The Light Engineering Industries Association of South Africa (LEIA)has a membership of approximately 300 companies employing approximately 25,000 employees, which makes the Association the largest and most representative industry association federated to SEIFSA.

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Benefits Of Membership Of An Association Federated To SEIFSA

Through the Association’s membership of SEIFSA and their strategic relationships companies have access to expert advice and assistance on the following:

  • Industrial relations & legal issues
  • Bargaining Council Agreements and MIBFA queries
  • Safety, Health, Environment & Quality issues
  • Economics and Commercial issues
  • Human Capital & Skills Development related matters, including grant claims from the merSETA and assistance with Employment Equity and BBBEE

In collaboration with the Metals and Engineering (M&E) industry, SEIFSA decided to establish the SEIFSA Training Centre as a way to funnel future artisans to its members and also to other related industries in desperate need of artisans.

In addition, the SEIFSA Training Centre (STC), holds full MERSETA, EWSETA and CHIETA accreditation as a training centre as well as NAMB accreditation as a decentralised trade test centre.

In an initiative to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the metals and engineering sector grow and thrive, SEIFSA have partnered with Aurik Enterprise Development, who specialize in developing and implementing supplier and enterprise development programmes as they have the necessary expertise and capacity to provide business support services to SMEs, working within the metals and engineering industry through SEIFSA’s Small Business Hub.

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