An ideal ve­hi­cle for boost­ing pro­duc­tion

The agency and its mem­ber part­ners fa­cil­i­tate a smooth re­la­tion­ship be­tween the min­ing in­dus­try and govern­ment

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Min­ing Equip­ment Man­u­fac­tur­ers of SA (Memsa) aims to po­si­tion the coun­try’s min­ing cap­i­tal goods, com­po­nents and prod­uct man­u­fac­tur­ers as a cost-com­pet­i­tive, in­no­va­tive and trans­for­ma­tive in­dus­trial clus­ter that is the pre­ferred sup­plier to the lo­cal, re­gional and global mar­kets.

“For­mally es­tab­lished in 2016, Memsa is a clus­ter or­gan­i­sa­tion op­er­at­ing na­tion­ally with 17 mem­bers across the coun­try that pro­vides a voice for the SA min­ing equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try, and serves as a point of li­ai­son for govern­ment and the pri­vate sec­tor,” says CEO Paul Jour­dan.

“Lo­cated within the Man­dela Min­ing Precinct, Memsa con­stantly works to lever­age col­lab­o­ra­tion with part­ners in the min­ing re­search & de­vel­op­ment space.”

Jour­dan says the African Union’s Africa Min­ing Vi­sion em­pha­sises the need for mem­ber states to build their min­er­als back­ward link­age sec­tors (in­puts into min­ing) and, in or­der to re­alise this, also recog­nises the crit­i­cal­ity of in­vest­ing in the knowl­edge link­ages. “The de­part­ment of trade & in­dus­try’s Re­source Cap­i­tal Goods De­vel­op­ment Plan study in­di­cated that the for­ma­tion of an in­dus­try clus­ter would be key to pro­mot­ing

Paul Jour­dan: Memsa lever­ages col­lab­o­ra­tion with in­dus­try stake­hold­ers to take the sec­tor into the fu­ture

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