One of the key functions of an industry cluster organisation is building partnerships with state and private sector bodies to increase communication and leverage collaboration towards cluster objectives.
Production Technologies Association of South Africa is all about promoting, protecting and supporting the collective interests of the Tool, Die, Mould and Special Machining Industries of South Africa in continual support of the growth and development of all manufacturing sectors.
Specialised Exhibitions – a Division of the Montgomery Group.
With a proud heritage spanning more than 50 years, Specialised Exhibitions, the largest trade show organiser in Southern Africa, remains the marketer’s first choice time and again. Our continued success lies in our ability to look ahead, to embrace change and to move forward. It’s in our culture, our DNA, to create a vibrant, energetic and innovative environment that instils confidence in exhibitors and keeps us at the forefront of our industry. Specialised Exhibitions is owned by the prestigious Montgomery Group, one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world with trade shows, consumer shows and specialist projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. www.specialised.com
The SAIMM is a professional institute with local and international links aimed at assisting members source news and views about technological developments in the mining, metallurgical and related sectors as well as embracing a professional code of ethics. The SAIMM also attempts to fulfill what it sees as its obligations to the various communities and the environment in terms of the SAIMM’s Charter. In addition, the institute is active in bringing together the mining and metallurgical fraternity in terms of research, shared-experiences, education, personnel as well as students.
The existence of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is premised on its vision of becoming a leader in the transformation of South Africa’s economic growth agenda through the sustainable development of the mining and energy sectors.
The department has six (6) programmes, developed in line with the objective to develop a mineral resources and energy sector that promotes economic growth and development, social equity and environmental sustainability.
The DMR is probably one of the oldest Government departments in South Africa. Between 1897 and 1898 there were several acts that were administered by the former Registrar of Mining Rights.
Dept of Trade, Industry and Competition
The Department of Trade,Industry and Competition is MEMSA’s key funding partner through it’s Cluster Development Programme, which provides 80% co-funding for approved programme and operational costs. 20% of these expenses are covered by Member Fees. In addition, the dtic’s Industrial Development collaborates with MEMSA by providing guidance, and through a two-way flow of information. Mining capital equipment manufacture is understood by the dtic to be a strategic industry and is one of the focus areas of the Department’s support and engagement.
The Mandela Mining Precinct
The Mandela Mining Precinct is a physical hub for mining-related organisations, research and interactions, and generously provides MEMSA with office space and meeting venues. In the heart of Johannesburg and central to the mining and mining equipment industries, the Precinct not only provides an ideal location, but more importantly a context of interaction and collaboration among role players in SA mining.
Minerals Council South Africa
The Minerals Council South Africa represents many of MEMSA Members’ customers, and provides a voice for the SA mining industry. The Council and MEMSA share many goals including ensuring that mining in South Africa is sustainable, safe, transformed and prosperous. The Council has expressed its support for MEMSA as an organisation which will add value to its members’ supply chains. From MEMSA’s viewpoint, understanding its customers’ needs is key to market expansion, and the relationship between the two bodies is opening new channels of communication. Collaboration is underway on initiatives around modernization, localisation, and health and safety.
bauma CONEXPO AFRICA
bauma CONEXPO AFRICA is one of Messe München’s six international bauma events, and is modelled on bauma in Munich, in collaboration with AEM, organizer of CONEXPO-CON/AGG. bauma is described as the ultimate trade fair in the industry, attracting over 620,000 international visitors while CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the leading industry exhibition in the North American market. As a gateway for international companies to the African market and for African enterprises to the global market, bauma CONEXPO AFRICA attracted over 14,000 high-level visitors and exhibitors in 2018 and expects these numbers to increase significantly in 2021.
Already the premier trade show for construction and mining machinery, bauma CONEXPO AFRICA will now also feature agricultural and forestry equipment and machinery. This will give government bodies, developers, contractors, industry associations, financiers and other sector stakeholders a one-stop overview of the latest services and solutions available across the infrastructure development, construction, forestry and agriculture value chain.
The next edition of bauma CONEXPO AFRICA will take place from October 13 -16, 2021 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
The trade fair is organised by Messe Muenchen South Africa (PTY) Ltd., a subsidiary of Messe München GmbH one of the leading trade fair organisers in Germany and its respective affiliate trade fair organisers worldwide.
For more information, please contact:
Project Director, Messe Muenchen South Africa
Tel: +27 11 476 8093
The Mine Health and Safety Council is a national public entity (Schedule 3A) established in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act, No 29 of 1996, as amended.The entity comprises a tripartite board represented by State, Employer, and Labour members under chairmanship of the Chief Inspector of Mines. The MHSC is funded by public revenue and is accountable to Parliament.The main task of the Council is to advise the Minister of Mineral Resources on occupational health and safety legislation and research outcomes focused on improving and promoting occupational health and safety in South African mines. The Council also oversees the activities of its committees; promotes a culture of health and safety in the mining industry; arranges a summit every two years to review the state of occupational health and safety at mines; and liaises with the Mining Qualifications Authority and any other statutory bodies about mining health and safety.
The Department of Science and Innovation seeks to boost socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation. To achieve its goals, the Department provides leadership, an enabling environment and resources for science, technology and innovation. Through its Programmes (Administration; Technology Innovation; International Cooperation and Resources; Research Development and Support; and Socio-economic Innovation Partnerships) and several entities that work alongside it, the Department is accomplishing ground breaking science and enhancing the well-being of all South Africans.
The South African Capital Equipment Export Council is a dti-funded body which provides South African capital equipment manufacturers with export support. SACEEC is MEMSA’s partner in this area, where it has significant experience and expertise. Many MEMSA members are also members of SACEEC.
The South African Mineral Processing Equipment Cluster is effectively a sister organisation to MEMSA, and as such the two Cluster Organise collaborate on matters of mutual interest.