Productivity SA is established in terms of section 31 of the Employment Services Act, No. 4 of 2014 as an Entity of the Department of Labour, with the mandate to promote employment growth and productivity, thereby contributing to South Africa’s socio-economic development and economic efficiency.
VISION: To lead and inspire a productive and competitive South Africa.
MISSION: To improve productivity by diagnosing, advising, implementing, monitoring and evaluating solutions aimed at improving South Africa’s sustainable growth, development and employment through increased competitiveness.
To promote employment growth and productivity thereby contributing to South Africa’s socio economic development and competitiveness.
VALUES: Service excellence through the implementation of relevant solutions
Market leadership through creative and innovative solutions
Partner with stakeholders pursuing solutions to South Africa’s productivity challenge
Working together as a team to achieve common goals
Honesty, integrity, and professionalism are the cornerstones of all our actions
MCLI was established in 2004 by infrastructure investors, users and service providers on the Maputo Corridor to address constraints hindering freight movement and to market the viability of the corridor for regional trade. Its partnership of public and private sector members and proactive role has resulted in visibility, credibility and acknowledgement as a model corridor management institution.
Resulting from investment in key infrastructure, the corridor has been a powerful instrument of regional and economic integration; with over $5billion invested in the region since its inception, resultant capital flow has provided sustained economic growth on the corridor in recent years.
Inherent to MCLI’s success is its leveraging of relationships at the highest level to pursue its vision of a cost effective, reliable logistics route.
THE PAN AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (PACCI)
The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) is a not for profit, non-partisan organization established in 2009 to serve Africa’s business. As the principal voice of Africa’s business, it draws on a powerful network that represents business interests in Addis Ababa at the African Union Commission and other international instances. PACCI offers its constituents a wide range of services including interaction with the international business community, industry associations or national authorities, marketing, provision of information on the continent’s state of business, and business tours to help African businesses foster sustainable economic growth, entrepreneurship and prosperity.
FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA (FDA) (NPC)
The Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) (NPC) is a non-membership, private, (NPC) Not-for-profit company actively involved with initiating and facilitating business and other processes conducive to sustainable development in Africa – with the emphasis on sustainability!
We have, since 1999, been linking businesses; promoting business and investment opportunities; showcasing special projects, conferences and events; stimulating joint venture initiatives and motivating support for local trading.
Our vision and trademark phrase proclaims: “Less Aid – Let’s Trade”!
Currently we are focused on three projects aimed at the stimulation of trade throughout the African Continent as well as at local, grass-root level. We know that local trading will ultimately lead to job creation, thus wealth creation.
The African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) was established as a member-based body of housing lenders in 1984. Today, the AUHF comprises of 61 members from 17 countries across the continent. Members include commercial and mortgage banks, building societies, microfinance banks/institutions, housing development corporations, and other institutions involved in the mobilisation of funds for shelter and housing. As an industry body, the AUHF promotes the development of effective housing finance markets, and delivery of affordable housing across Africa, working in the interests of both the members and the industry as a whole. The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) serves as the Secretariat to the AUHF.
In serving its members and realising its goal of effective housing finance markets and delivery of affordable housing in Africa, the AUHF pursues four main activities:
Networking and deal facilitation;
Capacity building and training;
Lobbying and advocacy, and
Information collection and dissemination.
VALVE AND ACTUATOR MANUFACTURERS CLUSTER OF SOUTH AFRICA (VAMCOSA)
The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (VAMCOSA) was formed in July 2011 and works within the dti’s designated cluster parameters. VAMCOSA’s focus is to bring local valve and actuator manufacturers together in order to create a common focus and goal for the respective industries. VAMCOSA provides an effective platform for its members to engage with government and state owned companies through designated channels of the dti and the SACEEC with regard to industry specific concerns.
The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) is the representative body of the non- life insurance industry. The SAIA currently has 57 members, comprising all categories of non- life insurers including reinsurers. Its members abide by the SAIA Code of Conduct, which ensures adherence to best-practice industry standards and self-regulation.
The SAIA moved from an executive driven business model to a participative model, which allows SAIA to continue to drive common industry issues on behalf of and with the assistance of its members.
The SAIA also takes on a broader collaborative approach that involves playing a role within the broader financial sector and becoming more involved at a higher level in finding solutions for South Africa’s challenges.
