Two years of intensive research by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) in association with the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa; now gives local stainless steel fabricators insight into growth opportunities in new export markets as well as import substitution within the South African market. Sassda Executive […]

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Multimillion Rand Africa Projects Offer Huge Potential For SA Stainless Steel Supply

15 August 2016 Strategic trips by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) to Tanzania, Senegal and Mozambique as part of the dti’s Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA) have yielded a number of exciting, ‘new market’ opportunities for local companies wishing to ramp up their returns on existing or potential African investments. […]

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Stainless Steel in Architecture Workshops

20 July 2016 The Steel in Architecture workshop was held on the 13th and 14th July 2016 at sassda’s new offices. The aim of the workshop is to increase awareness and educate architects of stainless steel in architecture, building and construction.  The event attracted about 70 architects over two days from the Gauteng Institute for […]

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Stainless Steel in Municipal Applications Could Save SA Millions in Water Costs

Market developments in the international stainless steel industry have revealed the high value potential of using stainless steel piping in the service delivery of municipal water that can potentially save millions of Rands lost in leakage and filtration costs as well as see a reduction in the usage of water per capita. [Read More]   […]

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Minister Rob Davies launches Industrial Policy Action Plan IPAP 2016/17 – 2018/19

18 May 2016 The Minister of Trade and Industry,  Dr Rob Davies says there is now an even more pressing need for structural change in the economy, to break out of commodity dependence and move to a more diversified base in which increasing manufacturing-based value addition, employment creation and export-intensity come to define South Africa’s […]

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