Sassda Media Coverage

January 2019


A pipe isn’t just a pipe

Publications

January – Plumbing Africa – A pipe is not just a pipe


Stainless Steel Forges Ahead

Publications

Jan – SA Mining – Sassda looks to grow the local stainless steel market


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.

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Online

07 Jan – Bizcommunity – Africa opens up for SA’s stainless steel sector


November 2018


Stainless awards provide welcome boost to local sector

The winners of the 2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards have been announced at a glittering banquet in Fourways, Johannesburg with 189 entries from 53 companies resulting in a stellar list of more than 60 finalists.

Speaking at the event, Sassda Executive Director John Tarboton said; “This year, perhaps more than ever, awards of this nature are essential as they celebrate the innovation, strength and durability of the South African stainless steel industry, despite the buffeting winds of change that have beset our country in the two years since the last awards event was held.

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Online

30 October – Engineering News –Stainless Awards provide welcome boost to local Sectors

02 November – Crown Publications – Stainless awards provide welcome boost to local sector

05 November – Biz Community – 2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards Announced

12 November – Engineering News – SA Manufacturer wins Sassda Export Award

12 November – Mining Weekly – SA manufacturer wins Sassda Export Award

12 November – Fourways Review – Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards sees 189 entries from 53 companies

23 November – Crown Publications – Stainless Steel Awards showcase local innovation and talent

30 October – Engineering News – Stainless awards provide welcome boost to local sector

30 October – Media Xpose – Stainless awards provide welcome boost to local sector

26 October – Engineering News – Manufacturer goes big at 2018 sassda awards 2018

26 October – Engineering News – 2018 Sassda awards celebrate innovation

Publications

01 November – Machinery & Accessories Market – Stainless awards provide a welcome boost to the local sector

01 November – Mech Chem Africa – Stainless steel awards showcase local talent

02 November – Middleburg Observer – Hlakani shines at Sassda Awards

09 November – Fourways Review – ND Engineering steels the show

26 October – Engineering News – 2018 Sassda awards celebrate innovation

26 October – Engineering News – Manufacturer goes big at Sassda awards


Saving Lives one balustrade at a time

Publications

01 November – To Build – Saving lives one balustrade at a time


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.

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Online

23 November – Engineering News – Stainless Steel Market in construction cladding in early development stage

Publications

23 November – Engineering News – Early days for stainless steel in cladding construction industry


October  2018


Local Stainless Steel Products Promoted

26 October – Engineering News – Local stainless steel products promoted

26 October – Engineering News –  Associations to promote local stainless steel products


September 2018


Online

04 Sep – Building & Decor – Chinese investment puts focus on exports
16 Sep – Netwerk 24  – China op pad na SA

Publications

01 Aug – Machinery & Accessories Market – China Investment in SA stainless
21 August – Business Day – Stainless steel makers under pressure
01 Sep – Walls & Roofs in Africa –  Chinese investment puts focus on exports
01 Sep – SA Mining – SA Mining Steel sector key for job creation and economic growth
16 Sep – RapportChina op pad na SA

 


August 2018


Online

10 August – Biz Community  – Stainless steel sector growth should be integrated in global value chain – Sassda

10 August – Crown Publications  –  China investment in SA stainless plant puts focus on export

26 October – Engineering News – SEZ to boost stainless steel industry

Publication

01 July – JSE – Stainless steel…beyond Ramaphoria hesitantly hopeful

26 October – Engineering News – SEZ to boost stainless steel industry


July 2018


Sassda Uncovers a Wealth of Opportunity in Kenya and Tanzania

With the advent of fast industrialisation and a call for the development of stainless steel within the agricultural and food and beverage industries, Tanzania and Kenya are primed for increased bilateral trade with South Africa, with confirmed sourcing enquiries already received at Sassda

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Online :

Bizcommunity – 20 July – Sassda looks to boost East Africa stainless steel trade

SA Building Review – 20 July  – Sassda boosts stainless steel trade with Kenya & Tanzania

To Build – 20 July – Sassda boosts stainless steel trade with Kenya & Tanzania

Engineering News – 25 July – Sassda Boosts Stainless Steel Trade with Kenya

Coldlink Africa –  03 August – Sassda boosts Inter Africa Stainless Steel Trade 

Publication

01 July – JSE – Stainless steel…beyond Ramaphoria hesitantly hopeful

01 October – Cold Link – Sassda boosts stainless steel trade


June 2018


Returning Sassda member champions stainless steel in military applications

With a reputation for creating some of the world’s toughest off-road stainless steel trailers; manufacturer and exporter Desert Wolf,  has recently reinstated its Sassda membership and it’s no surprise it’s currently a preferred supplier to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) supplying it with stainless steel diesel field stoves and diesel modules

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Online

14 June – Engineering News – Champion Stainless Steel in key Military Projects

26 October – Engineering News –Stainless steel diesel field stoves supplied to SANDF

Publications

01 June – KZN Industrial Business News – Champion Stainless Steel in key Military Projects

26 October – Engineering News –  Manufacturer supplies stainless steel diesel field stoves to SANDF


Water pipes, electric vehicles potential growth markets for stainless steel

The South African stainless steel sector can benefit from the rise in electric vehicles and the replacement of water pipes, says Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) executive director John Tarboton.

