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 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.

The Senior Welding Inspector (Inspectors Level 2) course completes
your training as a Welding Inspector

This course is being offered at Johannesburg at 15% discount

The offer is limited to the first 20 people who book and pay for this course,
so be the first to qualify!

The course begins on the 18th of September


For more info email weld.insp@saiw.co.za and quote reference SEN324



Welding Courses

SAIW offers a wide range of courses in welding technology and Non Destructive Testing (NDT) at its Johannesburg training school... more

NDT Courses

Non Destructive Testing (NDT) refers to the testing of material and components without inhibiting its further usefulness. Applied scientific principles... more

Technical Services

The technical skills available from SAIW add value to businesses through productivity and quality improvement, problem solving, development work and... more

Practical Welding

The SAIW assists companies to produce high quality welds and increase productivity through training by highly skilled instructors. Courses can... more

SAIW Certifications


The SAIW provides training in accordance with the ISO 9712 standards and therefor provides sector specific training as opposed to... more


SAIW Certification is approved by the International Institute of Welding (IIW) as an Authorised National Body (ANB), which allows it... more