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  • Women’s Economic Assembly Launch

    Posted: 06 October 2021 On Wednesday, 6 October 2021 Sassda Market Intelligence Specialist Lesley Squires championed the role of women in the future of the stainless steel industry during a speech at the launch of the Women’s Economic Assembly (Watch on YouTube) . During the event she stated; There is a need to create an […]

  • The Steel Master Plan

    17 April 2020     At this very difficult stage in the history of the world, our country and industry; Sassda is working with the dtic as a major partner to alleviate pressure in, and create positive outcomes for, the stainless steel sector. Key interventions already provided by dtic. The following support is already in […]

  • State of the Stainless Steel Nation

    22 February 2021 Against the backdrop of the recent State of the Nation Address and the forthcoming budget speech later this month Sassda Acting Executive Director Michel Basson takes an in-depth look at the ‘state of the stainless steel nation’ and how it is expected to fare in 2021…   1. To say times are […]

  • Stainless Hotspots for Growth

    17 April 2020 Sector Boost – Giving substance to South African Hollowware Sassda has been monitoring the local hollowware and kitchenware (i.e. utensils and flat ware amongst others) since 1999 and there is no doubt that the capacity for total local manufacture to supply the market exists. Despite being underutilised now, it would be easy […]

  • Why Training & Development makes Perfect Business Sense

    Sassda has several stainless steel focused courses that are targeted at various levels of a company’s employee complement. Here Sassda Training Manager Mankabe More unpacks the realities of modern day training and how Sassda is meeting these needs in an expert and innovative manner by embracing the concept of continuous training and the use of […]

  • 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. Sassda Acting Executive Director Michel Basson comments; “We have completely rewritten the course material to make it as up to […]

  • Let’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 conduit and 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 […]

  • Economic Policy Dialogue African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

    23rd October 2019 Program Director:      Eustace Mashimbye – CEO Proudly SA Speaker:  Ambassador Xavier Carim, DDG International Trade and Economic Development, the Dti The purpose of the AfCFTA is to enhance intra-Africa trade and investment. It was formalised by the OAU in 1980 at the Lagos plan of action. Tariffs are not the only constraint […]

  • Sassda’s Input for Steel Master Plan to Ebrahim Patel

    Sassda’s purpose statement “To provide 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.” Background to Sassda’s interactions with the dti In an effort to fulfil our purpose statement, and with the current lack of […]

  • The 4th Industrial Revolution is Looming…does SA have the skill set?

    Here Sassda’s Western Cape Regional Manager Michel Basson gives an analysis of what the 4th Industrial Revolution really means for the South African stainless steel sector. In it he states; “The Fourth Industrial Revolution is not looming, it is already upon us” and asks will South Africa have the skillset to compete…? The South African […]