Stainless Steel can build to 50% of its workforce
The inputs of our industry and Sassda’s subsequent submission to government which outlined how the South African stainless steel sector can safely re-open when the country moves to Level 4 of the current COVID-19 lockdown tomorrow, have yielded significant success. In fact, the results have gone above and beyond our expectations, which shows what can be achieved when our industry follows the mantra of ‘strength in numbers’.
Sassda lobbies for the re-opening of the stainless steel industry
A hallmark of the ‘Age of COVID-19’ is the speed of a rapidly evolving business scenario with companies and associations having to re-evaluate and respond on an almost daily basis made all the more complicated by an onslaught of multiple moving targets.
One of the best examples of how Sassda has revved up its response to the COVID-19 outbreak was our comprehensive submission to the Department of Trade, Industry & Competition by the incredibly tight deadline of 12pm on Monday, 27 April 2020! This covered how the South African stainless steel sector can safely re-open when the country moves to Level 4 of the current COVID-19 lockdown on this Friday, 1 May 2020
Make sure your stainless is also safe during the lock down period!
As we head for a 3-week lockdown this evening it’s important to note that there is a high risk for corrosion during this period.
Stainless steel is not able to give optimum performance without the necessary oxygen to maintain the passive layer.
This layer is thin and tenacious and acts as an inert barrier against corrosion attack.
SA labour department uses UIF to help companies hit by
The department of labour will soon formally publish special regulations offering Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) relief to companies that find themselves in distress due to the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa, a senior official has said.
(Source : Engineering News)