May 2021

By May 13, 2021 June 21st, 2021 Newsletters

Membership Fees 2021

As a reminder to all our members, membership fees are due at the beginning of every year. The invoices for 2021 have already been distributed.  Members must please ensure that all outstanding fees are paid up to date to maintain active membership status. Members whose fees are in arrears must kindly contact the SAIF office as a matter of urgency. Failure to do so may result in further action being taken against individual or company members.
 
Membership fees for 2021
Individual Members – R 785.00
 
Corporate Members
Small Company – 1 to 20 Employees: R 3,500.00
Medium Company – 21 to 75 Employees: R 5,300.00
Large Companies – 76 & Above Employees: R 7,000.00
 
We look forward to a productive 2021 and endeavour to provide members with the best possible support, benefits and service at all times.

Annual Update of Members’ Details for SAIF Website

Members are annually requested to please update their details for the SAIF database. When you update your details, you will receive a username and password to access the Members’ Only Section on the SAIF website. We urge you to please update your details regardless if the information has changed – to ensure that all your details are correct. Updated member details assist the institute in communicating timeously and accurately with members. To update your details, please complete the SAIF Membership Update Form on the website.  Deadline for submission – 31 May 2021.

Benefits exclusive to SAIF members

  • Monthly Technical Presentations
  • Access to industry opportunities
  • Exclusive Participation at the annual SAIF Golf Day
  • Attendance at the SAIF Annual Awards Dinner
  • Bi – Monthly newsletter
  • Industry presentations
  • Feedback on international events: GIFA, BRICS Foundry Forum, WFO
  • Career opportunities as advertised by industry 
  • Preferential discount on fees for various SAIF activities such as exhibitions and conferences, seminars and workshops 
  • Preferential access to information relating to important developments within the foundry industry
  • Preferential representation from SAIF to engage with government and other industry stakeholders on behalf of members
  • Advertisement / Marketing opportunities through SAIF website platform

Members Section

The SAIF website has a members section, that allows members exclusive access to important information, opportunities, alerts and presentations relevant to industry. All paid-up members will be able to login and personalise the information they receive from SAIF.

Benefits for SAIF Company Members: Company Member Profile

The SAIF website also has a Company Members Profile section, that allows companies to list their products and services in a directory. This service is only available to paid-up members of SAIF and one of the biggest membership benefits that we encourage companies to take up. A listing on the website is a marketing opportunity for your company to create awareness of your services.

Company members will be categorised to assist casting buyers in finding the right supplier for their needs. Your company profile will include: Your company name, logo, contact details and a link to your website. Should you wish to be featured on the SAIF website, complete the SAIF Company Profile Application Form.

SAIF Foundry Technology Training Programme: Quarter 2

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the training courses due to commence on Saturday, 15 May 2021 will start on Saturday, 22 May 2021 at Reading Country Club, in Alberton. 
Training will therefore take place from Saturday, 22 May 2021 to Saturday, 31 July 2021.

The modules offered are Fettling, Quality Control and Productivity & Production Planning. Registrations for these courses will close on Monday, 17 May 2021.

Contact Marina Biljon from SAIF office on 011 559-6455 or email mbiljon@uj.ac.za for more information.

Annual General Meeting & Call for nominations for SAIF Board

In accordance with the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) of the South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF), the 56th Annual General Meeting will take place on:

Tuesday, 1 June 2021 at the Reading Country Club, 40 Fore Street, Alberton at 17:45 
 
Proposed Agenda
 
1.         Welcome 
2.         Apologies
3.         Confirmation of the Minutes of the 55th AGM held on 14 May 2019
4.         Confirmation of the Minutes of the SGM held on 18 March 2021
5.         Review & acceptance: Annual Financial Statements for the 2020 Financial Period
6.         Appointment of Auditors
7.         President’s Report
8.         Matters arising
9.         Election of the Board of Directors for the Year 2021/2022
10.       Introduction of the New Board of Directors
11.       General

Notes:

  1.  In accordance with legal requirements, the Annual Financial Audit Report for the 2020 financial year must be completed and presented to members within nine (9) months after year end. The financial report will be presented by the auditors for review and approval of all members present at the meeting.
  2. The MOI of the SAIF requires that the Board of Directors will consist of not less than three (3) and not more than seven (7) directors, one third of whom will retire each year in rotation. The Chairman (SAIF President) and Vice Chairman (SAIF Vice President) will be elected by the directors immediately after the election of the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting.

