South African Engineers and Founders Association

9 February 2022

Please see information below regarding the ongoing requirement to screen employees for Covid-19 as well as important information on increases in both the BCEA Earnings Threshold and the National Minimum Wage.

Is Covid-19 screening still required

Increase in BCEA Earnings Threshold and NMW

3 December 2021

Please see note abelow for your information:

SAEFA Notice on Mandatory Vaccinations in the Workplace - December 2021

8 February 2022

On 1 October 2021, the Terms and Conditions of Employment Agreement was entered into between the South African Engineers’ and Founders’ Association (SAEFA) and Solidarity trade union.  The signing of this game-changing agreement follows years of negotiations where parties endeavoured to find an equitable solution to the problem of exponentially spiraling wage costs in the metal industry.  The TCOE Agreement incorporates a new set of standard rates of pay which, going forward, are to be implemented for all new employees at SAEFA businesses.  This agreement provides the stimulus and sustainability required to create jobs in an otherwise struggling industry.

The TCOE Agreement provides comprehensive conditions of employment for scheduled (shop-floor) staff, as well as providing crucial protection against a compulsion to bargain with trade unions and staff at company level. 

On 23 February 2022, SAEFA, in conjunction with Gordon Angus and Associates, will be guiding members through the contents of the agreement and its practical implementation on your shop floor.

The workshop will be held from 08h00 until 13h00 on Wednesday, 23 February 2022 at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Viewpoint Road, Boksburg.  Strict Covid-19 safety measure will be adhered to. 

For further details and to book your place please contact the office.

22 November 2021

Please join us for a free webinar this Friday, 26 November 2021 at 10h00, where we will guide you on how to apply for exemption from the obligations in the TCOE Agreement.  Further information and booking form below:

Exemptions webinar - 26 November 2021



20 January 2022

Please see note  below regarding the importance of membership of SAEFA:

Notice to members - 19 January 2022



22 October 2021

Please note that although SEIFSA and NUMSA have reached an agreement, that agreement does not apply to our members.  As previously communicated, the agreement that we are pursuing (and have already signed with Solidarity) is explained in the circular of 1 October 2021 (below).  If your employees wish to return to work now that they have heard that the strike is over, our advice is to have them acknowledge, by way of the document available from the office, that they yield to the SAEFA position.  Please be reminded of the webinar where we will be addressing members questions relating to the agreement at 13h00 today.  

Notice to SAEFA Member Employees - 1 October 2021

6 December 2021

Please see document below for information relating to the Annual Shutdown:

Annual Shutdown Arrangements 2021


20 October 2021

To view the list of Technical Schedules please see below:

Technical Schedules