Welcome to SAIW

The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is a non-profit technical organisation dedicated to furthering standards in welding-fabrication and related technologies. Established in 1948, it is a founder member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW).

SAIW provides training programmes, consultancy and industry support services. Based in Johannesburg, with branches in Cape Town and Durban, we are active throughout Southern African and also have experience further afield - predominantly in Central Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands and the United Arab Emirates.

SAIW offers a wide range of courses in Welding Technology and Non Destructive Testing (NDT) at its Johannesburg training school and also conducts training at venues around South Africa and in other countries.

SAIW courses are developed and maintained under the guidance of industry-based committees and presented by qualified and experienced lecturers. All courses comply with international standards.

Training facilities include a practical welding school with individual state of the art welding bays, modern and fully equipped classrooms and NDT laboratories. SAIW Training Services is an International Institute of Welding ATB (Approved Training Body).

SAIW has offered training courses for more than 30 years. An SAIW qualification has long been regarded as the industry standard in South Africa and also enjoys international recognition.

An Authorised National Body (ANB) of IIW since 2003, SAIW offers the full range of IIW qualifications - Engineer, Technologist, Specialist, Practitioner, Welder and Inspector. We also have strong affiliations with leading training organisations such as the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria.