Germany/South Africa, July 2015. The recently inaugurated South African Casting Simulation Network (CSN) is part of a government supported program involving the Department of Science and Technology, the Technology Localisation Implementation Unit, associated universities and MAGMA’s South African Partner Ametex. Its main focus is giving access to casting process simulation by providing mentored services to the industry. Participating South African universities provide infrastructure and offer graduate students the opportunity to increase their skills in the usage of MAGMA5, as well as being absorbed by the industry. MAGMA partner Ametex has a crucial role in the project, conducting trainings, conveying technical aspects as well as mentoring the universities throughout each project in all relevant aspects.