The Engineering and Technology Grouping of Export Councils (ETGEC) comprises the International Steel Fabricators (ISF), South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC), South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), Built Environment Professionals Export Council (BEPEC) and the Rail Road’s Association (RRA) of Southern Africa.
This grouping of export councils, supported by the South African Department of Trade and Industry the dti has a reach of over one thousand South African national and multinational companies, through its membership base and that of its associated industry bodies. It was formed in order to provide a holistic support offering to members companies as they participate in infrastructure projects on the African continent.
A key focus for the group will be the development corridor initiatives in Africa. These corridors such as the North-South Corridor, Lobito Development Corridor, Nacala Development Corridor and the Mtwara Development corridor have become the focal point for regional development initiatives in Africa.
The ETGEC believes in the principal of Africa investing in Africa for Africans by Africans. Our slogan MAXIMIZING AFRICAN CONTENT IN AFRICAN PROJECTS is derived from our collective desire to collaborate with other private sector organisations and industry associations on the African continent to ensure African economies benefit from the significant infrastructure investment anticipated for the continent. To this end the ETGEC have aligned their operations with those of Trade Invest Africa. The Trade Invest Africa Initiative is the arm of the dti that coordinates and implements South Africa’s economic and investment strategy for Africa.
The ETGECs will also collaborate on organizing joint trade missions (Inward and Outward) and represent their members as a unified grouping in both national and international platforms as mandated to do so by our collective membership base.
The grouping advocates on behalf of their members to government, multilateral institutions and other relevant bodies both in Africa and internationally.