The steel Tube Export Association of South Africa took part in the OSIM Zambia on 12-16 August 2019 in Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe. The mission was well organised and executed through the collaborative effort of the Engineering Technology Group of Export Councils (ETGEC) and the Trade & Invest Africa (TIA) staff heading up the mission. The ETGEC drove the programme proceedings at both the Lusaka and Kitwe Trade and Investment Seminars with the help of TIA and the Zambian High Commission.  This was critical in ensuring that the requisite calibre of industry presenters from the South Africa and Zambian sides...

From 16-20 April 2018, as part of the South African pavilion, the Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa took part in the Wire & Tube fair 2018 in Dusseldorf Germany. The South African pavilion consisted of five (5) Tube companies, namely: Robor, Delberg Engineering, Barnes Hall Longmore, Honingcraft Moser, Seascape Stainless Steel Services and STEASA as the export council. Over 1300 tube exhibitors were present and visitors surpassed 38 000. There was a general consensus from many patrons that we had the pleasure of interacting with over the week that the Wire & Tube Fair 2018, did not disappoint and...

Outward Trade and Investment Mission to Cabo Delgado & Maputo Provinces of Mozambique   25 Nov – 01 Dec 2018 During the Outward Trade and Investment Mission to Cabo Delgado & Maputo Provinces of Mozambique  on Mozambique on 25 Nov – 01 Dec 2018, the Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (STEASA) took part in the trade and investment mission to Mozambique arranged by the dtic and the office of the High Commission in Mozambique. The main objectives of the mission were to grant the South African government through the dtic the prospect of continued economic collaboration and partnership with Mozambique, increase the formation...

Government Commits To Increase Export Council Funding   The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has committed to increasing the funding of the export councils in order to drive the transformation agenda in different sectors. The commitment emanated from the export councils meeting hosted by the dti’s Director-General, Mr Lionel October in Pretoria. October said it was important to increase the funding in order to meet export targets and also to attach the conditionality of transformation to address the imbalances in different sectors. “Transformation of different industries is very important and that is going to be the pre-condition of funding for all export...

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="501"] RECOVERY PLAN Projects are being fast-tracked to bolster job creation and the economy[/caption] Steel industry association the Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (STEASA) believes that the fast-tracking of the 50 strategic integrated projects and 12 special projects – announced in the Government Gazette this year – will present “tremendous opportunities” for locally manufactured steel tubes and pipes in various sectors. Engineering News reported in July that the gazetting of the projects was motivated by a desire to ensure that the approval processes required to unlock infrastructure investments, collectively valued at more than R360-billion, were accelerated.     The Gazette...

The Key Accounts Manager at Hall Longmore – a steel pipe manufacturing company based in Gauteng, Ms Mmatsheko Shai says she is optimistic that the company will export around 30 000 metric tons into the United States of America (USA) market by end of 2019, with the intention to grow the number in the next five years. The company is amongst 20 companies that received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to participate in the during the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) that will take place in Houston, Texas in the US from 6-9 May 2019. Shai...

The Mediterranean city of Algiers opened its doors to the international world of trade and investment when it hosted its annual 2018 Algiers International Trade Fair from 8 to 13 May 2018 at Palais des Expositions Algiers in Algeria.  The event was organised by the South African Futures Exchange (SAFEX). The tradeshow event showcased a variety of products such as fashion, textiles, home textiles, automotive, construction, agriculture, food, furniture, machinery, steel fabrication, cosmetic products, and lots more. STEASA took part as part of the South African pavilion to show case its members steel tube / pipe manufacturing capacities and...

STEASA is a member of the Engineering and Technology Group of Export Councils.  The council consists of STEASA and the following 5 members: Built Environment Professions Export Council – BEPEC International Steel Fabricators – ISF SA Electrotechnical Export Council – SAEEC SA Capital Equipment Export Council – SACEEC Rail Road Association of South Africa – RRA   ...