STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
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!
SASSDA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
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.
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!
Sassda provides vital springboard to Zambian Stainless Entrepreneur
The ability of Sassda to boost entrepreneurial development in the African stainless steel market is clearly illustrated by the success of Zambian Inventor Arnold Nyendwa who as a result of his win at the 2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards, is now poised to open his first production facility thanks to a R1.4-million grant from the Zambian Ministry of Youth and Sport.
SA’S Oil & Gas Discovery – Huge Potential or Major Hype?
As South Africans woke up to petrol costing them a whopping 76c/l more yesterday, Sassda Western Cape Regional Manager Michel Basson investigates the significance of the discovery of a ‘multi-million barrel’ oil field off the Western Cape Coast and whether it has any real potential to alleviate our reliance on imported fuel or the potential to boost the local stainless steel sector?
Award motivates Zambian youth to form tech firm
His drive to offer a solution to the energy crisis that the world is facing is what inspired Arnold Nyendwa to come up with an innovation called the Juvin Stainless Steel Cooking unit.
A cooking unit whose names he coined after his parents Justina and Vincent (Juvin) is able to perform seven functions namely: cooking, baking, frying, drying, roasting and warming, using less fuel such as charcoal.
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
A Pipe Isn't Just a Pipe
For as long as cities have been built, we have been installing plumbing of some kind. From the terracotta pipes of Babylon back in 4000 BCE, the profession’s simplest component, the pipe, has come a long way. Here we look at a few of the options, and speak to their advantages, disadvantages, and what technological advancements have been made.
Early days for stainless steel in cladding, construction industry
The South African stainless steel industry is in an early developmental stage with regards to construction and cladding, despite many architectural projects having been completed over the past few decades, says South African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) Western Cape regional manager Michel Basson.
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