Upcoming activities

DCC Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

30 March – 03 April 2020

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is the international standard for process improvement project managers.  Complex problems are solved by applying the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) method.

DCC 2020 Highlights

The DCC facilitates regular activities to support the mutual competitiveness of the KZN  chemicals manufacturing sector. We look forward to our continued delivery of valuable programmes to our member firms in 2020.

DCC Waste Management Support

The DCC recognises the extent and complexity of waste legislation in South Africa and offers a waste management support programme explicitly addressing legal compliance. Direct firm support is provided, as well as other tools to assess current waste management practices, identify legal compliance gaps, and assist members in reaching full compliance.

DCC Carbon Benchmarking: Competetive Edge

Benchmarking provides firms with the opportunity to compare themselves against peers, enabling identification of areas requiring increased focus.

Business Accelerator Programme

Enterprise and supplier development is central to the long-term economic growth of South Africa. At a micro level, a trained supplier can give a firm a competitive advantage over its competitors. Collaborative supplier development can lead to greater economies of scale for the industry.

What is the DCC Business Accelerator?

The DCC understands the importance of channeling funds to high potential small black businesses in order to improve the competitiveness of the chemicals industry and as such has launched a Business Accelerator Programme. The Business Accelerator Programme achieves the cluster mandate to aid in driving sustainable and value-adding transformation initiatives that both assist members and promotes the growth and development of Black-owned enterprises in the local chemicals value chain.

DCC Graduate Development Programme 2019

Starts 10 July  2019.

The DCC’s Graduate Development Programme equips graduates with the necessary skills to tackle the demands of the chemicals manufacturing workplace. With over 40 graduates in 2018/19, this popular training programme has proved successful at enabling participants’ growth and development. Participants are provided with holistic, chemicals sector specific business skills and equipped to work as competent employees in their functional areas.

African Chemicals Imbizo: Durban ICC

18-20 May 2020
The fifth African Chemicals Imbizo is the flagship showcase for South African chemicals manufacturers to engage with customers, strengthen their market positioning and showcase innovation, sustainability and socio-economic impact. 
  • Join leading chemicals manufacturers, strategic and aligned service providers and industry stakeholders in Africa’s largest exhibition for the chemicals industry.
  • Participate in the Innovation Showcase, an interactive platform highlighting new product launches, chemical application and skills transfer, the future of chemicals manufacturing, and sustainability and green manufacturing.  
  • The Small Business Boost is a strategic transformation initiative designed to accelerate small business growth, access to markets and provide mentorship for small businesses in the chemicals manufacturing space, taking place on 20 May 2020.  
  • One of the core objectives of the African Chemicals Imbizo is to drive intra-regional trade and growth, local chemicals producers are invited to meet with Africa’s leading chemicals buyers and distributors in our scheduled Buyer-Driven Purchasing Meetings.  
  • Join the Industry Immersion Tours on 20 May 2020. The principle objective of these tours is to strengthen knowledge of world-class chemicals manufacturing and highlighting best practice in innovation and research and development.
Find out more by visiting https://africanchemicalsimbizo.com/ (bookings opening soon)