Sassda Media Coverage

APRIL 2017

Promise of Stainless Steel underminded by fly-by-night Fabricators

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 steel contractors fail to deliver on promises?

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Online

28 April – Leadingarchitecture.co.za – Promise of stainless steel undermined by fly by night fabricators

24 April – Leads2Business Blog – Fly-by-night fabricators undermine stainless steel promise

24 April – BizCommunity.com – Fly-by-night fabricators undermine stainless steel promise

MARCH 2017

Stainless Steel app gives users chance to win R125 000 trip to Paris!

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) has launched an exciting new competition in which entrants (e.g. engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, end-users and specifiers and members of the public) stand to win a trip to Paris worth R125 000!  Entrants need to download and use sassda’s life cycle costing (LCC) app to calculate the significant long-term maintenance savings that could have been achieved had the Eiffel Tower been constructed from stainless steel.

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Online

04 April – Leads2Business Blog – Did you know Sassda Lifecycle Costing App

08 March – Bizcommunity.com – Sassda launches app-based life cycle costing competition

10 March – Africandesignmagazine.com – Sassda launches R125 000 lifecycle costing competition

13 March – SADeco.co.za – SASSDA competition Win a trip to Paris

17 March – Engineeringnews.co.za – Stainless steel body hopes to boost product demand at event

20 March – Constructionreviewonline.com – Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association launches major app

22-March – Specifile.co.za – Stainless steel app gives users chance to win R125 000 trip to Paris

Publications

01-May – SA Roofing p.4 – App offers users a chance to win R125 000 trip to Paris

01 April – Castings SA p.24 – Sassda launches competition to promote lifecycle costing app

17 March – Engineering News p.14 – Stainless body launches competition to promote lifecycle costing app

17 March – Engineering News p.4 – Stainless steel body hopes to boost product demand at event

17 March – Engineering News p.46 & 48- Stainless steel body hopes to boost product demand at event

FEBRUARY 2017

14 February 2017

Municipal Stainless Steel Solutions could save SA Millions in Water Losses

With South Africa experiencing Stage 2 and 3 water restrictions following its worst drought in decades, the spotlight falls on the solution of using stainless steel in water distribution and service pipes in South Africa to reduce leakages and maintenance costs and preserve our already strained water resources into the long-term future.

The importance of tightening up South Africa’s water supply infrastructure comes into sharp focus when one considers statistics cited in a Timeslive.co.za report, which stated that up to 40% of Johannesburg’s water goes unaccounted for annually, costing the city R1.16-billion in the year (ending June 30, 2015). Of that about R851-million of water was lost to leaks.

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Publications 

01 March 2017 – The Build – Water Woes

Radio 

05 May – Good HopeFM News 2pm/Good HopeFM News 3pm/Radio 786 News 5pm/Voice of the Cape News 5pm