Free sector workshop at 5th Industrial Efficiency Conference (CSIR, Pretoria) – 25 and 26 May 2022

Focused metal castings session on day one.

The biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference will be hosted at the CSIR International Convention Centre on 25 and 26 May 2022, with a focused metal castings session on day one. The event is aimed at equipping industry and sharing best practice for improving efficiency, environmental impact and productivity and is presented free of charge to industry to support the transition to a green economy.

The conference is hosted and funded by the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA), and since the integration of the NCPC-SA with the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN), the conference will feature a session dedicated to the challenges and opportunities in the metal castings value chain.

Programme details are still being finalised, but the workshop will follow the plenary on day one, Wednesday 25 May. The in-person event will be in Pretoria at the CSIR ICC, but the whole session will be live streamed via Microsoft Teams, and recorded for future access by any interested parties. Issues that will definitely be on the table include environmental compliance, skills development and energy challenges.

Also on the conference programme will be energy efficiency and eco-industrial parks on day one and water management, waste management and the circular economy on day two.

Since the NFTN and NCPC-SA are both industry support programmes, attendance is free of charge, but registration is essential, especially considering the need for COVID-19 protocols. Registration links can be found on the NCPC-SA website, or – and a link will also be placed on the NFTN website, to both the event and the post-event recordings and presentations.

The event will be helpful to industrial company representatives; energy, water and environmental consultants; academia and post-graduate students.

The Industrial Efficiency Conference will take place on 25 and 26 May 2022 at the CSIR ICC, Pretoria and Live Online. For more information visit or email