In 1999 the association changed its name to Metal Recyclers Association of South Africa (MRA) to accurately depict its involvement in the metal recycling industry. The constitution was amended and registered with the Department of Labour. The association adopted a code of conduct that commits its members to the highest degree of business ethics.
Today the MRA has a diverse membership base made up of organisations that are engaged in the collection and processing of more than 80% of all scrap metal in South Africa for beneficiation by downstream industry.
- Assisting business and law enforcement through the introduction of anti-theft measures.
- Co-operating with consumers to ensure that local industry requirements are met.
- Ensuring that government’s legislative initiatives are correctly researched.
- Promoting the positive contribution of the metal recycling industry.
- Safety, health and environmental issues relating to the industry.
- Ensuring that members’ businesses are conducted in an environmentally friendly manner.
- Policing members’ adherence to the association’s code of conduct.
- Ensuring members conduct their businesses in accordance with all applicable government, provincial and local legislation.
Mike Wilson – Chair Fine Metals
Albertus Nel – Vice Chair The Reclamation Group
Monique de Jager – Treasurer Gauteng Metal Recyclers
Daniel Barnett S A Metal Group (Pty) Ltd
Andrew Kilmartin Speciality Metals
David Loewenthal Universal Recycling Company
Bernard Maguire Cronimet (RSA) (Pty) Ltd
Quintin Starkey Star Recycling Company
Mrs Lisa Steenkamp Honeydew Metal Recycling
Mr Harry Kassel The Reclamation Group
Mr Brad Wild Star Recycling Company
The South African Metal Recycling Industry in Focus.
Metals, as non-renewable resources, are expensive to extract and even more costly to process. However, after ores have been extracted and processed, the resultant metal product can be recycled for reuse at much lower costs than raw, virgin ores. Since less energy is used there is a major environmental bonus. Therefore, a well-functioning domestic metals recycling industry is a cost effective, environmentally friendly component of the metals and downstream production value chains.
MRA Survey 2018
The Survey for 2018 is available for download.