Cape Engineers and Founders Association

As an employer in the Metal and Engineering industry in the Western Cape, you are invited to become a member of the Cape Engineers and Founders’ Association (CEFA).

With a proud history going back to 1920, CEFA are registered with the Department of Labour as an employers’ organisation and are dedicated to serve the interest of employers in the Western Cape.-

CEFA is federated to the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA), which it helped form in 1943 and is regionally based. SEIFSA acts as an agent for the 23 registered employers’ organisations at a national level in the Metal and Engineering industry.

As a company in the Metal and Engineering industry companies are required in terms of the Labour Relations Act to be registered with the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC). By joining CEFA and becoming a party employer and effectively be given a “voice” as an employer in very complex industry.

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CEFA is affiliated to the following organisations



The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA) is a national employer federation representing the metal and engineering industry. For more than 75 years, SEIFSA has provided active support for its members and lobbied for policies that have improved the business environment in which its members operate

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The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) is a statutory body created under the Labour Relations Act (LRA) 66/1995 to provide for the self-governance and self-regulation of the metal and engineering industries. In terms of the LRA, bargaining councils are issued with a Certificate of Registration (section 29) and operate in terms of a constitution (section 30), which is approved by the Registrar of Labour Relations.

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MerSETA, the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority is one of the 23 SETAs established through the Skills Development Act [no.96 of 1998].

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PtSA is network of companies which forms the production technologies industry in South Africa:

  • PtSA offers and facilitates networking, matchmaking and Information programmes
  • PtSA promotes the improvement in efficiency and profitability of its member companies
  • PtSA promotes the improvement of skills of its members
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The objectives of SAUBC, as a comprehensive business & economic federation, is to contribute to the self-sustained development of the South African economy and the improvement of the lives of citizens, by drawing out the dynamism of Export Councils, Industry Associations, Joint Action Groups & Corporations as well as interact with Government & Communities that support them.

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At Wesgro, it is our mission to provide you with all the information you need about Cape Town and the Western Cape to make informed business decisions. We have hundreds of research reports available for you to access via our easy search function.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, we can help by either sourcing the information you need or commissioning the research for you.


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Cape Chamber of Commerge & Industry

Established in 1804, the Cape Chamber of Commerce is the oldest member-based organization in Africa.

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False Bay TVET College

Partner with an award winning, accredited education institution for:

  • Training or up-skilling your staff
  • Accessing a pipeline of skilled graduates for employment or internship opportunities 
  • Assistance with your Enterprise Supplier and Development spend
  • Supporting unemployed youth through the bursaries
  • Accessing support for SETA workplace approval to host engineering students for workplace training and experience

False Bay TVET College is a leader in the public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector and is rated one of the top-performing South Africa public TVET colleges, with sound governance and financial controls. 

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Join the Cape Engineers and Founders Association today and let your voice be heard in our industry.

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