ABOUT US

Established

1939

Established in 1939 as a branch of the Institute of British Foundrymen, the SAIF was formed in 1964 and registered as an organisation not for gain in 2009 (Section 21 company).

In collaboration with various industry stakeholders such as the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN), a proud initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and University of Johannesburg (UJ) Metal Castings Technology Station (MCTS), Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA).

We facilitate initiatives to assist the industry in overcoming challenges.

Section 21

2009

Established

1939

Section 21

2009

Established in 1939 as a branch of the Institute of British Foundrymen, the SAIF was formed in 1964 and registered as an organisation not for gain in 2009 (Section 21 company).

In collaboration with various industry stakeholders such as the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN), a proud initiative of the Department of Trade Industry, and Competition (dtic), University of Johannesburg (UJ) Metal Castings Technology Station (MCTS), and the Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA).

We facilitate initiatives to assist the industry in overcoming challenges.



VISION

To be the voice of the South African Foundry industry; creating growth and job opportunities through training, skills development and education.

Dissemination of technical information and advancement of new technologies in the foundry industry

MISSION

To improve the competitiveness of the South African Metal Casting Industry; generating sustainable growth and employment opportunities in the manufacturing sector.

To effectively engage with international partners to the benefit of the local sectors.

Impact Areas

GOVERNANCE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022/2023

Elected at the 2022 AGM Meeting

Nigel Pardoe (President)

Andrea Moz (Vice President)

Clive Jones (Member)

Kasongo (Didier) Nyembwe (Member)


Marina Biljon (Executive Administrator)

OBJECTIVES

To facilitate the meeting of stakeholders engaged in the founding and allied industries, to correspond and exchange ideas to the science and practice of the casting of metals.
To represent the South African foundry industry in common challenges and initiatives with government, municipal and other local authorities, state owned organisations, educational institutions and the standards and specifications authorities on any matter within its mandate.
To associate and co-operate with scientific societies and other institutions in the private and public sector for the promotion of the goals of the SAIF.
To facilitate the exhibition of improved metal casting technologies.
To advance the services and technology related to the manufacturing and use of metal castings through education and training, skills development and the dissemination of information and research.
To promote and facilitate research, in the practice of foundry operations.
To print, publish and circulate information to stakeholders relevant to the industry and metal casting technologies.
To invite opinions, advice, cooperation and assistance of scientific researchers, academics and others for the benefit of the industry.
To reach out to schools and other learning institutions, to promote the teaching and training of foundry technology.