 Board of Directors presently comprises of the following members:
Chairperson – President                       Glen Dikgale
Vice Chairman                                        Janley Kotze

Director                                                   Enno Krueger
Director                                                   Nigel Pardoe
Director                                                   Kosongo (Didier) Nyembwe
 

In terms of the MOI, there will be four (4) vacant positions available for either new members to the board, nominated and elected by members or re-election of current board members who will volunteer for another term. Members are invited to nominate any member in good standing for election as a director.
 
Nominations must be submitted to the SAIF office with a copy of the individual’s CV for review no later than Friday 21 May 2021.
 
Written submission for nominations must be forwarded to the SAIF office by no later than Friday, 21 May 2021. No nominations will be accepted without prior notification.

  1. Special Resolutions, additional items for discussion and other general items to be noted for the Agenda

Members are requested to submit in writing to the SAIF office, any concerns, additional items for discussion and other general items to be considered for the Agenda by no later than Friday, 21 May 2021. This is your Institute so please make use of the opportunity to nominate a member to the Board that would best serve the interests of the institute and the industry. 
 
Please Note: In accordance with the MOI, all membership fees for nominees must be paid in full to be considered for office on the Board of Directors and/or Management Committee.
 
One of the fundamental priorities of the institute is to be the voice of the South African Foundry Industry, and as a valued member; it is in your best interest to make every effort to attend, thus contributing positively to the future sustainability and growth of the body and industry as a whole.
 
SAIF membership fees must also be paid in full in order to be permitted to vote.

For catering purposes, kindly confirm your attendance by Friday, 28 May 2021 with Marina Biljon: Tel. No: 011 559-6455 / email: mbiljon@uj.ac.za

Marketing and Communication Services

Request for Proposal: The provision of marketing and communication services to SAIF.
Closing date to submit proposal: 28 May 2021.
 
Proposals are hereby invited for the provision of communication and marketing services to SAIF. The successful service provider would have to show competency in the ability to implement an integrated marketing communication strategy, including website management and hosting. For more information on the request please contact the office.

Industry Events

International Foundry Technology, Supplies and Castings Trade Fair
Moscow – Russia
08 – 10 June 2021
https://www.litmash-russia.com/

BRICS Foundry Forum

Due to COVID 19 travel restrictions, the BRICS Foundry Forum EXCO have decided to postpone the annual BRICS Foundry Forum conference to November 2021. The SAIF will communicate further on this matter as soon as more information becomes available.

The establishment of the BRICS Foundry Association was initiated by the national foundry associations: the Brazilian Foundry Association (ABIFA), the Russian Association of Foundrymen (RAF), The Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF), the China Foundry Association (CFA), and the South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF), which have cooperated on annual Foundry Forums since 2011. The BRICS Foundry Association is the project of multilateral, interregional, industrial cooperation and the first industrial association of BRICS countries.

SAIF Technical Presentation Evenings

SAIF disseminates technical information on new developments and technology within the foundry industry by using the Technical Presentation evenings to achieve this aim.
 
As COVID-19 lockdown regulations are eased, the opportunities to engage with members of industry to share information becomes more accessible. The SAIF in partnership with various industry stakeholders, academic partners and suppliers to foundries host a technical presentation evening once a month, normally on the third Tuesday of every month. Information shared on new products and methods support efforts to maintain a competitive advantage.
 
Members are also able to engage and network following the meeting in a controlled and safe environment. We would like to extend an invitation to members of industry to host a technical presentation evening. Contact our office to enquire on available dates and the required criteria to host one of these events.