Associations

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Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA)
Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) logo
The Concrete Manufacturers Association is the primary representative of the precast concrete industry. Now in its 42nd year, it initiates standards in close cooperation with StanSa and collaborates with its members in developing new products and services.Precast concrete is a building material which slots very comfortably into the modern world of fast track and modular construction, in many instances leading the way with innovative technologies and applications.
AFSA – Aluminium Federation Of Southern Africa
AFSA – Aluminium Federation Of Southern Africa logo

An industry organisation supported by members of the aluminium industry. AFSA acts as the co-ordinating body for various aluminium market sector associations with a view to assisting the development of markets, both local and export. Services include provisions of technical and commercial information to a variety of interested persons/institutions/companies.

South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA)
South African Wood Preservers Association (SAWPA) logo
SAWPA is an industry association which promotes the use of treated timber and treated timber products.
SAISI South African Iron & Steel Institute
SAISI South African Iron & Steel Institute The South African Iron and Steel Institute has represented the collective interests of the South African primary steel industry since 1962. Nature of the organisation: The South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) is a non-profit, pro-competition and non-governmental representative organisation serving the collective interests of the primary steel industry in South Africa. SAISIs membership includes all five primary carbon steel producers and South Africas only primary stainless steel producer.The SAISI members are: ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd with plants in Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Newcastle and Saldanha Bay. Cape Gate (Pty) Ltd in Vanderbijlpark. Cisco (Cape Town Iron and Steel Works (Pty) Ltd) in Cape Town. Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation Ltd in Witbank. Scaw Metals Group in Germiston. SAISI does not presume to represent the interests of the downstream steel industry which is organised into autonomous sectors/associations/clusters. SAISI does however constructively engage with representatives of the downstream industry and Government through the deliberations of SAISIs Downstream Development Committee in ongoing efforts to promote the local beneficiation of South African produced primary steel products.
ITC-SA – Institute For Timber Construction South Africa
ITC-SA – Institute For Timber Construction South Africa Mission:To uplift through our members the standards in all aspects of the timber construction industry for the benefit of the consumers by: monitoring the membership; continuously improving standards; promoting and marketing of engineered timber structures; oversee the training and development of our membersVision:To create and maintain the highest standard in the timber construction industry
South African Women in Construction (SAWIC)
South African Women in Construction (SAWIC) A National Association of women entrepreneurs or employed in all areas of construction, from the skilled trades to business ownership, with International Affiliation to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in America and Australia. SAWIC administers, intervenes, facilitates and negotiates to empower its members to gain access to: - Job opportunities; - Contracts; - Training; - Finance; and - Networks. SAWIC strives to create a positive image of the industry and the role of women in the non-traditional field of construction.
SAIA – South African Institute of Architects
SAIA – South African Institute of Architects The South African Institute of Architects and the Regional Institutes are committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence.Any member of the Institute, as defined in the Constitution, is required to uphold and subscribe to these objectives, and within the built environment, strive to improve the standards of health and safety for the protection and welfare of all members of society and to enhance with their professional skills, the natural environment to the benefit of all.
Sassda – Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association
Sassda – Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association Promotion of awareness and use of Stainless Steel in all sectors of Commerce and Industry providing: Technical and Educational Services Publishing Promotional & Development Plus minus 260 Member Companies
Kitchen Specialists Association
Kitchen Specialists Association The kitchen specialist association (ksa) is an independent, non-profit, industry and consumer organisation. It operates to safeguard the interests of the consumer and further the standards within the kitchen industry. Members are held to a strict code of ethics. The ksa will entertain any legitimate dispute with a member at no charge to the consumer.
Clay Brick Association
Clay Brick Association We as the Association do research and national marketing for clay brick manufacturers in and around SA. We have +/- 100 members who manufacture and supply bricks in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.
Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA)
Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA)
The formation of FITA has arisen due to the new legislation regarding the training and registration of artisans, as well as a desperate need for new skilled artisans in the flooring industry. FITA’s mandate is to represent the industry and assume the role of the official facilitator for the accredited training and registration of flooring installers nationally.Our vision is to provide the flooring industry with accredited training, and to implement a national register of installers throughout South Africa.Our objective is to facilitate the accreditation of your flooring installers through CETA certified training providers, with learnerships, recognition of prior learning and short skills programmes.
SAIW The Southern African Institute of Welding
SAIW The Southern African Institute of Welding The Southern African Institute of Welding aims to serve the welding industry and to promote its interests by furthering the standards, training and qualification of South African personnel and thereby make the South African industry as self-sufficient in welding technology as possible. To this end the Institute's focus is on training. It encourages corporate bodies to invest in training, makes training (of international standard), qualification and certification available to the industry, and ensures that standards are maintained in all three areas. The Institute encourages and provides incentives to learners to achieve their goals and it also keeps abreast of the latest research and development in welding and related technologies and disseminates information through the industry.
JBCC The Joint Building Contracts Committee
JBCC The Joint Building Contracts Committee The Joint Building Contracts Committee, JBCC, was formalised in 1997 with the registration of a Non Profit Company. The committee concentrates on the compilation of current contract documentation with an equitable distribution of contractual risk in the building industry. The suite is approved by the CIDB (The Construction Industry Development Board) and is used by national and provincial state sectors.Regular revisions to the JBCC contract documentation suite ensure that documentation remains current.
SAWA South African Wire Association
