It is with great sadness that Ian Elsdon-Dew passed away peacefully early on Sunday morning, the 9th of December 2012, after a long illness.
Ian was very well known and much loved in the stainless steel industry, having been actively involved in the distribution, as well as tube and pipe, sectors over many years. Ian was the Executive Director of Sassda covering the 1986 to 1994 period. He also represented Sassda in KZN between 2002 and 2009.
Ian was honoured with an Achievement Award at the 2012 Stainless Steel Awards ceremony held earlier this year.
Our sincere condolences go to Rosemary and the entire Elsdon-Dew family.
Many people could not attend the funeral therefore a memorial was held in Johannesburg on the 15 January 2013 to honour Ian.
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Internationally renowned stainless steel expert, Catherine Houska,
to address local architects
Catherine Houska, a leading international expert on the use of stainless steel in architecture, is coming to South Africa in 2013 to hold a series of seminars.
She will be in Johannesburg on February 12, Cape Town on February 14, and Durban on February 19.
The seminars are being held by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda), as part of its drive to enhance awareness on the benefits of using stainless steel in building and architecture.
Sassda congratulates awards recipients of 2012 Stainless Steel Awards at gala banquet dinner
Sassda congratulates all the winners, runners-up and entrants to the 2012 Stainless Steel Awards. “A particular word of congratulations to Rebcon Engineering, this year’s overall winner of the Stainless Steel Awards,” says Bill Scurr, the executive director of Sassda. Rebcon, also the winner of the innovation award, designed and manufactured the connection brackets for the façade at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
The Stainless Steel Awards were started in 1998 with the aim of recognising innovation and exceptional achievements in the stainless steel industry. They have traditionally been a bi-annual event; however with the economic recession in 2010, no awards took place. This year marks Sassda’s 7th Stainless Steel Awards. This year’s theme was “100 years of stainless steel”, in keeping with international celebrations of this milestone.
It is with the generous support of the Stainless Steel Awards’ sponsors that the event was made possible. This year the sponsors include 3M, Air Products, Afrox, Columbus Stainless, Euro Steel, Fischer, Macsteel VRN, NDE, Rimex Metals, Stalcor, the Nickel Institute and the International Chromium Development Association (ICDA).
Sassda AGM 2012
The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association held its annual AGM in June this year. Bill Scurr, the association’s newly appointed Executive Director, opened the meeting with a reminder that the association’s purpose was “to provide a platform for Sassda members to collectively promote the sustainable growth and development of the industry, with the main emphasis on stainless steel converted within the South African economy”.
Bernard Maguire, the chairman of Sassda’s board, summed up the challenges and opportunities facing the stainless steel industry in the past year.
The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) has launched its prestigious Stainless Steel Awards for 2012. “We are proud to be hosting the awards again this year,” says Sassda’s new executive director, Bill Scurr. The revival of the awards, which were last held in 2008, signifies Sassda’s commitment to the industry and desire to celebrate achievements and excellence.
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Sassda Appoints New Executive Director
The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) is proud to announce the appointment of its new executive director – Bill Scurr.
Scurr takes the reins at the stainless steel association in April 2012.
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INTERNATIONAL STAINLESS STEEL FORUM (ISSF) LAUNCHES 100 YEARS OF STAINLESS STEEL WEBSITE TO CELEBRATE A CENTURY OF INNOVATION
Brussels, 9 January 2012.
The global stainless steel community marking a century since stainless steels were first created, patented and produced. Over that time, stainless steel has grown to be an integral part of our modern world. To celebrate the anniversaries, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has launched this website –www.stainlesssteelcentenary.info – dedicated to the history of stainless steel and its innovative applications.
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TIKZN SIGNS MOU TO GROW FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT THROUGH STAINLESS STEEL SECTOR
Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (SASSDA) on 16 August 2011 at the TIKZN offices.
In keeping with its mandate, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal will not only aim to promote foreign direct investment into the province and assist local companies to access international markets but also aims to promote and highlight in particular, the growth of the stainless steel sector in KwaZulu-Natal.
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