The FP&M SETA is the primary sponsor of the South African Book Fair. It recognises the importance of the book industry in the development of the country and continues its commitment to the industry through the book fair. The SABF will not be able to deliver on its transformative agenda without the continued financial support of the FP&M SETA.
“At the FP&M SETA, we believe that books are the carriers of knowledge and history and are therefore part in parcel of quality education. The book industry and education play a crucial role in moving our country forward and progressing our nation.” Felleng Yende, Chief Executive Officer, FP&M SETA.
The FP&M SETA consist of 13 sub-sectors, namely – the clothing, footwear, forestry, furniture, general goods, leather, packaging, printing, print media, publishing, pulp and paper, textiles and wood products sectors.
Although classified individually, the sub-sectors are closely integrated. Together they create tremendous value in the lives of consumers, by converting lumber, pulp, natural or synthetic fibres, animal skins/hides into finished products such as furniture, clothing, shoes, protective equipment, paper and paper board, printing (books, magazines, etc), industrial fabrics and extending into high-tech applications in many different industries (automotive, health and building construction to name a few). If you think about it, you can’t go through a day without using one or more of the products manufactured in the fibre processing and manufacturing sector.