We’ve spent months listening to what our members need from a 21st Century industry association and created a new cost effective, tiered membership model that’s designed to maximise return on investment.

To spread the word on this exciting new offering, we’re currently travelling the length and breadth of South Africa spreading the word on Sassda’s vision in preparation for the launch of our exciting new membership packages in 2020. They’re designed to boost your business bottomline with valuable features like world-class virtual training courses, one of a kind technical expertise and in-depth African market intelligence.

Sassda doesn’t just want to survive, it wants to thrive by adding value to our members’ businesses every step of the way!



Mozambique’s $128-billion Gas Project could be a Lifeline for SA Stainless

The largest project ever undertaken in Africa, the US$128-Billion Mozambique LNG Gas Project which shifted into higher gear earlier this month, holds excellent potential for local stainless steel supply and may be the lifeline that South Africa’s beleaguered stainless steel sector has been searching for 

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Economic Policy Dialogue African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

Sassda recently attended the dti’s Economic Policy Dialogue on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which aims at providing a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of people and investments. Its goal is to boost Intra-Africa trade from an existing level of about 13% to 25% or more over the next decade, thus contributing to economic growth and attracting investments from both within Africa and the world. 

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Lets’s Talk about Tariffs…

When it comes to the minefield of trade tariffs, Sassda is not a policy creator or implementer but rather acts as an invaluable facilitator based on its strong relationships with the relevant government bodies, to ensure all our members’ interests are equitably represented in an independent and objective manner. Tariffs expert and Sassda Market Intelligence Specialist Lesley Squires explains how this complex relationship works.

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Sassda Launches New Look Advanced Course

In keeping with our mission to take our education and training courses to the next level, in line with our new look 2020 membership structure, Sassda has launched a revamped 3-day Stainless Steel Advanced course

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Sassda’s Input for Steel Master Plan to Ebrahim Patel

In an effort to fulfil our purpose statement, and with the current lack of projects within South Africa, we have been actively working with Trade Export South Africa and subsequently the Trade Invest Africa units of the dti to facilitate trade between South Africa and other countries on the African Continent.   Our particular focus is Africa as the nature of our members’ products tend to be large and therefore logistical costs hamper a lot of exports to the rest of the world.

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The Global and Local Stainless Steel Primary Product Market

Sassda is fighting for the survival of the Southern African stainless steel sector as the industry grapples with one of the toughest times in its history. A key part of our work is providing exclusive, in-depth insight and analysis to ensure our members are equipped with the key information they need to go into the market and win!

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Stainless Steel forges Ahead

Sassda looks to grow the local stainless steel market

Despite having been buffeted by a variety of economic headwinds in the past year, the South African stainless steel industry remains hopeful especially in light of the release of the long-awaited Mining Charter  

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The 4th Industrial Revolution is here - are you ready?

With 400 000 manufacturing jobs lost since 2008, elevated labour costs and a 3% drop from 15% to 12% in the manufacturing industry’s contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the period, the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to revolutionise the output of local manufacturers has never been more significant to the long-term sustainability of this ‘engine room’ of South Africa’s economy

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