15/04/2019 /

The Road Ahead: Reflections on Q1 – 2019

The first quarter of 2019 turned out to be quite a challenging one. Internationally we still have trade tensions and potential slowdowns, and the...


Events and Training

18/03/2019 / Education,

Training: Structural Inspection and Maintenance Management for Mines and Plants

The SAISC will be hosting a "Structural Inspection and Maintenance Management for Mines and Plants" training session....


Featured Content

17/04/2019 /

Are you missing out on marketing opportunities?

Have you found yourself asking “Is social media even relevant for the Steel Construction industry?” or “Denise, what is a hashtag, how does...


What does the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction do?

The SAISC provides technical support to its members

With access to experienced and qualified individuals, and over 60 years worth of local Southern African project case studies, the SAISC is well placed to assist with technical queries relating to Steel Construction and Structural Engineering. Assistance with technical queries is a service offered to our professional individual members and company members. Email your queries to or contact (011) 726 6111.

The SAISC provides marketing and publicity support services to its members

Since the association’s inception in 1959 as the “Structural Steel Publicity and Advancement Association”, our primary objective has been to sing the praises of all players in the industry, while extolling the virtues of structural steel.  

Our members are the kind of people who put their heads down and get on with the job. Their focus is completing a project with excellence, not necessarily on promoting their achievements. Using our Steel Construction Journal, our website, our social media platforms and press releases to other respected industry publications, we tell those success stories. Foundational marketing and publicity services are available to members as part of their annual membership fee.  More comprehensive marketing services including video, photographic and audio recording services are available to members at a special discounted rate. 

The SAISC runs training and events for members and non-members

The SAISC has a wide range of CPD credit-bearing training courses aimed at young engineers. These courses incorporate face to face workshop sessions, video modules, and practical assignments. Public training dates are arranged based on the number of delegates interested in a particular course. If you have 8 or more delegates interested in a particular training course, an onsite course can be held at your premises on a date suitable to you. Download our course catalog here. 

In addition to our training courses, we host business breakfasts, networking cocktail events, golf days and of course our annual Steel Awards gala events.

While all events are open to the public, special discounted rates are enjoyed by our members.  

The SAISC voices the concerns of all of its members when lobbying government, policymakers and industry stakeholders

As a neutral party with members in all functions and levels within the Southern African steel construction industry, the SAISC strives to achieve its goal of a sustainable, healthy and wealthy industry for all players. This is sometimes a challenge as well as a delicate balancing act, as members are likely to have opposing views and objectives. We endeavor to facilitate opportunities for members to engage in an open, respectful and robust discussion where the end goal is for the industry as a whole to survive and thrive. 

We invest great time and effort in engaging all levels of government on behalf of the steel construction industry to ensure that our members’ concerns are escalated and that policymakers are made aware of practical implications.


Steel Awards 2018

We received an impressive 74 entries for the SAISC Steel Awards 2018! For more on the winning projects, click here. As always, we were delighted to have support in the form of sponsorship from companies in the industry, and look forward to celebrating the tenacity, ingenuity and excellent work produced by the steel construction industry of Southern Africa!

A big thank you to our sponsors for Steel Awards 2018: Pro Roof – Main Sponsor Gauteng Ÿ Aveng Trident Steel – Main Sponsor Cape Town, Beverage Sponsor (National) Ÿ ArcelorMittal South Africa – Digital Trailblazer Ÿ Cadex Systems SA – Photo Competition Ÿ ASPTM – Tubular Category Ÿ Safintra SA – Factory and Warehouse Category Ÿ Global Roofing Systems – Metal Cladding Category Ÿ Safal Steel – Innovation Category Ÿ NJR Steel – Partner Sponsor Ÿ Macsteel – Partner Sponsor Ÿ Stewarts and Lloyds – Partner Sponsor Ÿ KRU Detailing – Gauteng photobooth sponsor