Africote International
Original coatings for Africa
Supplier of a comprehensive range of acrylic interior and exterior paints, cementitious wall coatings and floor screeds, decorative plasters, special effect coatings such as rust and copper paints and chalk paints to achieve an aged...
location_on Bedfordview, Gauteng
Kasi Shade are professional suppliers, installers and repairers of awning, carports, shade ports, skylights, patio covers, and customised shade ports.
location_on Johannesburg, Gauteng
Cemcrete
Manufacturers of Distinctive Decorative Coatings
Since 1973 Cemcrete has manufactured a specialised range of cement-based coatings and building materials to finish and aid in construction projects. Cemcrete’s range of over 80 products includes cement-based finishes for walls, floors, countertops, pools and many more. These distinctive finishes are favourable among homeowners, architects and the construction industry in general due to their superior quality, excellent value, as well as offering a unique alternative to generic coatings.
location_on Johannesburg, Gauteng
Saint-Gobain Gyproc SA (Pty) Ltd: Manufacturer and marketer of gypsum-based plasters, ceiling systems and interior walling systems for the residential; commercial markets.
location_on Centurion, Gauteng
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today5 Mar 2011
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Boost for training in SA coatings industry

Training in the South African coatings industry has received a major boost through new access to over 65 training modules of the British Coatings Federation (BCF). All the training modules are sanctioned by the internationally-respected training body, City and Guilds of London. The BCF decision to allow its training modules to be introduced in South Africa follows a visit to the UK by Deryck Spence, executive director of the South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA). His negotiations with BCF will now lead to the first formal Articles of Association being drawn up between BCF and SAPMA.
today18 Mar 2013

New coatings training centre set to open mid-year

The South African Paint Manufacturing Association’s (SAPMA’s) new Centre of Excellence training centre is set to open around the middle of this year. The Centre of Excellence will operate from the old Bifsa Training Centre in Springs on the East Rand, once the revamp and modification of the premises is complete. The opening of the training centre follows the accreditation of SAPMA’s training programmes last year by the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA). 
today13 Feb 2012

Government support for coatings industry training

The South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) reports that it has made substantial progress in its quest to obtain government accreditation for training in the coatings industry.  Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, says the association recently held a fruitful meeting with the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) regional manager, Moshe Mogklana, where – based on a business plan drawn up by SAPMA – a training “partnership” between the two bodies was discussed.  “CHIETA afterwards indicated that it would be prepared to fund training for trainees identified through the government’s Workplace Skills Plan, to be drawn up for the coatings industry. The training will be provided by SAPMA’s training arm, the SA Paint Industry Training Institute (SAPITI), and a specialist training company, MLG, which will supply ancillary training,” Spence says.
today28 Sep 2011

Accreditation is vital for coatings sector training

SAPMA, the South African Paint Manufacturing Association, has trained over 6 000 employees in the coatings industry over the past 20 years through its training arm – the SA Paint Industry Training Institute (SAPITI). However, Deryck Spence, executive director of the association, has warned that the lack of government accredited training has become a major threat to the future of the coatings industry.  Spence says there is a critical shortage of skills in the industry. “The pool of resources is shrinking and is simply not sustainable in the long term. There is apathy towards the training provided by SAPITI because of the lack of accreditation from the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA). SAPMA members all subscribe to government’s training levy but do not receive refunds or BBBEE points for non-accredited courses, despite the fact that the government offers no alternative training for the industry,” he says.
today31 Oct 2013

SAPMA slams apathy towards training in the coatings sector

Specifier has followed the launch of SAPMA’s Centre of Excellence with great interest and as such it is disappointing, to say the least, to have received the following press release from SAPMA.