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VAMCOSA Is An Industry Supporter For The 2nd Metal Casting Conference

15 September 2016

VAMCOSA is an industry supporter for The 2nd Metal Casting Conference (MCC) hosted concurrently with the World Foundry Organisation (WFO) Technical Forum from 14 – 17 March 2017 in Gauteng. The 7th BRICS Foundry Forum will precede the conference.

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Discovering and developing our future Artisans

29 August 2016

On Friday, 26 August, D3 spent the morning at Fumana Comprehensive High School mentoring the Mechancial learners who are part of the VAMCOSA Project.  The matric learners, who started there prelim exams were a buzz with excitement about their future career paths after matric. 

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VAMCOSA Open day

23 August 2016

Discover Your Career In Valves – Opening Doors For Another Group Of Learners

Discover Develop Deploy Services (D3), together with VAMCOSA and SAMPEC, recently held their second annual site visit to manufacturing plants in Gauteng as part of the cluster’s ongoing outreach programme with Fumana Technical High School, in Katlehong, Gauteng.

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Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production - Best Practice Guideline for the South African Valve Manufacturing Industry

06 June 2016

This guidebook on Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) in the South African Valves Manufacturing Industry as been developed by the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA).

The NCPC-SA is a national programme of government that promotes the implementation of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry in lowering operational costs through reduced energy, water

and materials usage as well as effective waste management. It is hosted by the Council for Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

The NCPC-SA is a member of UNIDO and UNEP’s global Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production network (RECPnet) and plays a leading role in the African Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (ARSCP).

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Vamcosa Career Day At Fumana Comprehensive High School

20 May 2016


The VAMCOSA Career Day is a flagship event in the on-going outreach project “Discover Your Career in Valves”, that D Three – Discover, Develop, Deploy Services Pty (Ltd) - is delivering on behalf of the Valves and Actuators Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (VAMCOSA). The project aims to identify candidates from underprivileged communities at high school level and provide mentorship through a collaborative relationship with VAMCOSA members, with the view to recruiting the highest performing students into the local manufacturing sector following formal apprenticeship and training.

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VAMCOSA endorses South Africa’s 3rd Manufacturing Indaba

09 May 2016

The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (VAMCOSA) is pleased to announce its endorsement of the 3rd Manufacturing Indaba, which will take place 28 – 29 June 2016 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, South Africa.-

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Mitech launches locally manufactured globe valve

03 May 2016

Mitech Control Valves (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of their locally designed and manufactured High Pressure Globe Stop Valve.

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Learners Discover Their Future In Manufacturing

08 April 2016

VAMCOSA, in partnership with D Three - Discover, Develop, Deploy Services - PTY LTD (D3) has established a strong youth development initiative with Fumana Comprehensive High School in Katlehong, on Gauteng’s East Rand. The project aims to identify candidates from underprivileged communities at high school level and provide mentorship through a collaborative relationship with VAMCOSA members, with the view to recruiting the highest performing students into the local manufacturing sector following formal apprenticeship and training.

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Regional Market Development and Opportunities to Advance Exports for Mineral Processing Equipment

22 March 2016

The SAMPEC Technology Development Working Group, spearheaded by Hoosen Essack and Dr. Marian Lydall (Mintek), co-authored a paper entitled “Regional Market Development and Opportunities to Advance Exports for Mineral Processing Equipment Firms in South Africa”. 

The paper was presented at the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) first Economic Research Advisory Network (ERAN) conference held in East London on the 10th and 11th March 2016.

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VAMCOSA endorses SA Mechanical Engineer publication

16 March 2016

VAMCOSA joins the 10 Institutions already associated though endorsement of the SA Mechanical Engineer publication. The engineering discipline covers all industries, which use plant, machinery and equipment of any description, therefore offering a mutually beneficial relationship for VAMOCSA and its members. 

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