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The latest AFSA newsletter, SA Aluminium News, has been published. You can view it here.

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The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) is the voice of and the gateway to, the South African Aluminium industry. AFSA’s members are companies operating in any of the various sectors of the industry including:

  • Aluminium metal production, both primary and secondary
  • Semi-fabrication including extruded and rolled products
  • Architectural / building and construction
  • Fabrication / general engineering, including welding and bonding – covering a variety of market sectors such as those given below.
  • Packaging
  • Castings
  • Surface Finishing
  • Suppliers to the industry.

AFSA (The Aluminium Federation of South Africa) is one of the more active aluminium industry associations in the world and has, since 1981, been involved in increasing the awareness and use of aluminium in Southern Africa.

It offers its members a wide variety of services, the most notable of which are technical information and advice, education, training and skills upgrading, a range of publications and market industry and business development support.

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AFSA is now a proud member
of the Aluminium Stewardship
Initiative. For further
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Manufacturing Indaba
21 – 22 June 2022 at the Sandton  Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
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Sustainable Industrial Efficientcy Conference
28 – 29 June 2022 at the Brussels Expo Centre, Belgium.
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Manufacturing IT Summit 2022
27 July 2022 at the Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg.
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Aluminium China
10 – 12 August 2022 at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Tanzhou, Guangdong, China
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IBAAS 2022 (International Bauxite Alumina & Aluminium Society)
14 – 17 September 2022 at the Hotel Courtyard Marriott, Raipur, India
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AFSA International Conference & Exhibition
26 – 27 October 2022 at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre), Cape Town
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  • CALL FOR COMMENT – Export Tax on Scrap Metals​
  • ALUMINIUM USA: National Call to all Manufacturers in the Aluminium Industry in South Africa. Read more in our NEWS section!
  • GEARED FOR GROWTH – South Africa’s Automotive Industry masterplan to 2035 – read more in our NEWS section.
  • OUTWARD SELLING MISSION TO VIETNAM AND INDONESIA  – dti invitation. Read more in our NEWS section.


Introduction to Aluminium Course

This course is available on request. For further information please email

  • Brief history of development.
  • Understanding of the commercial/metallurgical comparisons between Aluminium and many other materials.
  • Production Processes in Operation (including some short DVDs).
  • Alloy and temper Nomenclature plus an overview of how these tempers are achieved.
  • Finishing Operations (coatings/fastenings/welding/shaping) plus areas to consider which could lead to different corrosion concerns.

During the course short exercises will be introduced to help ensure understanding. At the end team exercises will be introduced and results presented and discussed with everyone.