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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

What is described as the largest project ever undertaken in Africa, the US$128-Billion Mozambique LNG Gas Project, which holds excellent potential for SA stainless steel supply, has shifted into first gear in the last month with the offshore portion of the project having been given the green light in early October (estimated completion 2025). This […]

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New membership structure set for stainless steel sector

Sassda’s Acting Executive Director Michel Basson recently spoke to Engineering News about our exciting new membership packages to be launched in March 2020! E-mail francis@sassda.co.za if you’d like more information.

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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 […]

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The Global and Local Stainless Steel Primary Product Market

INTRODUCTION For the last few years the South African stainless steel industry has been going through an enormously challenging time. The stainless steel industry is highly cyclical in nature with downturns often being self-perpetuating. We have compiled this report to understand the evolution the South African stainless steel industry over the last 50 years and […]

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Sassda in transition, creates new membership structure

Owing to the varied benefits which companies obtain as members of the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda), the association has created a tiered membership structure. “Sassda is in a transitionary phase of its history, stemming from the realisation that members obtain different benefits and value from membership. “This has led to the new […]

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Africa opens up for SA’s stainless steel sector

2019 seems to be the year of an ‘opening up’ of Africa, whether it be opening trade borders or opening key infrastructure projects, all of these key developments have positive implications for the South African stainless steel sector. Free at last The objective of the Africa Free Trade Agreement is “a single African market for […]

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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 […]

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