Copper Development Association Africa



The CDAA based in Wadeville, Germiston South Africa, is a non-profit company sponsored by the European Copper Institute in Brussels and the International Copper Association in New York.

The CDAA is responsible for promoting the use of copper in Africa.

Our mission: “To defend and grow markets for copper based on its superior technical performance and its contribution to a higher quality of life in Africa”

We promote the use of copper in the Electrical, Automotive, Aquaculture, Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Healthcare industries.

We are actively working to develop the downstream production of copper items particularly in the Healthcare sector by highlighting the dangers of HAI`s (Hospital Acquired Infections) in hospitals and clinics. Thousands of patients die in hospitals every year as a result of infections contracted in healthcare facilities. These deaths can be avoided by installing antimicrobial copper touch surfaces in hospital wards and ICU`s.

We are keen to expand the use of copper into Africa, Zambia specifically. The CDAA would like to partner with government and the Zambian mines to pursue the downstream beneficiation of copper and produce copper products in each region with locally produced copper. The production of copper tops to bedside, over-bed tables, door handles, push plates and IV stands will also create job opportunities and reduce unemployment.

The introduction of copper fish cages has tremendous advantages for fish farming (Aquaculture) as copper nets are anti-biofouling which results in healthier and larger fish. The nets are also predator proof.

There are many benefits for companies to become members of CDAA, please contact the CDAA Centre Director for further information.


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