Welcome to SAIW


The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) will officially open its practical welding school on Monday, 8th June
and will accept all other students from the 15th June 2020.

This follows its shutdown in compliance with COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

The SAIW has spent the past few weeks undertaking a comprehensive risk assessment exercise and has
subsequently completed the required sanitisation processes prior to opening and
instituted a number of strict protocols to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for students.

In addition, a new course timetable is being developed and will be published in the next few days.

For more information on the re-opening of the SAIW please email info@saiw.co.za or call Liz Berry on (084) 446-0629.

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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.


Welding Courses

SAIW offers a wide range of courses in welding technology and Non Destructive Testing (NDT)... more

Practical Welding

  The Practical Welder Training course is tailored around the needs of the student. The... more

NDT Courses

  Non Destructive Testing (NDT) refers to the testing of material and components without inhibiting... more

Technical Services

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

SAIW Certifications


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


SAIW Certification is approved by the International Institute of Welding (IIW) as an Authorised National... more