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The South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) is a non-profit company established as a Public Private Partnership between South African business and the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) to facilitate the export growth and internationalisation of its members.
The SAEEC acts as the official voice between government and the industry and is a neural gateway into the Continent for international organisations in the Electrotechnical sector wishing to locate their operations in Africa.
Activities of the SAEEC include:
The SAEEC is a member of the cluster referred to as the Engineering and Technology Grouping of Export Councils (ETGES) which comprises South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), International Steel Fabricators of Southern Africa (ISF), Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (STEASA), Built Environment Professionals Export Council (BEPEC) and the African Rail Industry Association (ARIA).
This grouping of export councils has a reach of over one thousand South African national and multinational companies, through its membership base and that of its associated industry bodies. The grouping advocates on behalf of their members to government, multilateral institutions and other relevant bodies both in South Africa and internationally.
Our members are South African registered companies that manufacture and provide products and related services in the Electrotechnical sector namely: Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunications.
Our member companies conform to global standards and are partners of choice in enabling Africa to meet the needs of Africa.
The South African Electrotechnical sector has a local value of US$58 billion and employs around 280,000 people (2017 study by Analytix for the dti-Electrotechnical Sector Desk). The sector comprises electrical engineering, electronics, information technology and telecommunications. The sector covers a diverse range of products and services that each contributes directly to the sector itself as well as the broader manufacturing and value-added technology sector in South Africa. The dtic estimates that the industry contributes in the region of 12,5% to South African gross domestic product (GDP).