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Frequently asked questions

Who is the South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI)?

The South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) is a non-profit, pro-competition and non-governmental representative organisation serving the collective interests of the steelmaking industry in South Africa.

SAISI was established in 1962 as the South African Rolled Steel Producers Co-ordinating Council. In 1995 the name was changed to the South African Iron and Steel Institute.

Additional information on the SAISI objectives, structure, committees and divisions are available on the SAISI website homepage on the “About us” button.

Were do I find information on steel products manufactured in South Africa?

Information on steel products manufactured by each SAISI member would be available from the websites of the individual members with links on the “Members” website button.

What are the contact details of the SAISI members?

Additional company contact details on the SAISI members are available on the SAISI website page in the “Members” section.

What is the history of the South African primary steel industry?

A concise summary of selected important events in the development of the South African primary steel industry covering events from 1882 to date is available on the SAISI website homepage on the “Steel Industry” button and then the “History” button.

Would SAISI be able to assist me with a price quotation on primary steel products for local or export delivery?

No, SAISI will forward your inquiry on steel products, for delivery to the local or export market, on your behalf to the members of SAISI for their appropriate response. You are also free to forward your inquiry directly to the SAISI members as per company contact details on the members section of the SAISI website homepage.

Were do I find information on steel grade equivalency or steel grades manufactured in South Africa?

Information on steel grade equivalency or steel grades manufactured in South Africa is available directly from the individual SAISI members. Company contact details on the SAISI members are available on the SAISI website homepage in the “Members” section.

Where do I find properties of steel sections for the purpose of design and detailing of structural steelwork?

Information on properties of steel sections for the purpose of design and detailing of structural steelwork is available from the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction. Please follow the link on the SAISI homepage on the “Associated bodies” section.

Do SAISI’s members offer bursaries?

Yes. SAISI’s members offer bursaries for tertiary study in several fields. Address inquiries directly to SAISI’s members. A profile of each member company and contact detail are available by following the link to the individual companies from MEMBERS.