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The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering

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The pre-eminent body for the Mechanical Engineering profession

SAIMechE exists to serve the interests and needs of its members, to advance the science and practise of mechanical engineering, and to promote high standards in the profession. Our website is the primary vehicle to deliver on our objectives. Join here...

Address by Dr Nelson Mandela at the Institution's Centenary Conference (1993)

SAIMechE was proud to have hosted the honorable ​Dr. ​Nelson Mandela as the Key Note Speaker during its Centenary Conference themed: 'Winning Technologies for Africa', in 1993. 

The then President of the African National Congress​, Mr Mandela, addressed ​delegates ​on the topic "Science and Technology in a Democratic South Africa - An ANC Perspective​".

The full address and some of the photos taken during the centenary conference can be viewed here.


Standard of Professional Competency key to development

Driving the strategic objectives of SAIMechE is a commitment to the professional competencies described in its Standard of Professional Competency (SPC).

SAIMechE’s SPC adopts the eleven learning outcomes described in the Engineering Council of South Africa’s various competency standards for professional registration. In doing so, the Institution endorses the standard as the complete description of competencies expected of the "professional”. 

The SAIMechE Standard of Competency can be viewed by clicking here.

SAIMechE Training Events

SAIMechE short course events are designed to satisfy the ongoing development needs of practicing professionals, both as delegates and event presenters.

SAIMechE's training events are a mechanism to benefit all stakeholders: SAIMechE members, the Institution itself, and the general mechanical engineering community.

All SAIMechE training events are CPD validated.

Click here for more info on our training events including the events calendar...

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