The International Steel Fabricators (ISF) represents the Southern Africa construction export industry with a special focus on steel intense projects such as power generation, power transmission, airports, ports, bridges, tanks, tank farms, petrochemical, mining, warehousing, factories, shopping malls, high-rise buildings, light steel frame housing, stadiums, rolling stock, pipe racks, pipelines, etc.
The ISF’s primary objective is to maximise the African steel content of projects in Africa. Although the majority of ISF members’ Head Offices are in South Africa, membership from other Southern Africa countries are encouraged and growing.
The ISF membership comprises of the full value chain; Consulting Engineers, Project Houses, Civil Constructors, Steel Mills, Pipe & Tube Mills, Steel Merchants, Equipment Manufacturers, Structural Steel and Platework Fabricators, Tank Manufacturers, etc.
SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTROTECHNICAL EXPORT COUNCIL (SAEEC)
The South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) is a nonprofit organisation, Public-Private Partnership between South African business and the Department of Trade and Industry. Our members are South African registered companies in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology.
Facilitate the export growth for our members
Act as a gateway for companies to identify South African suppliers and partners
Coordinate the export marketing efforts of the sector
Provide a link to Government
Promote the South African Electrotechnical sector internationally
BUILT ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONS EXPORT COUNCIL (BEPEC)
“Trusted professionals who provide top quality solutions internationally”
BEPEC was created in 2008 with the active support and participation of Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), and the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS). BEPEC use to be known as the International Business Development Section and was created in response to the globalisation of the consulting engineering sector after the first democratic elections in South Africa. With the inclusion of the Architect and the Quantity Surveying community the Export Council offers a one-stop-shop for international clients who are in the market to employ Built Environment Professionals.
The SACEEC represents the capital equipment and project sector both for new projects and for the aftermarket. It is also the endorsed representative body for the consulting engineers and their associated bodies, merchant bankers – with reference to their involvement in financing capital projects, capital equipment suppliers and suppliers of services to the capital project sector.
The SACEEC provides a facilitating role in assisting the capital equipment sector companies to grow their business through exporting. To that end it takes a proactive role in, amongst others:
Assisting its members to maximise markets through providing early leads on opportunities
Organises outward selling and inward buying missions
Organisers pavilions at international exhibitions and assists individual companies to attend specific exhibitions or engage in primary market research
Provides the one-stop access to suppliers of the sector and simplifies the identification of suppliers for international sourcing
Provides the vehicle for encouraging the sharing of export related facilities and manpower and the monthly SACEEC meetings provide good opportunities for the members to network
Encourages the development of consortiums and the packaging of international projects
Facilitates liaison with all departments of government
Provides access to the combined voice of the sector on issues relating to finance
Industrial Policy – both development and application
RRA was officially established on 11 October 2000. Over 20 major companies and organisations are now members. Support for the creation of RRA came from the Committee for Railway Engineering (CRE) in 1998. At the time, CRE represented a group professional road and railway engineers, including academics who had become increasingly concerned that South Africa’s transport resources were not being utilised in the most effective manner. Pierre Lombard, CRE Chairman, thought that an independent transport industry support group representing in particular, private industry, could rise above narrow sectarian and modal interests.
The RRA Steering Committee was established, with Bill Strong, a well-known industry leader, being the Chairman. Working with John Thompson, Allen Jorgensen, John Morgan and assisted by other industry role players, a constitution and business plan was prepared. The new organisation made its début at the Africa Rail 2000 Conference and Exhibition in June 2000. This was so successful that formalisation of the group’s activities followed.
The RailRoad Association believes that it can make a positive contribution towards resolving South Africa’s serious transport problems. It wishes to create a forum for discussion and debate amongst industry leaders, politicians and the general public at large. Highlighting the complex issues that must be resolved will be treated as a matter of urgency. A better understanding of these issues and their inter-relationship is essential for all South Africans. RRA will also encourage the development of greater trust and a closer working relationship between members of the South African rail and road industry.
Africa House represents the merger between two companies recognised as leaders in their fields: Whitehouse & Associates and Africa Project Access. Working exclusively in sub-Saharan Africa, we offer insight and access into the African trade and project environment through the provision of intelligence on projects and bespoke research on opportunities in markets.
The African symbol Ananse Ntontan represents wisdom, creativity and complexity, attributes that embody the essence of Africa House. We hold a body of knowledge and experience on African markets that has been developed over many years which we use creatively to address the opportunities and challenges of a complex continent.