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 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.
Promoting world class excellence in Welding, NDT and allied technologies
Industry recognised body for the implementation and training of standards in the welding and allied industries to ensure the reliability and integrity of welded equipment for the safety of personnel and plant.
Development and upliftment of the National Welding Capability