Industry | Labour | Government - Developing the South African Furniture Industry for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Welcome to

The South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI).

Industry, Labour and Government, united and driven by a commitment to fostering the development and growth of the South African Furniture Industry.

MARKET
ACCESS


Support demand for locally manufactured furniture.

State procurement of furniture (seating, office and school furniture and mattresses).

Export promotion through the AfCFTA platform and other trade agreements beyond Africa.

Access to locally produced raw materials.

SUSTAINABLE RAW MATRIAL SUPPLY


Online raw material supplier database.

Local key raw material manufacturing capacities.

Supply versus demand model for each key raw material.

Reliable and consistent supply of raw materials and balance future demand.

TRADE INTERVENTION AND REMEDIES


Curb illegal imports of furniture products. Identification of tariff lines for duty rebate applications.

Use trade remedies to prevent uncompetitive imports of furniture products.

Monitoring – Customs Training.

Setting standards.

PLATFORM FOR MARKET INTELLIGENCE


Build the industry data platform to provide market intelligence and facilitate trade, policy and investment decision making across the furniture value chain.

SKILL DEVELPMENT AND TRAINING


Improve the technical skills in the furniture industry.

Introduce new skills to drive growth, capacity and innovation in the furniture industry.

Establish a qualified skills pool and career paths for the youth aligned to the Industry’s practical requirements.

INDUSTRY PLATFORMS

SAFI membership offers access to all all our industry platforms, content and industry initiatives. Our Members, or furniture manufacturers, as well as Associated Members, comprised of associations, designers, interior decorators, fixed asset suppliers, raw material providers, retailers, service providers and other stakeholders all benefit from SAFI’s interconnected platforms that empower stakeholders, while shaping a collaborative and efficient industry landscape.

Business Directory

The Business Directory serves as a local showcase, presenting a diverse range of manufacturers and service providers within the South African furniture industry. This dynamic platform acts as a hub for manufacturers, designers, interior decorators, fixed asset suppliers, raw material suppliers, retailers and service providers to come together, foster collaboration, and flourish in their respective roles.

Employment Portal

The Employment Portal, is designed to bridge the gap between employers and job seekers within the industry. This dynamic platform streamlines the hiring process, allowing employers to post job listings, review applications, and schedule interviews effortlessly. For job seekers, the portal offers a user-friendly interface to explore opportunities, upload CV’s, and access valuable career resources.

Industry Tender Board

The Industry Tender Board, serves as a centralised hub for opportunities within the South African furniture industry. This board curates a comprehensive list of tenders, opening avenues for collaboration and growth.

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