SAWA South African Wire Association SAWA is the officially recognized representative body for the Wire Industry in South Africa.In 1998, the need for a representative body for the Wire Industry was identified by a number of visionary individuals and companies in the industry. After a few years of ground work and teething problems, key roll players in the Wire Industry agreed to join forces in the establishing of a full time office for SAWA. This office opened on 1st May 2002, near to the Johannesburg International Airport.SAWA is governed by an Executive Committee consisting of elected captains of industry at an Annual General Meeting.Whoever you are or whatever your needs may be, the SAWA office would gladly assist. We realize that you are important to make the South African Wire Industry world class.
SAMCRA – Southern African Metal Cladding and Roofing Association
SAMCRA – Southern African Metal Cladding and Roofing Association Everyone acquainted with construction will agree that the extensive metal roofing industry, which plays such an important role in the environmental performance of buildings, is in urgent need of a make-over. The substitution of specified materials with inferior products, particularly in the emerging sector, has become rife with price prevailing over structural performance and durability. In an attempt to restore credibility in the industry concerned players, from all sectors, have formed the Southern African Metal Cladding and Roofing Association (SAMCRA)
Eastern Cape Institute Of Architects
Eastern Cape Institute Of Architects The Eastern Cape Institute of Architects (ECIA), formerly known as the Port Elizabeth Society of Architects was founded in 1900 with affiliation to, and with a constitution based on that of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1927 The Port Elizabeth Society of Architects became the Port Elizabeth Local Committee of the Cape Provincial Institute of Architects and in 1990 the Constitution of the Institute of South African Architects was amended and the institute, as currently constituted, came into being.
MBA North – Master Builders Association North
MBA North – Master Builders Association North The Pretoria Master Builders Association was founded in 1903 and the Johannesburg Master Builders Association was founded in 1894 and was formally constituted in 1904. These organisations merged in January 1996 to form the Gauteng Master Builders Association (GMBA). In 2012, the association underwent a name change and is now known as the Master Builders Association North – incorporating the following 4 regions: Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
SAPVIA
SAPVIA The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) is a not-for-profit body which consists of active players in South Africa’s photovoltaic market who have a genuine, invested presence in the country. The association is devoted to promoting the growth of the country’s solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity market, and aims to contribute to the country’s renewable energy roll-out.
CONMESA
CONMESA The Association seeks to establish and maintain a sound public image, through the cohesive action of a membership which is representative of the construction and mining equipment industry, in the best interests of the South African construction and mining industry.
Urban Design Institute of South Africa
Urban Design Institute of South Africa As a profession, urban design pursues and prioritises the public good and operates in terms of a code of conduct that reflects this. The actions of the urban designer are directed towards the attainment of ecologically, socially and economically sustainable environments.The objectives of the Urban Design Institute of South Africa are to promote greater public awareness of the value of and need for urban design and to develop it’s educational, institutional and professional capacity and potential. UDISA is a voluntary, non-profit association of urban designers and associate members that wish to contribute to the aims of the organisation.
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
GIFA – Gauteng Institute for Architecture
GIFA – Gauteng Institute for Architecture We are a voluntary association affiliated to the South African Institute of Architects and endorsed by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession. Our Mission is to serve our members' interests promote a better built environment and a greater awareness of Architecture.
ISF South African International Steel Fabricators
ISF South African International Steel Fabricators South African International Steel Fabricators (ISF) is a joint-venture marketing company representing the leading South African structural steel fabricators whose objective is to increase their export sales by pooling their resources.Each company represented by ISF has an established reputation for their ability to provide their clients with internationally price-competitive and quality-driven products for specific projects incorporating structural steelwork and platework.ISF companies:Have a combined capacity in excess of 10 000 tons of steelwork a month and their holding companies have a combined turnover of US $4-Billion a year.Have over 200 years of combined experience and export their products and technical expertise worldwide.Have the
SEIFSA Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa
SEIFSA Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa
Thermal Insulation Products & Systems Association SA
Thermal Insulation Products & Systems Association SA Thermal Insulation Products & Systems Association SA is a non-profit company that consists of manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and consultants in the South African Thermal Insulation Industry. The association has been formed to assist with the promotion, selection, specification and installation of thermal insulation products and systems and to combat the usage of cheap substandard unsafe products and practices.
IPSA – Interior Plantscapers Association
IPSA – Interior Plantscapers Association Mission statement:To improve the image and standing of the interior landscape industry. To promote the participation of the previously disadvantaged individuals in the South African landscape industry. To encourage training, higher standards, professionalism, ethical conferences, workshops and liaison with business, training and government institutions, statutory bodies, NGOs, employer and employee organisations.
Southern Africa Readymix Association (SARMA)
Southern Africa Readymix Association (SARMA) SARMA is a voluntary industry organisation that represents manufacturers, suppliers and stakeholders in the readymix concrete industry. The association plays an active role in providing regulatory frameworks for the manufacture of concrete of an acceptable standard. It actively engages government and other industry bodies to highlight the benefits of readymix concrete and promote its use in a sustainable manner. Accreditation of members is done via adherence to world-class safety, health and environmental standards and is maintained through annual audits.
The Polymer Hot And Cold Technology Association
The Polymer Hot And Cold Technology Association
The South African Federation of Hospital Engineering
The South African Federation of Hospital Engineering The South African Federation of Hospital Engineering known as SAFHE is a national multidisciplinary ECSA voluntary association for the promotion and development of healthcare building design and engineering in Southern Africa. Established in 1977, SAFHE welcomes health planners, managers, nurses, doctors, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and project managers from both public and private sectors into a community of practice.
SAWEA South African Wind Energy Association
SAWEA South African Wind Energy Association Through the organisation of high-level and also social events, we offer members the opportunity to network with SAWEA members, including prominent industry players throughout the supply chain. We also are in regular contact with key policy makers and government role players. Membership of SAWEA allows access to these people either directly or through the Working Groups. Joining SAWEA will keep prospective members you up to date on the latest development in each of the Working Group subjects (Policy, legislation, markets, technical, PR, Events, Skills development, Environmental Assessment, Land use, Procurement and Logistics.SAWEA members benefit from discounts on all SAWEA events.