Online 

Engineering News – 01 June – Water pipes, electric vehicles potential growth markets for stainless steel

Publications

Engineering News – 01 June – Water pipes, electric vehicles potential growth markets for stainless steel


March 2018


2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards celebrating innovation

Sassda is proud to announce the official launch of its biennial stainless steel awards which this year centre around the theme ‘Celebrating Innovation’ with the aim of rewarding world-class thinking and success at a local and international level.

The awards are open to individuals and companies (locally and abroad) that are involved in the design, production, conversion, distribution and use or specification of stainless steel and entrants do not need to be a member of Sassda.

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Online 

African Design Magazine – 16 March – ‘Celebrating Innovation’ with steel

Leading Architecture – 19 March – 2018 SASSDA COLUMBUS STAINLESS AWARDS NOW OPEN

Architect Africa – 19 March – 2018 SASSDA Columbus Stainless Awards Now Open

 


dti to apply to exclude SA from new US tariffs

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has issued a statement to the effect that it is studying US President Donald Trump’s proclamations to impose new tariffs on aluminium and steel products. The dti says it will make a formal submission to the US on the tariffs “as provided for in the proclamations”.

Online

Crown Publications – 19 March – dti to apply to exclude sa from new us tariffs


2018 brings renewed optimism for South African stainless steel industry

This year may break the downward trend of reduced consumption in the South African stainless steel industry, says South African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) director John Tarboton.

Online

Engineering News – 12 March – 2018 brings renewed optimism for South African Stainless Steel Industry


Columbus aims to Export Competitively while growing Local Market Consumption

Columbus Stainless is positioned well to export competitively to the international market, while remaining committed to growing domestic demand for stainless steel.

Online

Engineering News – 06 March – Columbus aims to export competitively while growing local market consumption

 


Beijing Automotive’s new factory is a major boost for the sector

Publication

Easter Cape Business – 01 March – Beijing automotive factory is a major boost


February 2018


Passivity key to keeping stainless stainless

Online 

Crown Publications  – 14 Feb – Passivity key to keeping stainless stainless

Publication

Crown Publications – 01 Feb – Passivity key to keep to keeping Stainless Steel


Stainless steel has a crucial role to play in fixing SA’s water woes

Globally, as much as 35% of all treated water is lost to leaking piping systems with South African levels reaching as high as 60%. This has prompted a stainless steel test project to get underway in Paarl between sassda, local municipal authorities and South African manufacturers in search of the most environmental and economic solution for the country’s water-wise future.

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Online

Crown.co.za  – 08 Feb – Steel pipes can secure SAs long-term municipal water supplies

uchief.co.za – 23 March – Stainless Steel Pipes can secure SA’S Long-term Municipal Water Supplies

Publications

Cape Business News – 01 March – Stainless steel for water security

Construction World – 01 March –Securing SAs long-term water supplies

SA Business Intergrator – 01 March – Stainless Steels role in solving SA water crisis


Sassda equips members to take advantage of ‘hot spot’ African projects

Sassda recently hosted a top-level Africa Rising Market Intelligence Briefing which revealed that Africa still has what it takes, with a healthy recovery in growth rates predicted for the Sub-Saharan African region of 2.6% in 2017 (Source: IMF) and pockets of above average growth in countries

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Publication 

Supply Chain Today – 01 Feb – Sassda encourages further roads into Africa


January 2018


A brave new world for South African stainless steel manufacturers

Here are some of the ‘hot spots’ in the local stainless steel sector over the next year…

Online

Biz Community – 09 January –BizTrends2018: A brave new world for South African stainless steel producers

Publications

International Hardware Retailer – 01 Jan –  BizTrends 2018 – A brave new world for South African stainless steel manufacturers p.36


Sassda announces R125 000 Lifecycle Costing competition winner!

Along with sixty other accurate finalists in sassda’s 2017 Lifecycle Costing Competition, the overall winner Amrish Punwasi proved that while stainless steel is can be costlier than other materials initially, it often delivers lower long-term costs in the life-cycle of the construction.

The competition required that entrants download sassda’s Lifecycle Costing app to calculate the cost savings that could have been achieved if the Eiffel Tower had been constructed out of stainless steel, either 3CR12 or LDX 2101, rather than mild steel. The calculation needed to take the current inflation rate, the cost of capital and the real interest rate into account, together with its ongoing maintenance and painting expenditure.

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Publications

SA Mechanical Engineer – 01 Jan –From security to Lifecycle Costing

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